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Opening Meeting/Installation 2012

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah held its Opening Meeting/ Installation Luncheon on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Carrabba's Italian Grill on Mason-Montgomery Road in Deerfield Township. Renee Sandler, Opening Event chair,  welcomed everyone, and a delightful lunch of Caesar salad, bread with Italian dipping oil, choice of salmon or vegetarian lasagne, and chocolate mousse was served by Carrabba's staff. 

Paula Jarnicki, Installation Officer,  asked outgoing board members to stand, thanked and discharged them.  She then installed and honored new board members in the order of their committees. She thanked outgoing Co-Presidents Bobbi Handwerger and Sharon Casper for their devoted service to Hadassah and awarded them beautiful flower bouquets. The many Chapter board members who also serve on the Hadassah Central States Region board were also thanked.  As the theme of the afternoon was chocolate, each person received a candy symbolizing their area of expertise. Finally, Bonnie Juran Ullner was named the new Chapter President, and she gave a very moving acceptance speech.

Bonnie Juran Ullner is very enthusiastic about her new role.  Her husband Jon, parents, mother-in-law and many friends came to support her at the installation. She spoke to the group about the life-saving miracles performed by Hadassah, relating how her youngest daughter was in Israel on a Federation trip when she fell deathly ill and was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.  The doctors there correctly diagnosed Wilson's disease and began treating her for it, while arranging with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York to procure a needed liver transplant. Without the excellent care at Hadassah Hospital, her daughter surely would have died.   More...

After Bonnie's speech, noted cookbook author, lecturer and editor Sheilah Kaufman presented a delightful program about the history of "Jews and Chocolate", starting with the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and the discovery of the New World and the cocoa bean.  For many years, Jews held a monopoly in the chocolate trade because the native Americans who knew the processing secrets trusted them and did not trust the other Europeans.  She arranged various chocolate samples to taste and offered to sign any cookbooks purchased at the event. A percentage of proceeds would be donated to our Chapter. 

The event drew to a close after an exciting raffle with prizes as diverse as a jeweled ring, a white coral necklace, boxes of chocolate, cookbooks and several restaurant gift certificates.  A tasty array of different chocolate samples were arranged on the restaurant bar for people to enjoy on their way out.

Photography by Gayna Bassin.

 Co-Presidents Bobbi Handwerger and Sharon Casper registered guests near the entrance.
Retiring Co-Presidents Bobbi Handwerger and Sharon Casper
registered guests at the entrance.
 Hadassah members and guests registered at the entrance.
Hadassah members and guests registered at the entrance.
 Cookbook author Sheilah Kaufman (center) with friends Jackie Diaz (left) and Caryl Green (right).
Cookbook author Sheilah Kaufman (center) with friends Jackie
Diaz (left) and Caryl Green (right).
 
Berenice Goldman with Tobe Snow, Programming Vice President
and Coffee Talk Chair.
 
Cathy Cohn, Sue Green, Beverly Benmayor and Bonnie Juran Ullner.
 Bonnie Juran Ullner and Sarah Ganson.
Michael Schwartz, Bonnie Juran Ullner and Sarah Ganson.
 Bonnie and her family.
Cathy Cohn, Bonnie Juran Ullner and her parents Bob and Sue Juran.
 Renee Sandler welcomed everyone to the luncheon.
Renee Sandler, Opening Event Chair,  welcomed everyone to the luncheon.
The restaurant was filled with Hadassah members.
The restaurant was filled with Hadassah members.
 Ghita Sarembock, Donor Chair, and Paula Jarnicki.
 Paula Jarnicki, standing, was Installation Officer.
 Current board members were asked to stand.
Current board members were asked to stand and were uninstalled.
 Now former Co-Presidents Bobbi Handwerger and Sharon Casper received bouquets.
Now past Co-Presidents Bobbi Handwerger and Sharon Casper
received bouquets.
 Sharon Casper received extra thanks for maintaining the Hadassah Bulletin and eBulletins.
Sharon Casper received special thanks for continuing to manage
the Hadassah Bulletin and email Blasts.
 Everyone listened attentively.
Everyone listened as Hadassah officers were honored.
 Paula Jarnicki and Carol Ann Schwartz.
Paula Jarnicki and Carol Ann Schwartz, Hadassah
Hospital/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Liason.
 Allison Frankel, Treasurer and Ghita Sarembock, Donor Chair.
Allison Frankel, Treasurer and Ghita Sarembock, Donor Chair.
 Beverly Williams and Ghita Sarembock.
Beverly Williams, Budget Chair, and Ghita Sarembock.
 Gayna Bassin and Paula Jarnicki.
Gayna Bassin, Publicity Chair and Webmaster, and Paula Jarnicki.
 Adele Gutterman and her daughter Renee Sandler.
Adele Gutterman, Fundraising Vice-President, and her daughter
Renee Sandler, Opening Event Chair.
 Rita Rothenberg, Raffle Chair.
Rita Rothenberg, Raffle Chair.
 Jennie Broh.
Jenny Broh, Loving Layettes Chair.
 Ghita Sarembock, Donor Chair, and Paula Jarnicki.
Ghita Sarembock, Donor Chair, and Paula Jarnicki.
 Bonnie Juran Ullner is installed as Chapter President by Paula Jarnicki.
Bonnie Juran Ullner is installed as new Chapter
President by Paula Jarnicki.
 Bonnie received a beautiful ceramic apple to welcome her as new Chapter President.
Bonnie received a beautiful ceramic apple to welcome her as
new Chapter President.
 Bonnie also received the President's Pin.
Cathy Cohn pinned Bonnie's President's Pin on her dress.
 Bonnie, with her new President's Pin, and Paula.
Bonnie, with her new President's Pin, and Paula Jarnicki.
 Then Bonnie spoke to the Hadassah members.
Then Bonnie spoke to the Hadassah members.
 Tobe Snow introduced the guest speaker, Sheilah Kaufman.
Tobe Snow introduced the guest speaker, Sheilah Kaufman.
 Sheiah Kaufman told the history of chocolate and how it related to Jewish history.
Sheilah Kaufman told the history of chocolate and how it related
to Jewish history.
 Sheilah Kaufman.
Sheilah related the history of chocolate and how the
Jews at one time held a monopoly in its trade.
 
Sheilah related how cocoa evolved from being a bitter, almost
medicinal drink to being the sweet confection that we love today.
 Afterward, these wonderful raffle prizes were awarded to lucky ticket holders, and everyone sampled various kinds of chocolate that Sheilah brought to share.
After the presentation, these wonderful raffle prizes were awarded
to lucky ticket holders, and everyone was invited to taste a variety
of chocolate samples provided by Sheilah Kaufman.
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