Hillel Holds First Annual Matzo Ball Run


Carri Garelick

Hundreds of Hillel students, alumni, faculty, parents and grandparents, together with runners from all over Los Angeles, enjoyed a fabulous 5K and a 1K Kids Fun Run at Kenneth Hahn State Park on April 10, 2016.

The inspiration for the first annual Annual Matzo Ball Run began with a search for a healthy activity in which people of all ages and fitness levels could participate. The idea spiraled into an amazing educational opportunity as well as a fabulous, fun program open to the entire community.

The day began with warm-ups and registration, with booths by the Matzo Ball Run sponsors: Manischewitz, Coffee Bean, Rita’s, Clif Bar, JDate, PRIV, Greentree Capital Group, Prero Orthodontics, and San Judas Medical Group. Rabbi Y. Boruch Sufrin made brief opening remarks of welcome and signaled the start of the 5K through scenic mountainous trails. The first participants crossed the finish line in less than 20 minutes and the rest of the crowd followed shortly thereafter. The youngsters’ entertainment included face painting, archery, arts and crafts projects, and a 1K Fun Run. A fabulous time was had by all. We’re looking forward to next year’s event, b’ezrat Hashem!