Hadassah

Rhode Island

Welcome to Hadassah Rhode Island's website. Save the Date - November 3 - Chai Luncheon. Check out the books being read by our Book Club. Check our recently - updated photos. Visit, Like, and Follow our Facebook page; share our posts; invite friends to our Facebook Page. Hadassah RI is part of the Hadassah Southern New England Region; check their calendar on their website for a full calendar of Regional Events.

Announcements

Photo Albums
Hadassah RI

Our Photos capture the many engaging, fun, and instructive events of Hadassah Rhode Island!

View Photos from a Tu B’Shevat Seder

View our newest album of photos from Books on the Beach 2018

View photos from Books on the Beach 2017

View photos from Books on the Beach 2016

View photos from our annual “Cause for Applause”  Updated June 2019
a fundraiser for Brain Cancer Research at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem

View photos from our Chai Luncheons  

View photos from The Region’s "Unsung Heroes" Event (2019)– Karen Asher from Rhode Island was one of the honorees

View an array of photos from past events  Updated June 2019



Book Club News
Marilyn at Book Club Meeting

Our Book Club meets on the first Monday of most months at Books on the Square in Wayland Square, Everyone is welcome to participate in these book discussions. Each month's selection is also listed under the Events section below. NOTE that  the December 2019 date and time will be determined at a later time. Other changes to the scheudle, if needed,  will be posted on this website and on Facebook.

A planning meeting to select the books for 2019 was held on January 7, 2019.

Click here for a downloadable schedule of 2019 books and meeting times.








SAVE THE DATE: Books on the Beach 2019
2019 Save the Date

Hadassah Rhode Island announces  Books on the Beach 2019 with authors Mary Morris (Gateway to the Moon) and Sally Koslow (Another Side of Paradise). 

Mary Morris' stories often deal with the tension between home and away. A historically based novel, Gateway to the Moon is the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined. This novel is a beautiful novel of shared history, a moving and memorable portrait of a family and its journey through the centuries.

In Another Side of Paradise, Sally Koslow imaginatively brings to life the shocking love affair of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham in this dazzling novel of romance, celebrity, and Gatsby-esque self-creation in Old Hollywood. A Booklist reviewer wrote, “Koslow draws on primary sources to lend authenticity to this romantic yet disturbingly rough relationship in a novel that will attract high interest with its iconic subjects.”

To learn more about the authors and their books, click here for Mary Morris; and for Sally Koslow.

Our Guest Speaker will be Hadassah Past President Nancy Falchuk who will update us on Hadassah initiatives and events.

This book and author luncheon supports the Hadassah 360° Capital Campaign - a remarkable opportunity for Hadassah Medical Organization to completely reimagine the Round Building at Ein Keren.  The new Round Building will enhance 360° of Healing, 360° of Research, and 360° of Collaboration.

Online registration is no longer available. Please contact chapri@hadassah.org for more information and questions.


From our President

2019 President Sue Mayes

Renee Kaminitz and I, Sue Mayes, traveled together on a recent Hadassah  Yom HaAtzmaut  mission to Israel. One of our travel
companions, Sandy Volpe, wrote this article for her chapter (Tziporah Long Beach, New York) bulletin.  Sandy’s thoughts mirror many of the feelings that Renee and I experienced so with her permission, we would like to share this article about our Hadassah mission.

Sue Mayes, President

Hadassah
Rhode Island

HADASSAH MISSION TO ISRAEL MAY 2019

                                            Sandy Volpe

 

How do I describe a miracle? A piece of land, the size of New Jersey, which was barren desert for thousands of years has been transformed into a thriving, modern, technologically advanced, world class country. Let’s not forget that they are surrounded by countries that want nothing more than to wipe them off of the face of the earth. It is indeed a miracle that they exist.

Israel takes everything seriously. They cannot afford not to. We arrived for Memorial Day. At 11 AM a siren went off across the country. The country stilled and memorial services began. Every family has lost someone or knows someone that was lost in the defense of this land. They do not forget those who gave their lives so Israel could exist. This solemn day is followed by Yom HaAtzmaut – Independence Day. Let the festivities begin.

The Israelis are very grateful for Hadassah. As I went through passport control, I was asked my reason for visiting Israel. I told the man I was on a Hadassah mission. His face lit up with a big grin and he said, “Hadassah!! Welcome.” Everywhere we went Hadassah was the magical word. We were thanked for all we do, we were told stories of individual encounters with Hadassah and we were even given discounts in stores. I was so proud of what Hadassah has accomplished. I don’t think I need to tell you that our hospitals are at the forefront of Medical Advances. We are equipped with all the latest equipment, our research is incredible and our doors are open to all. When we went to see the Chagall windows, I was shown the book with my Mother’s name in it. What a moving moment. Yahrzeit is said for both my parents under these magnificent stained glass windows.

We drove along the Lebanese border and were shown remnants of the rockets that had been bombarding Israel. We met some of the soldiers on border patrol. Every child spends time in the army after High School. These children quickly become responsible adults, prepared for a successful future in this country. They literally give their lives over to the protection of Israel. At one Kibbutz we when down to see their bomb shelter which is a necessary part of their lives.

There is so much more to this outstanding trip. We traveled back in time to our ancient civilizations. We met with a Muslim Israeli citizen who writes for the Jerusalem Post. We met with an Ethiopian member of the Knesset. We listened to the story of a holocaust survivor. We had lunch with a Druze family in their home.

I was affected by everything I saw and heard. It’s no wonder I came home with pride in my heritage, and happy that in this tumultuous world filled with antisemitism that there is a safe haven for those of us not living in the holy land. I implore you to “keep the faith” and to get more involved with Hadassah so we can continue Tikun Olam and helping Israel to flourish.

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Events

Books

August 2019 Book Club

August 5, 2019

Books on the Square, 471 Angell St, Providence, RI

In August, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "The Gown", by Jennifer Robson . The Book Club meets at 7:00. New members are always welcome. Books can be bought at Books on the Square at a 10% discount.

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Books on the Beach 2019

August 6, 2019

OceanCliff, Ridge Rd. Newport, RI

Hadassah RI's Annual Summer Book and Author Luncheon - Books on the Beach - will again be at OceanCliff in Newport. The authors for 2019 are Mary Morris ("Gateway to the Moon") and Sally Koslow ("Anther Side of Paradise"). Past Hadassah President, Nancy Falchuk,, will be our guest speaker. Online registration is no longer available. Please contact chapri@hadassah.org for more information and questions.

Books

September 2019 Book Club

September 9, 2019

Books on the Square, 471 Angell St, Providence, RI

In September, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "The Inextinguishable Symphony", by Martin Goldsmith . The Book Club meets at 7:00. New members are always welcome. Books can be bought at Books on the Square at a 10% discount.

Groups

Books

EVENING BOOK CLUB

The Rhode Island chapter sponsors an Evening Book Club, which meets throughout the year, at Books on the Square at 7:00 PM, usually on the first Monday of each month. Books are selected at the January meeting. See separate events for each month's selection. Books on the Square offers a discount of 10% for Book Club members.

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Leadership

  • President

    Sue Mayes

  • Vice President: Philanthropy

    Betty Ann Israelit

  • Vice President: Program

    Leah Ross-Coke

  • Vice President: Membership

    Maxine Bornstein

  • Vice President: Organization

    Lorraine Rappoport

  • Treasurer

    Judy Schoenfeld

  • Treasurer

    Donna Podrat

  • Records Administrator

    Judy Silverman

  • Card and Certificate Chair

    Beth Bark

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