Hadassah Northern New Jersey

Shalom! Welcome to Hadassah Northern New Jersey
Includes Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Union Counties

760 Northfield Ave, Suite 290
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
Contact Us

P : (973) 530-3996

E : regnnj@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

760 Northfield Ave, Suite 290

West Orange, New Jersey 07052

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Web Essay Simhat Torah

Embracing Simhat Torah—Again
by Merrill Silver

Heartfelt article by Hadassah Northern NJ member, Merrill Silver.

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Hadassah Magazine Wins Big in Journalism Awards

Hadassah Magazine has won seven Simon Rockower Awards, the annual prizes handed out by the American Jewish Press Association, for work published in 2016.


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Every Bite Counts: Hadassah's Nutrition Program
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From our President

Gail Black President

Dear Hadassah Sisters:

L’Shana Tovah! As we begin the new year of 5778, it is only natural to reflect on the year past. Personally, I feel blessed with my family and friends, and feel thankful that I was able to share my good fortune through volunteering for Hadassah.

So much has occurred during my first year as Region President. But when I re-examined our mission statement,

“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 continuity,”

I realized that my passion for our land and our people has grown this year as I have seen first-hand what our donations mean to the Jewish people and to medical research for all, and what Hadassah has given to me in terms of my own personal growth. Let me share my nachas with you when I tell you that my children said that they are proud of me for volunteering and pushing myself in the areas of leadership that haven’t come naturally to me. In business, we speak of return on investment, but I never thought I would say that about Hadassah’s ROI for me.

Fall has arrived and our region will be concluding the year with several events. On October 22, we will be one of eight regions hosting the Metro Symposium in New York City. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The topic will be Women’s Issues and Hadassah Update, and we will hear from Ellen Hershkin, Hadassah National President; Joyce Rabin, Hadassah International; Galit Peleg from the Israeli Consulate; a panel on Underage Marriage and Jewish Divorce; Ruth Cole, Hadassah UN Team Leader; Francine Klagsbrun, author of Lioness: Golda Meir & the Nation of Israel; and Dr. David Kaylie, surgeon at Duke University Medical Center, who has been working for several years with the ENT Department at Hadassah Hospital.

In November, we will have two events: Myrtle Wreath on November 12 where we will honor Ruth Grossberg for her service as UN Deputy Chair and for her past leadership as Northern NJ Region President. We will also honor our chapter Women of Valor for their time and commitment to Hadassah. Then on November 18, we will attend NJPAC for An Evening with Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, two of the greatest violinists of our time.

December 19 will be our region installation of elected officials and acknowledgement of our appointed portfolio holders.

Thank you for making 5777 successful, and a happy and healthy 5778.

Shana Tovah!
Gail Black
President Hadassah Northern NJ

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Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman

Special Night Out at NJPAC!

October 18, 2017

8:30 PM

Itzhak Perlman &
Pinchas Zukerman

A rare joint recital

Two of the greatest violinists of our time in one of the classical season's hottest tickets!

First tier seating at $105 per ticket
Make checks payable to Hadassah

order tickes


Metro Symposium

Metro Area Symposium

October 22, 2017

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM


Speakers from Hadassah National and International

Skadden Arps Building
Four Times Square, 37th Floor
(Between 6th Ave and Broadway)

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Myrtle Wreath

Myrtle Wreath

November 12, 2017

9:00 AM

Ruth Grossberg

Past Hadassah
Northern NJ President
and current
Hadassah United Nations
Deputy Chair

Chapter Women of Valor

Congregation B'Nai Shalom
300 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange

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  • President

    Gail Black

  • Organization VP

    Geri Lipschitz

  • Area VP

    Lila Barsky

  • Area VP

    Leslie Felner

  • Area VP

    Adele Shafman

  • Area VP

    Jill Tekel

  • Area VP

    Alice Weinstein

  • Area Advisor

    Claire Asarnow

  • Area Advisor

    Stephanie Z. Bonder

  • Area Advisor

    Karen Goldman

  • Area Advisor

    Sheila Jacobs

  • Corresponding Secretary

    Leah Sterman-Kabrt

  • Recording Secretary

    Gerry Stein

  • Treasurer

    Esther Rubinstein

  • Bulletin Editor

    Rachelle Knopf

  • Fundraising Coordinator

    Faith Kamerman

  • Fundraising Coordinator

    Michelle Hubertus

  • Health & Wellness

    Linda Feinson Lowenthal

  • PRAZE Program

    Lauren Rublin

  • PRAZE Advocacy

    Beth Haiet Meyer

  • PRAZE Zionism

    Wolina Shapiro

  • PRAZE Education

    Mina Orleans

  • President's Ad Hoc Committee

    Gloria Saltz

  • Webmaster

    Anna Schiffer

  • Administrative Manager

    Helane Dollinger

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(800) 237-1517

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