Jewish Journal

The Circuit

by Michael Aushenker

Posted on Aug. 9, 2001 at 8:00 pm

Love Fest

Jennifer Love Hewitt -- you know, Sarah Reeves on the Fox series "Party of Five" -- was honored with the Spirit of Compassion Award from Aviva Family and Children's Services at the organization's annual Triumph of the Spirit Benefit Gala. The event, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, also honored chief investment officer Allan Rudnick; his wife, producer-writer Paula Rudnick and real estate broker Linda May. Aviva Family and Children's Services, a.k.a. Hamburger Home, was founded in 1915 to treat sexually and physically abused children and adolescents.

Keeping Holy At Naftoli

Rabbi Gabriel Cohen has been appointed the spiritual leader of Congregation Bais Naftoli. Cohen, who went to rabbinical school at Beit Midrash Gevoah in Lakewood, N.J. had his book on Halachos Nidda translated into both French and Spanish. Congregation Bais Naftoli welcomes anyone to attend its Shabbat Kiddush services at 9 a.m. Call (323) 931-2476 for more details.

Movin' On Up

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has announced that Jake Farber will succeed Todd Morgan as the Federation's chairman of the board come Jan. 1. Farber, of the metal recycling firm Alpert and Alpert Iron and Metal, has long been active in Jewish causes such as the United Jewish Fund (UJF) Machinery and Metals Division and the Anti-Defamation League. Also announced was attorney Allan Cutrow, partner of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, who will succeed current UJF Campaign chair Michael Koss in January.

Currently In Development

The Shoah Visual History Foundation has announced the appointment of Steven Klappholz as its new vice president for development. Klappholz most recently served as executive director of development for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, and has also worked as a director of development for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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