July 3, 2014
5 Tamuz 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,

 This has been quite a week with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  Our Walk for Life 3K was a magnificent day with 210 happy walkers and sun in the sky. We raised just over $18,000 to support the Hadassah Medical Organization.  Yasher Koach to the chairs, committee, walkers and donors. 

The next day we received the horrific news that the three teenage boys kidnapped in Israel were found dead.  Our hearts were collectively broken and we were reminded once again that we continue to be a persecuted people.  Our job as American Zionists is to work here the best we can to support Israel.  By supporting Hadassah, whether by donating, being an active member, or taking on a board position, we are showing the world that Israel has unwavering support. 

We finished the week with a successful first day of summer camp.  There are four more sessions so scroll for info and you can still sign up.  Next week will also be jam-packed with a repeat performance of our conference session "Keeping Up with Your Grandchildren" an intro to Facebook, Twitter and other social media. This program will take place on Monday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m.  There is no charge so plan on attending if you want to know how to communicate with the young 'ens. 

Our Cypress Society/Pomegranate Circle annual giving thank you event is on Tuesday. It's not too late to join these levels.  Our Keeper of the Gate invites were mailed.  If you didn't receive one yet, it means you are not part of this fabulous program that is celebrating its Chai birthday this year.  If you've been thinking of joining, now is the time!  Before you fire up that grill, take a minute to scroll all the way down to see details on all our programs.  At the bottom are group programs.  As a member, you are welcome to attend any of these events.

Have a wonderful 4th of July and a Shabbat Shalom,


Michele Rubin
Chapter President

The chapter office will be CLOSED Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.


We support Israel. Please sign this letter to express your condolences.

We are sending a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu and the people of Israel to express our grief and support on the senseless deaths of three Israeli teenagers: Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach.

Please read the letter here, print it out and sign your name to join others in our chapter who stand with Israel. Please mail the letter to our chapter office and we will forward them all to the Prime Minister. Our address is:

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter
Joseph & Mae Gray Hadassah House
60 Revere Drive, Suite 800
Northbrook, IL 60062

Israel's loss is our loss. May the memories of these young men be for a blessing.

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Back By Popular Demand: "Keeping Up With Your Grandchildren" Seminar Offered Free at Chapter Office

Are you stumped about using technology to keep up with your grandchildren? Do you have an iPad or iPhone?

Well, you don't have to wonder anymore.

"Keeping Up With Your Grandchildren: Basics for Using Smart Phones, Tablets and iPads," the immensely popular workshop led by Elizabeth Gossage during our Impact Conference in May, is back.

And it's free. See below for details.

Keeping Up with Your Grandchildren Workshop
1:00 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014
Chapter Office; Cost: Free

Bring your iPad or iPhone. Register by calling the office at 847-205-1900 or emailing chicago-northshore@hadassah.org.

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Celebrate "The Art of Giving"

with These Thank You Events



Cypress Society and Pomegranate Circle Thank You Event
Tuesday, July 8 at 1:30 p.m.
Pomegranate Circle and Cypress Society members make an annual donation to Hadassah of $600 or $250, respectively. To honor these commitments, members are being treated to an exclusive tour of the Maya Romanoff Company.

Keepers of the Gate Thank You Event
Sunday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Keepers of the Gate make an annual contribution to Hadassah of $1,000. 2014 marks the 18th anniversary of this annual giving program. In grateful acknowledgment of their gifts, members are invited to Glass Magic, a tour of an extensive glass collection at the home of Hadassah Life Member Gayle Landy.

Major Donors Appreciation Event
Sunday, August 24 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter is honoring the generosity of our major
donations with a special evening of dinner and entertainment. You are eligible to attend this event with a minimum contribution of $5,000 through a gift, payment on an outstanding pledge or a new pledge to Hadassah in 2013-2014.

If you are interested in joining any of these prestigious giving levels, you are welcome to attend the appropriate event, space permitting. For more information, please contact Ronna Ash at 847-205-1900 or ronna.ash@hadassah.org.

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Chicago-North Shore's Own Past President Esther Berman is Leading Trip to Israel

Are you ready to experience Israel as you have never experienced it before? Join National Hadassah's Encore Mission, led by our very own Esther Berman. Reserve your space now and receive a subsidy of $800 per reservation of you book by Aug. 31.*  For more information, visit ww.hadassahtravel.org or call 888-811-2812.

*Rules and conditions apply. Visit the website or call a representative for details.

Summer Camp Is Underway!

Don't miss the upcoming sessions!


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

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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2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014
Lincolnwood Place, 7000 N. McCormick, Lincolnwood
Cost: FREE
TO RSVP: Non-Lincolnwood Place residents should call the Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Office at 847-205-1900 or email chicago-northshore@hadassah.org. Please contact the chapter office with any questions.


International Orthopedic Society Invites HMO as Member

The exclusive International Society of Orthopedic Centers (ISOC) has announced that it is expanding its membership to include one center in the Middle East: the Hadassah Medical Organization.

“The global election of Hadassah’s orthopedic complex by ISOC,” comments Hadassah Director General Avigdor Kaplan, “brings an international spotlight to its excellence and contribution to the development of medicine in Israel and throughout the world. We congratulate Prof. Iri Liebergall, head of Orthopedics, and his outstanding staff for their trailblazing work in treatment and research.”

The ISOC was founded in 2006 to pool international knowledge and create a brain trust that would focus on quality management systems in a world where demand for orthopedic care outstrips supply. “The greatest experts in orthopedics in the world sit at the table and share issues and learn from each other,” notes Founding Executive Director Dr. Thomas P. Sculco of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

“We want to have collaboration stretch across not just clinical, but also research and educational boundaries.” A further important aspect of ISOC’s cooperative effort, Dr. Sculco explains, is that residents are able to train at various top centers within a unified program.

When it was first founded, the ISOC limited its membership to 10 top centers. After its initial meeting, the group decided to expand its membership to have a broader representation from different cultures, but without compromising its rigorous standards. Member organizations must be specialty orthopedic hospitals or academic medical centers that have large orthopedic departments. They must perform a minimum of 5,000 orthopedic surgeries each year, have at least 20 orthopedic surgeons who do research and training, employ fellows and residents, and have an active research arm.

Hadassah’s reputation was boosted internationally by both breakthrough computer navigation in orthopedic surgery and the employment of stem cells in healing complex bone fractures. The large number of orthopedic surgeries performed at Hadassah, along with the capacity to treat terror victims with expertise and creativity attracted the attention of leading practitioners around the world.

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

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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.

 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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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.* 

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.

Wilmette 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.

Business & Professional Hadassah invites you to B and P's 40th Birthday
Lunch. Dress is casual and you may wear red for the Ruby Anniversary.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
11:00 a.m.; Cost: $25
Allgauer's Restaurant Garden Terrace Room, 2855 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
Send your check payable to Hadassah to Gwen Packard, 3900 Mission Hills Road, Apt 205, Northbrook, IL 60062 or call 847-715-9903 with questions.

Agam Hadassah invites you to "Flower Treasures" tour and talk by A New Leaf Studio and Garden owner Marion Perry.
Wednesday, July 26, 2014
11:30 a.m. program; 12:45 p.m. lunch; Cost: $40
A New Leaf Studio and Garden, 1818 N. Wells St., Chicago
Lunch at Nookies, 1746 N. Wells St., Chicago
Please RSVP by July 9 with your check made payable to Hadassah to Frances Spiegel, 161 E. Chicago Ave., Apt. 47E, Chicago, IL 60611.

Chai Hadassah invites you to a fun BINGO event with nibbles, sweets and fruit.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
1:00 p.m.; Contribution: $10
1648 Highland Ave., Northbrook
RSVP by July 31 to Denise Bleichman at debleich@ameritech.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!