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April 12, 2008

JUNIORS RAISE FUNDS WITH HEART & SOUL EVENT

National Charity League Juniors of Glendale hosted nearly 200 guests at their Heart & Soul fundraiser on March 15. Guests shopped and had lunch while helping to raise more than $15,000 for local charities.

The event was hosted at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Heidi and Mike Khalil. Guests were able to browse for gift items sold by 18 boutique vendors. A silent auction of 58 items was the highlight of the day. Guests enjoyed lunch provided by Burger Continental.

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National Charity League Juniors of Glendale is a philanthropic organization supporting charities including,

Twelve Oaks Lodge, Glen Roberts Child Study Center, Glendale Assn. for the Retarded, and Glendale Adventist’s Pediatric Therapy Program. Juniors has 15 active members all of whom are busy with family and careers, yet offer their time to support these charities.

For membership information, call Sandy Russell, first vice president at smgrussell@charter.net.

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PASSOVER CELEBRATED AT TEMPLE SINAI OF GLENDALE

Temple Sinai of Glendale’s congregation will join Jewish people around the world at sundown on April 19 in celebrating Passover, the holiday commemorating the biblical story from the Book of Exodus that describes the escape of the ancient Hebrews from Egyptian slavery via the parting of the Red Sea.

The Passover story teaches the world that God is deeply concerned with the affairs of humanity, said Rabbi Rick Schechter, Temple Sinai of Glendale’s religious leader.

Temple Sinai of Glendale continues its tradition of hosting a community Seder on the second night of Passover, this year at 6 p.m. April 20.

Along with a retelling of the story of the Jewish liberation, a traditional meal of Passover wine and foods, including matzo ball soup, will be served.

A sellout every year, tickets must be purchased in advance. Call (818) 246-8101 for more information.

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SOROPTIMIST HONORS THREE WOMEN AT LUNCH

Soroptimist International of Glendale will be celebrating its 65th anniversary and hosting the ninth annual Accolades Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Hilton Glendale.

Three women will be receiving recognition. The Making a Difference for Women Award will be presented to Karla Kerlin, chairwoman of the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women and an L.A. County deputy district attorney, specializing in sex crimes and child abuse.

The Women’s Opportunity Award will be presented to Laura Butler of Tujunga, who is a mother, student and survivor. Holly Stevens will receive the Violet Richardson Award for her many hours of volunteerism.

Reservations are $35 and can be made by calling (818) 248-6675 or (818) 409-8057.

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DERBY DAY FEATURES BUFFET LUNCHEON AND AUCTIONS

The Glendale Assn. and Foundation for the Retarded will host their 17th annual fundraiser, “Derby Day: Run for the Roses” in the Royal Crest Room from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at the Pickwick Banquet Center in Burbank.

Derby Day is a “Southern Style Affair,” featuring a buffet luncheon, a silent and live auction with celebrity auctioneer Chris Schauble, anchor for NBC 4 Today in L.A.

Proceeds benefit GAR Services at the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded.

For more information, call (818) 242-2434.


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