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Who we are:

Hazak is a welcoming senior (50+) group of men and women who meet about once a month at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville. We also carpool to various cultural events in the Fort Worth/Dallas area.

Hazak provides a venue to welcome older adult congregants and fosters spiritual growth, creating a vibrant Judaism in the home, synagogue, and community. Hazak promotes congregants' connection to the congregation and each other, and provides a Jewish home for older adult congregants in our community. Under the inspirational guidance of our Rabbi, we make a difference in the lives of our members.

Hazak's next events:

Saturday, June 15, 2019:  We will go to the musical play Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Artisan Center Theater in Hurst.  The performance begins at 3 PM.

  • Details on reservations were sent via email.
  • Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice.

Sunday, July 14, 2019:  We will go to the Dallas Holocaust Museum to see their special exhibition “Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.” This is the last special exhibition in their current building.

  • Meet at CBI at 10 am to carpool.
  • We will have lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant.

Recent Events: Annual Luncheon, Havdalah & Movie

Annual Luncheon: We had a great time at our annual luncheon May 5 at Howard Wang's China Grill, and dessert and conversation afterwards at the Millimets' home.

Havdalah and Movie Night: The Israeli film The Green Dumpster Mystery was featured at Hazak's "Havdalah and Movie Night" on March 16.

People sat rapt during the screening. At the end of the film, no one was restless - we watched the credits, held in the moment.  The effective use of music sustained the mood.

When we finally turned up the lights, the first comment was said softly, "They only wanted to live!"

Then one person exclaimed, "I felt like I was there! That is my story! When they went to the cemetery, Shoah is in area 13, and my husband is in 16. Shoah was 20; my husband was 32."

Another comment: "I've been doing genealogical research on my family, and can really identify with the search, the conflicting information, dead ends, and frustration, especially when he couldn't find the baby girl's name."

People are still talking about the movie, especially how it shows the aftermath of the Holocaust in a way that "shocks slowly," as it reveals the families to be remnants of a lost, murdered world. The filmmaker's decision to frame the story around his discovery process added to our experience because we could feel his curiosity and persistence as he followed clues and leads.

A handout helped us follow the story. The subtitles were clear; as an added bonus, one attendee who is totally deaf could follow the film without assistance.

Financial support is provided by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth & Tarrant County and the Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation.

Wed, May 22 2019 17 Iyar 5779