December 13, 2018

The Circuit: Humanitarian Torch, Schaffner Memorial Lecture, Tashlich in Venice




Joel and Rebecca Mandel received the Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award from American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) during the Bel Air Affaire at the home of Brindell Gottlieb on Sept. 11. The event was co-chaired by Renae Jacobs-Anson and Dr. David Anson, Helen Jacobs-Lepor and Dr. Norman Lepor, with honorary chairs Patricia L. Glaser and Sam Mudie, and Richard S. Ziman, AFHU’s Western Regional board chair.

From left: AFHU National President Martin Karlinsky, event chair Helen Jacobs-Lepor, honoree Joel Mandel, host Brindell Gottlieb, honoree Rebecca Mandel, event chair Renae Jacobs-Anson and AFHU Western Region President Mark Vidergauz.

From left: Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan and Galit Dayan with AFHU Western Region President Mark Vidergauz.

Host Brindell Gottlieb lights up the night.


Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe presented the Mark J. Schaffner Memorial Lecture, “How to Help the Spirit Heal No Matter What You Believe,” at City of Hope in Duarte on Sept. 22.

The Vista Inspire Program’s Nes Gadol and HaMercaz observe Tashlich at Washington Street Pier in Venice on Sept. 13.

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