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A Tribute to Renee Roth

Saturday Evening, February 2, 2013
7:30 p.m.

Renee Roth has been an integral part of Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B'nai Avraham and other Cincinnati Jewish organizations for more than 35 years. As a member of NHS, Renee has served not only as President of the Congregation but also as Sisterhood President, Board Member, Finance Committee Member, and Chair of the Catering Staff. If you want to know what is truly happening at NHS, "Ask Renee!"

This evening, friends, family and colleagues of Renee Roth joined together to honor her with a festive gala celebration. Many friends and relatives from other cities arrived earlier to share in Renee's granddaughter's baby-naming ceremony this morning.

The evening began with a sumptuous buffet of appetizers and drinks at 7:30 p.m. At 8:15 p.m., hostess Jeanne Aronoff introduced comedian John Bunyan, who entertained us with humorous musings and observations about Jewish life and life in general. Then several speakers, Sandy Richards, Hal Lewis, Rabbi Barnard and son Scott Roth spoke with love and humor on the various facets of Renee's life and generosity.

Around 9 p.m., the DJ put on festive music, and everyone enjoyed the artfully arranged array of desserts, dancing and conversation with friends. USY-ers Eddie Bassin and Jonathan Shulman checked coats in the Coat room, raising money for USY programs. Many thanks to the Committee chaired by Karyn Lazear and all the wonderful volunteers and contributors who helped make this night such a memorable event.

Photographers: Gayna Bassin, Henry Fenichel and Jane Karlsberg.

If you would like a printable image file, please contact Gayna Bassin.

Dr. Eli and Renee Roth
The Guest of Honor: Renee Roth and her husband Eli.
Renee Roth and friends
Karyn Lazear and Gail Stern registered guests in the NHS lobby.
Karyn Lazear and Gail Stern registered guests in the NHS lobby.
Table decorations
Table Decorations and Memories Book.
USY-ers checked coats to raise funds for USY projects.
USY-ers Eddie Bassin and Jonathan Shulman checked coats to raise funds for USY (United Synagogue Youth) projects.
The DJ played soft music as guest enjoyed the appetizers.
The DJ played music as guests enjoyed the appetizers.
People getting appetizers at the buffet table
Natalie & Mitch Freeman get appetizers
Appetizers
Hot appetizers buffet table
Appetizers
Cold appetizers buffet
Mark Karlsberg getting appetizers The buffet of appetizers.
Ron & Sandy Richards get drinks
Ron & Sandy Richards get drinks.
David Zucker Bill Freedman Carol Hershenson, Lois & Jeff Gushin
Renee's relatives Renee's son Scott and his family
Renee's son Scott and his family.
Fenichels Gayna & Jeff Bassin
Some couples Guests
Beloffs
Jeanne Aronoff, as Hostess for the evening, introduced the featured entertainment, comedian John Bunyan.
Jeanne Aronoff, as Hostess for the evening, introduced
the featured entertainment, comedian John Bunyan.
John Bunyan, comedian
John Bunyan, comedian, entertained us with musings
on Jewish life, parenting and health issues.
John Bunyan, comedian The DJ comedian
Sandy Richards spoke about her experiences with Renee at the synagogue.
Sandy Richards spoke about her experiences
with Renee at the synagogue.
Hal Lewis
Hal Lewis spoke about Renee's contributions
and generosity to the Jewish community.
Rabbi Gershom Barnard
Rabbi Barnard spoke about Renee's invaluable
expertise and generosity.
Scott Roth, Renee's son
Scott Roth, one of Renee's 2 sons, talked
about growing up with such a wonderful Mom.
The social hall was filled with people
Everyone enjoyed the memories and presentations.
Renee and Eli really enjoyed the presentations.
Rabbi Gershom and Sarah Barnard
Rabbi Gershom and Sarah Barnard with
Marina Davar and Mark Bratslovsky.
Fruit The dessert buffet
The dessert buffet
Desserts Desserts
Desserts More desserts
Roz Shapiro gets a drink Steven & Julie Pentelnik
Karyn and Joe Lazear
Karyn Kern-Lazear, Chair for the event, with
Joe Lazear, President of the Congregation.
Shapiros
Warren & Roz Shapiro with Sandy Schram
Lynn Kohel and Claire Lee dance to the music. Renee joins in
Dancing to the music!
Renee dancing Lazears and the Millers
Jill and Gary Furst Renee's mother
Renee's mother
Renee and family members
Friends Barry Joffe and Jeff Bassin
Guests
Steve Selss and Liz and David Zucker
Julie Pentelnik and Laurie Dubin
Bill Freedman & Dave Goldstein Bobbi and Stuart Handwerger
Jane and Mark Karlsberg, Natalie and Mitch Freeman
The USY-ers raised money for USY programming.
USY-ers and coat room tickets The coat check table with USY spelled out in tickets
USY-ers Jonathan Shulman and Eddie Bassin worked in the
Coat Check room to raise money for USY programming.
The Committee members
The Committee members for the event.
The kitchen staff
The kitchen staff.
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