Chabad honors Fred, Jill Gaines

In the spiritual life, one’s contribution to family, faith and community are an important measure of success.

Chabad of Calabasas—widely recognized for its many classes, workshops and counseling services for people of faith—has been a pillar in the community since 2003.

Founded by Rabbi Eli and Shaina Friedman—and affiliated with Chabad-Lubavitch worldwide— Chabad of Calabasas held its fifth annual gala celebration and fundraiser March 9 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills.

More than 300 people attended the event and showed enthusiastic support for the Chabad.

For Chabad, “there’s only one goal in mind and that’s to help and be of help to others,” said David Shapiro, Calabasas mayor pro tem and a speaker at the event.

“Chabad of Calabasas is about showing the heart of Calabasas,” Shapiro said.

Popular Jewish performer Benny Friedman provided musical entertainment. Other special guests included Bob Hertzberg, who served as Speaker of the California Assembly from 2000 to 2002.

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