Wednesday, October 17, 2007
In October we welcomed a special guest, Menachem Granoff, to Texas HIPPY. Mr. Granoff was visiting from Israel and stopped for a few days in Dallas on his way to Laredo. During our informal coffee hour Mr. Granoff was able to meet and visit with HIPPY staff, friends and collaborators, including Mary Greene, above. Mary works for KERA and is on the board of directors for the Texas Parent Child Initiative (the non profit organization dedicated to supporting and expanding HIPPY in Texas.) Mr. Granoff shared his experiences as a supporter and contributor to HIPPY Israel as well as his connection to Laredo HIPPY. Having grown up in Laredo, TX and then spending his professional life in Israel since the 1950's, Mr. Granoff is at home in both corners of the world. His particular passion is for the inclusion of fathers in early childhood education initiatives. The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas Section co-sponsored the coffee hour, and guests included area HIPPY Coordinators, Texas HIPPY Advisors and Collaborators.