Tobay Hadassah, in existence since 1954, draws from the Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville, Syosset, Woodbury, Jericho and Melville communities. Our mission in Israel is to support the development of Healthcare, Education and Youth Institutions and Land Development. In the United States we enhance the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs. We encourage you to join the 900 strong members of Tobay Hadassah and enrich our chapter as you enrich your lives. Scroll down to see our events!
Tu B'Shvat Seder--Cancelled
January 21, 2019
This event has been cancelled due to the cold weather and ice.
We will let you know if it is rescheduled.
Festive Purim Treats
Fabulous package includes: grogger, chips, cookies, chocolate, fruit, nuts, Hamantaschen - all edible items certified kosher. $36 includes shipping to anywhere in the US. Orders must be received by Feb. 28. Click here for the order form.
Purim Game Day
Monday, March 18th
11:45 am—4:00 pm
4 Jericho Tpke., Jericho, NY
Raffles ~ Games ~ Buffet lunch
Registration by March 1 required, no walk-ins allowed.
For more info, see our flyer.
Thanks to your prior generosity, Hadassah remains a strong and vibrant organization that continues to support medical research, health care, education and advocacy.
At this time, we ask that you continue your invaluable support by stepping up to join our 2018 Chai Society by giving a donation of $180. You may choose to pay only $15 each month by credit card.
When you join our Chai Society, you will receive a beautiful, ready-to-frame certificate, as well as a lovely necklace to thank you for your contribution and ongoing support.
Contact Linda Hillel at email@example.com to get started.
Myrtle Wreath 2019
Save the date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
9:00 am Continental Breakfast
Temple Sinai, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
From our President
Dear Members, Associates and Friends of TOBAY HADASSAH,
Have you ever wondered how to eloquently state what Hadassah does? Let us help you. Hadassah’s vision is of a world where our Jewish values in action create strong community and an enduring Israel. Hadassah’s promise is to connect and empower Jewish women to effect change. Hadassah’s three pillars are: empower women to advocate, build strong leadership and community, and advance health and well being. Behind all of this is our love of Judaism and Zionism.
Israel’s birthday in 1948 was marked by a declaration of war by all its surrounding Arab neighbors. In the following 67 years, there have been short-lived wars, but peaceful times have mostly been the norm, enforced by a strong and resilient Israel. Israel and Hadassah must be prepared to deal with both conflict and peace. The Gaza War last summer orchestrated by Hamas leaders in Gaza put a terrible burden on our hospitals, where doctors and nurses had to be ready to receive wounded civilians and soldiers every day.
When you acknowledge an act of goodness, you say, “thank you.” We ask you to thank Congress, and urge them to continue their unwavering support for Israel. The United States must lead the international community in advocating for the demilitarization of Gaza and Israel’s right to sovereignty, security, and self-defense. We must also be staunch supporters of a comprehensive and enforceable nuclear agreement with Iran that limits its ability to carry out its very vocal calls for Israel’s destruction. Take action today by communicating directly through an online system via the National Action Center at Hadassah.org.
Even before Israel became a state, it was Hadassah that established a health care infrastructure in the Holy Land, and a standard of excellence that continues today. Hadassah gave Israelis their first modern health facility, their first university hospital, their first bone marrow clinic, their first comprehensive cancer center, their first embryonic stem cell research center, their first liver unit, their first organ transplant unit, their first skin bank, their first trauma unit, their first DaVinci robot surgical system, and their first and only OPTIMA CT660 revolutionary Computerized Tomography.
We Hadassah women, our associates, and friends are ambassadors and educators for the next generation of caring Zionists. Let us all be proud of all that we Hadassah women do, and let us recommit ourselves to our work and unending support for all that Hadassah strives to achieve.
President, Tobay Hadassah
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Book Club, "Something Beautiful Happened"
January 24, 2019
We will be reviewing "Something Beautiful Happened" by Yvette Manessis Corporon. Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants—and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness. Please join us at 1 pm at a member home for an interesting discussion and refreshments.
Tobay Film Forum: "Varian's War"
February 21, 2019
This film is based on the true story of one of World War II’s greatest and most forgotten heroes. Varian Fry was an editor and scholar who rescued over two thousand artists, intellectuals, musicians and authors from the Nazi occupation of France. It is an amazing story of how one man was able to save so many at a real danger to himself. The stellar cast includes William Hurt, Julia Ormond, Lynn Redgrave and Adam Arkin. The screening starts at 1 pm.
Book and Author Event
March 7, 2019
Meet Mary Morris, award-winning novelist and author of "Gateway to the Moon." Couvert is $30 and includes brunch (10:30 am). Use the registration form (see link below). You can also pay by credit card; just call the region office at 516-766-2725. Books are available at the office and on the day of the event.
Tobay Film Forum: "Defiance"
March 28, 2019
In 1941 Nazi soldiers are slaughtering Eastern European Jews by the thousands. Three brothers manage to escape and take refuge in the forest where they had played in their childhood. Their small group eventually becomes a safe haven for large numbers of Jews fleeing Poland. Rosa Gitlitz’s husband Harold will share some of his experiences as well. Our screening starts at 1 pm.