Angelo is coming in May! Our newly reelected Pembroke
Pines Commissioner, Angelo Castillo, will be our speaker at
the Tuesday, May 10th meeting at 10:30. Everyone is invited
to come and here the latest about what is happening in our
city and to ask him questions. We will serve a light lunch.
Please call Rebecca Reinstein at 305-606-9312 to let her
know you are coming. There is no charge for the lunch but
we want to order enough for everyone.
May 1, from 10 – 5, enjoy the unique items at our Craft
Fair, with 30 artistic vendors offering their handmade wares.
There is no charge to attend and food will be offered for sale
to nourish you while you shop. Come and treat yourself to
something beautiful or purchase a gift for that special grandchild
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) from FIU is continuing
its successful program here in the Village and open to
everyone. Join the lecture series April 26, May 3, 17, 24, &
31 & June 7. Research has shown that people who draw and
get involved with creating art can improve brain function. Join
us for Drawing for Longevity April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, June
3 & 10. If you are not a member of OLLI, annual membership
allows you to take all programs they offer. Members of PPJC
and residents of Century Village are entitled to a special discount.
View the OLLI schedule at: https://olli.fiu.edu Call
305-919-5900 to register and get your discount.
Our March Card Party brought out 75 women and men to
play Pan, Mah Jongg, Canasta, 313, and Hand and Foot,
enjoy socializing, and having fun. Thanks to the team who
made the day a success: Sally Gevis took care of reservations,
worked with Diamond on the lunch, and oversaw many
of the preparations. Barbara Fischer, Gisela Wolf, and Sandi
Rutner distributed lunch. Dennie Derringer and Bobbi Crespi
checked folks in. Sally Gevis and Ruth Kirschner ran the raffle.
Mike Canter set up coffee and tea and, with Merv Levin,
set up the tables. Merv helped with clean up. We’re inspired
to do another one in the future.
Passover also saw a great turnout on April 15, with 66 people
and an inspiring Seder conducted by Rabbi David
Schonblum. Dinner was catered by Diamond Kosher
Caterers. We enjoyed being together as one big “family,”
singing together, and continuing to build strong connections
here in the Village. Everything was made possible because
of the hard work of Barbara Senfeld who took reservations
and organized groups. Mike Canter and Larry Moss set up
the tables. Dennie Deringer and Evelyn Milian set the tables.
It was a warm and wonderful celebration.
Our April Sisterhood meeting featured Co-President
Rebecca Reinstein with a slide presentation and update on
the history of the Jews in Ukraine and their current plight.
Rebecca taught at the Lviv Institute of Management, lived
with a Ukrainian family, and was involved with the Jewish
community there. She maintained her contacts and gave us
a unique perspective on the news.
Our April Angels: Joni Corso, honoring her son Patrick;
Dennie Deringer honoring her great granddaughter, Layla
Rose; Karen Jaret; Merv Levin, celebrating Mother’s Day;
Geri Rachlin, honoring her 3 great grandchildren; Gilda
Sacks, asking G-D for world peace; Tudi Winkler remembering
all my loved ones. Thank you for your donations.
Coming Sunday, June 12 is our annual Mother’s
Day/Father’s Day luncheon co-sponsored with the Men’s
Club. The International Singers will entertain. Save the date.
Details about this and all our events are on the website,
www.PembrokePinesJewishCenter.com. Check the calendar
and Events Brochures.
The Gift Shop is chock full of both secular and religious
gifts, jewelry and exclusive designs by Mary Dobrinsky. Stop
by before services on Friday night or call Barbara Fischer for
an appointment, 954-815-0848.
Everyone is welcome at all our events. Be ready to show
your vaccination record. Masks are now optional.
Selma Karp, Sandi Rutner and Rebecca Reinstein,