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CONGREGATION ANSHAI TORAH

LEIDA URETSKY HAZAK AUXILIARY

The Leida Uretsky HAZAK auxiliary at Congregation Anshai Torah (CAT) is not a group of old fogies or Alta Schmatters just sitting around kvetching, comparing medications, doctors and ailments. We are mishpucha, an extended family of mature singles and married couples (55+) whose primary goal is to enjoy friendship, have fun, learn, kibitz, schmooze, play and pray together, and we can prove it.

Join us! Have fun!  We are 100+ strong, but we need you to get stronger to maintain our koyach (strength) to continue contributing to our synagogue!

Hazak’s prior contributions to Anshai Torah have included the stair-railing on the Bimah, outdoor lighting, bulletin board outside the administration offices, a new sound mixer for the sanctuary, two mixers for the new kitchen and an oven for the old kitchen. Hazak was instrumental in setting up the Past Presidents’ Picture Wall and supports such programs as Scholar-in-Residence and Wolfstein Deli lunches for Plano West junior and seniors, as well as, our annual production and sponsorship of Hazak Shabbat.

Signup for 2019-2020 Hazak Membership Now!

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 UPCOMING HAZAK ACTIVITIES

(All Activities Are In the Anshai Torah Social Hall, Unless Otherwise Indicated)

Please click on the activity below to register for an activitiy

All Events
  • Sunday
    Jul  28
     
     
    Hazak July Event

    Sunday, Jul 28th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Brunch and Movie: Above and Beyond - Riveting documentary of the formation of the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and the American Pilots who who flew for Israel. Cost is $5 for members and $7.50 for non-members (PLEASE NOTE THAT YEARLY MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS OF $20 PER PERSON ARE REQUIRED STARTING JULY 1)

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  • Sunday
    Aug  18
     
     
    Hazak Choctaw Casino Trip

    Sunday, Aug 18th 9:30a to 4:30p
    It’s Back! HAZAK IS GOING TO CHOCTAW CASINO ON AUGUST 18TH! Join Hazak for a fun afternoon. Maybe you’ll win! The private bus will depart Anshai’s parking lot at exactly 9:30 a.m. and will depart the casino at 4:15 p.m. The cost of $25.00 based on 39 passengers (bus capacity). Please RSVP via Shulcloud ASAP since seats are limited. Note: If the bus it not full by August 11, the trip may be cancelled. For more information contact Hal Babitch at jhtpbab@gmail.com.

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  • Sunday
    Sep  15
     
     
    Hazak - September Event

    Sunday, Sep 15th 2:00p to 4:30p
    Join us at the Eisemann Theater in Richardson for the 2019 Senior Spectacular Follies, plus additional optional activities after the show. This is an all new extravaganza featuring professional entertainers age 55 and better! This is our PAID UP MEMBERSHIP EVENT FOR 2019-2020. Tickets for Hazak members are being subsidized by Hazak and are only $25 per person. Cost for non-members are $35 per person. These are for orchestra seats. Garage parking for this event is expected to be $5 per car. NOTE: Due to this events popularity and to insure available good group seating, please RSVP by June 16. PLEASE NOTE THAT TO OBTAIN MEMBERSHIP RATES, YOU MUST RENEW YOUR HAZAK MEMBERSHIP OF $20 PER PERSON.

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For additional program information, contact: Hal Babitch or Diane Yaris

ANSHAI TORAH and  HAZAK NEED YOU AT MINYAN!

Many families are saying Kaddish either due to a recent loss or annual remembrance. As YOU need the support of 9 others when it’s YOUR time to say Kaddish, it is OUR priviledge and obligation to support others with regular Minyan attendance. Send an email to hazak@anshaitorah.org with the date and whether you will attend the morning or evening service. We will be there for YOU!

SUNSHINE

Do you know a member who is recovering from an illness? Please contact Lois Kohn to have a get-well card sent from Hazak. Also, please inform Risa Diamond if you know of someone who is in the hospital or recuperating and would like some company or a visit.

2018 - 2019 Officers and Directors

  • President: Gale Vaughan 
  • Past President: Allen Kufert 
  • Vice President: Phil Balis 
  • Treasurer: Josh Socolof 
  • Secretary:  Morrie Weinman
  • Hospitality / Kitchen: Diane Yaris 
  • Programming: Hal Babitch 
  • Publicity: Denise Pollis 
  • Membership: Sandy Crook 

Committees and Their Members

  • Programming: Ramona Alpern, Elayne Brown, Diane Ratner
  • Sunshine: Lois Kohn 
  • Sunshine Support: Risa Diamond 
  • Ways and Means: Eric Berman
  • Photographer: Sandy Balis
  • Phone Committee: Sonia Goodman,  Amy Leibowitz, Jackie Fleschman

Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors

2019 - 2020

  • President:  Phil Balis 
  • Past President: Gale Vaughan
  • Vice President: Denise Pollis 
  • Treasurer: Josh Socolof 
  • Secretary:  Morrie Weinman
  • Hospitality & Kitchen: Diane Yaris / Marcie Intebi
  • Programming: Hal Babitch / Roberta Poznick
  • Publicity: Ferne Farkas
  • Membership: Sheila Brown
  • Communications (ShulCloud): Allen Kufert 

Committees and Their Members

  • Programming: Ramona Alpern, Elayne Brown
  • Sunshine: Lois Kohn 
  • Sunshine Support: Risa Diamond 
  • Ways and Means: Eric Berman
  • Photographer: Sandy Balis
  • Phone Committee: Sonia Goodman,  Amy Leibowitz, Jackie Fleschman
Fri, July 19 2019 16 Tammuz 5779