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NHS SISTERHOOD BRUNCH

Sunday, August 24, 2014
10:30 am

Elul and the Process of Psychological Transformation
Tanya Siff, Ph.D, Guest Speaker

The first meeting of NHS Sisterhood took place on Sunday morning, August 24th. Sisterhood Co-President Pam Gardner welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. The minutes from the previous meeting were read, and different Board members gave reports. New Sisterhood members Jane Zimmerman and Tanya Siff were honored with bouquets of flowers.

Sarah Barnard led the HaMozi blessing over bread, and everyone enjoyed a festive buffet brunch of noodle kugels, baked salmon, cottage cheese, fruit salad, and assorted desserts.

Sarah Barnard led Birkat HaMazon, Grace after Meals, and Joyce Leahr introduced our special guest speaker, Tanya Siff,Ph.D, wife of our new Rabbi David Siff. She was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and grew up in Chicago. She studied in Israel at the Coservative Yeshiva and holds a PhD in Psychology. While living in Philadelphia, she maintained a private practice that specialized in addiction.

Tanya spoke about "looking at the pain in your life" as an opportunity for personal growth. As the month of Elul contains the High Holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is a wonderful time for self-reflection and potential personal change. As examples, she spoke about three former patients in her practice. After the presentation, Joyce Leahr presented Tanya with a gift bag containing assorted cook books and books about Cincinnati.

Finally, Bobbi Handwerger conducted the Raffle drawings for assorted prizes from the Sisterhood Gift Shop. Sale items were on display in the Zorndorf Social Hall, and the Gift Shop was open after the Brunch.

Photography by Gayna Bassin

Rabbi David and Tanya Siff with their children.
Rabbi David and Tanya Siff with their children.
The Siffs' children
Raffle prizes
Raffle prizes on display.
Raffle prizes
Raffle prizes from the Sisterhood Gift Shop.
Gift Shop sale items on display
Gift Shop sale items on display in the Zorndorf Social Hall.
Pam Gardner, Sisterhood Co-President, welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Pam Gardner, Sisterhood Co-President, welcomed everyone to the meeting.
The lunch buffet.
The lunch buffet.
The lunch buffet The lunch buffet line
People taking food at the buffet.
Sarah Weiler and her mother, Melody Fullorton
Sarah Weiler and her mother, Melody Fullorton.
Candy Gellen presented Jane Zimmerman and Tanya Siff with flowers.
Candy Gellen, left, presented flowers to New Sisterhood Members
Jane Zimmerman, center, and Tanya Siff, right.
Desserts and drinks
The drinks and dessert table.
Sarah Barnard led the Birkat HaMazon, Grace after Meals
Sarah Barnard led the Birkat HaMazon,
Grace after Meals.
Sarah Barnard leading Birkat HaMazon.
Sarah Barnard leading Birkat HaMazon.
Everyone joined in with Birkat HaMazon.
Everyone joined in with Birkat HaMazon.
Joyce Leahr introduced Tanya Siff, our guest speaker.
Joyce Leahr introduced Tanya Siff, our guest speaker.
Tanya Siff
Tanya Siff's topic was Elul and the Process of Psychological Transformation.
Joyce Leahr presents a gift to Tanya.
Joyce Leahr gives Tanya a present as thanks.
The bag contains assorted cookbooks.
The bag contains assorted books, including the NHS Cookbook, Enjoy More!
Bobbi Handwerger, Phyllis Shubs and Grace Lehrer award the raffle prizes
Bobbi Handwerger, Phyllis Shubs and Grace Lehrer award the raffle prizes.
Pam and Leo Gardner enjoyed the Brunch!
Pam and Leo Gardner enjoyed the Brunch!

 

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