"If Our Menorahs Could Talk"

The December meeting of Coffee Talk/Decaf Cafe was held at the home of Paula Jarnicki at 7:30 p.m.  On a Hanukkah theme, the Hadassah members brought menorahs and other Judaica to discuss their history and what it meant to them. 
 Everyone relaxed in the living room after enjoying refreshments in the kitchen.
Everyone relaxed in the living room after enjoying refreshments in the kitchen.
The menorahs were on display on the coffee table.
The menorahs were on display on the coffee table.
 A menorah with klezmer musicians.
A menorah with klezmer musicians.
 Some members sat on the sofa.
Some members sat on the sofa.
 Karen Silverman spoke about her family's brass candlesticks.
Karen Silverman spoke about her family's brass candlesticks.  Out of an original set of 5, she was able to track down one more candlestick, with the help of Hadassah, to make a matched pair.
 Bea Goodman displayed an antique High Holiday prayer book.
Bea Goodman displayed an antique High Holiday prayer book.
 Bea also brought a vintage photo of an old storefront in downtown Cincinnati.
Bea also brought a vintage photo of an old storefront in downtown Cincinnati.
Bobbi Handwerger showed off a copper dreidel that she bought in Israel.
Bobbi Handwerger, Cincinnati Chapter Co-President, showed off a
copper dreidel that she bought in Israel.
 Paula Jarnicki displayed several of her menorah collection.
Paula Jarnicki displayed several menorahs in her collection.
 Another of Paula Jarnicki's menorahs.
Another of Paula Jarnicki's menorahs.
 Tobe Snow brought her son's award-winning menorah.
Tobe Snow brought her son's award-winning frog menorah.
 The menorah is decorated with frogs (Tsiforde'im in Hebrew).
Tobe's son Sam made this clay menorah at Yavneh Day School.
 Tobe Snow, Coffee Talk Chair, gives Paula Jarnicki a packet of Hadassah cards to thank her for hosting tonight's event.
Tobe Snow, Coffee Talk Chair, gave Paula Jarnicki a packet of Hadassah cards to thank her for hosting tonight's event.
 Sharon Casper, the other Cincinnati Chapter Co-President, spoke aboout various fund-raising projects and items for sale.
Sharon Casper, Cincinnati Chapter Co-President, spoke about the
various fund-raising projects we have for Hadassah.
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