Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inaugural Casino Event And Poker Tournament Benefits Shalhevet School Scholarship Fund

By Dupé Aleru|May 29, 2011|11:58 a.m.

Shalhevet School will host its first annual Casino Event and Poker Tournament at Nessah Educational & Cultural Center, 142 S. Rexford Drive, on June 22.

The evening will include cuisine presented by local restaurant, La Gondola, music, and prizes.

Shalhevet School—a private Jewish high school located on Fairfax and Olympic, has successfully implemented a rigorous Judaic and General Studies curriculum where students are empowered to voice thoughtful opinions and develop creative thinking skills. Shalhevet students are active stakeholders, who participate and contribute to the development of school policies and programs. Shalhevet students are also driven to turn thoughts into action. For example, a recent Red Cross blood-drive that was held in the school’s main auditorium was an idea nurtured by Raquel Garshofsky, a senior at Shalhevet.

Event Chair Jeff Fishman believes that Shalhevet’s Casino Event & Poker Tournament is the perfect combination of fun and business. “Our ultimate goal is to raise as much money as possible for the Shalhevet Scholarship Fund,” said Fishman. “Given the economic climate, now more than ever, scholarship money is key to being able to provide an extraordinary educational opportunity to as many students as possible. The students— are the motivation behind this event.”

Player seats and general tickets are still available. Poker Tournament entry is $100 per player in advance and $125 at the door.  Casino/General Event entry is $250 per person in advance and $300 at the door. All tickets include dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Shalhevet School Scholarship Fund.

To register, contact Shalhevet’s Development office at 323-930-9333.

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