Hadassah Greater Atlanta (www.hadassah.org/atlanta) held its 2017 Centennial Leadership Institute graduation and installed its 2018 officers at Café Intermezzo in Dunwoody on Dec. 10.

Linda Hakerem and Michele Weiner-Merbaum, Hadassah Greater Atlanta’s leadership vice presidents, officiated at the graduation and the installation. They were the 2017 facilitators for CLI, which is designed to bring knowledge, leadership skills and passion to Hadassah.

The 2018 Hadassah Greater Atlanta board includes (sitting, from left) Malka Shulman, Judy Bart, Annie Loventhal and Lee Tanenbaum and (standing, from left) Linda Hakerem, Michele Weiner-Merbaum and Sheila Dalmat. Not shown are Marni Hoffman, Marci Abrams-Feinstein and Cheryl Feingold Dorchinsky.

Sheila Dalmat, who was installed as the Atlanta president for a second term, explained why each attendee was given a rose: “Roses are beautiful, fragrant and remind us of celebrations of life and love. Roses also have thorns, need care (pruning/cutting) and feeding (water and food) to achieve their full beauty. Let’s always nurture our souls and care for our needs and the needs of others so that we can celebrate with full, beautiful roses.”

Sybil Ginsburg, Annie Loventhal and Robin Hyman made arrangements for the event.