Fall Conference 2008
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Racing Toward the Future
November 14-16, 2008
Lexington Hyatt Hotel
The Fall Hadassah Central States Region Conference was held in Lexington, Kentucky, November 14-16, 2008. Raye Ziring was Conference Chair and Marcie Natan, Hadassah National Treasurer, was the Conference Advisor. Region President Carol Ann Schwartz welcomed the delegates and conducted the regional board meeting Friday afternoon. Associate Hadassah members enjoyed their own programming as well as conference events. The Women of Innovation Award was presented to Gayna Bassin, Connie Grobstein, and Raye Ziring.
Marcie Natan, Hadassah National Treasurer, gave the keynote address on Friday evening, and Rabbi Audrey Korotkin led services on Saturday morning. Carol Goodman Kaufman, Ph.D. gave a moving presentation Saturday afternoon on Domestic Violence and the Jewish Community. Adam H. Edelen, Chief-of-Staff to Kentucky Governor Steve Besheat, gave the Saturday night keynote speech. The band Ha-Tizmoret performed after dinner, and many women danced to the spirited music. Carol Goodman Kaufman signed copies of her book, Sins of Omission: the Jewish Community's Reaction to Domestic Violence, and gift baskets were auctioned off as fundraisers by Renee Resnik.
Associate members in attendance enjoyed an excursion to Kentucky Horse Park and attended a seminar on Islam led by Lawrence Ziring, Ph.D. The conference concluded on Sunday with helpful workshops and inspiring speakers illuminating all the programs and research being conducted in Israel by Hadassah.
Photography provided by Gayna Bassin.