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Opening Meeting 9-29-13

Hadassah Opening Meeting and Dinner was held on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Trio Bistro in Kenwood. David Barashi (also known as "Dush the Clown") spoke about the "Dream Doctors" Project, and Hadassah doctors Shelly Negari and Gilad Hamdani, both training at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, were also in attendance, along with their families. The event was chaired by Holly Corbin Wolfson, Sherri Kim Symson, Ali Socol Bernstein and Tracy Levine.

The "Dream Doctors" medical clowns project was established in 2002 at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.  It has since grown from the original three clowns to 53 professional clowns working at 18 Israeli hospitals.  Israel is considered a leader in professionalizing the field of medical clowning and providing scientific evidence for its effectiveness.  One study conducted around the world showed that children treated with medical clowning recovered up to 30% faster.

David Barashi is currently in Cincinnati sharing his expertise with staff at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  He received an undergraduate degree in nursing and theatre arts from the University of Haifa. He has treated children not only in Israel, but also in Haiti, Nepal and other locales devastated by natural disasters. He says that "clowning is a language that goes beyond borders, cultures, social status and religions, and is a universal language which makes it possible to communicate with anyone anywhere."

 Brenda Schonfield and Bobbi Handwerger arrive and register.
Brenda Shonfield and Bobbi Handwerger, both past
Presidents, arrive and register.
 Carol Ann Schwartz and David Barashi.
Carol Ann Schwartz, David Barashi and Paula Jarnicki.
 David "Dudi" Barashi, Hadassah Medical Clown, with Dr. Gilad Hamdani and his wife Maya.
David "Dudi" Barashi, Hadassah Medical Clown, with Dr. Gilad Hamdani and his wife Maya.
 Hadassah members get assorted appetizers.
Hadassah members get assorted appetizers.
 Lauren Scharf, Shirley Fingerman and Paula Jarnicki.
Lauren Scharf, Shirley Fingerman and Paula Jarnicki.
 Gayna Bassin, Sharon Casper and Karen Silverman.
Gayna Bassin, Sharon Casper and Karen Silverman.
 Group of young women.
Paige Mezibov Silver, Deb Zehetmaier, Lori Frisher, Andrea Schmerler Shapiro and Molli Tobin Monk.
 Pilar Samuel and Karen Levy.
Pilar Samuel and Karen Levy.
 Group of young women.
Bobbie Signer (in back), Ilana Liss, Jaime Abel Goldstein, Amy Fox Fisher, Marci Blachman.
 Lesley Krellen Podberesky, Francie Mallin Davis and Sherri Kim Symson
Lesley Krellen Podberesky, Francie Mallin Davis and Sherri Kim Symson.
 Charlotte Hattenbach with Cara Shapiro and LeeAnne Galioto.
Charlotte Hattenbach with Cara Shapiro and LeeAnne Galioto.
Dr. Michelle Herman Kohn, Dr. Shelly Ben Harush Negari and Amit Ben Harush.
Dr. Michelle Herman Kohn, Dr. Shelly Ben Harush Negari and her husband Amit Ben Harush.
 Ali Bernstein
Ali Bernstein welcomed everyone to Opening Meeting.
 Chapter President Bonnie Juran Ullner spoke about some of Hadassah's accomplishments.
Chapter President Bonnie Juran Ullner spoke about some of Hadassah's upcoming programs.
 Opening Meeting Committee members Ali Bernstein and Sherri Symson telling the group how the Opening Meeting kicks off the year for Hadassah, and encouraging them to join.
Opening Meeting Committee members Ali Bernstein and Sherri Symson telling the group how the Opening Meeting kicks off the year for Hadassah, and encouraging them to join.
 Teri Junker, Central States Region President, and Bonnie Juran Ullner, Cincinnati Chapter President.
Teri Junker, Central States Region President, and Bonnie Juran Ullner, Cincinnati Chapter President.
 David "Dudi" Barashi, Hadassah Medical Clown
David "Dush" Barashi talked about the medical clown
program that started at Hadassah Hospital in 2002.

 Dr. Michelle Kohn and Carol Ann Schwartz.
Dr. Michelle Kohn, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital, spoke about Children's
Israel Exchange Program with Hadassah Hospitals, along with Carol Ann Schwartz.
 David Barashi makes a balloon flower for Bonnie Juran Ullner, Cincinnati Chapter President.
David Barashi made a balloon flower for Bonnie Juran Ullner, Cincinnati Chapter President.
Carol Ann Schwartz presented to David Barashi a beautiful Hadassah certificate in thanks for his presentation.
Carol Ann Schwartz presented to David Barashi a beautiful Hadassah certificate
in thanks for his presentation.

 Carol Ann Schwartz presented the four co-chairs with bracelets from Israel.
Carol Ann Schwartz presented the four co-chairs with bracelets from Israel.
  Many thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make this evening such a success! — with Bonnie Juran Ullner, Holly Corbin Wolfson, Sherri Kim Symson, David DuSh BarasHi, CarolAnn Gershuny Schwartz, Ali Socol Bernstein and Tracy Levine at TRIO Bistro.
Many thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make this evening such a success! — with Bonnie Juran Ullner, Holly Corbin Wolfson, Sherri Kim Symson, David DuSh BarasHi, CarolAnn Gershuny Schwartz, Ali Socol Bernstein and Tracy Levine at TRIO Bistro.
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