Jewish Friendship Group News

Marsha Foresman

The Jewish Friendship Group Book Club met on Feb. 10 at the home of Sandy Epstein, who presented The Tunnel by A. B. Yehoshua. As always, the discussion was lively and challenging and, at times, personal, since the book deals with a retiree newly diagnosed with dementia. Plus, the freshly squeezed orange juice from her orange tree was a special treat! The March book club selection was Nesting Dolls by Alina Adams. The book club will be both hosted and presented by Laurie Colen.

The monthly Ladies’ Coffee was held by Bonnie Lasky on Feb. 17. Because of COVID restrictions, the group continues to be limited. Bonnie gave a tour of her beautiful home, and the members enjoyed coffee, treats, and good conversation. It was lovely to see some new faces at the coffee.

The March coffee will be hosted by Sandy Basker on March 7. Sandy was fully booked before the emails even went out! Word of mouth is obviously very effective here.

On Tuesday, March 15, the Jewish Friendship Group and the Institute for Jewish Services and Studies will be holding a Purim party. Hamantaschen from Brooklyn and homemade desserts will be offered at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center. Purim is a joyous celebration of freedom. The celebration often includes costumes and libations to make the revelers tipsy, so one cannot tell the good guys from the bad guys. Participants are asked to bring a dessert and libations. Once again, because of COVID and fire restrictions, the number of those attending is limited. RSVP to Joan Elder at [email protected]

We look forward to the first potluck of the new year, which will be held on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center. Those interested, please contact Sherry Marmorstein at [email protected] and include in your RSVP the dish you will bring.

Finally, do mark your calendars for the Jewish Friendship Group annual Second Seder, which will take place on Saturday, April 16, in the Vermillion Room at SaddleBrooke One. Because Pesach and Easter are being celebrated on the very same weekend, we were lucky to get the facilities to hold our dinner, although we will not be able to have the large number of attendees as in the past. More information will be forthcoming in the monthly bulletin.

The Jewish Friendship Group welcomes anyone interested in identifying with the Jewish community here in SaddleBrooke. If you are interested in joining our group, contact Marilyn Anthony at 520-812-1455 or [email protected]