On June 3rd, the picturesque Beverly Hills Greystone Estate was the location of the Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy Trustees dinner. The event was a celebration of the trustees new commitment to invest upwards of half a million dollars in Hillel’s vision for the future. This includes 21st Century Learning Spaces, S.T.E.M. Education, and the development of a cutting-edge Torah SheBal Peh curriculum.
Rabbi Sufrin, Hillel’s Head of School, opened the evening by highlighting that, “Our children are the flames that light our world. Together we create the wick that will allow each flame to draw deeply from the rich reservoir of positive and intrinsic Judaism in becoming a Shalhevet She’Olah Me’eileha – a flame empowered to rise alone; striving ever-upward towards new heights.”
Everyone enjoyed the memorable evening with old-Hollywood-inspired glamor, fabulous cuisine and finally a delicious dessert served at sunset. Against panoramic views of the LA skyline, guests were entertained by “Top Chef” winning contestants Chef Katzuji and Chef Keriann Von Raesfeld-Harrigan. There was also entertainment from singer Avi Ciment and a stellar troupe of Magic Castle magicians.
It was certainly a magical night and Hillel’s Board President, Harry Nelson, knew what was at stake. “It’s all about the children! Rabbi Sufrin, the Board of Directors, and our Trustees recognize the value of investing in the future – and the funds raised tonight are a testament to that vision!”