Jewish Friendship Group news

Marilyn Anthony

Our first potluck will take place at 6:00 p.m. on October 19 at the Activity Center at HOA 1. Room set-up is at 5:00 p.m. for those who volunteered. Please contact Sherry Kaplan at [email protected] to sign up for a dish or to help. Potlucks are a great way to taste everyone else’s favorite dish and have a lovely dinner with friends, yet not have to do any dishes. We look forward to seeing you all there.

On November 12 at 6:00 p.m. we will get together for dinner in the Vermilion Room at HOA 1; menu and cost to be detailed in emails, but save the date.

On December 6 the Jewish Friendship Group is partnering with SaddleBrooke Outreach in displaying traditional items of Christmas and Chanukah. We need volunteers to supply applesauce and sour cream, make latkes and loan us menorahs for display. Please contact either:

Steve Grabell at 825-4159, [email protected]

Sy Efron at 825-7047, [email protected] or

Willie Reich at 825-0117, [email protected]

The September Ladies’ Coffee was at the lovely home of Judi Schumacher, co-hosted by Rachel Hayden. The food was yummy as usual. It was fun catching up on everyone’s summer holidays.

Reserve October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to noon for the JFG Ladies’ Coffee co-hosted by Diane Korn and Fleurette Wallach at Diane’s home at 37413 S. Ocotillo Canyon Drive. Please let Diane or Fleurette know that you will be attending by October 23 at [email protected] or [email protected].

The first gathering of the Co-Ed Book Group took place at the home of Sandy Epstein and discussed The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. It was lovely for the group to meet once again and talk about a most interesting book.

The book for November 12 is The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker and will be chaired by Alan Levinson at 37153 S. Desert Sky Lane. Alan has suggested that we read the new book by Salman Rushdie, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights as a companion piece. Please RSVP by November 9 to [email protected] or 520-818-3158. Optional get-together for lunch at 11:45 a.m.; book discussion at 12:15 p.m.

Seth and Sandy Basker once again opened up their Sukkah to visitors to have some wine, challah and shake the Lulav and Etrog. There was a lovely turnout to share this tradition. Our thanks to Seth and Sandy for hosting.

We count on your support and encourage you to join our regular activities, which are solely intended to encourage and enable the extension of Jewish friendships throughout SaddleBrooke. Please feel free to make your suggestions known to Steve or Sy in the hopes that we can work together to enhance the nature and meaning of Jewish friendship in the future.

For further information about the JFG, please contact Co-Presidents Steve Grabell at [email protected], 520-825-4159 or Sy Efron at [email protected], 520-825-7047.