Every month, we support the Rest Cottage Association’s mission of providing assistance to a number of charities. In 2013, the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority counted more than 350 female veterans living on the streets of Los Angeles County. The New Directions Oasis for Veteran Women, an RCA Charity, is a long-term transitional program for… Continue reading Social Service Department
by Randi Jones As our readers know, Cynthia Comsky has been leading a group of knitters and crocheters in an ongoing project to create 9-inch squares of every conceivable color and design that are fashioned into afghans (over 30 so far!) for the cancer patients at Helen’s Room at Good Samaritan Hospital. Two Ebell members… Continue reading Your Donations At Work!
by Jane Gilman Her bitter experience with abandonment and sexual abuse led Wendy Gladney on a path to forgiveness. When Wendy was three and half years old, her mother left her. She was brought up by her grandmother and the father who sexually abused her. It took 13 years for Wendy to be able to… Continue reading Volunteer Focus
By Helene Seifer The Ebell’s Mission Statement asserts, “I Will Find a Way or Make One – I Serve.” Our members live that credo every day – nearly every one of us is involved in nonprofit organizations, and many have a particular affinity for serving youth. Marnie Bodek embodies that giving spirit. She has always… Continue reading Our Mission, Ourselves
By Caroline Labiner Moser, House Chair (December 2012) Second in a series profiling special areas of the Ebell The Ebell Dining Room underwent a renovation last year and we are delighted we were able to bring it back to much of its past glory. The adjacent corridor was originally known as the Dining Room Terrace… Continue reading The Dining Room
By Laura Foti Cohen A new year is traditionally a time of new beginnings, but some changes are more significant than the turning of a calendar page. Whether leaving a long-time job or starting a new venture, making a big move or coping with the death of a spouse, Ebell members meet life’s challenges head-on,… Continue reading Adjusting to Life’s Big Changes
by Jane Gilman Writing for the “soaps” is a 24/7, 365-day job, says Dana Herko. The slim ash blonde writer should know. She spent 10 years writing for “Loving,” and its spin-off “City.” Later she wrote for “Sunset Beach” and “General Hospital.” Despite the intensity of these assignments, she learned collaboration with the other writers… Continue reading Soap Experience Sharpened Dana Herko’s Writing Skills