JFG news

Marilyn Anthony

The Jewish Friendship Group’s (JFG) annual Chanukah dinner and AGM will take place on the first night of Chanukah, on Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Vistas dining room. This year, we will be featuring the entertainment of Klezmerkaba, Tucson’s leading Klezmer ensemble. Entertainment, good food, and lovely company—what more can one wish for? Mark your calendars and watch for emails with further information.

The co-ed book club kicks off its new season on Nov. 14, with a discussion of the bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The event is being held at the home of Rhoda Kaplan, who will also be presenting the book. Rhoda always steps up to host and present, so our thanks to Rhoda once again! Our group functions so well because of the volunteerism of its members.

Thanks to Roz Eisner and Patti Reingold for hosting a very enjoyable Ladies’ Coffee in November. There is no coffee in December, but they will restart in January.

The turnout at Seth and Sandy Basker’s sukkah party was excellent this year, with more than 30 of our members enjoying the Basker’s hospitality while doing the mitzvah of sitting in a sukkah and shaking a lulav and etrog. Mind you, I know you all went just for the Maneschewitz, right?

We are seeking members who would be interested in giving a talk to the JFG on any topic of interest other than political, such as professional, travel, historical, or cultural. If you would like to present such an evening, contact JFG’s president, Leslie Nagy, at [email protected] with your name, topic, and when you would be able to do this. For more information about the JFG, contact Leslie Nagy at [email protected]