A mural dedicated to Molly by acclaimed artist Jules Muck (@muckrock on Instagram) is now complete in Pacific Palisades! The mural is located at Pierson Playhouse, on the wall facing Temescal Canyon Boulevard and Pali High. All three of the shows that Molly starred in at Theatre Palisades, Peter Pan (2018), Guys and Dolls (2019) and The Little Mermaid (2019) are represented on the mural. In addition to the obvious nod to Peter Pan and the prominent mermaid, the image of Molly was taken from one of our favorite photos of Molly, shining on stage during Guys and Dolls.
Tremendous thanks to Theatre Palisades, Lara Ganz, Director of Theatre Palisades Youth, Jules Muck, Nicole Kuklok-Waldman, who handled the associated legal work on a pro bono basis, and Gabriel Efraim of EBR Construction, Inc., for supplying equipment for the project. We appreciate Brandon Dull for his hard work in filming and editing this awesome video of the project, from start to finish! Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Molly Steinsapir Foundation, which helped to fund last summer’s production of Aladdin, Jr., and funded the mural.
The Steinsapir Family was honored to bring Molly’s passion and light to the Adi Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitation Village in Israel. Adi-Negev provides a wide range of services, including residential care for people with multiple disabilities and complex medical conditions. The village was founded by Doron and Didi Almog in honor of their son, Eran (Z”L), who was born with autism and passed away at the age of 23 in 2007.
We thank Doron and Didi for their exceptional hospitality and honoring Molly in the perfect way at Adi-Negev.
Adi-Negev’s petting zoo, where disabled residents spend time with animals and birds, was dedicated to Molly. A committed vegetarian, Molly loved all animals and treated them with kindness and respect. Watch the dedication ceremony here.
Thank you to the Jewish National Fund, which connected the Steinsapir Family to Adi-Negev and helped organize an unforgettable trip, and to everyone who donated. Together, we raised $100,000 for Adi-Negev! A special thank you to Molly’s aunt, Polly Levine, for planning the dedication ceremony, along with JNF.
The Molly Steinsapir Foundation donated $5,000 to the Jewish National Fund at the Annual Women for Israel Luncheon on May 11. In honor of Women’s Month, all donations made to JNF during May, up to $1,000,000, will be matched! Visit https://jnf.org to donate and double your impact! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Molly, who loved Israel and was passionate about women’s rights.
A BENCH FOR MOLLY
The Pacific Palisades Residents Association adopted a bench for Molly, which has been installed at Temescal Canyon Park Playground, located at 219 Temescal Canyon Road. A huge thank you to Sarah Conner, Jessica Rogers, the entire Pacific Palisades Residents Association, the LA Parks Foundation, and everyone who donated towards the bench. Stay tuned for more information about a community celebration to formally dedicate the bench and watch the fun promo video featuring Nate and Eli Steinsapir here.
We are honored to announce that our short film, “Molly’s Light,” has received the Best Animation Short Award at IFS L.A. Film Festival!
“Molly’s Light”, created in partnership with animation producers Andrew Seth Cohen and Ryan Kieffer of Confidential Creative, has also started receiving acceptances to film festivals. The first/notable one is the L.A. FILM FEST - Independent Filmmakers Showcase© IFS LA which will have an in-person screening in the fall in Los Angeles, with additional details to be announced.
We expect to be selected at more festivals so stay tuned for more details, and if you haven’t seen it yet, watch ‘Molly’s Light’ directed by our talented friends, Noah Pollack & Marius Markevicius, and featuring music by Mandi Perkins and Francesco Rigon here.
The Molly Steinsapir Foundation proudly supports local public schools. We provided hundreds of KN-95 masks to LAUSD schools during the Omicron wave. We’re also preparing to beautify the campus of our neighborhood elementary school, Marquez Charter. Kaye secured a generous donation of soil, fertilizer, and mulch from Kellogg Garden Organics. The Molly Steinsapir Foundation is purchasing new plants from C&S Nursery, which kindly agreed to extend a discount. On May 22, the community is coming together for Beautification Day, to plant the new plants and give the campus a fresh look. Check out the changes at our beloved school by the sea!
THE BRAID'S WIDE OPEN SHOW
The Molly Steinsapir Foundation is thrilled to be part of The Braid’s “Wide Open” show. “Wide Open” is a collection of true stories about moments when opportunity stares us in the face and we discover if we're brave enough to take it.
The show features “A Girl Named Molly,” which describes the unbreakable spiritual connection between Molly and her mom, Kaye. There are also 9 other short stories, which will make you laugh and cry, and have you riveted throughout the entire performance.