Past Events 2016

Past Events 2016

Friends of Sheba logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center VIP Brunch 2016

Friends of Sheba celebrated the heroes of Israel at our 2016 Gala.


Now, we celebrate all of you…
the individuals who support the lifesaving work of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer.

Friends of Sheba VIP Luncheon 2016Co-Hosted by
Barbara Lazaroff
and Maytal and Alan Fattal

December 11, 2016
12:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Citymeals on Wheels logo30th Annual
Citymeals On Wheels Power Lunch for Women

Thanks to supporters such as Barbara, Citymeals provides and serves nourishing meals for elderly homebound people, hand-delivering meals, serving holiday meals, and distributing shelf-stable meals during harsh winter weather and for emergencies.


Friday, November 18, 2016
Citymeals 2016 photo montage
11:30 a.m.

The Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY

To learn more please visit

Zimmer Children's MuseumZimmer Children’s Museum
Discovery Award Dinner

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:30 p.m.

The Skirball Cultural Center
Mulholland Drive

For information visit,

28th Annual
Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards — 2016 Platinum Circle Awards Gala

A celebration to induct another group of luminaries into this prestigious group for their career achievements.

Hospitality Design 2016 photo montage

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 p.m.

New York City, NY

Dress is black-tie festive.

For more info visit thie page at

Hospitality Industry Network logo

The Hospitality Industry Network
36th Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design

NEWH ICON of Industry Gold Key awardBarbara was there to help honor her dear friend Jane Skeeter — founder & owner of UltraGlas in Los Angeles — as she became the 2016 NEWH ICON of INDUSTRY recipient.

The NEWH ICON of Industry award celebrates the leaders of the manufacturing side of hospitality, those who have uniquely impacted the industry through their innovative work, consistently dedicated their time and efforts to community or industry outreach through education and/or corporate giving, and been doing business in hospitality for more than 30 years.

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m. EST

Waldrof Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York City, NY 10022

For more information visit

Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai Supper Club

Barbara Lazaroff at the Cedars Supper Club 2016Honoring Billy Crystal with the Hollywood Icon Award

Musical Performance by Rita Wilson

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Bevelry Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
For more information, please visit

WestEdge Design Fair


WestEdge Design Fair 2016Design Fair is four days, 10,000+ design enthusiasts networking with design industry insiders, seeing the latest in modern design, engaging in panel discussions, and shopping from over 150 exhibiting brands.

Thursday, November 3
Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Barker Hanger
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

For show details, visit

Fulfillment Fund GalaSTARS
The 22nd Annual
The Fulfillment Fund’s Annual Benefit Gala

The Fulfillment Fund empowers students through education, transforming individual lives, and creating a ripple effect through the entire community. The fund makes college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically underresourced communities.

Honoring Jeff Shell, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Exclusive party immediately follow in
“The Wizarding of Harry Potter”

Globe Theatre
Universal Studios Hollywood

Business Attire

For more information visit
Or contact Levy, Pazanti & Huff (310) 201-5033 ext. 3

Friends of Sheba logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center
46th Annual Gala — 2016
DNA: The Imprint of a Hero

Celebrating those whose heroism is entwined in their DNA.

Celebrity Host: Jason Alexander

Sunday, October 30, 2016
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For more information please visit this event page.


Les Girls 2016 logoThe 16th Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Les Girls 16 Cabaret

The tradition of a witty and fun evening with plenty of song and dance continues. As does Barbara’s support. All to raise funds for supporting the National Breast Cancer Coalition — NBCC.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction
7:00 p.m. Cabaret

Avalon Hollywood
1735 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

For more information and to learn about donating to the auction, please visit this page at breastcancerdeadline2020.


Aviva logoAviva’s 2016 Platinum Luncheon

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Barbara Lazaroff at the Aviva luncheon she hosted at SpagoBarbara hosted this important fund-raising luncheon for Aviva Family and Children’s Services.

Aviva’s Platinum Associates is a dynamic group of people who are dedicated not only to making a difference in the lives of local at-risk youth, but to helping change their lives.

Since its inception in 2001, the Platinum Associates have raised more than $1 million in support of Aviva’s Wallis Annenberg Residential Treatment Program while increasing awareness of Aviva’s work.


AIA logoAmerican Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA) Restaurant Design Awards
at Dwell on Design LA 2016

Barbara Lazaroff at Dwell On DesignSaturday, June 25, 2016
11:45 a.m.

LA Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

For the 12th year, Barbara Lazaroff was emcee to present the Restaurant Design Awards. These Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge awards, honor excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges, and nightclubs. The awards recognize both Jury winners, as well as People’s Choice winners, which are voted on by the general public.

Here’s Barbara having some fun at Dwell.


30th Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon

As always, Barbara was there helping women to meet, mix, and help one another.

 NAWBO-LA's 30th Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon
Friday, June 17, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Los Angeles
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Barbara Lazaroff's Wishes Dinnerware displayed at NAWBO-LA's 30th Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon

For info visit

The Jewish Educational Trade School (JETS) presents…
From Darkness to Light — Jets Testimonial DinnerJewish Educational Trade Show logo

Celebrating the Jets vision of a brighter future

Highlighted by:
Dedication of The Joyce & Stanley Black Memorial Park
and the
Formal unveiling of The Warsaw-Auschwitz Transport Car

JETS technical college and high school provides young Jewish men the tools to lead productive, fulfilling lives, through a well-balanced program of Judaic studies, vocational training and recreational activities. By celebrating individuality in a positive and supportive environment, JETS enables each student to discover his own unique strengths, helps him set goals accordingly and provides the educational opportunities for him to pursue his dreams and aspire to the heights of his potential.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
5:00 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
5:30 p.m. Dedication ceremony
6:00 p.m. Dinner and concert

Jets Campus
16601 Rinaldi Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344-3632

To learn more about JETS, visit


Friends of Sheba logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center
Women of Achievement Luncheon 2016

This luncheon helped ensure the health and welfare of all those who are treated at Sheba Medical Center. Barbara, a Vice President, and her fellow Board of Directors join other generous, caring attendees in honoring the memory of Tal Yaakobson for whom the Tal Center for Integrative Oncology at Sheba Medical Center was created.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Friends of Sheba 2016 montageBoutique 10:00 a.m.
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

The Four Seasons Hotel
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA

For more information please visit this event page.


ICRF 40 years logo

ICRF presents…
2016 Women of Action Gala

For the past five years Barbara has been a proud board member of the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF).

The ICRF is the largest single source of private funds for cancer research in Israel whose breakthroughs are shared with the world. (501(c)3, tax I.D. 51-0181215)

Since its establishment 40 years ago, ICRF has provided over 2,200 grants, totaling more than $56 million, to outstanding cancer researchers whose laboratories are located in all leading scientific research institutions, universities and hospitals across Israel. With your valuable assistance, ICRF scientists and our international family of friends can find a cure.

Barbara Lazaroff speaking at ICRF“I hope you will consider supporting this ICRF annual gala. The organization appreciates participation at any level, because the funds we procure support such worthy and ground breaking cancer research. The other aspect of the value of the ICRF funds is that it helps keep the ‘brain trust’ of research in Israel, thereby supporting the country’s scientific infrastructure.” ~ Barbara

These two videos demonstrate the work of the ICRF/Israel Cancer Research Fund. Please watch one of them.

  • We Are All Connected — 7 minutes that show you the advances made by ICRF-funded research and some people helped by it, by you when you help support the ICRF.
  • Thank you ICRF — 5 minutes about where your donation goes.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards Presentation

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshile Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cocktail attire
Dietary laws will be observed

To RSVP or for more info visit: or call 323-692-1947.

87th Annual
Cedars-Sinai Helping Hands Mother of the Year Luncheon

Cedars Sinai Helping Hands 2016 montageEllen K, host of the Ellen K Radio Show on KOST 103.5 FM emceed as two mothers were honored:
Stacy Valner, philanthropist and founder of the Phase One Foundation
Molly Sims, actress, model and author

This luncheon benefitted the Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Friday May 6, 2016
10:00 a.m. Luxury Boutique
1:30 p.m. Lunch

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


James Beard Awards 2016James Beard Awards 2016

Barbara again attended the James Beard Awards Awards Gala & Reception, held in Chicago for the second time.

May 2, 2016
Awards ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.
Gala reception immediately follows the Awards ceremony

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

For info see


Spago’s 32nd Annual Seder
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger


32 years of second night Seders at Spago!

32 years of raising funds to benefit MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger — a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

The seder, will be led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braie.
It will be supplemented by the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir performing songs specially prepared for this seder.

Over the years, dinner guests have included many entertainers such as: Rita Moreno, Melissa Manchester, Lainie Kazan, Carol Connors, Max Ehrich and Gregg Sulkin, along with studio heads and directors.

Over 40 percent of the guests aren’t Jewish. In addition to doing this as a fund-raiser, Barbara hosts this annual seder because ” if you open your traditions and celebrations to all, no matter your religion, background or customs, it fosters tolerance, greater harmony and closer understanding among all people.”

And another reason guests love this seder is its gourmet twist. After all, this is Spago!

Guests wait all year for the Spago matzah and macaroons.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For Seder reservations please call Spago’s General Manager, Steve Springer at 310-385-0880.


Women Chefs and Restauranteurs event page headerWCR — Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
23rd Annual WCR Conference
Imagine your Dreams and Ignite the Future

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016

Held at several locations around LA with the InterContinental as the official hotel:
InterContinental Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

~~~~~~~~~Women Chefs and Restauranteurs 2016 event montage

Barbara Lazaroff spoke on a panel entitled: What Your PR Person Should Do For YOU! on Sunday from 4:15-5:00 p.m. at the InterContinental main Ballroom during General Session.


Barbara Lazaroff also presented her first Future Leader in Hospitality Scholarship for the Pursuit of Academic & Empirical Excellence. This first $5,000 scholarship was presented to Tenzin Menlek Aaya (top left photo).


Barbara was one of the original founders of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. She loves that “so many great and talented women have nurtured and grown this organization” and happily shares this info about the group’s 23rd Annual Conference.


Women Chef and Restaurateurs was created to connect women in all areas of the food and beverage business.

The annual National WCR Conference, held in Los Angeles for only the second time, is an opportunity to learn and grow with the great women of the culinary world. Each year, renowned chefs, television personalities, authors, restaurateurs and culinary experts get together at this conference to share their knowledge and experience.

As Barbara tells us, “Food & Wine parties, educational lectures, mentoring, cooking demos, competition and foodie tours around LA areas. Meet your favorite chefs or allow them to meet you network laugh learn relax eat and drink!!!”

For information and to register, please visit


88th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars

For 22 years, W.P. Catering has catered the Governors Ball Dinner, the official Academy Awards celebration — and for the 22nd year, Barbara Lazaroff attended both events. Here’s Barbara visiting Oscar himself, with her beau John in the auditorium before the awards ceremony, at the entrance to the Governors Ball, and with Spago’s Executive Pastry Chef Della Gossett.

Sunday, March 28, 2016

Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood, CA

Photos from the 2016 Oscars


Renaissance Women luncheon


RenWomen bookCelebrating the new book: RenWomen: What Modern Renaissance Women Have to Teach Us About Living Rich, Fulfilling Lives.

Dale Griffiths Stamos and her twin brother, W. Scott Griffiths collaborated on this inspiring book, scheduled for release this the spring (2016).

RenWomen features the exceptional multi-faceted women:
Hélène Cardona, Kathy Eldon, Dale and Alexandra Franzen, Marinela Gombosev, Eva Haller, Frances Hesselbein, Lorie Karnath, Lydia Kennard, Barbara Lazaroff, Jeanne Meyers, Rita Stern Milch, Karen Pritzker, Lita Rawdin Singer, and Margaret and Christine Wertheim.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You can learn about the book and


Chinese New Year at Chinois On Main

Chinese New Year! A good time and a special menu as always! Come celebrate the coming Year.

Monday, February 8, 2016
and Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

You can alway learn about Chinois by calling 310-392-9025.


National Association of Television Programming
NATPE 2016

Tuesday, January 19 through Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels
Miami Beach, Florida

The annual NATPE Market & Conference serves the worldwide television community. Barbara attended this year because she is the co-founder, with Jordan Roberts, of FGI: Filmanthropic Group International — a studio that creates socially conscious mainstream film and media, generating funds and awareness for their causes. (For example, In 2015, to raise awareness about bullying, FGI hosted the “White Rabbit” release party screening and donated to various charities.)

For more informationa about NATPE, visit