Jewish Journal


September 16, 2011

Community gathering: Camp Chesed, Idan Raichel and Omri Casspi


1] Camp Chesed, a free camp for Jewish kids with special needs, is staffed entirely by volunteering teens. Photos by James Shubert  

2] Chesed campers enjoyed a summertime trip to Disneyland with their teen counselors and family members.   

3] The Jewish Federation’s Carol Koransky was honored for her 25 years of service to the community at a June 6 dinner in Encino establishing an endowment in her name, seen here with Federation President Jay Sanderson. Photo by Marvin Steindler  

4] Singer-songwriter-producer and Israeli superstar Idan Raichel was interviewed on stage by The Jewish Journal’s Danielle Berrin during an Aug. 4 MATI event. Photos by Eitan Bino  

5] Raichel sang pared-down versions of his wildly popular songs and introduced his new album, “Traveling Home.”   

6] The Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival, held June 18 and honoring Barbara Lazaroff for her many contributions to the community, featured celebrity chefs, dozens of Valley restaurants and, of course, plenty of wine. Photos by Wayne Lu  

7] Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, spent five days in June training 87 boys and girls on basketball basics and proper nutrition for athletes at the West Hills JCC.

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