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 31st Annual Chabad Telethon: Hosted by Larry King

45 million homes and RAISING $4.2 million in 3 hours

By Mitchell Stevens (Los Angeles, CA) and Ben Cable (Phoenix, AZ)

Tom Arnold and Mitchell Stevens at Chabad 2011 (CableMuse.com) Cable Muse Network

On Sunday, September 25th, Cable Muse Network reporter Mitchell Stevens participated in the 31st Annual Chabad Telethon hosted by Larry King. Stevens volunteered his services answering telephones and received over $20,000 worth of pledges on his line. The telethon was held in the KTLA studios located in Hollywood. Mitchelle was in good company with celebrity guests Howie Mandel, Oscar winners John Voight and Elliot Gould, Brad Garrett, Tom Arnold and Paula Abdul, among others.

Rabbi Chaim Cunin & Chaim Marcus with Larry King (CableMuse.com)
Producers Rabbi Chaim Cunin & Chaim Marcus with Larry King

When Larry King was asked why he chose to come back to prime time to host the 2011 Rosh Hashana fundraiser he stated: "We all have friends and family who've fallen upon bitter times, and this Rosh Hashana it will take more than just 'an apple in honey' to bring them a sweet year. So I'm joining to help the thousands of people from all faiths and backgrounds who've turned to Chabad in dire need."

The Chabad 31st annual L’Chaim “To Life!” Telethon raised a total of over 4.2 million dollars during an intensely emotional 3 hour extravaganza. Due to the current challenging economic times, Chabad has worked overtime to service communities around the world through their centers, schools, homeless shelters and drug treatment centers.

What's all the dancing about? Telethon regular Tom Arnold put it simply "at Chabad, our greatest joy is giving!"

“These challenging times call for increased joy and a renewed commitment to help those in need. Each one of us has the opportunity and the responsibility to share the precious gift of joy. That's been the underlying theme of this Telethon for 31 years,” said host Larry King.

Tom Arnold and Jon Voight answering calls at Chabad Telethon 2011(CableMuse.com) Photo Credits: Menachem Krinsky, Mushka Lightstone

Funds generated as a result of the Telethon help to support a wide range of Chabad's efforts, including: education, summer camps & youth programs, children requiring special needs, drug & alcohol rehabilitation, community outreach programs, crisis intervention, and much more.

CableMuse.com encourages all writers and readers to contribute to our communities and share the experience.  YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Since 2008, employees and reporters for Cable Muse Network, LLC have donated over 1000 estimated hours of community service and writing for causes that impact our communities, OUR SHARED WORLD.

Ben Cable - CMN Executive Editor

LINK: For more information or to donate visit www.ToLife.com

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