Leida Uretsky Chapter of HAZAK

Leida Uretsky Chapter of HAZAK (Hazak) is Anshai Torah's program for the young at heart and 55 and older.

Seniors are the most rapidly growing segment of the Jewish population. Hazak compliments Anshai Torah’s adult education programs with specially designed social, spiritual, educational programs and field trips that allow Hazak’s 100+ members to meet on a regular basis. These opportunities help develop a sense of community through a variety of creative programs that include study, prayer, entertainment and socializing. Hazak affirms the traditional Jewish view that mature adults should have the opportunity to continue to learn and be active in their congregations, their communities and among themselves. Hazak promotes Judaism to its members through projects and experiences both in the synagogue environment and on a community level.

Hazak is open and welcoming, giving new members an opportunity to join in many activities, and meet and make new friends.

Planned Hazak programs for the remainder of the 2016-17 year are:

Date & Time  Activity Location
Oct 16 @ 2PM Join us for an afternoon of fun and games. Bring your favorite Board Game, Mah Jong, checkers, chess or cards for socializing and an afternoon with friends. Refreshments will be served.  Anshai Torah
Nov 20 @ 2:30PM   Is it time for a little music? Yes it is, so join us and listen to the Plano Community Band  Eisemann Center
Dec 18 @ 2PM Hanukkah event  Anshai Torah
Jan 7 @ 9:30AM Hazak Shabbat  Anshai Torah
Feb 12 @ 2PM Guest Speaker: Plano Police Officer Christopher Bianez, subject Property Safety  Anshai Torah
Mar 11 @ 7:30PM Movie and Nominating Committee selection (after Purim Megillah Reading, starting at 6:30 PM)  Anshai Torah
Apr 2 @ 2PM An Afternoon of Music with Warren Rubin’s Plano Clarinet Choir, a 7-10 member group  Anshai Torah
May 21 @ 2PM Elections and Guest Speaker (TBD)  Anshai Torah
Jun 25 @ at 9AM Defensive Driving Class  Anshai Torah

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


 President  Allen Kufert
 Past President  Sheila Brown
 Vice President  Gale Vaughn
 Secretary  Carolynn Schwartz
 Treasurer  Josh Socolof
 Programming  Diane Yaris & Hal Babitch
 Membership  Sandy Crook & Lorraine Portnoy
 Publicity  Phil Balis
 Sunshine  Sheila Buttermark


  • Photographer: Sandy Balis
  • Historian: Roberta Poznick
  • Phone Committee - Chair: Sonia Goodman, Amy Leibowitz, Del Matsil
  • Sunshine Support: Risa Diamond
  • Mailings - Carl Uretsky

To join Hazak:

  • Print out the registration form (click HERE for the form), fill it out and mail the registration form with a check for the annual dues ($20.00 per person) for July 2016 - June 2017.
  • Make your check payable to "CAT Hazak".
  • Mail check to the synagogue:HAZAK, Congregation Anshai Torah, 5501 West Parker RD Plano, TX 75093
  • 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.