Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham will combine the business of installing its officers and trustees for the coming year with an evening of merriment at an Installation Extravaganza on Sunday evening, May 13. The entire community is invited to attend this event which will begin at 7 p.m., and take place at the synagogue.
“We have always installed the officers and trustees of the Synagogue, Sisterhood, and Men’s Club at a Friday night service,” explained Jeff Bassin, one of the Extravaganza’s co-chairs. “But this year we wanted to do something different, and make this a fun evening as well. It promises to be a great time for everyone.” Edie Neusner is also co-chairing the event.
Headlining the entertainment is ventriloquist Denny Baker, with an interactive show that promises to astound. The Walnut Hills High School Classical Combo will also perform. Guests will also enjoy champagne, delicious hors d’oeuvres and delectable desserts. A highlight of the evening will be a raffle. The top prize is a trip for two to New York, including airfare, hotel and entertainment attractions.
The congregation will install Joe Lazear as its new president. Other officers to be installed are: Bobbi Handwerger, Henry Spitz, and Kathy Hart, vice-presidents; Matt Lee, treasurer; Laurie Dubin, financial secretary; Lynn Kohel, recording secretary; Judy Knapp, corresponding secretary; and Matt Yosafat, cemetery warden. Trustees to be installed are Jeff Bassin, David Bernstein, Barb Goldstein, Arnold Horowitz, Dennis Manes, Orly Rumberg, George Smulian, Barry Wolfson, and Ron Richards. Continuing trustees include Mark Bratslavsky, Lisa Crawford, Amy Frankel, Fred Joffe, Sonia Milrod, Margie Stayton, and Steve Weiss. Steven Pentelnik, David Zucker, and Karroll Miller will serve on the Synagogue Board as past presidents.
The Northern Hills Sisterhood will install Bobbie Winkler as its new president. The Sisterhood will also install Bobbi Handwerger and Sandy Spitz, programming vice-presidents; Diana Fenichel, treasurer; Eileen Metz, financial secretary; Ellen Warm, corresponding secretary; Pam Gardner, recording secretary; and Grace Lehrer, Connie Hinitz, Gayna Bassin, and Candy Gellen, trustees. Roslyn Shapiro will serve on the Sisterhood Board as past president.
The Northern Hills Men’s Club will install Bob Stayton as its new president. The Men’s Club will also install Hal Winkler, vice-president; Joel Suddleson, secretary; Barry Wolfson, treasurer; and Todd Winkler, Joe Zukor, and Herb Brass, trustees. Ron Richards and Jerry Shubs will serve on the Men’s Club Board as past presidents.