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Janet Hadda honored, Roy Zimmerman plays, Los Angeles, CA, 31 Jan 2010

Arbeter Ring of California celebration concert, Jan. 31
Janet Hadda To Be Honored in Los Angeles

Honoring our Heroes, Raising our Voices:
Awards Celebration and Concert with Roy Zimmerman

Sunday, January 31, 2010. Reception at 1:30 pm, Program at 2:30 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark Street,
Studio City, California 91604

Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) in California is celebrating over one hundred years of activism, community, and Yidishkayt. The public is invited to Honoring our Heroes, Raising our Voices, on Sunday, January 31, 2010. A reception at 1:30 pm will be followed by the program at 2:30 pm. Folk musician and social satirist Roy Zimmerman will give a full-length concert. The event takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St.

The celebration honors community members who represent the values of the Arbeter Ring. Receiving the Rabbi Melvin S. & Erna B. Sands Memorial Award for Human Rights is the California Nurses Association, leading the fight for unionization of California nurses and affecting healthcare law (mandated nurse-to-patient ratios, etc.). It is also helping nurses organize throughout the country. CNA stands at the forefront of the healing community, endorsing Guaranteed Healthcare for Everyone for Life through a single payer or Medicare for All system.

The Arbeter Ring Yidishkayt Award goes to Janet Hadda. Dr. Hadda is a former professor of Yiddish at UCLA and a practicing and supervising psychoanalyst. Aside from many academic papers and articles, she has authored three major studies in Yiddish literature: biographies of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Yankev Glatshteyn, and a book-length treatment of suicide in Yiddish literature. She has inspired a generation of new Yiddishists through her work.

Call 310.552.2007 for ticket and event information.

Located at 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, The Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) has been active in Southern California since 1908, dedicated to Jewish culture and social justice. For more information about Arbeter Ring and its activities call 310.552.2007.

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