January 31, 2014
30 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,

 Only seven more weeks until spring!  Who's ready?  I'm not quite ready for winter to be over yet.  I can't let it go until the Snowbird Events in Scottsdale, Naples and Boca Raton are over!  Just another week until the two events in Scottsdale and Naples take place and only three more weeks until Boca Raton.  Reservations are coming in at a pretty good clip but there is still a spot we are saving for you.  If you are a snowbird, snowflake (a new term I learned this week!) or just vacationing get your reservation in now!  If you didn't receive an invitation and want one, just contact the office and we will give you all the information.  

 Our new resale shop location in Deerfield is OPEN FOR BUSINESS and doing great! I am so proud and grateful of everyone who worked so hard to make this happen.  Please stop by to donate or to buy.  Next time you see Luisa Ellenbogen, executive vice-president, ask to see her new purse she purchased at the resale shop.  She loves to show it off.  Our Book & Author chairmen are busy little bees getting the final details put together for our luncheon.  It will be held Monday, April 28 at 11:30 AM at the Westin North Sshore Hotel in Wheeling.  The book is Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust.  It will feature a panel discussion comprised of the editor Elaine Saphier Fox and some of the children highlighted in this book who are our very own Hadassah members.  Our honoree for the day will be Harriet Goldberg.  Please don't miss this wonderful and worthy event!!!  There will be no separate invitation.  It will be embedded on the chapter spring bulletin that will be mailed in about a month.  So watch your mail!

Have a wonderful weekend and a Shabbat Shalom, and stock up on rock salt before the snow starts (again),


Michele Rubin
Chapter President



For more information, contact Hadassah Travel/Da'at Travel at 888-811-2812 or email customerservice@daattravel.com.


Not Too Late to Download Coupon for Hadassah House Resale Shop 

About 100 people stood in line anticipating the opening of the new Hadassah House Resale Shop at 405 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield on Sunday, Jan. 19 -- ready to hunt for bargains. The photo to the left, taken by our own president Michele Rubin, shows the line of people waiting to get in!

Click here to read all about the store's opening day on the Patch. Also please take note that the store's new phone number 224-415-3994 and there's still time to download a coupon and save!


Hadassah Chicago-North Shore
Announces the Next Installment of the...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

SelfHelp Home
908 West Argyle, Chicago, Illinois 60640
- 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Question & Answers
- 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Non-SelfHelp Home residents should RSVP at the Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter office by calling (847) 205-1900 or emailing chicago-northshore@hadassah.org.  Stay tuned for more exciting speakers!

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It's Not His story It's Your Story: Jewish Intellectual History of the 16th-20th Century

Please join Roseanne Cope for the Wednesday morning session:
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014
- a discussion of 20th century philosophers

Note: There is no Monday afternoon session in February.

Sessions take place at:
 Chicago-North Shore Chapter Office

Joseph & Mae Gray Hadassah House
60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook, IL
Please RSVP to 847-205-1900 or chicago-northshore@hadassah.org 

$10 donation requested; $15 non-members




 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.


 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.



Is it Indigestion?  Or a Heart Attack?

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack:

v Chest pain, discomfort, squeezing or pressure

v Unusual upper body pain or discomfort

v Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

v Breaking out in a cold sweat

v Unusual or unexplained fatigue

v Nausea or vomiting

v Light-headedness or sudden dizziness


DIAL 9 – 1 -1  IMMEDIATELY.  Don’t wait, don’t say, “it’s nothing.”    You could die.   Have a medical professional examine you as soon as possible.   


Symptoms are different for women than men.  From the Mayo Clinic website:

The most common heart attack symptom in women is some type of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest. But it's not always severe or even the most prominent symptom, particularly in women. These symptoms are more subtle than the obvious crushing chest pain often associated with heart attacks. This may be because women tend to have blockages not only in their main arteries, but also in the smaller arteries that supply blood to the heart — a condition called small vessel heart disease or microvascular disease.    Many women tend to show up in emergency rooms after much heart damage has already occurred because their symptoms are not those typically associated with a heart attack. If you experience these symptoms or think you're having a heart attack, call for emergency medical help immediately. Don't drive yourself to the emergency room unless you have no other options.”

Heart Disease is the # 1 cause of death among women worldwide.  One in three women over the age of 20 has some form of cardiovascular disease.     Risk Factors for a Heart Attack- which you cannot control:    Family history of early onset heart disease.  Over age 55 for women, congenital heart defects, race/ethnicity.

Risk Factors YOU Can control:

Smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and high triglyceride levels, poor eating habits, lack of physical activity, diabetes and pre-diabetes, alcohol consumption and stress.


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


Group Happenings Open to All Hadassah Members

Ariel Hadassah invites you to its book club meeting on "A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel" by Dara Horn.
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
7:30 p.m.; Suggested $5 donation
At the home of Ruth Freedman, 98 Marquette, Highland Park, IL
To RSVP, please email ruth.freedman@hadassah.org.

Hadassah in the City invites you to Hear Me Roar: Jewish Women's Stories, with Maxine Segal Handelman.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; no charge to attend
Hosted by Phyllis Fischel. Please RSVP by email to elgfun1@gmail or call 312-388-2610 by Sunday, Feb. 9 to get address.

Ariel Hadassah invites you to its Cooking to Boost Your Immunity and Health cooking event.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; $25
At the home of Michelle Krawitz, 320 North Deere Park West, Highland Park, IL
Please RSVP early to guarantee a spot to Ellen Blank, 677 Vine Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035. For more information, email ewblank@yahoo.com or 847-401-1133.
Ketura Hadassah invites you to its Hadassah Game Day Party.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
11:30 a.m.; $25
Lou Malnati's, 6649 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood
Mail reservation to Beth Sair, 4535 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
. For more information call Rosanne Sangerman at 773-761-6862.

Zahava Deborah Hadassah invites you to its Winter Games Day Party.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
11:00 a.m.; $16
The Egg and I, 222 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL
Please RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 13 with and send a check payable to Hadassah to Elaine Feinman, 5E 411 Carriageway Drive, Hazel Crest, IL 60429. For more information, call 708-799-8523.


Henrietta Szold Hadassah invites you to Breast Cancer Research: What the Future Holds with oncology surgeon Dr. Sonya M. Sharpless.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
7:15 p.m.
The Clubhouse, 55 Willow Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL
Please RSVP to Adel Kleiman at adelkleiman@gmail.com or 775-720-1094.

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


Key Contacts: Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter

Michele Rubin

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
405 Lake Cook Road (in Deerfield 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!