Hadassah Boston

1320 Centre Street, Suite 205
Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459
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1320 Centre Street, Suite 205

Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459


Not Your Bubbe's Seder 2

Hadassah Boston is excited to invite you to Not Your Bubbe's Seder 2 StorySlam on Thursday, April 4at Temple Beth Avodah in Newton. Last year's SOLD OUT event was a huge success!

RSVP by visiting bit.ly/notyourbubbesseder2

Weed the People

NEWTON, Mass. - Hadassah Boston is hosting a special screening of 'Weed the People,' a film from executive producer Ricki Lake about treating cancer with cannabis in some of the youngest patients. The movie will be shown at the West Newton Cinema on Sunday, March 17 at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a question and answer session with local expert Dr. Ben Caplan. Attendees will also hear about how Israel and Hadassah are on the forefront of medical marijuana research.


Cost is $20 and the event is open to the public. RSVP by visiting www.hadassah.org/events/weedthepeople or contact Hadassah Northeast at 781-455-9055.

Annual Appreciation Event

Join us on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. as Hadassah Boston celebrates YOU, our wonderful members and volunteers at our Annual Appreciation Event!

Meet Linda Gulman, owner of Indulge Candy Store in Newton Highlands and hear her inspiring story of entrepreneurship while sampling some of her delicious sweets!

This event is FREE, but registration is required by visiting www.hadassah.org/events/appreciation

Location will be given out after registering.

For questions, contact Leslie Gonzalez at cubish1@verizon.net or 617-796-9998.

Fall Bulletin 2018
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Copy and paste the link below into your internet browser to take a look at the Hadassah Northeast 2018 Fall Bulletin. It has great event recaps, National news and a calendar of upcoming events!


An Evening With Meredith Goldstein
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Please join Hadassah Boston for 'An Evening with Author and Boston Globe Advice Columnist Meredith Goldstein' on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at The Woman's Club of Newton Highlands.

Meredith is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. She began writing her 'Love Letters' column in 2009, and has since answered more than 1,000 letters.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, but space is limited. Cost is $15, but free of charge for Chai Society members or those who become a Chai Society member.

To regsiter, visit www.hadassah.org/events/meredith or contact Hadassah Northeast at 781-455-9055.

Exploring Sephardic Judaism
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Have you ever heard of Sephardic Judaism? Most Jews in the Greater Boston area are Ashkenazi, and know little about Sephardic Judaism, and its beautiful customs and traditions. Join us as we explore together, whether you are Ashkenazi, Sephardi or Mizrachi. 

Couvert is $10. To register, visit www.hadassah.org/events/sephardic or contact Hadassah Northeast at 781-455-9055 or hne@hadassah.org.

Chic on the Cheap
Chic on the Cheap

Join Hadassah Boston at Plato's Closet on Sunday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. for a fun evening of fashion! 

This will be a fun evening of shopping (20% or proceeds go to Hadassah!), fashion activities, light refreshments, and you can bring in your current, casual styles to benefit Hadassah! Plato's buys clothing, bags, shoes, jewelry and items for guys too!

We will also hear from store owner and Hadassah member, Sara Coen Dash, on her business decisions to minimize toxins (that are linked to cancer) in her store. 

On top of all of that, this event is FREE! Simply register by going to www.hadassah.org/events/platoscloset or email hne@hadassah.org.

A Great Evening of Mah Jongg

Thanks to everyone who joined Hadassah Boston for a great evening of mah jongg, socializing, prizes and good food! It great to see and meet so many mah jongg enthusiasts. The event raised over $1000 to fund the ongoing life-saving and life-changing work of Hadassah! 

Cape Cod Brunch
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Thank you to everyone who came to our Cape Cod Brunch on July 29! Over 80 people gathered at the beautiful New Seabury Country Club in Mashpee for a wonderful brunch, featuring comedian and scholar Riva Ginsburg who had everyone in stitches with her speech about Jewish and Yiddish humor. 

In the picture are the Cape Cod Brunch board members (L to R):Chana Meyer, Hadassah Boston President Debbie Knight, Linda Cohen, Arlene Rand, Riva Ginsburg, Sharon Steinberg, Mady Donoff and Susan Benjamin.

Celebratory Brunch with Alice Rossiter
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Hadassah Boston hosted a Celebratory Brunch on Sunday, April 29, to honor the Powerful Women of Hadassah. The special guest was Alice Rossiter Lewis of Alice's Table, who competed on the well-known TV show "Shark Tank," was able to secure two investors from the show. 

Alice gave a flower arranging class while attendees enjoyed a delicious brunch. To see pictures from the event, click here

Chai Society Celebration
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Join us on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. for our Chai Society Celebration and learn about the trends and multicultural influences on modern Israeli vegetarian cuisine. Presentation and light dinner will be provided by Dushez Catering.

Chai Society members commit to an annual minimum gift of $180, generously supporting our Hadassah Medical Organization and vital Hadassah programs.

Venue will be shared after your RSVP. Couvert is $36.

To register, visit www.hadassah.org/events/bostonchaievent .

For more information, call Hadassah Boston at 781-455-9055 or email hne@hadassah.org.

Women's Seder a Great Time!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Women's Seder! It was a great time and hope everyone enjoyed the festivities. To see photos from the event, click the link here:


Galit's Treats Event a Sweet Time
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Hadassah Boston rang in the New Year with some fantastic sweets from Galit's Treats! Members socialized and sampled some delicious goodies while hearing from some of the newly-installed Hadassah Boston officers. Thank you to everyone who came out for the event!

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Hadassah Boston Installation Celebration 2018
Installation 2018

Hadassah Boston held its 2018 Installation Celebration at Temple Emanuel on Thursday, Dec 14. New officers were installed and outgoing officers thanked for their outstanding service at the ceremony.

 Attendees enjoyed a social hour and refreshments before Rav/Hazzan Aliza Berger began the Installation with a special Hanukkah celebration.  Israel Consul General to New England, Yehuda Yaakov, then spoke about the outstanding patient care at Hadassah Hospital and the excellent training that Hadassah doctors from all over the world receive.

Rabbi Suzanne Offit discharged and installed the officers while Nancy Falchuk, Past Hadassah Boston President  and 24th National Hadassah President, discussed the significant and extraordinary connection between Hadassah, Israel and the United States. 

Outgoing President Varda E. Farber commented on the success of Hadassah Boston during her 3-year term before incoming President Debbie Knight spoke about being grateful for the opportunity to serve Hadassah Boston and inspired to bring the region to new heights.

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  • President, Hadassah Boston

    Debbie Knight

  • Organization VP

    Leslie Gonzalez

  • VP - Education

    Stephanie Weitzman

  • VP - Engagement

    Alice Bresman

  • VP - Fundraising

    Melanie Gerard

  • VP - Fundraising

    Chana Meyer

  • VP - Membership

    Lauren Baskir

  • VP - Membership

    Yael Hurwitz - Lange

  • VP - Programming

    Leslie Fishman

  • VP - Programming

    Stacey Maslow

  • Recording Secretary

    Nicole Gann

  • Recording Secretary

    Debbie Ginsberg

  • Treasurer

    Michele Weinfeld

  • Treasurer

    Ruth Bigio

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