Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Heroes Among Us

My best friend growing up was Jana Weintraub. Her father, Richard, was recently honored by University Synagogoe of Brentwood, CA in their first annual award "The Heroes Among Us". Richard has been the synagogue's Religious Confirmation teacher there(volunteering one night a week for more than 30 years) and it is a richly deserved honor. Many of his former students were there to help congratulate him and to share the impact he had on their teenage life.

I was privileged to attend the event with Jana, her brother Larry and his wife Denise and Richard's wife Nina, among others. Jana, her husband David and their daughter Jessie all came out from NYC for the big event.

Larry, Nina, Richard and Jana
Three generations of Weintraubs
Jessie at the Event
The Whole Weintraub Clan
Jessie in NYC a few weeks before the Event

No comments: