JFS stars are hitting the dance floor

Emcee Bob Herzog

Emcee Bob Herzog

Saturday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Hilton Netherland Plaza

You’ve cheered along with the celebrities on TV. Now cheer on local celebrities as they compete on the dance floor.

Jewish Family Service “Dancing With Our Stars” is a professionally choreographed dance competition hosted by Bob Herzog from Local 12 and featuring the fancy footwork of celebrity dancers Ami Ackerman, Chrissie Blatt, Carrie Goldhoff, Nina Paul, Joel Ellison, Kenny Hiudt, Hank Schneider and David Solomon.

The evening will include dinner, live entertainment, DJ and dancing.

Event co-chairs are Alyce Ellison, MJ Guttman and Sarah Shmoel.

Judges are Marc Amazon from iHeartRadio, Heather Britt of DANCEFIX, Tamara Harkavy from ArtWorks and O’dell Owens of Cincinnati Health Department.

Artistic director for the event is Rene Micheo.

Guests can show support for Jewish Family Service by wearing a silk bow tie or long scarf showcasing the JFS logo. The fashion accessories were produced in partnership with BowTie Cause, a fundraiser created by former Cincinnati Bengal Dhani Jones. Ties and scarves are $57.

Proceeds from the event will support JFS’ mission to provide professional social work services and expert guidance in four areas: domestic and International adoption; education and mentoring; services for people struggling with poverty and mental illness; and aging and caregiver services.

Tickets and information: jfscinti.org/news-and-events/dancing-with-our-stars

The celebrity dancers

Ami Glassman Ackerman is a graduate of Sycamore High School, Ohio State University and New York University. She is senior human resources business partner at Avon.

Chrissie Blatt was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio, and is a Miami University alum. She owns  Chrissie Blatt Creative.

Carrie Goldhoff was raised in Dayton and attended graduate school at Xavier University. She was a health care administrator before starting a second career as a preschool teacher at the JCC Early Childhood School.

Nina Paul, originally from Los Angeles, had a 30-year career in the fine jewelry business. She now works for custom software company CEMax.

Joel Ellison was born and raised in Cincinnati. He earned a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is in the final year of a psychiatry residency at the UC Medical Center.

Kenny Hiudt, a lifelong Cincinnatian, has owned businesses in the automotive parts industry over the years, and he has worked in sales for various industries for the last 20 years.

Hank Schneider has lived in Cincinnati since age 3.  He co-owns a real estate management and development company, Dov Limited.

David Solomon grew up in Cincinnati and attended Ohio State University. He is business manager at Flipside Products.

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