When your residence is in Los Angeles and your heart is in Israel, you choose Israel to celebrate a milestone birthday. That was the case this week with Hannah Rubinstein, honorary president and former chairperson of WIZO Los Angeles. A native Israeli who left her heart at home when she moved to the US, Rubinstein is a serial philanthropist who has made major contributions to Yad Vashem and various Holocaust survivor organizations, as well as to disadvantaged populations. She also supports organizations that promote sports activities for girls. Her family contributes to the Maccabiah Games and to tennis centers in Israel.
Hundreds of guests filled the elegant Amado banquet hall in Herzliya this week. In lieu of gifts, Rubinstein requested that donations be made to WIZO, earmarked for women and children who live in the organization’s shelters for battered women.
Entertainment was provided by popular singers Tilda Rejwan, Shimi Tavori and Eitan Masuri. Seen among the guests were well-known artist Rachel Weizman, diamantaires Dalia and Haim Chizik, and internet entrepreneur Or Katznelson.
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