Marilyn & Monty Hall Statesman's Society Leads Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony
RESEDA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn and Monty Hall and members of the Statesman's Society gathered together with residents of the Eisenberg Village campus of the Los Angeles Jewish Home on Thursday, December 2, 2010, to celebrate Chanukah. The second candle on the Eisenberg Village menorah, or Chanukiah, was lit by Monty Hall, Rabbi Sheldon Pennes, the Home's Jack H. Skirball Director of Spiritual Life, and Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Jewish Home.
Following the candle lighting, the group moved from building to building, singing songs, lighting candles, and spreading the warmth of Chanukah to all residents. The festivities continued with the Halls and other members of the Statesman's Society enjoying dinner and latkes (potato pancakes), a traditional food eaten at Chanukah, with the residents. A moving holiday concert by the Eisenberg Village Resident Choir was then enjoyed by all.
The Marilyn and Monty Hall Statesman's Society honors those people in our community who are deeply committed to sustaining the compassionate mission of the Jewish Home. These individuals help fulfill the Home's promise to care for the frail, financially needy elderly of the community. The Society is named for benefactors Marilyn and Monty Hall, inaugural recipients of the Jewish Home's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Founded in 1912, the Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the foremost multi-level senior living communities in the United States and the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. In total, the Home annually serves more than 1,700 seniors through our extraordinary continuum of services. Each year, more than 1,200 women and men are cared for in-residence on two village campuses, with services including independent living accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitative care, acute psychiatric care, and Alzheimer's disease and dementia care. Another 500 seniors are served through the Home's community-based programs, which includes Skirball Hospice and community clinics. The Home is a nonprofit organization that relies upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue its remarkable work. Further information regarding the Home can be found online at www.jha.org or by calling (818) 757-4407.
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Photo 1: Joining together to celebrate Chanukah with Jewish Home residents:
(L to R) Amy Cooper, Jack Colker, Marilyn Hall, Edna Weiss, Devorah Colker, Monty Hall, Michael Heslov, chair of Jewish Home's board of directors, Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Home, Marilyn Ziering, Howard Walker, Beverly Cohen
Photo 2: Eisenberg Village choir presents a concert of traditional Chanukah songs
Photo 3: Monty Hall, founder of the Statesman's Society, receives Chanukah gifts from grateful residents
SOURCE Los Angeles Jewish Home