Letters to the editor September 24

Letters to the editor September 24

Auxiliary closing
(Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the members of the Weinberg Village Ladies Auxiliary.)

At a meeting held May 13, 2009, at the Weinberg Village, the Ladies Auxiliary Board voted to disband our organization.
It was a heartbreaking decision, but due to the steady decline of our aging membership and our diminished role at Weinberg Village, it seemed to be our only option.
Since 1907, the auxiliary has served the residents faithfully. However, over the past few years the paid activities department has assumed more of the responsibilities that the auxiliary used to undertake. Therefore, we find that now our only purpose is to provide the money to enhance the lives of our frail and elderly residents. But our decrease in membership has made it impossible to continue to raise the needed funds.
This past year, with your support, we bought five 42-inch flat screen TV’s for all the units and five wheelchair scales, in addition to all the other numerous purchases that we have made throughout the years.
Rabbi [Eli] Seidman has graciously agreed to set up a special fund with the remaining monies in our treasury to continue our services to the residents. This fund will be managed by the rabbi and several members of our former board.
We hope that you will continue to think of the residents at Weinberg Village in your charitable giving. Any contribution should be made payable to the Pastoral Care/Ladies Auxiliary Fund in care of Rabbi Eli Seidman.
We would like to thank all of you for your years of support and devotion and wish you many more years of good health.

Ruth Markowitz
Squirrel Hill

(The author is the president of the Weinberg Village Ladies Auxiliary.)
More recipes
Just finished cutting out the recipes for the holidays in this week’s issue (“Holiday recipes that tweak the traditional side dishes,” Sept. 17), and realized how much I miss the recipe section that used to appear each week in the Chronicle.
Whether it be from your desk or from contributions sent in from requests to the masses, I for one would like to see it return as a permanent feature. What a great way to keep memories from the past alive through food recipes shared with cooks of today. 
Peppy Lindner

(Editor’s note: We’re working on it Peppy. Watch The Chronicle for coming