Jewish Friendship Group

Marilyn Anthony

Our annual Father’s Day BBQ will take place on Wednesday, June 17 at the Roadrunner Grill at 5:30 p.m. Menu will include BBQ beef ribs and chicken, cole slaw (vinegar based), vegetarian ranch beans, ice cream sundae or sorbet upon request. And although we are celebrating the fathers, it means the mothers also get a night out of the kitchen.

Please contact Sherry Kaplan: [email protected] with any special dietary needs.

Cost is $22.50, tax and tip inclusive.

RSVP by June 5, 2015, and mail checks to Laurie Colen at 63845 Orangewood Lane.

The upcoming JFG Ladies’ Coffee will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to noon co-hosted by Laurie Colen and Bette Conn at the home of Bette Conn, 37376 S. Desert Star Drive (off Cat Claw and Ridgeview); phone 818-1598.

RSVP by May 31 to Laurie Colen at [email protected] or Bette Conn at [email protected]

Our book for May 14 was A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman hosted by Ellie Adelman. This debut novel by a young Russian American author is about Russia and Russian-ness and America and American-ness, about the relationship between the generations, history, atonement, fact, fiction, biography, literature and the process of writing. It is deliciously smart, full of irony and sparked a great discussion.

This was the last meeting of a most interesting year; any suggestions for next year should be sent to Sandy Epstein. The Co-Ed Book Group would like to thank Sandy for all the time and effort she put in to make the group the success that it is.

It is never too late to pay your JFG membership dues and rejoin. Checks in the amount of $15 per person should be sent to Laurie Colen at 63845 E. Orangewood Lane.

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 one of our Co-Presidents Steve Grabell at [email protected], 520-825-4159 or Sy Efron at [email protected], 520-825-7047.