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Beth Israel Sisterhood hosts joint dinner

Beth Israel Sisterhood members were the gracious and friendly hostesses for this years conservative joint sisterhood dinner meeting. This is an annual get-together, rotating every year at a different conservative synagogue venue.

Conservative sisterhoods include Adat Chaim, Beth El, Beth Israel, Beth Shalom and Chizuk Amuno congregations.

Presidencies include: Cathy Litofsky, Adat Chaim; Judy Pachino and Judy Frankle, Beth El; Beth Horton, Beth Israel; Eve Klein, Beth Shalom; Charlee Sterling, Chizuk Amuno.

Gloria Friedman and Diane Friedland, were the overall chairwomen for this conservative congregation's get-together that was an evening of friendship and camaraderie.

Additional sisterhood planning committee members included Myra Wittik, Adat Chaim; Betsy Narrow, Bunny Roseman, Susan Hackerman, Sharon Dorenfeld, Michelle Azwalinsky, Beth El; Eve Klein, Beth Shalom and Donna Wolf, Chizuk Amuno.

Program participants were Diane Friedland, Sandie Zaben, Myra Wittik, plus Sandie Kirsh, president Seaboard Region Women's League Conservative Judaism who updated the fact that the Seaboard Region includes 35 sisterhoods with 5,140 sisterhood members! Sandie is a long-time dedicated Beth Israel sisterhood member. Note: Seaboard presidency is a very involved and a very prestigious well-earned title. Sandie, as always, is doing a great job with leadership in representing the entire Seaboard Region!

Additional program participants included Donna Wolf, Judi-Dickman-Narrow and Gloria Friedman.

Guest speaker was personable Judy Pressman, J.P. Images, Image Consultant for 30 years, aka shopping genius. Topic of discussion this evening was "What Kind of Woman Are You" Elegant? Chic? Glamorous or Spicy?

Pressman provided the sisterhood women with an interesting update regarding their personal image, to "make the most of their best," to make "their first impression with others their best impression!"

Immediately following this discussion was a mini fashion show with attractive new spring fashions provided by Jones & Jones, located at Cross Keys. Note, available are sizes 2-16, unfortunately, no petites!

Another note: Black and white color accented with bright colors is "in" this season as well as bright colored accessories including patent pocketbooks!

Thank you, in addition to everyone involved with the success of this evening, Judy Pressman, the attractive sisterhood models June Sacks, Judy Spector, Tina Asher, Leslie Wasserman. Plus thank you to Karen, the Jones & Jones staffer who coordinated the attractive fashions modeled this evening!

Assisting at the reception desk, representatives from each sisterhood Susan Hackerman, Betsy Narrow, Myra Wittik, Donna Wolf and Judi Cataldo. Thanks ladies!

In addition to above listed names, also among the many sisterhood members attending this annual multi-conservative-sisterhood social get-together, Marcia Toppel, international past vice president Women's League. Plus Sheila Stern, Zelda Zaben, Anita Steinberg, Eunice Friedman, Hulaine Zolet, Ruthanne Kaufman, Shirley Rodbell, Sue Silverman, Sara Berger, Charlotte Levin, Miriam Stern, Ellen Rosen, Janet Korba, Lois Plotkin, Harriet Weiner, Carole Seidman, Lynette Cohen, Linda Boteach, Carolyn Shochet, Frida Fraiman, Rheta Rosen, Adrienne Frager, Jodi and Marcia Singer, Judy Zeigenfuse, Marion Freedman, Char Levin, Shirley Carp, Dorothy Yankellow, Diane Dansicker plus others too numerable to list due to space limitations.

Special thanks, Susan Hackerman, Beth El sisterhood, event fotog.

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening!

However, missed was Hilda Hillman, a dynamic very dedicated and involved "MATRIARCH" Beth Israel Congregation and its Sisterhood for many, many, many, years. Hilda succumbed recently. Her presence and involvement will be missed by many associated with her at Beth Israel Congregation!


David Krajewski has been named chief financial officer and senior vice president of LifeBridge Health. Krajewskli has been involved 20 plus years with LifeBridge Health.

Andrew Katz has been appointed the new Assistant Administrator for Beth El Congregation, located in Pikesville.

Our community including this columnist extend a hearty "Mazel Tov" and our very best wishes to both David and Andrew for long and successful tenures at each of their individual respected endeavors. L'Chaim!

Northwest Hospital's Domestic Violence Program "DOVE" has earned a National Crime Victims Service Award from our United States Department of Justice.

The program's support services include crisis counseling and safety planning, forensic record of injuries, referrals to community resources and temporary emergency assistance to meet basic needs like food, transportation and medical care.

Working closely with Baltimore County and Baltimore City law enforcement, the DOVE Program also provides ongoing case management, counseling and court accompaniment. The Dove Program team trains their medical staff to recognize signs of domestic violence making it possible for Northwest Hospital to offer victims proper medical treatment and social support. Note: patients referred to this program do not pay for its services.

This year, the DOVE Program was one of only 13 programs or individuals to earn a "National Crime Victims" Service Award. Northwest Hospital is the only one in Maryland!

Note: Northwest Hospital is a member of LifeBridge Health.



Gene Kirchner, a 25-year-young firefighter associated with the Reisterstown Fire Company since he was a teenager, age 16. His sister and twin brother also are firefighters affiliated with this company.

Gene, who was known as a humble and great guy, paid the ultimate sacrifice in helping to assist and rescue a man in a recent fire.

Our community, including this columnist, extends our deepest condolences and sympathy to his shattered/grieving family, friends and the Reisterstown Fire Company on the demise of Gene, a "Fallen Hero!"

Gene will be very immensely missed!

For Bev Fine's Lifecycle Simcha Celebrations, see page 12.