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Faces of the Community


JFS of the Desert Patron Party
The Eleventh Annual Patrons Party for Jewish Family Services of the Desert was held at the residence of Donna McMillan at the Vintage in Indian Wells on December 9.  This is a rare image of two London ladies now residing in the Rancho Mirage community.  Helen Varon and Helene Galen were raised in the same Jewish neighborhood in London in the 1930s and 1940s, and they are now  neighbors here.  Both women are known for their philanthropic commitment to Jewish organizations in the desert.

Greenberg-Grier Wedding
Lisa Greenberg, daughter of Daniel and Robin Greenberg, married Andrew Grier, son of David and Joyce Antebi on November 17 at the Montage in Laguna Beach.
Mrs. Grier graduated from Fresno State, where she ran cross country and track.  She is a business development manager for Agility Logistics.  She teaches 8th and 9th grade at Congregation B’Nai Tzedek and two classes at University Synagogue – 8th grade and Confirmation 9 to 12 grades.  She is also the youth director at Congregation B’Nai Tzedek.
Andrew Grier graduated from San Francisco State, where he played baseball.  He is a sales executive for Sunopta.

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