Robin Stein, Director of Response, used a folder from the 1970s Drug
Response Center, a forerunner of Response, to contrast it to the current
center – “a safe, non-judgmental space for young adults.”
Outgoing Response Advisory Council Chairperson
Lauren Kohlenbrener spoke with insight and emotion about her time as
chairperson of the Response Advisory Council, where she will continue
her efforts on Response’s behalf.
A farewell gift
Lauren Kohlenbrener, outgoing Chair of the Response Advisory Council,
received a gift to signify the council’s appreciation of her service.
Marking a transition
Robin Stein, director of Response (left), new Response Advisory Council
Chairperson Jill Bernstein, and Lauren Kohlenbrener (right) admire
Rebecca Katz, Director of Teen Programs for Or Tzedek, and winner of
the Harry Hoffman Award, addresses the Response 2013 Annual Meeting
as Sarah Casper, Response Outreach Coordinator, looks on.
Sarah Casper, Outreach Coordinator, listened intently to Rebecca Katz,
who accepted the Harry Hoffman award on behalf of her work as
Director of Teen Programs for Or Tzedek.
Meet the teens
Outreach Prevention Specialists Rachel Marro (left) and Carly Friedman (right)
and Response program participants Penina Lis (left) and Frannie Miller
introduced themselves to the annual meeting attendees.
Response teens explained their Response leadership activities to those
present at the annual meeting. That’s Janice Kaufman, JVS Chicago
Director of Development, listening intently in the foreground and Carly
Friedman, Response Outreach Prevention Specialist, (center) doing the
Joining the fun
Players of the Response teens’ game included (left to right) Rebecca Katz,
Margaret Vimont, Howard Sitron, and Deb Sitron.
It’s a hit!
Rachel Marro (left) and teens Penina Lis and Frannie Miller seemed
delighted with the enthusiasm that annual meeting attendees showed
for their game. designed as a “getting to know you” or ice-breaker
Back to business
The 2013 annual meeting wasn’t all games – Shari Zenner (Nominating
Chair) addressed the meeting and introduced several honorees and
Advisory Council members Hollis Russinof and Debbie Dresner showed
their deep level of commitment to Response when they addressed the
meeting and spoke of their involvement in the Parent and Family
Connection program for Jewish family members of GLBTQ individuals.
Meryl Cohen (left) was honored for 15 years of service on the Response
Advisory Council. Robin Stein (center) and Shari Zenner were all smiles.