Image result for clip art old peopleContrary to belief, 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.

You know you want to join us. Make the commitment to have some fun. Remember, strength is in numbers and even though we are 100+ strong, we need you to get stronger to maintain our koyach (strength) and to continue contributing to our synagogue. Over the years Hazak has paid for the stair railing on the Bimah, outdoor lighting, the bulletin board outside the administration offices; a new sound mixer for the sanctuary, and an oven for the old kitchen (since retired). Hazak was instrumental in setting up the past presidents’ picture wall, and supports such programs as Scholar in Residence and Wolfstein Deli.

…Just pay your annual dues of $20 per person for our fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and attend our Paid-Up Membership Lunch and Entertainment Program FREE of charge.

Planned Hazak programs for the 2017-18 year are:

Date & Time  Activity Location
Sep. 17 @ 2:00 PM Hazak's paid-up membership Lunch.
Entertainment by Stephen Pride, Charlie Pride's younger brother.  Stephen performs traditional country music and has performed all over the world including the Grand Ole Opry.
Lunch by Connie and Diane, always the best!
 Anshai Torah
Oct. 15 @ 7:00 PM  Scams: Current Popular Ones, Prevention & Necessary Actions
Guest Speaker: Jack Fink, Anshai Member, is a Political & Investigative Reporter for KTVT-TV CBS 11.  Jack has won an EMMY for his investigative report on DFW airport spending, and Texas Associated Press awards for his stories about the previous indictments against former Gov. Rick Perry, his coverage of the federal courts in Dallas, and his weather coverage.
 Anshai Torah
Nov. 12 @ 2:00 PM Veteran's Day Program Honoring Anshai's Veterans  Anshai Torah
Jan. 1, 2018 @ 11:00 AM New Year's Day Brunch & White Elephant Gift Exchange  Anshai Torah
Jan. 6 @ 9:30 AM HAZAK Shabbat  Anshai Torah
Feb. 25  @ 2:00 PM Purim Program/Selection of Nominating Committee  Anshai Torah
Mar. 25 @ 7:00 PM "Broadway Best" Musical Show @ Repertory Community  RCT Richardson
May. 6 @ 2:00 PM Elections and (TBD)  Anshai Torah
Jun. 24 @ 1:00 PM Lone Star Park Horse Races  Grand Prairie

For more information, contact Hal Babitch (jhtpbab@gmail.com) or Diane Yaris (diane.yaris@gmail.com)


 President  Gale Vaughn
 Past President  Allen Kufert
 Vice President  Phil Balis
 Secretary  Joni Antweil
 Treasurer  Sheila Brown
 Programming  Diane Yaris & Hal Babitch
 Membership  Sandy Crook
 Publicity  Open

Committee CHAIRS:

  • Sunshine: Irene Jacobs
  • Ways & Means: Eric Berman
  • Photographer: Sandy Balis
  • Historian: Roberta Poznick
  • Phone Committee - Chair: Sonia Goodman, Amy Leibowitz, Del Matsil
  • Sunshine Support: Risa Diamond

To join Hazak:

  • Click HERE to fill out our online registration form and at the same time you may submit your $20/person payment via Credit Card, eCheck, or Bill to My Account for the July 2018 - June 2019 period.
  • HAZAK sends periodic information about our events via email. Joining our mailing list is easy. Simply send an email to Carl Uretsky at uretsky56@sbcglobal.net and request to be added to HAZAK's email list.