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.

Pay your annual dues of $20 per person and attend Hazak’s Annual Paid-Up Membership Dinner including entertainment for FREE!


  2018-2019 Planned Hazak Program    

                                      (Anshai Social Hall unless otherwise indicated)

Date & Time  Activity
September 16, 2018
   at 6:30 PM 
Annual Hazak Paid-up Membership Dinner with entertainment by Sherrill Douglas, International Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, performing from her repertoire of 220 cover tunes.
October 14, 2018
   at 1:00 PM
New Federal Income Tax Changes and Impact to Seniors
November 11, 2018
   at 2:00 PM
Veteran's Day Program honoring Anshai's veterans with religious school students including a documentary “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WW II”
December 31, 2018
   at 7:00 PM
New Year's Eve Dinner and Entertainment
January 5, 2019
   at 9:30 AM
HAZAK Shabbat and Kiddush Lunch
February 24, 2018
   at 2:00 PM
Purim Program/Selection of Nominating Committee
March 24, 2019
   at 2:00 PM
Program (TBD)
May 19, 2019
   at 2:00 PM
Elections and Program (TBD)
June 23, 2019
   at 10:00 AM
Program (TBD)

For more program 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  Morie Weinman
 Treasurer  Josh Socolof
 Programming  Diane Yaris & Hal Babitch
 Membership  Sandy Crook
 Publicity  Denise Pollis


Ramona Alpern, Elayne Brown, Diane Ratner

Sunshine:                    Lois Kohn, Risa Diamond

Ways & Means:           Eric Berman, Joni Antweil

Photographer:            Sandy Balis

Historian:                    Open

Phone Committee:     Sonia Goodman, Amy Leibowitz, Jackie Fleschman


Click HERE to complete our on-line registration form and pay $20/person payment via Credit Card, E-Check, or Bill to My Account for July 2018 - June 2019.

Not joining us yet, but want to receive information about our upcoming events? Send an email to Allen Kufert at adkufert@gmail.com to be added to our Hazak mailing list.