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Red Hat Society 2015 Barbecue

On Tuesday, June 2nd, over 100 members of Eisenberg Village's Shayna Punim chapter of the Red Hat Society assembled in Bagno Park for a barbecue. The annual event, sponsored by Gerrie Wormser and John N. Levi, Jr., was the largest gathering of the Home's Red Hat Society chapter on record.

Decorations in red and purple — the society's colors — adorned tables and chairs. Gorgeous edible centerpieces of sweet seasonal berries, grapes, and plums ornamented each table. Jewish rock group YA'ALEH took the stage and performed original Hebrew songs inspired by liturgical texts as well as classic favorites like Let it Be and Hey Jude. Society members enjoyed the backyard barbeque staples of pink lemonade, iced tea, potato chips, beef ribs, hot dogs, and hamburgers, along with all the traditional condiments and toppings.

After lunch, attendees enjoyed a beautiful dance recital performed by three members of the City Ballet of Los Angeles while indulging in delectable miniature cakes. On their way out, guests took turns posing for pictures with fun props in a photo booth.

Eisenberg Village resident Esther Berlin is quite a fan of the Red Hat Society events. "When they do something right, they sure do it right," says Esther. "I've been at the Jewish Home for the past 12 years and I've always attended Red Hat events. Every party has been better than the last. Gerrie and John always arrange for us to have the best entertainment and the best food at the best venues. It's wonderful!"

For Gerrie, sponsoring Red Hat events is an incredibly rewarding experience. "I started getting involved with the Red Hat Society over a decade ago. Each year, we all look forward to getting together and enjoying each other's company. Organizing these events for the residents brings me so much joy. I feel great when I see them having such a good time."
Please click here to view photos from the 2015 Red Hat Society Barbecue.
Special thanks to Gerrie Wormser, John N. Levi, Jr., YA'ALEH, the City Ballet of Los Angeles, the Jewish Home's dietary and housekeeping departments, and our community volunteers for making this event such an incredible success.