Hadassah Boston

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

Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459


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:


Not Your Bubbe's Seder
Not Your Bubbe's Seder

Connect and celebrate the Power of Hadassah Women with 'Not Your Bubbe's Seder' on Wednesday, March 21 at Temple Beth Avodah in Newton.

Come sing, dance, pray, create mosaic artwork to donate to Hadassah and tell your Hadassah story. We will enjoy appetizers, light fare, dessert, wine and honor the Seder plate. 

Tickets start at $36, which includes a Hadassah annual membership for first-time members. 

To RSVP, please visit www.hadassah.org/events/seder or contact Hadassah at 781-455-9055 or hne@hadassah.org.

If you are interested in being one of our storytellers, please send an email to hne@hadassah.org.

Galit's Treats Event a Sweet Time
Galit's treats with Debbie and Leslie web

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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From our President

Dear Friends,


The power of Hadassah members and associates from across the country was palpable at the 2017 Hadassah National Meetings in St. Louis, MO.  I once again feel privileged to have represented you - the members of Hadassah Boston.


I heard of the many incredible successes we have had this past year as well as plans for future. Hadassah National President Ellen Hershkin shared her vision while celebrating Hadassah's past. "We don't just run great hospitals, support under-served youth, focus on Jewish continuity and play a central role in the building and strengthening of the Jewish state," she said. "We are proud of our advocacy on behalf of Israel. Zionism not only fueled our role in building Israel but also our civic efforts in America."


There wasn't a dry eye in the room as we listened intently to Ilana and Adee Weismark recall their Hadassah experience. When Ilana went into labor with her first child, she and Adee made their way to the delivery room at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. During labor, Ilana suffered an amniotic fluid embolism, a rare (1 in 30,000 women), life threatening childbirth emergency. A team of gynecologists, midwives, and the emergency resuscitation crew worked tirelessly to save Ilana's life. The head of gynecology, stepped in as a team leader, orchestrating all the specialists who worked tirelessly on saving Ilana whose systems were shutting down. 


Against all odds, Ilana and baby Kinneret survived, and both are completely well mentally and physically.  Hadassah Hospital's medical expertise saved a baby, a mother and, miraculously, a family.  Not only did the doctors save Ilana and the baby's life, they also managed to save the young mother's womb for future pregnancies. Adee looks at his wife and daughter, and their two younger children, and he thanks Hadassah daily for his blessings. 


Ilana's story was a reminder to us that we give thanks every day and take nothing for granted. It also brought home the message of why we must support the work of Hadassah. 

Hadassah's PRAZE department (Programming, Advocacy, Zionism and Education) addressed the rise of Anti-Semitism and the future of Zionism in the 21st Century. Experts shared tools and strategies to fight the recent rise in anti-Semitism.  


Hadassah built the foundation of the State of Israel, and continues to help it thrive. Sign up for Hadassah Advocacy Action Alerts to stay informed on the latest legislation before congress, Hadassah's priorities and opportunities for action. By signing up for Hadassah Advocacy Action Alerts you will be able to contact your US Senators and Representatives. With a click or two you can make a positive change.


Another exciting development is that the National Board approved a bold new capital campaign to keep HMO a global leader in medicine by renovating Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem's iconic "round" building as part of a broader campus redevelopment plan. We have the power to engage in Hadassah's greatness and propel it forward to the next century. You can help us mobilize, by adding your support.


This newsletter highlights numerous upcoming programs. I look forward to seeing you at a Hadassah program soon!  Enjoy the rest of the summer. 




Varda Farber

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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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