Long Beach Rabbi Receives NCJW Award


For using his pulpit and pen to advocate for fair housing,
civil rights and opposition to the Vietnam war, Rabbi Wolli Kaelter, a rabbi laureate of
Long Beach’s Temple Israel, will be the recipient of an award by the National
Council of Jewish Women on Feb. 18.

The lunch by the Orange County/Long Beach section will
benefit a preschool for homeless families and includes a performance of
Broadway showtunes and opera for Kaelter, a music lover who attends local
concerts regularly.

During 24 years at the congregation, Kaelter initiated its
first Hebrew program, a social program for seniors and was instrumental in
founding Jewish camps. A native of what is now Gdansk, Poland, Kaelter, 89,
left as senior rabbi in 1976.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Long Beach’s Hyatt
Regency Hotel, 200 S. Pine Ave. Los Angeles. Tickets are $65. For more
information, call (562) 596-6447 or (562) 596-3926.