June 13, 2014
15 Sivan 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 wonderful day and is busy planning exciting ways to tell the men in your life what wonderful fathers they are. 

Around here, we are beginning our two week countdown for our Walk for Life 3K.  It will be held at the Botanic Garden in Glencoe.  Registration starts at 8 AM and the Walk kicks off at 9 AM.  Click this link or call the office today to register.  Registrations are pouring in now and we will have a great crowd!  Don’t forget to ask you family and friends to walk with you or make a donation in your honor.   I’ll see you there. 

Have you enrolled in Summer Camp yet???  See all the details below and don’t miss this one!  Everyone loves camp. Time is almost running out on registering for Convention July 21-23 in Las Vegas.  We have a lot of people already signed up but I know a lot of you are still on the fence.  Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you.  I’d love to see you all there!  

Lastly, invitations have been mailed for our Cypress Society/Pomegranate Circle Annual Donor Thank You Event. This great event will be held on July 8 at the Maya Romanoff wall covering studio and is a thank you to those that have enrolled in our Annual Giving programs.  Cypress Society Members pay $250 annually and you can earmark it towards your favorite Hadassah project.  Pay it semi-annually or in quarterly installments if you don’t want to pay it all at once.  Pomegranate Circle Members pay $600 annually and you can choose to pay annually, semi-annually, quarterly or even monthly.  That’s just $50 a month.  Some people spend more than that each month at Starbuck’s so it shouldn’t be a problem spending this much to make the world a better place, should it?  Members of both annual giving plans get pins.  We make it so easy for you, there’s no reason not to be a member! Just contact the office to join. 

Shabbat Shalom,


Michele Rubin
Chapter President

Walk for Life is 2 WEEKS AWAY...
How is your team doing???

Check out how much your team has raised by clicking here.

And don't forget: Register now and get FREE parking at Chicago Botanic Garden! 

Did you know? You can register your whole family to walk as a team for Hadassah!



 Register yourself or your team NOW to 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! Did you know that you get free parking all day with your registration? A $20 value!

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.

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Donate School Supplies for Chicago-North Shore's Chapter Mitzvah Project!

Help provide a great start to the new school year through our Back to School Drive Mitzvah Project, hosted by the Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter and Jewish Child & Family Services. Donate new school supplies to benefit clients of JCFS.

We appreciate donations of (please purchase items new):
backpacks, washable markers, colored pencils, crayons, pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, loose-leaf paper, scissors, glue sticks, sketch pads, water colors and rulers. Suggestions on where to get supplies include Walgreens, Target, Big Lots or Dollar Tree. View a full list of school supplies by clicking here.

Drop off donations to the chapter office, 60 Revere Drive, Suite 800 in Northbrook. We will also accept gift cards. The deadline to donate is July 31.

You can also help stuff backpacks!

Email Chairperson Ricki Herling at tchildren@aol.com to sign up. All sessions take place at the JCFS Northbrook office, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200.
Dates to stuff backpacks:

Friday, Aug. 1: 10 a.m. - Noon & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 3: 10 a.m. - Noon & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 4 - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Register for Hadassah's 97th National Convention


Registration - $625

 Join the Chicago-North Shore Chapter for Dinner During the National Convention!

COST: $45 per person
(Includes appetizers, choice of 3 entrees, dessert, beverage, tax & gratuity)

Please RSVP by July 10. Download your registration form hereprint it and mail the completed form to the chapter office, Joseph & Mae Gray Hadassah House, 60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook, IL 60062. Questions? Call the office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org.

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Registration is Open for Summer Camp!


9:30 a.m. - Coffee; 10:00 a.m. - Session

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern,
Pulitzer Prize nominee
Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies & Professor of Jewish History, Northwestern University

"The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe" by Prof. Petrovsky-Shtern
is available for purchase at the office for $25, 17% off the list price!


July 9:
Angel Schreim, Egypt; Jacqueline Saper, Iran

Tova Rothschild, Ruth Ravid, Elana Balaban, Israel; Naomi Pollak, South Africa

Miriam Levinson, Cuba; Genie Birch Friedman, Mexico

Lori Lippitz and the Maxwell Street Junior Klezmer Band

Full Series: $65.00
One Session: $18.00 each

Click here to download and print your registration form to mail back to the chapter office, Joseph & Mae Gray Hadassah House, 60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook, IL 60062. Questions? Call the chapter office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org.

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Speaker Series Continues:

Authors Discuss Jewish Experience on Maxwell Street

 Shuli Eshel will present and screen “Maxwell Street: A Living Memory, The Jewish Experience in Chicago.” Roger Schatz, will read excerpts from the book “Jewish Maxwell Street Stories” by Shuli Eshel and Roger Schatz, followed by Q & A, sharing more Maxwell Street stories and book signing. The book is an anthology, offering more detailed accounts of those stories and others, collected from hundreds of people responding to the documentary's release.


MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
SelfHelp Home
908 West Argyle, Chicago, Illinois 60640
10:30 a.m.
All Hadassah members, nonmembers, ladies and gentlemen invited to attend! Non-SelfHelp Home residents should RSVP to the chapter office at 847-205-1900 or chicago-northshore@hadassah.org

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Ruderman Series Hosts Final Series III Session, Gears Up for Exciting Revamp of Series I

After the final session of Series III on June 18, we are going to put a fresh face on this ongoing education program.

Watch the Scroll for details of our program relaunch -- and we will see you on June 18!


Series III (3rd Year): Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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 Congratulates Israeli President-Elect Reuven Rivlin

Hadassah congratulates Israeli President-elect Reuven Rivlin on his election as the 10th President of Israel. Rivlin, a member of the Likud party, has been a Member of the Knesset (MK) since 1988 and served twice as Speaker of the Knesset. He also served as the Minister of Communications from 2001-2003. Rivlin, a lawyer by training, was also director and chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem Sports Association and chairman of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene.

President-elect Rivlin is a longtime supporter of Hadassah Hospital and recently visited with patients at Hadassah Ein Kerem. We look forward to the opportunity to continue working with him throughout his presidency.

Prior to the election, Rivlin wrote an article for the Israel Democracy Institute discussing his vision for the presidency:

We do not know what trials the coming years will bring. The president, with his or her nonpartisanship, must be someone who can rise above conflict, even in times of crisis, and act to prevent crises and rifts. In a society torn by such deep disagreements there must be at least one institution and one person who is trusted and accepted by all parties to the dispute. The president cannot resolve the arguments, but he must do everything in his power to enable all of us to live with these divisions and must groom the public not only to agree but also to agree to disagree. Click here to read the full article.

Israeli presidential elections take place every seven years. Members of the Knesset cast their votes by secret ballot and the winner must receive a majority of votes (61 out of 120 MKs). If a majority is not reached after the first round of voting, a runoff is held between the top two candidates. Rivlin received the most votes (44) in the first round voting, and won the runoff 63 to 53 against MK Meir Sheetrit, a member of the centrist Hatnuah party established by Tzipi Livni. Rivlin will be sworn in on July 24, replacing Shimon Peres who has been the Israeli President since July 2007.

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

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Melanie Silver Uses Resale Shop Volunteer Hours as Mitzvah Project

Melanie Silver, daughter of Aviva/Lilah member Elaine Silver, has been volunteering at our resale shop each Sunday since February as her Mitzvah Project in preparation for her becoming a Bat Mitzvah.

Melanie will become a Bat Mizvah Sunday, June 14 at BJBE Congregation. Melanie is a 4th-generation life member of Hadassah. In addition to her mother, Melanie's grandmother, Gail Cohen of Lexington, Kentucky, is a national board member.

Melanie has been attending Camp Young Judaea Midwest since 2011 and will be there again this summer. In the fall, she will be an 8th grader at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield.

Mazel Tov, Melanie!

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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.*

Hadassah in the City invites you to a Summer Gathering & 1st Anniversary Celebration.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Free
Please RSVP to Peggy Kaz for address at 773-472-3475 or peggymarckaz@gmail.com.

Tamar Modin Hadassah invites you to a presentation on the book "Once We Were Brothers," by author Ronald H. Balson.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
7:30 p.m. Group Board Meeting; 8 p.m. Program with Ronald Balson
*Location Changed to Chapter Office*
Please RSVP to Fran Givertz at 847-677-6316 or fofo1g@comcast.net

Agam Hadassah invites you to High Tea and A Historical Tour of the Drake Hotel.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tea served at 1 p.m. and tour starts at 2:30 p.m.; Cost: $40
The Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago
Send check payable to Hadassah to 161 E. Chicago Ave., Apt 47E, Chicago, IL 60611. Call Evi Kraemer at 312-988-7077 with questions.

Highland Park Hadassah invites you to "Chicago's Engaging History as Seen Through the Lens of its 19th and 20th Century Houses" featuring lecturer and historian Susan Benjamin.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
12:30 p.m.; Cost: $20 per person
Chapter Office
Mail your check made payable to Hadassah by June 16 to Judy Klein, 950 Augusta Way, #304, Highland Park, IL 60035 or call 847-926-8982 to make your reservation.

Aviva Lilah Hadassah invites you to its annual Smoothie & Margarita Summer Party.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
7:30 p.m.
4025 Greenacre Drive, Northbrook
For more information or to RSVP, call Lila Weiland at 847-287-9942.

Morton Grove Hadassah invites you to "A Musical Afternoon with Carol Weston."
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
11:30 a.m.; Cost: $25
The Continental Restaurant, 788 Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove
Please send your check made payable to Hadassah to Beverly Silverman, 7932 Arcadia St., Morton Grove, IL 60053. For more information, call 847-967-9859.

Menorah Hadassah invites you to a book review of "Transcending Darkness - A Girl's Journey Out of the Darkness" & discussion with author Estelle Laughlin. Estelle was 11 when the Nazis invaded Germany and this is her story.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
12 Noon; $10 Donation
Chapter Office

Mission Hills Hadassah invites you to a pizza party and general meeting with program "Hy Speck Presents Sammy Davis Jr., A Life."
Thursday, June 19, 2014
11:30 a.m.; Couvert: $18
Chapter Office
Please send RSVP with your check made payable to Hadassah to Harriette Kurtz, 1027 Sussex Dr., Northbrook, IL 60062. Call 847-291-1198 for more information.


Ariel Hadassah invites you to its 4th Annual Summer Soiree.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
7:00 p.m. 
2021 Keats Lane, Highland Park
RSVP to Francine.ephraim@gmail.com.

Gibora Hadassah invites you to its informative program about U.S.-Israeli relations, featuring AIPAC Deputy Director Dan Goldwin.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
7:00 p.m.
720 Strawberry Hill Dr., Glencoe
RSVP to andi024@sbcglobal.net or call 847-251-4491.

Gibora Hadassah invites you to its rescheduled Second Annual Antique Road Show, featuring renowned expert Karl Gates.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.; Couvert: $36
1660 1st Street, Apt 301, Highland Park
RSVP to sherrigoltz@comcast.net and then mail your check to 2491 Westcourse Drive, Riverwoods, IL 60015.

Ketura Hadassah invites you to a tour and lunch at Misericordia.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
9:45 a.m.; Cost: $26 for walking tour and lunch; $18 for lunch only
Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago
RSVP with your check made payable to Hadassah to 4535 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood, IL 60712. For more information, call Rosanne Sangerman at 773-761-6862 or Beth Sair at 630-294-7247.

Highland Park Hadassah invites you to "An Evening of Lerner & Loewe."
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Gates open at 3 p.m.; program starts at 5 p.m.; Cost: $30
Ravinia, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park
Please mail your check made payable to Hadassah to Marilyn Fox, 3030 Arbor Ln., Apt. 201, Northfield, IL 60093. For more information, call 847-441-0931.

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!