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December 14, 2006
The Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarei Torah invites the public to its Family Chanukah Dinner this Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. in the temple's social hall at 550 S. Second St. in Arcadia. The cost for the dinner for adults is $20 per person. For children ages 5-12, the cost is $10 apiece and children 4 and younger are free. The public can bring Chanukiah and candles and join in the Festival of Lights. For more information, call the synagogue office at (626) 445-0810. Payment and admission will be at the door, subject to available seating.
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February 16, 2006
Long-standing Temple Sinai of Glendale members Jack and Louise Mayeri Spillman will be honored at a Feb. 26 dinner. Now grandparents, the Spillmans began their membership in 1965 and raised three sons while at Temple Sinai. Jack is a former Temple president, and was also chair of the rabbinic search committee that brought Carole Meyers to Temple Sinai, who, at the time, was only the third woman to be ordained as a rabbi. Jack recently served on the Temple's rabbinic search team again, which brought the current Rabbi, Rick Schechter, to Temple Sinai.
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February 8, 2007
On Feb. 11, Temple Sinai of Glendale will recognize Susan and Phillip Hain as this year's Couple of Valor with a dinner and reception in their honor. The Hains and their son, Andrew, have been Temple Sinai members for eight years. Active in all facets of temple life, Susan serves on the Sisterhood Board, the Education Governing Board and the Adult Education Committee. Born in Montreal and raised in Huntington Beach, Susan has a background in accounting and banking and is currently a freelance bookkeeper for several clients, including a grateful Temple Sinai.
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By Caroline Neuhausen Special to the Valley Sun | June 6, 2011
Amidst spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains, family and friends gathered at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Crane Field Sunday afternoon as 96 young women graduated in the class of 2011. Dressed in a white gown and holding a bouquet of red roses, each young woman also wore a school medallion. In addition to the common processional song, Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” the young women personalized their ceremony as the school’s Chamber Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble and Chorus sang “I Hope You Dance,” a song about choosing to dream in spite of the possibility of failure.
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March 22, 2007
Town and Gown of USC members were enthralled by the tales of a secret-code language used by Chinese women for thousands of years. The language, nu shu, was developed by women in a remote area of southern Hunan Province and is believed to be the only written language in the world created by women exclusively for their own use. Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, shared her experiences interviewing the oldest speaker of the code, a...
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February 16, 2006
More than 250 women from Glendale, La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge, representing 750 members in 17 local chapters, recently attended their annual Founders' Day Luncheon at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank. Glendale reciprocity Bureau officers are: Ellen Ostoich, Chapter IH president; Mary Margaret Smith, Chapter HG vice president; Judy Gorham, Chapter VS recording secretary; Marlene Hitt, Chapter DJ corresponding secretary and Barbara Canady, Chapter FF treasurer. The theme of the event was "P.E.
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December 27, 2007
On Dec. 19, Muslims celebrated the occasion of the end of the blessed season of hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj, a duty to be performed once in a lifetime if one is financially and physically able, is of the five pillars of Islam, along with belief in one God, five daily prayers, fasting during the month of Ramadan and almsgiving to the poor. Performed this year by nearly 2.5 million devotees, hajj consists of several rituals that symbolize the belief and devotion to one God through commemorating the trials of the prophet Abraham and his family.
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January 24, 2008
The Ninety Sixth Installation and Awards Dinner for the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association was held the evening of Jan. 17 at the Oakmont Country Club. The evening was a time to honor those that have donated their time and talents to making the community a better place. Active chamber member Sunder Ramani kept the audience entertained as master of ceremonies. The event was also the platform for announcing Miss La Cañada Flintridge 2008. Since the announcement of the finalists during the Festival in Lights in December, the five girls of the royal court have bonded into a strong sisterhood.
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By Mary O’Keefe | January 24, 2008
The Ninety Sixth Installation and Awards Dinner for the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association was held the evening of Jan. 17 at the Oakmont Country Club. The evening was a time to honor those that have donated their time and talents to making the community a better place. Active chamber member Sunder Ramani kept the audience entertained as master of ceremonies. The event was also the platform for announcing Miss La Cañada Flintridge 2008. Since the announcement of the finalists during the Festival in Lights in December, the five girls of the royal court have bonded into a strong sisterhood.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | April 29, 2010
By Thursday night, the online bids were coming fast and furious. The purpose? To support the Adat Ari El Sisterhood Tea and raise money for the synagogue’s school. By then, it was just the three of us: me, my dog Miss Audrey Hepburn and my credit card. Despite such auspicious beginnings, I was not relaxed. In fact, I was frustrated. Frustrated at being outbid (online) for a round of golf at the beautiful El Caballero Country Club with the synagogue president. Frustrated at being outbid (online)
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December 14, 2006
The Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarei Torah invites the public to its Family Chanukah Dinner this Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. in the temple's social hall at 550 S. Second St. in Arcadia. The cost for the dinner for adults is $20 per person. For children ages 5-12, the cost is $10 apiece and children 4 and younger are free. The public can bring Chanukiah and candles and join in the Festival of Lights. For more information, call the synagogue office at (626) 445-0810. Payment and admission will be at the door, subject to available seating.
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February 16, 2006
Long-standing Temple Sinai of Glendale members Jack and Louise Mayeri Spillman will be honored at a Feb. 26 dinner. Now grandparents, the Spillmans began their membership in 1965 and raised three sons while at Temple Sinai. Jack is a former Temple president, and was also chair of the rabbinic search committee that brought Carole Meyers to Temple Sinai, who, at the time, was only the third woman to be ordained as a rabbi. Jack recently served on the Temple's rabbinic search team again, which brought the current Rabbi, Rick Schechter, to Temple Sinai.
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