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SOVA Celebrates 25 Years!

On Sunday, September 21, 2008, SOVA marked its 25th Anniversary of fighting hunger and poverty in Los Angeles with a special day at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana. It was a fun-filled day of bowling, arcade games, bingo, raffles, children's art projects, delicious food and much more designed to celebrate this important milestone in SOVA's history. Over $200,000 was raised through the event – money critically needed to enable SOVA to continue to fulfill its mission.

The celebration was made possible by a dedicated team of volunteers and supporters led by Rick Powell and Barbara Weiser who chaired the event committee. In attendance were many people from the program's past and present including two of SOVA's founders, Zucky Altman and Toni Reinis. Dozens of active and former volunteers from over the years joined in the festivities.  County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel made special guest appearances to present commemorative proclamations honoring SOVA and the key people who have helped insure the success of this vital community program.

The wonderful team from Hold the Date (Debbie Powell, Ann Barnett and Rusty Feldman) provided the professional party planning expertise so that everything went off without a hitch. And the “above and beyond” dedication of the entire SOVA staff, particularly Maxine Meyer, Jane Zuckerman and Diane Linder, helped make this a wonderful and memorable day.

We sincerely appreciate the generosity of all of the financial supporters who helped us surpass our fund-raising goal for this anniversary celebration. These donations – large and small – are all gratefully appreciated and each one helps SOVA in its mission to help end poverty and hunger in our community.

Of particular note, we wish to thank:

Our "Silver" Sponsors

  • Lawrence and Adele Braun – Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Jamie & Priscilla Halper
  • Robert Margolis and Barbara Weiser
  • Larry & Joyce Powell
  • Ashjer LLC – Rick, Debbie, Jeremy & Ashley Powell & Kimberly LeaVesseur

Our "Bronze" Sponsor

  • The Ralphs Fund

Our "King Pin" Sponsors

  • Leslie & Mark Friedman
  • Gary & Linda Goldfein
  • Jerry & Carol Muchin
  • Don & Shana Passman and Family
  • Joseph Sherwood
  • Gloria & Joseph Simons Fund
  • Sheila & Alan Spiwak, Gloria Baran, Evelyn Baran and Milton Baran
  • Mitch & Sherry Stein

Our "Lucky Strike" Sponsors

  • Nancy, Mike, Tori & Bryan Eisenstadt
  • Dorothy & Ozzie Goren
  • Ken & Gerri Gross (SES, Inc.)
  • The Leanse/Colner Family: Tom, Barbara & Annie Leanse, William & Morris Colner
  • Peachy & Mark Levy
  • Home Tech, Inc. – Moshe Barr

  • Jeff Marine – JEM Sportswear
  • Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation
  • Trinka, Howard, David, Brian, & Amy Soloway
  • Hold The Date, Inc. - Special Events

Our "Food Cart" Sponsors

  • The Altman Family: Zucky Altman,
    Amy Altman, Robert Stambor,
    Mike & Judy Altman, Jeff Altman,
    Brent & Leron Altman,
    Shelley & Craig Margulies
  • Gail, Sarah & Aliyah Asch
  • Diane & Noel Nosseck

Our "Name a Lane" Sponsors

  • Sophie & Alan Alpert
  • Judith & Wesley Bilson
  • David & Lynn Feldman and Family
  • Gary & Karen Fox
  • Robert & Diana Friedman
  • Vicki and Dan Gold and Family
  • Alan & Angel Schneider - K. Bell Socks
  • Henry & Marjorie Lipson
  • Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm Moore
  • Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
  • Lois and Richard Reinis
  • Margie and Steve Richards
  • Toms Shoes
  • Union Bank
  • Doug & Ellen Weitman

Our Synagogue & Community Partners

  • Adat Ari El
  • B'nai David-Judea Congregation
  • Congregation Or Ami
  • Kehillat Israel
  • Kol Tikvah
  • Leo Baeck Temple
  • Rishon B'nai Brith
  • Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel
  • Shomrei Torah Synagogue
  • Sinai Temple
  • Stephen S. Wise Temple
  • Temple Adat Elohim
  • Temple Aliyah
  • Temple Beth Am
  • Temple Beth Haverim
  • Temple Emanuel
  • Temple Israel of Hollywood
  • Temple Judea
  • University Synagogue
  • Valley Beth Shalom

Other Event Sponsors

  • Sara & Jim Adler
  • Colette & Gerald Ament
  • Barbara & Ethan Aronoff
  • Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation
  • Dr. Arnold & Ora Band
  • Barnes Family
  • Jeanie Blum/ Waikiki Beach Condominiums
  • Sid & Zivian Bocarsly
  • Susan & Jon Brandler
  • Kelly Brooks
  • Paul Castro
  • Century-National Insurance Company
  • Suzanne & Robert Davidow
  • Stephen P. Deitsch
  • Janet Demus
  • Grinstein-Donenfeld Family
  • Michael & Danette Eilenberg
  • Rebekah & Howard Farber
  • Rusty, Alan, Tori & Jake Feldman
  • Rick & Rachel Fishbein
  • Friars Charitable Foundation
  • Todd & Terry Gilman
  • Uri & Eveline Ginzburg
  • NJ & Mark Goldston
  • Adi Liberman, Cathy Gordon, & Family
  • The Hacker Family Foundation
  • Eric & Karen Herman
  • David & Tia Hoberman
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
  • Dr. Norman Juster
  • Marcia & Gordon Kanofsky
  • Jay and Debbie Kester
  • Keyes Automotive Group
  • Lockton Insurance Brokers
  • Connie Lembark
  • Dr. Harley & Julie Liker
  • Ruth Mittleman
  • Ellen & Jeff Nagler
  • Personnel Plus Employment Service
  • Adele and Conny Platt
  • Martin & Mary Ann Ploy
  • Linda & Larry Rauch
  • Jan & Shelley Rosen
  • Ellie & David Sambol
  • Lynne Shapiro
  • Harry & Yetta Shragg
  • Nancy & Sheldon Singer
  • Rena & Jack Slomovic
  • Lawrence Title
  • Sunnye & Richard Tuch
  • Lisa & Michael Wexler
  • Wireless Watchdogs
  • Ella Zarky
  • Robert Zarnegin
  • Jane & Jack Zuckerman

The event may be over but the need continues.
To find out how YOU can help, please click here

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