January 10, 2014
9 Shevat  5774

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter
The Weekly Scroll

Please remember to scroll all the way down to get all of your news. Email feedback to boutten@hadassah.org.

Letter from the President

Dear Members of Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter 

 I hope everyone made it comfortably through our recent weather challenges and you are enjoying the balmy 30’s we are now having. While the chill forced us to close the office more than we’d like, we are back in the swing of things and working as hard as always for Hadassah.

The opening of our new Hadassah Resale Shop is just around the corner! The Highland Park store will be closing on Tuesday, January 14. Stop in before then because everything is 50% off! We are accepting donations at the Highland Park location until Tuesday. On Sunday, January 19, our new store will open its doors at 12:00 noon! Stop by and see us between 12:00 and 4:00 that day. We will be accepting donations at the new store beginning on Monday, January 20, 2014. Please look through our Weekly Scroll for details on the store location and a coupon to use by February 28, 2014.

If you’re a snowbird in the Boca Raton, Phoenix/Scottsdale or Naples area, you should have received or will shortly receive your invitation to a Snowbird Reunion in February. Please send your reply in soon so you can join the fun in your area.

As always, peruse the wonderful chapter and group programs and events within this Weekly Scroll. I look forward to seeing you in the office soon.

 Have a wonderful weekend and a Shabbat Shalom,


Michele Rubin
Chapter President


We are pleased to announce that Hadassah House Resale Shop is Moving!  Please see below for the details.

Our store at 1710 First Avenue in Highland Park will close on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 and move to 405 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield. 

We look forward to shopping with you at our beautiful new store, opening January 19, 2014!

Tu B'Shevat begins Tuesday, January 15 at sundown. Buying $18 trees is a great  way to get into the spirit of this joyous holiday and help Hadassah.

Contact the Office at 847-205-1900 or chicago-northshore@hadassah.org to purchase your trees.

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 Hadassah Chicago-North Shore
Winter Film Series

Meet us at the movies &
Bring your (dairy-only please) lunch

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014: Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
Using a rich collection of archival footage, this documentary portrays the life of Sholem Aleichem, who used literature and humor to describe the reality of the Eastern European Jewish world in the late 19th century.

Thursday, March 13, 2014: The Other Son (le fils de l'autre)
This thought-provoking movie tells the story of two young men -- one Israeli and the other Palestinian -- who discover they were switched at birth.

12 Noon to 2 p.m.
60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook, IL
*Dessert & beverages will be provided*
A donation of $10 per session is suggested

Please RSVP to chicago-northshore@hadassah.org or 847-205-1900. We would like to be able to contact you in case of cancellation due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. Please provide us with your email address or call the office if you have any questions about a movie session.


Just a Couple of Weeks Left to Order Mah Jongg Cards!

It's that time of year where you can order your Mah Jongg cards and there are several Hadassah Chicago-North Shore groups to purchase yours.                                                             

Large Cards - $9           Small Cards - $8

You may order your cards by mailing your check payable to Hadassah to one of the group contacts below. Please be sure to include your name, number and sizes of cards requested, and the address where you want your cards mailed. The deadline to order your cards is January 15, 2014.

Buffalo Grove
Contact: Bobbie Beutel 
              860 Weidner Road. Apt. 407
              Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact: Karen Bergman
              3856 Dauphine Avenue
              Northbrook, IL 60062  

Contact: Betty-Ann Vishny
              4545 W. Touhy #106
              Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Henrietta Szold
Contact: Marsha Graff
              685 Grove Drive #202
              Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
              847-797-1797 or mahjonggmarsha@gmail.com

Morton Grove
Contact: Carol Less
              7343 Lake Street
              Morton Grove, IL 60053

Nehara Hadassah

Contact: Ilyce Wharton
1531 N. Oakmont Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Nehara's deadline for ordering is January 24, 2014

Contact: Betty Schraiber
              1795 Lake Cook Road, Apt 108
              Highland Park, IL 60035

Zahava Deborah
Contact: Barbara Sporn
              3117 Kathleen Lane
              Flossmoor, IL 60422

  Calling All Snowbirds!

By popular demand, in February 2014 we will hold Snowbird Reunions in the Boca Raton, Naples and Scottsdale/Phoenix areas as follows:

Phoenix/Scottsdale: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Chairs: Betty Ashman, Carol Herzog, Natalie Silverman

Naples: Sunday, February 9, 2014
The Plantation Club at the Dunes
Chairs: Dr. Hollis Chalem, Arlene Levin

Boca Raton: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Lakeside Terrace
Chairs: Sheila Chinskey, Arlene Freedman, Miffie Nagorsky

Invitations have been mailed. If you or anyone you know would like to receive an invitation to the reunion in your area, please contact our office at 847-205-1900 or chicago-northshore@hadassah.org and provide your up-to-date snowbird address, phone and other contact information.

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore
is Growing!

We're starting new groups and programs!

Atid (meaning "future") is an exciting new group for women in their 20's and 30's living in the city. Group events (meeting evenings in the city) will include opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy, Jewish continuity and fundraising. Atid is being formed in keeping with Hadassah's mission and its commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel, and in order to strengthen Hadassah's future. If you or someone you know may be interested in this group, please contact Nancy Spivak at nspivak@hadassah.org.

Training Wheels/Al Galgalim is returning to the northern suburbs for families with children ages 1-5 who wish to partner in discovering the joys of being Jewish. Through songs, games, stories, crafts and more, families will learn about Jewish holidays, rituals, Shabbat and more in a fun, relaxed setting. Sessions will take place throughout the year on Sunday mornings. If you or someone you know may be interested in this group, please contact Nancy Spivak at nspivak@hadassah.org.


HMO Military Track Makes Dramatic Impact on Survival Rates of Wounded Soldiers

The Tzameret military track at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, which prepares doctors for service,  has made a dramatic impact on the survival rates of wounded soldiers.  The IDF is the first army in the world to use dried plasma [reconstituted on the battlefield] to stop hemorrhaging and save lives. The head of the IDF medical corps reported a 50 percent reduction in deaths from battlefield injuries.

Hadassah Researchers Developing System to Replace Sick Eye Genes with Healthy Ones

Hadassah is working with other medical centers around the world to develop a safe system for treating people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) by introducing corrective genetic material to the cells of an eye.

RP is a hereditary eye disease that renders nearly half those who have it nearly blind, due to a gradual damage of the tissue lining at the back of the eye. Hadassah researchers are able to replace the sick gene with a healthy gene so that the cell starts to produce the protein that was missing and whose absence caused the disease.

Project News is submitted by Randy Heidenfelder, Project Information Chair and Lisa Ginsburgh.


Group Happenings Open to All Hadassah Members

Agam Hadassah invites you to a Movie and a Box Lunch program featuring the movie "Kadosh."
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
11:00 a.m.; Couvert: $40 for kosher meal
Movie Room at the Pinnacle, 670 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago
Please RSVP by Jan. 8 and send a check made payable to Hadassah to Frances Spiegel, 161 E. Chicago Ave., Apt. 47E, Chicago, IL 60611. For more information, contact Joy Gorodess at 312-317-4912.

North Boundary Hadassah invites you to a Creative Tu B'Shevat Seder program combined with its regular board meeting.
Thursday, Jan. 16
1 p.m.
Chicago-North Shore Chapter Office
Please RSVP to the chapter office at 847-205-1900 or
chicago-northshore@hadassah.org by Jan. 10.

Ziona Hadassah invites you to a Tu B'Shevat Seder.
Thursday, January 16
6:30 p.m.; $22.00
7061 N. Kedzie, Chicago--Hospitality Room
RSVP to Ester Goldfarb at 847-674-5431.

Ketura Hadassah
invites you to Stress and Self Care for the 21st Century featuring psychotherapist Dr. Keren Vishny.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
12:30 p.m. coffee; 1 p.m. meeting
Jewish Community Center of Chicago, 5050 Church, Skokie
For more information, contact Adrienne Friedman at 847-679-1593.

Highland Park Hadassah invites you to its Installation "Greek Feast" Luncheon.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
11:30 a.m.; $20
Demetri's Greek Restaurant, 660 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield
RSVP for luncheon by Jan. 25 with check payable to Hadassah mailed to Judy Klein, 950 Augusta Way #304, Highland Park, IL 60035 or call 847-926-8982 to make a reservation

Groups: To add your events which are open to all Chapter members, please send the information to chicago-northshore@hadassah.org


Key Contacts

Michele Rubin
President, Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter
cell phone: 847-275-4884

Luisa Ellenbogen
Executive Vice President
cell phone: 312-543-7258

Ronna Ash
Executive Director

Lori Ann Powrozek
Administrative Assistant (Groups)

Nancy Spivak
Administrative Assistant (Office)

Bridgette Outten
Marketing Coordinator

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Joseph & Mae Gray Hadassah House
60 Revere Drive Suite 800
Northbrook, IL 60062


Resale Store Manager
Robert VanKooten

Resale Store (closing January 14, 2014)
1710 First Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
phone: 847-433-6352

Resale Store (opening January 19, 2014)
405 Lake Cook Road (in Deerfiedl Park Plaza)
Deerfield, IL 60015

Resale Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Shabbat Shalom!