Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 22, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 22, 2023 




On Sunday, August 6, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center and the Jewish Federation 
of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys will honor Congresswoman 
Judy Chu for her work in introducing HR2668, US Rescue and Aid 
Individuals of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2023. Attendees 
of this event will also hear stories and insights about the brave individuals who 
risked their lives to save others. 

Congresswoman Chu has long been a strong supporter of the Jewish community 
and her proposing this bill, along with Reps. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Kim 
Schrier (WA-08), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), was 
done in commemoration of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). If 
passed, this bill will award a collective Congressional Gold Medal to American 
individuals who were active in aiding and rescuing Jews and other refugees 
during World War II and the Holocaust. Among the American citizens to be 
honored are: Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States; Henry 
Morgenthau, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Harold Ickes, former 
U.S. Secretary of the Interior; and Congressman Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., of 
Maryland, the father of Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi.

"Being able to honor Congresswoman Chu, a true friend of the Jewish community, 
because of her work and in particular raising awareness of an important 
group of people with HR2668,” explains Jason Moss, Jewish Federation’s Executive 
Director, “and to be able to tell many of their stories, is an opportunity 
we could not pass up.” 

When this legislation was proposed back in April, Rep. Chu said, “This historic 
legislation will for the first time ever give congressional recognition to 
the Americans who boldly took action to rescue Jews and refugees from almost 
certain death during the Holocaust. Rep. Chu continued, "As we face rising 
antisemitism and authoritarianism in the U.S. and across the world, part of 
our commitment to ‘never again' must include honoring those who took action, 
often at great personal risk, to save lives during the Holocaust. Theirs is the 
example we must memorialize and heed moving forward as we face bigotry and 
threats to human rights."

The event will be held at Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center (1434 N. Altadena 
Drive, Pasadena) at 7:00 PM. 

To learn more about this event please contact either Pasadena Jewish Temple 
& Center (626.798.1161) or the Jewish Federation (626.445.0810 or federation@ 

The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys’ mission 
is to build community by strengthening and enhancing Jewish life. The Jewish 
Federation does this by providing programs and services that support the needs 
of the Jewish community in our region, and acts as the Jewish voice on issues that 
affect the greater Jewish community. 


If you are just waking up, then this recipe is for you! 

So, here’s the background on the Bloody Mary.

The Fernand Petiot Story

It was back in the 1920s when Fernand Petiot, an American bartender at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, 
mixed up equal parts of tomato juice and vodka. He had no idea that his concoction would become world 
famous when he agreed with the guy in the bar who suggested he call the drink "Bloody Mary." The patron 
said it reminded him of the Bucket of Blood Club in Chicago, and a girl he knew there named Mary.

In 1934, Petiot moved to the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, and brought the recipe 
with him. The hotel managers tried to change the name to Red Snapper, but it didn't stick.

Sophisticated New Yorkers weren't too impressed at first. They said the drink tasted a bit bland, and they 
asked Petiot to spice it up. He added black pepper, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, lemon and--for 
those who wanted more spirit--a generous splash of TABASCO pepper sauce. And that's how an American 
classic was born.

In 1976, McIlhenny Company introduced TABASCO Bloody Mary Mix. It wasn't the first mix on grocery 
store shelves, but it was one true to Petiot's original. A spicier version was added a few years later.

Quick and easy recipe using Kettle Vodka

Kettle One Vodka — 2 shots

•Celery stalk

•Lemon juice — 1 part

•Grapefruit juice 2 parts

•Tomato juice — 3 parts

•Green and black olives, cherry tomato, Mash a celery stalk in a shaker. Squeeze the juice out of 1/2 
lemon and 1/2 grapefruit. 

Add celery salt and freshly ground pepper. Pour 2 shots of Kettle. Add ice. Pour 4 oz of a thick tomato 
juice. Prepare the cocktail by pouring it several times from one shaker part into the other. Pour the

cocktail into a highball glass on ice.

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