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2019 Northern New England Installation
Kathy Kerstein was installed as the new Northern New England President and Rhonda Saunders thanked for all of her great work at the Northern New England Installation at Kerem Shalom in Concord, Mass. on December 9.
Phyllis Berlow Honored with Myrtle Wreath Award
Phyllis Berlow was honored with the Myrtle Wreath Award for her over 50 years of dedication and service to Hadassah at a beautiful ceremony on November 25 at the Bedford Town Hall. Special guest speaker was Hadassah National President Ellen Hershkin.
Fall Bulletin 2018
What's It Worth?
Join Hadassah Nashoba Valley on Saturday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. at The Groton Inn for 'What's It Worth.' Bring your treasures and antiques to be appraised by Skinner Inc.'s Senior Vice President and Director of Fine Judaica, Kerry Shrives. This is a rare and unique opportunity!
The event is limited to 50 appraisal items and pre-registration is required.
Couvert is $50. Couvert and one item appraised is $75. Couvert and two items appraised is $85.
To register, visit www.hadassah.org/events/whatsitworth or send a check payable to Hadassah to: Miriam Friedman, 351 Plainfield Road, Concord, MA 01742.
Standing With Israel in 2018: Challenges and Opportunities
Hadassah Northeast presents “Standing with Israel in 2018: Challenges and Opportunities,” a series of discussions about Israel.
In a time where there have been many false and misleading news reports and groups against Israel, please join us to learn: the facts about Israel; how to advocate for Israel; and how to use social media to influence the narrative about Israel. Panelists include representatives from StandWithUs, the Israel Advocacy Alliance and the Israeli American Council.
The next program will be on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Emanuel in Andover, Mass.
Everyone is welcome to attend the programs, but registration in advance is required by visiting www.hadassah.org/events/standwithisrael or by contacting Hadassah Northeast at 781-455-9055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hadassah Northeast would like to thank our co-sponsors for their support with the programs: the Israeli American Council; Jewish Community Center of the North Shore; Lappin Foundation; StandWithUs; and Temple Emanuel in Andover, Mass.
Dates, times and locations for the programs are subject to change.
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish community.
Annual Gala Luncheon
Join us on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Temple Sinai in South Burlington for our Annual Gala Luncheon and featuring Israel at 70 - A Musical Tour with classically trained Israeli musicians Hamutal and Arnon Zimra. The Luncheon will honor Louise Stall and our special guest speaker for the day will be Hadassah Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Dr. Janice Weinman.
Couvert is $36 and there are several sponsorship opportunities as well.
Register by going to www.hadassah.org/events/vermontannualgala2018 .
Hadassah Northern New England and Chapters Host Installation 2018
Hadassah Northern New England, along with the Manchester, Merrimack Valley, Nashoba Valley, Shalom and Shawsheen Valley chapters held a joint Installation Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at Temple Emanuel in Andover. New officers were installed and outgoing officers thanked for all of their dedication and hard work.
In addition to the Celebration, personal hygiene items were collected for the Jewish Family and Children's Services Family Table, the largest kosher food pantry in New England.
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From our President
Dear Members of Hadassah Northern New England,
As we look forward to the New Year, I am excited to take on this new role as President of Hadassah Northern New England. There are so many opportunities for all of us to help Hadassah fulfill its mission of providing excellent medical care at our Hadassah Hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, supporting cutting edge stem cell research and the development of immunotherapies, and advocating for women’s health in Israel, the US and world-wide.
Our mission as a region is to support our chapters as they provide meaningful opportunities for Hadassah women to come together to share experiences, to learn and study together, and to build community while working toward common goals.
One of our major goals this year will be to support the 360 Degree of Healing Campaign which will enable the renovation of the iconic round building on the Ein Kerem campus in order to bring 21st century care to its patients.
Another goal is to support Zionism education by encouraging chapters to hold Zionism programs, utilizing the Discussing Zionism on-line series of video vignettes or holding a salon series using Gil Troy ‘s new book, The Zionist Idea, and the accompanying Study Guide. To facilitate the latter, the region has purchased a set of 10 books that can be lent to study/book groups. Please let me know if you are interested in joining a group.
But our most important goal is to engage each of the over 7,500 women in Hadassah Northern New England, to encourage each of us to recognize how important we, as individuals, are to the success of the Hadassah mission. We will also be reaching out to the next generations of Hadassah women, by supporting the activities of the Young Women’s Council of Hadassah North East. If you are, or know, a woman who might be interested in this group, please let me know.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year,
Kathy Kerstein, President
Hadassah Northern New England
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