City to Honor Teacher for 30 Years of Service

All Rose Goldenberg of Beverly Hills was looking for was a warmer climate when she moved from her native Canada to Los Angeles. She found that, but she also found a love that has lasted 30 years. This month the 79-year-old teacher celebrates her 30th anniversary at the Beverly Hills Educational Center.

“I had looked at nine different schools but when I saw BHEC, I immediately fell in love,” she said. “It was a small family school and I knew that this was the place I wanted to be.”

Over the years, Goldenberg has kept her students busy with a variety of activities, including arts and crafts projects, music, stories and a daily French lesson.

She keeps herself busy. “We call her our own Abraham Lincoln,” said Joann Hulkower, director of the center. “She walks a mile and a half to school, opens the (school) doors at 7:30 a.m., works a full day and then goes home and baby-sits with children on nights and weekends.”


On Sept. 18, Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky’s office will present Goldenberg with a plaque of appreciation and commendation from the city of Los Angeles for her years of dedicated service.

The Benefactors of the Jewish Club of 1933 will honor Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.

Gottschalk will be honored at a dinner Oct. 5 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The California School Employees Assn. held its 65th Annual Conference last month in Las Vegas.


Delegates from the Westside were: Wendy Knight, Bill Whalen and Diane Hayman representing Santa Monica College; Carol Davidson and Mary McFadden representing Beverly Hills Unified School District, and Pearl Hinnart, Doug Pratt, Peggy Porter, Conrad Dungca, Teresa Solorio and Ira Bourguiso representing Los Angeles Unified School District.

Dr. Roberta Williams of Brentwood has been elected medical vice president of the American Heart Assn. for greater Los Angeles.

Williams, who is chief of the division of pediatric cardiology and associate professor of pediatrics at UCLA Medical Center, began a one-year term in July.

Williams has been a volunteer for the AMA since 1983. She has served in various volunteer leadership positions on research and program committees.


Several local students were awarded the Rensselaer Medal for outstanding achievements in the study of mathematics and science during their junior year.

The students from Los Angeles are Carolyn Kennedy, Lindsay Kiriakos, Elizabeth Ayer, Karen Matsuoka, Ako Kakutani. Culver City residents Matthew Frank and Rick Ishioka were also honored. The awards are presented by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.