Los Angeles Jewish Home's Blog

Celebrating a Lifetime of Love

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
— George Eliot

A fresh spring morning was the perfect backdrop for the Jewish Home's annual tribute to mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and great-great-grandmothers. In its twentieth year, the World's Largest Mother's Day Celebration hosted approximately 1,000 residents, family members and friends at the Home's Grancell and Eisenberg Village Campuses.

Celebrating a Lifetime of LoveEveryone enjoyed a delicious brunch while The Ruben Berci Orchestra made beautiful music. Merry-making clowns roamed the campuses, transforming balloons into animals and flowers, creating mirth wherever they went.

A lovely journal created especially for the event was filled with heartwarming photos of resident mothers and their loved ones. Tributes were included to honor and remember the special women who loved, supported, and challenged, from birth through adulthood.

Event Chair and Mistress of Ceremonies Judy Friedman Rudzki spoke movingly from the heart. "All you need to do is look around at the smiling faces of our residents, surrounded by family and friends, to know how much this event means to everyone," she said. Judy thanked the Home's many generous donors and sponsors who helped make the day possible. "Happy Mother's Day to the dedicated staff at the Jewish Home," she added. "Giving of yourselves is an inspiration to us all!"
Additional treats — popcorn, cotton candy and ice cream — were available for everyone to enjoy. Each family received a photo memento to treasure. Of course, the most precious things that day were also in the greatest abundance: love, hugs and kisses.

To enjoy some of the images from this year's World's Largest Mother's Day Celebration, please visit our photo gallery.