Thursday, March 26, 2009
I had the pleasure of hosting a Federation Event with special guest Raya Strauss from Israel, who is visiting the States (for the umpteenth time) spreading her message of family, community and social responsibility. We were all mesmerized by her stories, and the warmth of her visit still radiates in my home (not to mention dreams of Elite Chocolates, which is one of the Strauss businesses). Shown with Raya are Gidi Grinstein (center), founder of the Reut Institute, and Gaye Daneman, Women's Philantrophy Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. May I also give a soundout to Michael Golman of Partymaker who was over the top in delicacies, and old friend (not old!) from Jack Boles Valet, Gary, who with Vinnie worked in a steady Dallas rain.