|Cincinnati native Teri Junker was installed as the new President of Hadassah Central States Region at the Region Spring Forum on April 9-10, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. Carol Ann Schwartz, also a native Cincinnatian, was honored for her exemplary service as Region President for the past three years. Click here to connect to the Central States Region of Hadassah Website.|
The Hadassah Central States Region has over 10,000 members, associates and supporters in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and West Virginia. The mission of the Region is to organize, develop and strengthen Hadassah units by providing services that respond to the unit’s goals and needs, and to act as a liaison between the unit and National Hadassah. The Region assists chapters with fundraising, education, membership, programming and leadership needs by supplying training, motivation and networking. Hadassah offers women countless opportunities to change their lives, strengthen their Jewish identity and support Hadassah’s life-saving medical and educational programs in Israel.
The theme of this year's Spring Forum was "Embracing Hadassah - Planting the Seeds for our Future Together". The National Conference Advisor was Carol Rosenthal, National Marketing Chair of Member & Community Development and Past Region President of the Upper Midwest Region. Some of the other featured speakers were Joyce Garver Keller, Dr. Lenny Horowitz, Jackie Jacobs, Gail Cohen, Renee Resnick, Helena Schlam, Judy Saxe and Susan Wilkof.
The new officers were installed at a deluxe luncheon on Sunday, April 10th. Susan Wilkof, a past Central States Region President, was the Installing Officer. Other Cincinnatians taking Region posts were Renee Sandler, the new Region Executive Vice President, and Amy Perlman, the new Region Treasurer. Guest Speaker Joyce Garver Keller, Executive Director of Ohio Jewish Communities Advocacy in Action, spoke about "Advocacy in Action: How Legislation Affects Our Jewish Community and How We Can Affect Legislation”.
Teri Junker is a graduate of Walnut Hills High School and the University of Colorado School of Journalism. She has served Hadassah Central States Region in the past as Executive Vice President, Organization Vice President and Region Service Coordinator. She has also been active in Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah as Past Chapter President, Donor Chair, Fundraising Vice President and Training Wheels Chair. Teri has also been an Educational Evaluation Committee member for Yavneh Day School and a board member of Wise Temple Sisterhood. She was selected for the Young Women’s Mission to Israel 2004, and she currently is Vice President of Marketing in her family’s manufacturing companies. She lives in Amberley Village with her husband, Kevin, a Hadassah Associate, and children Justin. an Associate, and Gabrielle, a Life Member.