Friday, August 22, 2014
Bill Belzberg Memorial Longest Day of Golf
The Los Angeles Jewish Home's annual fundraising event, "The Longest Day of Golf," took place on Monday, July 7th at the Woodland Hills Country Club. At this, the event's 17th year, six golfers, Ron Altman Esq., Leon Blankstein, Aric Browne, Mark Hamermesh, Jason Perel, and event chair Dr. Michael Persky, participated in the sunrise to sundown golfing marathon.
The generous gentlemen who participated in the beloved annual event started raising funds long before the actual event. In the months prior, participants asked friends, family members, and acquaintances to pledge a donation to the Jewish Home in exchange for their promise to participate in the golfing event. With the six golfers completing almost 500 holes and raising $91,000 to date, the 17th annual "Longest Day of Golf" was an incredible success.
This year, "The Longest Day of Golf" was renamed "The Bill Belzberg Memorial Longest Day of Golf Benefitting the Los Angeles Jewish Home" to honor philanthropist and longtime supporter of the Home, Bill Belzberg. Bill and his wife, Barbara, have been integrally involved in various Jewish Home events in the past including "The Longest Day of Golf."
Developer and supporter, Bill Belzberg was known as the founder of two major lending companies and a leader within several Jewish organizations around the world. Bill was truly a captain of industry and a distinguished philanthropist. The Los Angeles Jewish Home is happy to recognize the contributions Bill has made within our community through the renaming of our celebrated annual event.
If you would like to learn more about the "Bill Belzberg Memorial Longest Day of Golf benefiting the Los Angeles Jewish Home," please contact Denise Horowitz at (818)774-3324 or Denise.Horowitz@jha.org.