Etta Israel Center’s 11th Annual Dessert Reception, held April 21 at
the home of Steve and Lorraine Spira, celebrated the Center’s
educational programs and new adult services.
Etta provides services that empowers people with special needs
to live rich, active lives as members of the Los Angeles Jewish
The large turnout was a testament to Etta’s beloved and important role
in LA. In addition to the Ner Shoshana Classroom (in memory of
Shoshana Hayman Greenbaum, hy”d), the Ner Yaakov Classroom (in memory
of Mr. Aharon Yaakov Kornwasser, z”l), and Summer@Etta, Etta is also
providing more and more services for adults — from the four Group
Homes to Independent Living Services, Supported Living Services, and
case management and assisted living management.
Mr. Moishe Streicher was the emcee, and the evening was co-chaired by
Lila Eilat, Tzipporah Coronel, Jackie Kest, Rivka Gross, Tali
Merewitz, Cheryl Nagel, Betty Ryzman and Deena Zyskind.
The guest speaker, Mr. Charlie Harary, inspired the whole audience
with his words, noting: “This is the legacy of our people… to create