ICFS 105th Anniversary at the Ballpark


We are going to CitiField to watch the Mets GET CLOBBERED by the Yankees next June 10th. Or, maybe the other way around!

You should come with us. This is our ONE and ONLY celebration of the Society’s 105th Anniversary.

Here’s the deal. The ICFS is an ABSURDLY long-lived “cousins group.” We were CHARTERED (I’m not kidding) by the State of New York in 1913, and may be the oldest such chartered group still eating pastrami twice a year.

YOUNGER COUSINS, LISTEN UP. The guy after whom this Society is named (Israel Cantor) was born in 1831. His father (Yichel Michel — a name that has sadly gone out of style) was born in the 1790s, and played third base for the Minsk Draft Evaders. He just missed the chance to get shot by one of Napoleon’s soldiers on the Russian front. No way do you want to miss the chance to drink beer and discuss this and other aspects of Cantor family history.

We have a SERIOUSLY GOOD DEAL on offer. It’s FIFTY BUCKS a ticket and includes LUNCH, with the Society picking up the rest of the cost (like another $145 per person, so NO COMPLAINING!).

WHY are we doing this? Because WE ARE COUSINS and it’s KIND OF COOL to keep this going. We have rented a PRIVATE ROOM at Citifield and we will GATHER at 11:15 am SHARP in that room for an early lunch and a discussion of TRADITIONAL Cantor Family topics: Lean vs Fatty Pastrami, Traffic, Cemetery maintenance, a bit more on Pastrami, the 10 greatest Jewish baseball players of all time, and why young people should be nice when we ask for help using our smart phones.

OKAY. I really hope a lot of us will do this. If you aren’t sure whether this is a good idea, send an e-mail to SANDY HORNICK, whose love for the hapless Mets knows no bounds. He believes that if enough COUSINS agree to attend the game, GOD herself will be happy and three more excellent CUBAN players will join the METS next year before the government ends all visas for any Latinos who can hit for average AND power.

For out-of towners, it is worth a trip to the Big Apple for this.

Call or write with any questions.

Your planning Committee:
Phil Cantor
Barbara Greene
Sandy Hornick
Scott Berman
Dan Cantor