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Hadassah Donor Luncheon 3-22-12

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah held its annual Donor Luncheon on Thursday, March 22, 2012, as part of "Home Sweet Hadassah Day" celebrating Hadassah's Centennial Anniversary.  Cincinnati Chapter is also celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year by honoring all members who are 90 years young and more.  The luncheon was held at the elegant Kenwood Country Club. 

The program included an Invocation by Sonia Leopold, the "Presidents' Message" by Co-President Sharon Casper (other Co-President Bobbi Handwerger was out of town), and a PowerPoint presentation, "100 Years of Hadassah" by Tobe Snow, Paula Jarnicki and Gayna Bassin.   Many Donor Committee members wore period outfits, including hats and gloves. Dresses of different periods and accessories were on display.  The centerpieces featured sketches of Henrietta Szold, Hadassah's founder, who created the organization in March of 1912, around the time of Purim.  Hadassah is the Hebrew name for Esther, the heroine of the Purim Megillah.  Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, has overcome adversity and achieved its goals, culminating in the recent opening of the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem.

Photography by Gayna Bassin.
 Guests arrived at Kenwood Country Club and received their table seating card.
Guests arrived at Kenwood Country Club and received their
table seating card.
 Sharon Casper, Paula Jarnicki and Stephanie Gilinsky greeted members and guests as they entered.
Cincinnati Chapter Co-President Sharon Casper, Paula Jarnicki
and Stephanie Gilinsky greeted members and guests as they entered.
Lois Pornoy, Rita Rothenberg and Adele Gutterman sold Raffle Tickets and Passover Chocolate Matzos.
Lois Pornoy, Rita Rothenberg and Adele Gutterman sold
Raffle Tickets and Passover Chocolate Matzos.
 Members could buy Hadassah cards, certificates and Vasu vases from Tobe Snow, Betsy Scheffler and Barbara Vinson.
Members could buy Hadassah cards, certificates and Vasu
reusable vases from Tobe Snow, Betsy Scheffler and Barbara Vinson.
 Bonnie Ullner dressed the part of a 1920's flapper.
Bonnie Ullner dressed the part of a 1920's flapper.

Tobe Snow, Bonnie Ullner, Diana Fenichel and
Florence Zaret.
 Tobe Snow and Bonnie Ullner.
Tobe Snow and Bonnie Ullner.
 
Mariam Katzman, Miriam Bernstein and Amy Katzman.
 Dresses and accessories were on display in the dining room.
Dresses and accessories were on display in the dining room.
More dresses on display.
 Cheryl Bernstein and Miriam Bernstein.
Cheryl Bernstein and Miriam Bernstein.
 Sonia Leopold with her daughter Karen Silverman and two granddaughters.
Sonia Leopold (left) with her daughter Karen Silverman and
two granddaughters Elisa Arnow and Deborah Silverman Zehetmaier.
 Edie Rau and her mother, Violet Solomon, in front of a poster honoring Violet's many contributions to Hadassah.
Edie Rau (left) and her mother, Violet Solomon, in front of
a poster honoring Violet's many contributions to Hadassah.
A bronze dress designed for the "Jerusalem 3000" Celebration in 1992.
A bronze dress designed for the
"Jerusalem 3000" Celebration in 1992.
 
Left to right: Claire Lee, Diana Fenichel and Roz Bleznick.
 
Past Chapter Presidents: Renee Sandler, Teri Junker (now
Central States Region President), Amy Perlman, Bobbie Signer
and Jan Shulman.
 Donor Chair Ghita Sarembock dressed as Henrietta Szold, in front of the presentation screen.
Donor Chair Ghita Sarembock, dressed
as Henrietta Szold, in front of the presentation screen.
 Carol Ann Schwartz led the "Star Spangled Banner" and "HaTikvah".
Carol Ann Schwartz led the "Star Spangled Banner" and "Hatikvah".
 The audience stood for the "Star Spangled Banner".
The audience stood for the "Star Spangled Banner".
 Sonia Leopold gave the Invocation.
Sonia Leopold gave the Invocation.
Shirley Fingerman (left) said the Hamotzi blessing on the bread.
Shirley Fingerman (left) and Lillian Arons said the Hamotzi
blessing on the bread.
 The 90+ year- members were first to go to the buffet.
The 90+ year- members were first to go to the buffet.
 The buffet line.
 The buffet.
 Rhoda Ulas, Ghita Sarembock and Ann Kaplan.
Rhoda Ulas, Ghita Sarembock and Ann Kaplan.
 Sharon Casper gave the Presidents' Message.
After the lunch, Sharon Casper gave the Presidnts' Message. 
She spoke about all the activities and programs that Cincinnati
Chapter has provided this past year.
 The Presentation Group: Paula Jarnicki, Tobe Snow and Gayna Bassin (right) with Ghita Sarembock (center).
The PowerPoint "100 Years of Hadassah" Presenters:
Paula Jarnicki,  Tobe Snow and Gayna Bassin, with Ghita
Sarembock, Donor Chair (center, dressed as Henrietta Szold).
 A Hadassah tribute.
Bert Signer reminisced about Hadassah after the lunch.
 The 90+ year-old Hadassah members were honored.
The 90+ year-old Hadassah members were honored: (Left to right)
Back Row: Ruth Rothman, Helen Benjamin, Doris Zipperstein, Jean Brand, Florence Zaret, Bertha Signer, Faye Provisor, Ruth Stregevsky, Hannah Hattenbach.
Front Row: Freddy Mayer, Sonia Leopold, Lillian Arons, Violet Solomon, Shirley Jaeger, Shirley Fingerman.
 
Bertha Signer and Rita Katz.
 Everyone had a great time.
Ruth Rothman, Bertha Signer, Faye Provisor, and Florence Zaret.
 Adele Gutterman and Rita Rothenberg awarded numerous raffle prizes.
Adele Gutterman and Rita Rothenberg awarded numerous raffle
prizes, including restaurant gift certificates and a silk scarf.
 Sophia Yasgur was one of the raffle winners.
Sophia Yasgur was one of the raffle winners.
 The attending Past Presidents of Cincinnati Chapter.  (Not in photo:  Mariam Katzman and Teri Junker)
The attending Past Presidents of Cincinnati Chapter:
Standing: Amy Perlman, Brenda Shonfield, Jan Shulman, Bobbie Signer, Carol Ann Schwartz, Paula Jarnicki, Renee Sandler, Sharon Casper.
Seated: Miriam Bernstein, Edie Rau and Tobe Snow. 
(Not in photo:  Mariam Katzman and Teri Junker)
 Henrietta Szold on the table centerpiece.
Henrietta Szold on the table centerpiece.
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