May 01, 2010

Temple members organize seniors

Members of Temple Sinai of Glendale, a Reform Jewish congregation, are organizing a senior adult group.

Spearheading the formation is Temple Board President Roger Baar of La Crescenta. Also serving on the organizations committee are Albert and Rosalie Waterman of La Cañada Flintridge, Maryon Parnes of Burbank, Bill Peters of La Crescenta and Ilena Blicker of Glendale.

The group’s first event on Jan. 24 was called “Finding Your Roots,” a program on how to search for your family’s genealogy, presented by Lois Rosen of La Cañada Flintridge.


Rosen is a member and lecturer with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles.

A bush tour of the Jewish historical sites of Los Angeles is planned for May 23. The tour includes the first Jewish cemetery, the first house of worship, Kaspur Cohen Hospital (now Cedars Sinai Hospital), and historical sites of the Jewish migration from East Los Angeles to the Westside. The tour includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. The tour is limited to 40 participants, with priority given to temple members.

For more information, call (818) 246-8101.

Glendale police saluted at luncheon

Senior residents of Scholl Canyon Estates honored their residents who are veterans of the military and presented donations to the Glendale Police Department on Wednesday.

In honor of National Police Appreciation Month, the retirement facility had three luncheons in which residents donated stuffed animals and funds that would go to the Glendale Police Buddy Bear Program, said Jerusha White, move-in coordinator.

A total 67 stuffed animals and $150 in cash were presented to the Community Policing Unit, which is the outreach arm of the Glendale Police Department, said Sgt. John Gilkerson.

The program provides teddy bears to young children who are going through a traumatic event, whether it is witnessing domestic violence, being a victim of abuse or if their parent is hurt in a traffic accident, Gilkerson said.

“It’s nice to have something like this to help calm and bring peace to a child during a traumatic event,” he said.

The funds will go to the police foundation, which buys more teddy bears and also supplies funds for the Cops for Kids program to purchase gifts for needy families during the holidays, Gilkerson said.

Gilkerson’s staff attended the event including Sue Shine, Kelly Annis, Michael Ullerich, Fernando Salmeron and Brian Le.

Veterans honored also during the day were Al Miller, a yeoman 2nd class who served in the Korean War; Len Widen, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II; and Rosalind Smice, a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Scouts council to honor former mayor

The Verdugo Hills Scouting Council honors Sheldon Baker at the Centennial Boy Scout Gala at 6 p.m. on May 8 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road.

Baker will be presented with the first Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for his lifelong support and leadership. Past and present members, supporters and families, are invited.

The event will include dinner, an auction, and entertainment at $100 per person. For reservations, call (818) 243-6282.

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