September 21, 2006
(Page 2 - Previous Page)All previous lifetime achievement award recipients were present including; Marilyn and Monty Hall, Paul Goldenberg and Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer, who presented this year's award to honorees Sylvia and Sherman Grancell.
Mel Torme Jr., son of icon the Velvet Fog himself, entertained the enthusiastic crowd. Among those seen schmoozing were Beverly Hills Councilwoman Linda Briskman and her husband, Gary; Robert Zarnigan, and Judge Elden Fox.
Committed to Israel
Guests were treated to an informative morning last week when Gen. Shimon Erem and Beverly Hills resident Ari Bussel hosted Christian leaders fighting for Israel. The Rev. Willem Glashouwer from the Netherlands is a member of a Dutch Reformed family active in the Resistance movement during World War II and one of the pioneers who helped establish the Institute for Evangelical Higher Education in the Netherlands and the Christian School for Journalism; Robert Stearns is the founder and executive director of Eagles' Wings, a ministry involved in a variety of projects around the world, and he is the visionary behind the worldwide prayer initiative, "The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem" observed every year the first Sunday in October.
Erem was a key figure in Israel's War of Independence, organizing and commanding Jewish underground operations in Europe to smuggle Holocaust survivors and arms into the Land of Israel. To further those goals, in 2002, he founded the Israel Christian Nexus to bring together Christians and Jews in support of Israel and the Jewish people, and in defense of our shared Judeo-Christian heritage and values.
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