May 15, 2012 3 Comments
We’re proud to announce that the 2012 Cedar Sinai Park Volunteer of the Year is Evelyn Hirsch, a Rose Schnitzer Manor resident.
You may know Evelyn, or Evy as she likes to be called, as the author, producer, and director of several plays that have been performed on campus over the past 12 months. She is a member of Eddy Shuldman’s Monday “Older but Wiser” writing group, where last year she wrote a one act play and is writing another now for a September reading by professional actors. Last year, she also wrote a comedic adaptation of “The Town Crier” titled “The Town Schreier. Her adaptation of “Fiddler on the Roof” captivated audiences at both the Rose Schnitzer Manor and Robison Jewish Health Center in December.
More recently, Evelyn directed the 2012 Rose Schnitzer Manor Purim Spiel, to the tune of Broadway songs. And on Thursday, May 17 the Manor will see a live performance of her next project, “Snow White and the Seven Yentehs.”
Evelyn invited everyone to the play, saying, “Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.”
Evelyn does a lot behind the scenes as well. Her other volunteer activities include:
- Participating in the RSM Resident Council as an active member.
- Helping identify improvements around the Manor as a one-person Good and Welfare of the Campus Committee
- Teaching drawing and painting at a Thursday class
Evelyn, who described herself as “outgoing, friendly, and exuberant”, said she has also taken it upon herself to welcome new residents and “make them feel comfortable.”
About the Volunteer of the Year award, Evelyn said, “The award doesn’t change anything. I don’t need any awards. I like people and I want to help. Mike [Mogell, Evelyn's husband who passed away last year] would have wanted me to help.”