The Sequoia Chapter of Hadassah welcomes you!
Our chapter covers the San Francisco Peninsula from Daly City to Sunnyvale.
From our President
Welcome to the Sequoia Chapter of Hadassah! Our chapter of approximately 1,300 members is situated right in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. We sponsor a wide variety of activities and events in accordance with Hadassah's goals of enhancing the health of people worldwide through support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem, empowering Hadassah members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and the U.S. with opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.
In recent years, Sequoia chapter activities have included book clubs, conversations with local authors, classes on art and music with a Jewish emphasis, talks with business entrepreneurs, as well as small-group activities such as lunch and conversation at local restaurants - and let's not forget our annual Hanukkah party!
We have also worked with other Jewish community organizations on activities such as educating our community on Israel advocacy, and have worked with our sister chapters in the Central Pacific Coast Region to advocate in Sacramento on behalf of health, education and other issues of importance to women and the Jewish community. Our community of Hebrew-speaking members also organize Hebrew-language events and parties for the Sequoia Chapter's Israeli community.
Take a look at our event flyers and newsletters posted below. We hope you'll join us and have a lot of fun with fellow Hadassah members and Associates, all while furthering Hadassah's good causes!
- Sequoia Chapter Executive Steering Committee
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Prof. Edna Aphek on Yossel Birstein short stories
February 22, 2018 - February 22, 2018
Join us in welcoming back Prof. Edna Aphek! She'll discuss 3 short stories by writer Yossel Birstein. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Local Authors Series: Edith Gelles, PhD.
March 15, 2018 - March 15, 2018
You're invited to join us as Edith Gelles, PhD. discusses her new book "Abigail & John: Portrait of a Marriage." The story of Abigail Adams and her marriage to the U.S.'s second president is a story of romance, the founding of our country, and the intellectual milieu of the 18th Century. This is sure to be a fascinating conversation about both a personal relationship and a revolutionary political event.
"A Feminist Perspective on the Talmud" presented by R. Melanie Aron
March 22, 2018 - March 22, 2018
Come learn about the Talmud from a feminist perspective! Rabbi Melanie Aron will help us see this great work from an unusual and different viewpoint.