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HILLSIDE MEMORIAL PARK AND MORTUARY PAYS TRIBUTE TO FATHERS
WITH “2008 FATHER’S DAY REMEMBRANCE” AND MEMORIAL SERVICE
Notes and Prayers in Fathers’ Honor to be Taken to Sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem
LOS ANGELES (June 3, 2008) – Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, the most prestigious Jewish cemetery and
mortuary in Southern California, will offer the community a touching tribute event this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15. The
“2008 Father’s Day Remembrance,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include a memorial service. Notes and prayers, written that
day in honor of visitors’ fathers, will then be taken by Hillside to be placed in the sacred Western Wall of Jerusalem.
“Since 2002, Hillside has provided a Father’s Day memorial service where the community is invited to come and
honor the memories of their fathers, grandfathers and other important men – part of Hillside’s ongoing commitment since
1942 to honor the community’s loved ones in distinctive and special ways,” explained Mark A. Friedman, Hillside Memorial
Park and Mortuary’s CEO. “This event continues that tradition by honoring the fathers who have passed away with a
memorable service, set against the stunning backdrop of beautifully manicured grounds for which Hillside has become
Normal visiting hours for Hillside’s grounds are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., which will remain in effect on Father’s Day. Visitors
can prepare written notes from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and take part in the memorial service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Led by Rabbi
Donald M. Goor, of Temple Judea and Cantor Evan Kent, of Temple Isaiah the service will honor memories of the fathers
who reside at Hillside. Ambient background music will be provided by The Arioso String Quartet, who will be onsite from 9
a.m.-2 p.m., in addition to an onsite florist provided for added convenience. In the spirit of tzedakah, Hillside will be
accepting contributions of canned and packaged dry food, eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones for the Hillside Chesed
Hillside welcomes the community to participate in this truly unique Father’s Day remembrance, and to take in all that
the grounds have to offer – from beautiful gardens, lawns and fountains, to world-renowned architecture and artwork.
The “Father’s Day Remembrance” is open to the public at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, located at 6001 W.
Centinela in Los Angeles.
About Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary
Founded in 1942, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary has served as a place of memories for the Los Angeles
Jewish community for more than 60 years, committed to providing families with caring and sensitivity. Surrounded by
beautiful gardens and lawns, fountains, stunning architecture, artwork and more, its exquisite grounds provide a dramatic yet
serene backdrop to memorials and tributes. Vast and serene and quietly famous, Hillside offers families pre-need planning for
their loved ones, and expert assistance for all necessary arrangements, including ground spaces, garden estates, mausoleums,
wall crypts, family rooms, cemetery services and floral, mortuary/funeral services. A community service of Temple Israel of
Hollywood, Hillside is well-versed in Jewish mourning customs and traditions, and also offers community education in the
form of activities and events. To learn more about Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, visit www.HillsideMemorial.org or