Los Angeles Community Comes Out In Force for the 2nd Annual Matzo Ball Run/Walk at Dockweiler Beach


Los Angeles Community Comes Out In Force for the 2nd Annual Matzo Ball Run/Walk at Dockweiler Beach

Sunday, March 26th, close to 250 participants of all ages and backgrounds ran together in support of education and for the benefit of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, spearheaded this initiative on behalf of the extended community for the second consecutive year.

Event Chairman, Jason Gruenbaum, said “It was our goal to spread the message of community, wellness and caring for others.  Seeing all those smiling faces – children, adults, old friends and new ones – all coming together to share this same ideal, was extremely rewarding.  We are fortunate and thankful to be part of a wonderful institution in Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy and working with a miraculous organization in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; all with the generous support of our sponsors and greater community.  The Second Annual Matzo Ball Run was bigger and better than the First, and we look forward to continuing the trend with the Third!”

In a sea of neon yellow, the energy was contagious as the starting runners zoomed through the 5K oceanfront course. Pre-run warm ups for adults and children…. And then the runners were off. The first five to cross the finish line: Daniel Wintner, Steven Huemann, Angel Jaramillo Jr., Phillip Wintner and Greg Debrecourt were greeted by cheering crowds!

Kids Zone was abuzz with Matzo Beach Balls bouncing through the air, child-friendly obstacle courses, face painting and hula hooping followed by a Kids Fun Run. This run was an opportunity to empower our children to engage in a healthy, fun event while simultaneously supporting a valuable cause.

Special thanks to our event sponsors; Greentree Capital Group, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Georgette Westerman Interiors, Prero Orthodontics, Jonathan & Rachel Kessler and the Katz Bick Family. We look forward to this event growing each year and welcome the participation of additional schools and organizations for next year’s Matzo Ball Run/Walk!

To check out pictures from this year’s event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/harkhamhillelhebrewacademy/