HADASSAH, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Cincinnati Chapter offers a variety of community service and fundraising projects, as well as fun and educational special interest groups for women of all ages and interests.
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Hadassah Membership Update
Hadassah Life Membership fees will be going up to $250 as of January 1, 2017. Any Annual Member whose membership has not expired is eligible for a Special $180 Life Membership Upgrade before her expiration date. We are willing to be flexible. If somebody wishes to become a Hadassah Life Member for $180 and her membership expired two months ago or less, we’ll honor it. Annual Membership dues will remain at $36 per year. For more information or to upgrade online, click here.
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From our President
As 5776 draws to a close and we welcome in the New Year, we pray for peace and health. We have gone through joy and sadness, celebration and mourning, opportunities and losses. Our lives are a journey and a quest to find meaning and establish a lasting legacy. In Judaism, we are commanded to make the world a better place, not for ourselves, but for future generations.
We recently lost a senior statesman who worked tirelessly for Israel and its defense, Past President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. He was a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a father of the Oslo Accords. As we mourn his passing, we honor his memory by supporting and defending the Jewish State he dedicated his life to building.
As Hadassah women, we advocated for the creation of the State of Israel and provided health care for its citizens even before its founding in 1948. Our efforts have continued for the past 100 years. With the Power of our Dreams, we will continue to strive for even greater accomplishments in Hadassah’s future.
CINCINNATI HADASSAH is playing her part and because of you and your support Hadassah’s future will continue. We should remember the past, but look to the future. This past year we honored Carol Ann Schwartz at our Donor Luncheon. Our annual giving members are: FOUNDERS ($36,000 or more), KEEPERS of the GATE ($1,000 or $1800 per year), CHAI SOCIETY ( $180 or $360 per year). We sell greeting cards, certificates, JNF trees, handbag holders for the table, Macy’s gift cards, Panera gift cards. Click on our Amazon.com link & we earn a percentage of the order at no cost to you.
If you have not been involved before, here are just a few things we have fun doing here in Cincinnati: Book Discussion Group, Movie Mavens, Mah Jongg, Lunch Bunch, and monthly Coffee Talks. Please join us whenever you are able to. We would love to have you.
I want to wish everyone a good Shabbos & Shana Tova,
Beverly G. Williams
Cincinnati Chapter President
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December 11, 2016Restaurants vary
The Hadassah Lunch Bunch is open to all. We shmuz a lot, eat a lot, laugh a lot and have a good time. We usually meet on the third Sunday of each month from 12 - 2 PM at various restaurants. Our next meeting is on Sunday, Dec 11, 12 - 2pm at the Rusty Bucket, 5035 Deerfield Blvd, Mason. Our next date will be Jan 15. For reservations call Bernice Goldman at 513-984-5136 or e-mail Helene Kirzner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 12, 2016
Coffee Talk/Decaf Cafe usually meets the 2nd Monday of every month in a member's home to discuss issues relevant to Jewish women. Topics vary and are always interesting! Please save these dates: Monday, Dec 12 at 6pm at the Rusty Bucket, 5035 Deerfield Blvd, Mason. Enjoy a fun night out with your Hadassah friends! RSVP: Tobe Snow, 513-821-6157 or email@example.com. January 9 - 9:30am: Healing Touch and Aroma Therapy with guest Sally Gehlert. Feb. 13 - Rabbi Judy Chessen. March 13 - 7:30 pm Holocaust Museum. May 8 - Architecture of Cincinnati. RSVP: Tobe Snow, 513-821-6157 or
December 15, 2016Varies
Movie Mavens meet monthly for brunch/lunch and a movie. Our next meeting with be Thursday, December 15. You’ll receive details a few days before we meet. Please RSVP to Edie Rau, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 530-0003. Everyone is invited to lunch, movie, or both!!
Evening Book Club
January 12, 2017Different Restaurants
We meet every other month for dinner out and a lively discussion! Join us for great conversation, even if you haven’t read the book! Our next meeting is Thursday, Jan 12 at Flipdaddy’s, 12071 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason. Dinner at 6:30; discussion at 7:30. Book is "The Black Widow" by Daniel Silva. Discussion led by Royal Duncan. RSVP to Nancy Weinberg 513-314-5168 or email@example.com.
We hold these informal get-togethers on the second Monday of each month - alternating mornings and evenings to discuss topics of interest. Light refreshments served. Call (513) 821-6157 for location and times. If you are interested in hosting and/or leading future dates, please contact Tobe Snow, Coffee Talk Chair and Programming Vice President.
Evening Book Club
Book Discussion Club meets every other month on a Thursday, the first or second Thursday of the month at Bravo's Cucina Italiana, 5045 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, OH 45040. Greet and Eat at 6:30 pm. Discussion at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome for a great dinner and/or discussion! For questions, please contact coordinator, Barb Solomon, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 821-6157.
The Hadassah Lunch Bunch is open to all. We shmuz a lot, eat a lot, laugh a lot and have a good time. We meet on the third Sunday of each month from 12 - 1:30PM at various restaurants. We encourage ladies who are looking for a fun and congenial group to join us. For reservations call Bernice Goldman at 513-984-5136 or e-mail Helene Kirzner at email@example.com.
We just enjoyed our first Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, June 5, 2016. See our photos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hadassah.c.chapter. Order your new cards now. Standard Cards: $8 • Large Print cards: $9. Get your group together and order all your cards at once. All orders must be received by January 25, 2017. Send your order and check (made out to Hadassah) to: Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah P.O. Box 42396 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242-0396. Questions? Email Allison Frankel at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this Mah Jongg group, please call (513) 821-6157.