Recently launched nonprofit RE:Her has kicked off its inaugural food festival, 10 Days RE:Her, where over 100 women-owned restaurants, including The Draycott in Palisades Village, from across Los Angeles and beyond will collaborate to create “unique dishes and menu for take-out, host virtual conversations and demos, and more,” according to a press release from event coordinators.
Draycott Owner Marissa Hermer has added her “favorite dessert” to the menu, a gluten-free berry cake inspired by a recipe in her cookbook.
The nonprofit was designed in response to COVID-19 by Lien Ta, Kim Prince, Heather Sperling and Mary Sue Milliken to support women-owned restaurants in the region.
“RE:Her is committed to advancing women in the restaurant industry and, long-term, aims to provide small business grants, mentorship and resources to women in our industry, throughout Los Angeles and beyond,” according to its website.
The 10-day-long inaugural event launched January 21. For a full schedule of events and participating spots, visit regardingherfood.com.
Builders of Jewish Education will host its annual gala on Friday, February 5, in a virtual
fashion across the Los Angeles area, honoring the “extraordinary work happening under the leadership of the directors of early childhood centers, part-time religious schools and day schools throughout the Jewish community”—including Rabbi Carrie Vogel at Kehillat Israel and Chana Hertzberg at Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center.
Typically an in-person event, ticketholders and sponsors will instead receive a catered Shabbat meal to enjoy in their own homes, with heads of schools from participating schools and synagogues receiving a meal for themselves and their households in appreciation of their “leadership and dedication to the community.”
“Educators are often under-appreciated, but I think most of us know that they are heroes among us—especially during these trying times, and it is our great pleasure to recognize and thank them,” BJE Executive Director Gil Graff said in a statement.
For more information about the program or gala, visit bjela.org/gala.
Community members were invited to leave desires on a 2021 wishing wall, which was on display at Paliskates on Swarthmore Avenue.
“In honor of the holidays and the upcoming new year, we have posted a 2021 wishing wall,” the store wrote on Instagram in late December. “Here’s to health, happiness and a brighter future.”
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