October 17, 2018

The Circuit: Vista Del Mar Child, ADL, Friendship Walk

During a Nov. 18 autism conference hosted by Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services’ Julia Ann Singer Center, actress Julia Ormond presented Eustacia Cutler, whom she portrayed in “Temple Grandin,” with the Baron Inspiration Award as well as her 2010 Emmy Award, which Ormond won for her supporting role in the HBO feature. Cutler is the real-life mother of Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child, and who has since gone on to become one of the world’s leading animal scientists and autism advocates.

From left: Carol Katzman, Henry Baron, Eustacia Cutler, Marcia Baron and Julia Ormond.

Ten high school juniors joined 85 student delegates to the Anti-Defamation League’s 13th annual Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-17. The program taught the delegates leadership skills that will enable them to come back to their schools and communities with resources to combat bias and bigotry.

From left: Moe Scott, Ethan Levin, Jane Desmond, Renae Nitzan, Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin, Katherine Bromsale, Asher Farkas and Joshua Swedelson.

The inaugural 3K Friendship Walk at Rancho Park on Nov. 14 drew more than 900 men, women, teens and children, who walked to raise more than $100,000 for the Friendship Circle of Los Angeles, which provides programs for Jewish children with special needs.