April 4, 2014
4 Nisan 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,

Things are starting to quiet down around here in a pre-Pesach calm before the storm.  Lots of things in the works, however, so the office has been just as busy as always.  We are inundated with reservations for the Book & Author Luncheon.  It's going to be FABULOUS with a huge turnout and intriguing speakers on an important subject so if you haven't sent in your reservation yet, try to do so before you fall into a pot of soup.  If you wait until after Pesach, you'll be rushing, we'll be rushing. You get the drift. 

On May 5 our very own Leah Reicin will be reviewing the book, "Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation."  This timely review will be held on Yom Ha’atzmaut; we all know how knowledgeable Leah is so this is a definite can't miss. Scroll down for details on this program. 

Reservations are also coming in for our May 19 #ChooseYourImpact Conference.  I know some of you are concerned because there is more than one session you are interested in being held at the same time.  No worries, all our presenters will have handouts available in case you missed the session.  If this conference is as successful as I think it will be, we will hold it again next year and you can catch another presentation at that time.  So many wonderful choices...so little time.  I want to go to many of the presentations as well but can't because I'm leading sessions, so I am empathetic to your plight.  The co-chairs came up with the idea of the session "No problem too big, no problem too small, Michele will solve them all."  I dare you to attend this one and send in a problem with your registration and see if you can stump me!!!  I will also be disappearing into the kitchen next week but will make time to write you again one more time before the holiday.

Good Shabbos and good luck with the preparations. Spring is finally in the air....

Shabbat Shalom!


Michele Rubin
Chapter President


Please note the following changes in Chicago-North Chapter office hours in observance of Passover:

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
Tuesday, April 15 - Wednesday, April 16 - CLOSED
Monday, April 21 - Tuesday, April 22 - CLOSED

Please call the chapter office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org with questions.

Shop at Sunset Foods for Chicago-North Shore Fundraiser

Benefit days for the Hadassah Chicago-North Chapter are Tuesday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 9!

Make sure you click here to download and print your coupon to give the chapter a donation based on the total amount you spend on your groceries. Questions? Call the chapter office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org.

Mini-Lecture Series Continues With "A Pictorial History of Jewish Chicago"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
SelfHelp Home, 908 West Argyle, Chicago
Speaker: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Questions & Answers: 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Non-SelfHelp Home residents should RSVP to the Chapter Office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org.

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Join us!

A Conversation with Leah Reicin, National Zionist Affairs Team Leader, National Hadassah board member and noted lecturer,  will focus on the book "Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers  Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation" by Yossi Klein Halevi.

Monday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Chapter Office
$10 suggested donation

To RSVP, call the chapter office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org

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Register for the #ChooseYourImpact Conference

Have you registered for the #ChooseYourImpact Conference yet? You should have gotten the full details in your Spring Bulletin or you can click here to view the workshop sessions and registration form. Submit forms and payment to the chapter office, 60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook, IL 60062. Call 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org for more information.

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Get Your Book for the 2014 Book and Author Luncheon

The books are here! "Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust" edited by Elaine Saphier Fox is the feature read for the April 28 Book & Author Luncheon.

Books can be purchased at the chapter office for just $36, giving you nearly 30% off the $50 sticker price.

Make sure you have sent in your registration for our 2014 Book & Author Luncheon on Monday, April 28, which will also honor our own Harriet Goldberg for her years of service to Hadassah.

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Play Examining Life of Henrietta Szold Comes to Chicago 

On Holy Ground is a combination of two one-act plays by Stephanie Liss: Daughter of My People which tells the story of an older woman - the founder of Hadassah - deeply in love for the first time with a much younger man; and Jihad, which examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the stories of two mothers, one living in an Israeli settlement and the other in a Palestinian area.

For Henrietta's story, Liss interviewed one of the nurses who took care of her in her last years. For Jihad, Liss went underground with Hamas and PLO as well as the Israeli Army.

The show runs May 5 - May 14 at the National Pastime Theater in the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence - Chicago. Tickets are $20. Click here to read more about the play or to purchase tickets.

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Ruderman Series Continues Through Spring, Summer

If you haven't yet signed up for a class in the Ruderman series, you're missing a real treat!

The Chicago-North Shore chapter continues our journey to explore the many twists and turns and meet the great thinkers who struggled to improve opportunities for Jews in a rapidly changing world. An engaging DVD series of lectures on the topic has been prepared by Dr. David Ruderman, professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania. The series is led by Chicago-North Shore's own Charlotte Glass, Head of School Emeritus of Solomon Schechter Day School.

Topics include Jewish life in the Italian ghetto in the mid-16th century as well as the movements that were molded by Jews such as Zionism, socialism and feminism.

Series I – 18th Century Philosophers: Mondays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
o May 19
o June 23
o July 28
o August 25
o September 22
o October 27
o November 24

Series III (3rd Year): Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
o April 9
o May 21
o June 18 -- last session

Sessions take place at:
Chicago-North Shore 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

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"Israel: The Royal Tour" will air on WTTW in April

A one-hour documentary from Peter Greenberg of CBS focusing on Israel will air on WTTW on April 17, featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right, pictured with Greenberg).

Take a look at one review of "Israel: The Royal Tour" below.

Interested in a tour of Israel led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? You’re in luck.  In the documentary "Israel: The Royal Tour," Netanyahu gives journalist Peter Greenberg a tour of the Holy Land, from the snow-topped peaks of the north to the deserts of the south. Together they float in the Dead Sea, take a boat through the Red Sea, and raft down the Jordan river. They visit the ancient site of Masada before traveling to Haifa to see the high-tech world of the Technion.

“It was a great mix from the Mediterranean Sea to the (Negev) desert. We had a lot of fun. He said that he hadn’t been on a bicycle for years because of security,” Greenberg told the Jewish Star. “So we put the bikes on the road and jumped on and were racing and the security guards ran after us.”

Netanyahu uses the tour to discuss the threat of terrorism facing the state of Israel, stressing that Israel must remain strong militarily and economically in order to protect its civilians.

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Save the Date! 


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Official Grand Opening Set for Hadassah House Resale Shop

Please save the date for the official grand opening of the new location of the Hadassah House Resale Shop on Sunday, May 4, noon to 4 p.m. Come out to enjoy:

  • Special pricing! Stop at the register to get for your chance to get 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50% off!
  • Raffles! For a $1 raffle ticket, you can enter for a chance to win prizes valued at least $100! Winners need to be present to win.
  • Hospitality Center with refreshments.



Announcing Hadassah's 97th National Convention

Early bird registration - $575 before May 21
Regular Price after May 21 - $625

SPECIAL OPTIONS to save if you book now: Duo Registration for the first 100 "couples" to sign up:

  • These "couples" will receive the special price of $1,000 per couple ($500 each.)
  • A "couple" is defined as mother/daughter; husband/wife; sisters; first-time delegate/any other attendee.
  • Couples DO NOT need to share a room.

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Insight into Pediatric Radiotherapy Treatment at Hadassah Provided to ALYN Colleagues

To gain a greater understanding of the radiation therapy and support that pediatric cancer patients receive at the Hadassah Medical Organization, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation nurses from ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital, Israel's only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility, visited Hadassah for an in-depth briefing and tour.

ALYN's professional staff observed Hadassah's Radiotherapy Unit, including its simulation and radiation rooms and state-of-the art radiotherapy equipment. They met with the Unit's health care team and heard presentations from Dr. Marc Wygoda, the Unit's Director, who provided them with a general overview of the radiotherapy process, and Sarit Kaduri, Head Nurse of the Radiology Unit, who explained the type of guidance and support Hadassah gives its pediatric patients and their families.

ALYN, located in Jerusalem, cares for children with a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions, including cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and burns. Many of the children are Hadassah patients.

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

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Group Happenings Open to All Hadassah Members

*Please Note: The Chicago-North Shore chapter makes every effort to include group events in our Weekly Scroll e-blast. Typically, reminders of your event will not be sent unless your group has a noteworthy change or if your group's information was inadvertently left off the Scroll. Please call the office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org with any questions.*

Henrietta Szold Hadassah invites you to its major annual fundraiser, "Laugh Over Lunch (LOL)," a musical comedy show starring The Boomer Babes.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
11:00 a.m.; Couvert: $45
Hilton Chicago Northbrook, 2855 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook
Please RSVP and mail checks payable to Hadassah to 1016 Honeysuckle Dr., Wheeling, IL 60090. Call the Chapter office at 847-205-1900 for more information.

Morton Grove Hadassah invites you to its "Conquer Clutter" program with speaker Barbara Sarasin.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
11:30 a.m.; $20
Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles
Please RSVP with checks made payable to Hadassah to Beverly Silverman, 7932 Arcadia St., Morton Grove, IL 60053 by April 16.

Ariel Hadassah invites you to a book club meeting featuring discussion on "In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist" by Ruchama King Feuerman.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 p.m.
At the home of Luisa Ellenbogen in Deerfield
Please RSVP to lellenbogen@hadassah.org.

Ketura Hadassah invites you to its Discovering Spain: Basque Region and Catalonia.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
12:30 coffee; 1 p.m. meeting
*please note location change* Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie

Zahava Deborah Hadassah invites you to its "Antique Road Show: What's Hot and What's Not," featuring Rex's Antiques of Munster, Indiana.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
11:30 a.m.; Couvert: $18
Glenwood Oaks Restaurant, 106 N. Main St., Glenwood
Please RSVP and mail checks made payable to Hadassah by April 25 to Miriam Kohn, 1525 Carson Court, Homewood, IL 60043. Call 708-799-8523 for more information.

Morton Grove Hadassah invites you to a "Fun Day" trip to Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; $10
Bus transportation to casino will leave from Kappy's Restaurant, 7200 W. Dempster St., Morton Grove at 10:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.
Please RSVP with checks made payable to Hadassah and mail it to Arlene Leshner, 1250 Rudolph Road, Apt. 4L, Northbrook, IL 60062. Call Arlene Leshner at 847-562-9097 or Shirley Merar at 847-691-9882 for more information.

North Boundary Hadassah invites you to a daytime book review of "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
1:00 p.m.; $10
Book Mart in the Glen, 20651 Navy Blvd., Glenview
Please RSVP if you would like to join the group for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Eggsperience in the Glen. Call Gail Miller at 847-563-8949.

Gibora Hadassah invites you to its 2nd Annual Antique Road Show featuring appraisal by expert Karl Gates.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; $50 Couvert
Ancient Tree Pavilion, 12 The Court of Harborside, Northbrook
Please make checks payable to Hadassah and send to Sherri Goltz, 2491 Westcourse Drive, Riverwoods, IL 60015. Brunch included. Appraisal of one item for first 60 guests who RSVP to sherrigoltz@comcast.net and then send their check.

North Boundary Hadassah invites you to a Children's Storytelling Event featuring award-winning, nationally acclaimed storyteller Susan Stone.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; $18 per family, ($25 for non-Hadassah members), $36 at the door
Chapter Office
Paid reservations must be submitted by May 10. Call 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org for more information.

Henrietta Szold Hadassah invites you to its event, "Staples: Bringing Us Computer Solutions."
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:15 p.m.
Wheeling Staples, 1550 E. Lake Cook Road, Wheeling
RSVP to Adel Kleiman at adelkleiman@gmail.com or 775-720-1094.

Chai Hadassah invites you to its 3rd Annual Fundraiser Gala featuring renowned mentalist/magician Ross Johnson.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.; $40 Couvert
Ravinia Green Country Club, 1200 Sanders Road, Riverwoods, IL
Please RSVP by May 7 with checks made payable to Hadassah to Nancy Reinberg, 3451 Krenn Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035. Call Susan Block for 847-373-6747 or Elayne Morgan at 847-571-4719 for more information.

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!