CHABAD OF CALABASAS
GALA BANQUET & CONCERT
CELEBRATING 17 YEARS IN THE COMMUNITY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020
24 TEVET, 5780
HONORING DR. ALAN N. NAGER
Head of Emergency and Transport Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
FEATURING BENNY FRIEDMAN IN CONCERT
at THE CANYON
28912 ROADSIDE DRIVE
AGOURA HILLS, CA
Reply requested by January 5, 2020
Chabad of Calabasas is a recognized 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Dr. Alan L. Nager
Dr. Alan L. Nager has dedicated his life toward the betterment of health for children in our community, serving as a pediatric emergency medicine physician for almost 30 years. He is currently Head, Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine, and Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
He has lectured extensively on a variety of emergency medicine topics. In addition, he has appeared numerous times in the media, and published on such topics as dehydration, trauma, mental health, and disaster preparedness. Dr. Nager has published two children’s books entitled “Angels in Action” and “Sleep Tight Hoopy Doopy".
Dr. Nager is also a prolific volunteer in the Jewish community. He has volunteered at Jewish summer camps for 10 years, at March of the Living for 9 years, and serves as medical director for the Los Angeles Hatzolah, the Jewish volunteer ambulance service.
When Dr. Nager is not working (which is rare), he likes to travel, exercise, and eat kosher food!
He lives in Calabasas with his incredible wife of 38 years, Nancy.
Benny Friedman - In Concert
Benny Friedman was the cantor at the first High Holiday services of Chabad of Calabasas 16 years ago. He recently released his sixth album, performed in over 20 countries, and has risen to become one of the most popular singers in the Jewish world today. Benny lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Chanale and their four children.
FROM THE RABBI
Rabbi Eli Friedman
If the world suddenly went silent –
If all frantic movement relaxed –
If somehow it grew so quiet that we could hear our souls thinking –
What do you suppose we would hear?
Without a doubt we would hear this refrain: “Who can I help?”
The human soul is a Divine spark, driven to goodness and consumed with service to others. It wants nothing, it seeks nothing, it needs nothing – only to serve.
For this reason, the greatest joy on earth is the joy that comes from serving. There is a joy that comes from receiving but it is tainted with the decent guilt of the soul who knows that receiving is not why we came here. We are here to serve and in service we find the deepest pleasure and the highest joy.
The Chabad of Calabasas Annual Gala is as much a thanksgiving feast as it is a fundraising dinner. We give thanks for the amazing fact that we can serve, and that we have what to give. As a community we celebrate our service to others; we uplift and inspire each other to give more and to give better; and we raise our voices in a musical prayer that we be empowered to continue to serve, humbly and energetically.
Thank you for your interest in joining this joyous and noble project. May you and yours be showered with all the blessings you need to carry on your tradition of generosity in good health and buoyant spirits.
See you at the gala!
Rabbi Eli Friedman
Chabad of Calabasas