Welcome to Charleston! Whatever the reason you are interested in our wonderful community, know that you’ve made a superb choice. The Jewish Community has been a major Charleston asset for more than 250 years. Hadassah is proud to be part of the Charleston community, and is extremely proud to have so much local support. Our Chapter was founded in 1921, just nine years after Hadassah was officially founded. Our geographic reach is the South Carolina Tri-County area encompassing Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. As one of the country’s earliest and busiest port cities, Charleston has a long and strong history within the Jewish Community. With Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Chabad congregations, we are extremely proud of the diversity of our Hadassah members. As of 2015, our chapter currently has more than 500 members and more than 70 Associates.
Family Fun Walk – Sunday Oct 16, 2016, 1-3pm at West Ashley Park
Bring your family and friends to West Ashley Park to walk, run, jog a gentle trail. October is a great month to enjoy beautiful weather and beautiful people. As part of Hadassah’s Women’s Heart Health initiatives, there is a suggested donation of $10 per person; $18 for a couple; kids under 10 are free. Funds will benefit HMO/Cardiology.
For more information, contact Bonnie Silverberg at 843-556-5670.
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, December 13th – Hadassah Presents Festive Hors D’Oeuvres and Desserts – NOTE: This program was scheduled at the now closed Southern Seasons. We are looking for an alternate venue – if you have ideas – contact SharonHox@aol.com
Ilene Turbow Honored
Co-President Ilene Turbow was honored at the Charleston Jewish Woman Who Makes a Difference in March.
Pictured, from L to R: Eileen Chepenik, former Chapter President made the presentation to Ilene Turbow.
Join Hadassah’s Chai Society!
Join Hadassah’s Chai Society – contact Sharon at HadassahCharleston@gmail.com or 971-6116
Funds for Breastpump Campaign
In Search Of … Final Funds for Breastpump Campaign
The Charleston Chapter set a goal to raise funds to buy a medical grade breastpump for the Women’s & Children’s Wing of Hadassah Hospital. We’ve still got some way to go to meet our goal. Please help. Your tax deductible donation can save lives. Please go online at www.Hadassah.org or send a check to Ruth Oser, Chatper Treasurer, 4 Hobonny Lane, Charleston 29407.
The Charleston chapter generally holds program meetings bi-monthly from September through June, open meetings more often than that, and special events and activities sprinkled across the year.
Programs are constructed to meet the needs and interests of different segments of our Hadassah community. A women’s study group called “Women-to-Women” meets monthly, and is going into its twelfth year. This program invariably stimulates thought among the group members and has proven to be a great way to introduce new and prospective members to our Chapter.
From our President
From Gail Snow & Ilene Turbow – Co-Presidents
Apologies for the late distribution of September Byte-Size, but our writer was having tons of technical trouble. Don’t we all have these nuisances and bothers? Will I be late for appointments or work (given the rise in Charleston traffic)? Now that school has started, how can I juggle my over-scheduled kids? This hot, hot summer killed most of the grass in my front lawn; do I really want to re-sod? The car is aging and making unhappy sounds; is this the right time to go car shopping?
Indeed, these are annoying day to day issues. But in the grand scheme of life, they are truly temporal and more easily handled than life’s big issues – what kind of person am I? What are my values? What are my behaviors? Am I living the good and righteous life? NOW is the time to consider these questions. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are intended for the introspection we don’t often make time (or energy) for. Am I helping my family? Am I a good friend? How am I serving my community? Am I making the most of my G-d-given gifts?
We urge you to listen to your heart and your conscience. Think about ways you can be happier with your choices. You control your fate. You can help the world (yes, Tikkun Olum) in countless ways. You can be a contributor – financial, time, leadership. If not you, who?
L'shanah tovah tikatevu v'tichatemu
Gail Snow & Ilene Turbow
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