May 9, 2014
9 Iyyar 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 is having a great week!  Spring has finally sprung (took long enough!) and everyone is gearing up for high season here at Hadassah.  Leah Reicin's book review this past week was both well attended and well received.  It was a great warm-up for our Education Summer Camp Series that everyone looks forward to each year.  We all love camp!!!  This year camp will meet each Wednesday morning in July and the theme is "Where in the World? Growing Up Jewish in Faraway Lands."

Before that, there is much going on. Our #ChooseYourImpact Conference will be held May 19.  Registration is good but there is still a spot for you.  Our chairs have been working very hard to make this a wonderful event you won't want to miss.  There's a session for everyone out there so sign up now! 

The Associates are hosting a program for us on June 8 when Roy Kessel of the Jewish Sports Foundation will talk about integrating sports and Jewish identity.  Our Annual Walk for Life 3K will be held on Sunday, June 29 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. The committee is hard at work and is looking for volunteers for the day of the event.  They are also looking for corporate sponsors.  My dream is to have the back of the t-shirt filled with logos.  If you have a company, know someone who has a company or frequents a local business, pass them a sponsorship form (contact the office for a form or click here to download one) and help support our hospital.  You know the drill--scroll down for all the details. Lastly, it's convention time!  Registration is open for this year's Hadassah convention in Las Vegas.  I'll be there and I want all my Hadassah friends with me so sign up soon.

Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous mothers out there and to all of you out there that have mothers as well.



Michele Rubin
Chapter President

Register for the Walk for Life! 


 Run... Walk...for Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter!

This year's walk will be held at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe on Sunday, June 29. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m., rain or shine!

Registration is open and you can sign up on www.hadassah.org/chicago-northshore or contact the office to get registered. Questions? Contact the chapter office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org.

And we can use sponsors! If you or someone you know has a company that would like to support the walk, please call our office to information about the sponsorship forms or download the forms here.

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Registration Extended for #ChooseYourImpact Conference

Have you registered for the #ChooseYourImpact Conference yet?

You can learn about great tools for leadership and just for keeping up with the latest technology. Get your problems solved by President Michele Rubin, learn about using social media to promote Hadassah, discover facts you didn't know about Hadassah and more!

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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Register for 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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Hadassah Resale Shop Looking for Workers

Hadassah Resale Shop is hiring! If you know of anyone looking for a job, please have them forward a resume to interim manager Jessica Castrejon at nsresale@hadassah.org or Judy Falk at judyfalk@comcast.net. 

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June 8, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Chicago-North Shore Chapter Office
Joseph & Mae Gray Hadassah House
60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook
Couvert: $10.00

Roy Kessel has a background in Judaism and was born at a Hadassah healthcare facility in Jerusalem. His passion for sports and Judaism led him to start the Jewish Sports Foundation with a mission of using the power of sports to build and maintain Jewish identity. In addition to being a local philanthropic consultant and attorney, Kessel has been an instructor at Northwestern University.

For more information or to RSVP, please call 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org. All proceeds will benefit the Marlene E. Post Athletic Center at Hadassah Neurim Youth Village.

"Is 60 The New 30?" Defying Your Age With Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hear from anti-aging expert, the award-winning biochemist Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, MD and two of his patients about hormone replacement therapy on Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the chapter office. A $10 donation is suggested and refreshments will be served. Contact the chapter office at 847-205-1900 or chicago-northshore@hadassah.org for more information or to RSVP.

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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 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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Hadassah Hospital Renowned for IVF Treatments

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most popular fertility treatment in the world. IVF has been in use since 1978, when the first 'test tube baby' was born in England. Hadassah founded its first Fertility Treatment Clinic in 1982 on the Ein Kerem campus. Ten years later, a second clinic opened in the Mt. Scopus campus.

IVF treatment at Hadassah Medical Center provides the latest fertility treatments for Israeli couples and couples from all over the world in need of these services. Hadassah is renowned for its IVF treatments, professional service, variety of techniques and relatively low costs.

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
with any questions.*

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.

Wilmette Hadassah invites you to a Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
11:30 a.m.; Luncheon: $37.50
Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park
Please call Ruth Ritter at 847-272-7105 or Brenda Lake at 847-965-3970 for more information.

Menorah Hadassah (formerly Glencoe/Northbrook/Winnetka) and Business & Professional Hadassah invite you to a Games Day with mah jongg, bridge, canasta and other games.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:00 a.m.; $25 donation suggested
The Lodge of Northbrook, 2220 Founders Dr., Northbrook
Please RSVP by May 10; space is limited. Menorah Group, send your check made payable to Hadassah to Lieba Goldman, 3613 Palm Canyon Dr., Northbrook, IL 66062 or call 847-498-9569 for more information. B&P Group, send your check made payable to Hadassah to Rose Wolf, 216 Aspen Lane, Highland Park, IL 60035 or call 847-791-0269 for more information.

Mission Hills Hadassah invites you to a luncheon meeting and film on the life of Ruth Gruber, photojournalist and witness to the birth of the state of Israel.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:30 a.m.; $18 Couvert
Chapter Office
Please return your reservation and check made payable to Hadassah to Harriette Kurtz, 1027 Sussex Dr., Northbrook, IL 60062 or call 847-291-1198 for more information.

*POSTPONED* Gibora Hadassah has postponed its May 18 Antique Road Show and invites you to watch your email for a later date for the event.

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.

Agam Hadassah invites to its event featuring authors reading their stories from the book "Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust."
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:00 a.m.; Couvert: $40
Gibsons, 1028 North Rush St., Chicago
RSVP with your check made payable to Hadassah by May 16 to Frances Spiegel, 161 E. Chicago Ave., Apt. 47E, Chicago, IL 60611. Call Marlene Goldstine at 312-867-1578 for more information.

Highland Park Hadassah invites you to its Petite Luncheon & Book Presentation, featuring well-known book reviewer Judy Levin.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
12 noon; $20 per person
Chapter Office
RSVP by May 18 with your check made payable to Hadassah to Judy Kelien, 950 Augusta Way, #304, Highland Park, IL 60035 or call 847-926-8982 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to make a reservation.

Chai Hadassah invites you to its 3rd Annual Fundraiser Gala featuring renowned mentalist/magician Ross Johnson.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.; Couvert: $40
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.

West Suburban Hadassah invites you to its annual Spring Luncheon featuring a presentation by Charles Troy on composer Richard Rogers.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
11:30 a.m.; Couvert: $18
West Suburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem Ave., River Forest
Please RSVP by June 5 to Shirley Leven by calling 708-453-0606 or emailing sklevin@att.net.

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
Ph: 847-205-1900

Luisa Ellenbogen
Executive Vice President
Ph: 847-205-1900

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


Acting Store Manager
Jessica Castrejon

Resale Store
405 Lake Cook Road (in Deerfield Park Plaza)
Deerfield, IL 60015

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

Shabbat Shalom!