Articles by Liz Rabiner Lippoff


Justice (education) for all

“Classroom Law Project is a nonprofit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens.”   When Susie Marcus graduated from Grant High School and headed to Stanford in 1954, college girls, she says, could either be teachers or librarians. So she graduated in 1958,…


It takes a planet to serve our elders

PHOTO: Cedar Sinai Park CEO Martin Baicker and Howard Klink, the director of CSP’s  Housing with Services program, at the LeadingAge conference. Thousands of people standing and cheering and clapping, music blaring, strobe lights flashing … Lady Gaga concert? Timbers game? Ticker tape parade? Nope. It was the annual conference of LeadingAge, the national umbrella…


PEARLS of Wisdom

When Polina Munblit takes potential residents on tours through the newly refurbished Rose Schnitzer Manor, Cedar Sinai Park’s assisted living facility in Portland, she explains their options and answers their questions. She later welcomes the new residents as they move in, helps them get settled and introduces them around. She is not, however, a social…

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