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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Local Authors Series: Joanne Leonard
February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
Join us for a conversation with Joann Leonard about her book "The Soup Has Many Eyes - from Shtetl to Chicago: a Memoir of One Family's Journey Through History." This discussion will surely stimulate your appetite for reading all of Joann Leonard's works! RSVP requested.
Tax Talk with Jerome Spector
February 24, 2019 - February 24, 2019
For the next in our series on Women's Financial Empowerment, tax expert Jerome Spector will explain the changes to tax law in the major tax bill passed in 2017, including how these changes may affect our bottom line. Don't miss this chance to ask questions about personal taxes, business taxes and charitable contributions! In addition to holding CPA and PFS certifications, Jerry is a Hadassah Associate - though you may know him better as Sandi's husband! THE CORRECT TIME for this event is 4:00-6:00pm. We apologize for the error in the February Bulletin newsletter.
Ellen Bob on Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America"
February 28, 2019 - February 28, 2019
You're invited to hear literary maven and Sequoia's own Ellen Bob discuss author Philip Roth's novel "The Plot Against America." This is a thoughtful, sobering work with much relevance to today's political questions.
Local Authors Series: A Conversation with Peter Stangl
March 13, 2019 - March 13, 2019
Join us for a conversation with Peter Stangl, author of "Painted Pebbles," the story of Peter's life in Budapest, Hungary. He lived under Nazi occupation, immediately followed by Soviet rule, finally able to leave during the 1956 uprising. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear what those tempestuous times were like, straight from someone who lived through them. RSVP requested.