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Highlights from Woodland Hills January Event and Marketplace

"Inspiring," "Priceless information," "Amit’s presentation knocked it out of the ballpark" and "Great networking!" These are just a few of the comments heard at the JNET Woodland Hills annual event, held January 24 at Temple Aliyah. The event drew more than 250 attendees, the largest crowd yet. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt CEO Amit Kleinberger was the keynote speaker. His talk, “Think Differently,” highlighted how the companies that have succeeded all have one thing in common: They understand the importance of sharing their passion with their customers, and of bringing the customers into the mix.

Amit Kleinberger with Lisa Aminnia

JNET Woodland Hills Chapter President Lisa Aminnia (right) presents Menchie’s CEO Amit Kleinberger with a Certificate of Appreciation for being the event's Keynote Speaker.

The event also featured more than 20 JNET businesses with table top displays in the Marketplace. Attendees were greeted by an abundance of food, and the dessert featured Menchie’s frozen yogurt with a choice of toppings. Thank you again to all the event sponsors and to the Marketplace Platinum Sponsors: Douglas Wolf, Family Law Attorney, Jackson Schwartz & Ben Tadelis, Morgan Stanley; Jackie Mendelson, ArabicaDabra Coffee Company; David Shannon, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry; Fred Gruber, First Rate Financial Group; Cara Lisco, Highland Hall Waldorf School; Joel Goldman, ComForCare Home Care; Deborah Shapiro, Alpha Omega Professionals; Sandy Rosenholz, Senior Resources; George Schaffer, Real Estate Professional, Berkshire Hathaway; and Kathleen Goldner, Shalev Senior Living. Kudos to the entire Woodland Hills Chapter Leadership Team. Well done!

JNET Woodland Hills Event Committee

Woodland Hills Team with Menchie’s CEO Amit Kleinberger. L to R (back row): Michael Sholklapper, Mark Widawer, David Shannon, Amit Kleinberger, George Schaffer, David Becker, Jackson Schwartz and Doug Wolf. JNET Woodland Hills Chapter President Lisa Aminnia (left), Sandy Hollander (right), and Randy Michel (not pictured).

Highlights from Hanukkah Night Fever!

Hanukkah Mixer

More than 130 JNET members boogied the night away at our "Hanukkah Night Fever" Winter Mixer, held on December 20 at Temple Judea in Tarzana. JNET member Betsy Schmittke and her mentor/partner Rafael Galante surprised the crowd with two beautiful and sultry tango dances. Members donated over 30 raffle prizes, including gift cards, baskets, services and more. For the first time, JNET also held a 50/50 opportunity drawing, which helped raise extra money for the organization. Randy Michel was the lucky winner of half the prize money.

Many thanks to all those who contributed to the event, especially the Social Committee. Special thanks to Social Committee Chair Sandy Hollander, David Becker, who led the raffle collection and setup, and Judy Robitschek, who designed the flyer.

Hanukkah Mixer Group

The JNET Social Committee from left to right: Sharon Hice, Marcine Campbell, David Becker, Sandy Hollander (Chair), Zeda Spiegel, and Jackson Schwartz

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