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Our Photos capture the many engaging, fun, and instructive events of Hadassah Rhode Island!
View photos from our annual “Cause for Applause” a fundraiser for the Dr. Merry Drench scholarship at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.
View photos from our Chai Luncheons Updated November 2016
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Book Club News
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.
Books that will be discussed during 2017 were selected on January 2, 2017.
For this full 2017 schedule see “BOOK CLUB” under Newsletters below.
From our President
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Dear friends and members of Hadassah Rhode Island,
As I sit here cozy in my warm house, I am disappointed that we were not able to hold our Hadassah meeting today . We had planned this meeting with our speaker, Hershey Rosen, whom many of you know - and it’s too bad that the snowfall did us in! It is always best to be cautious as we ask our members to be on the roads, right??
Our next big event is in May - Cause for Applause, to honor the memory of Dr. Meredith Drench. This year’s play at the Ocean State Theater on May 7 is “Victor, Victoria”. And our annual Books on the Beach will be in August, to be held again at Oceancliff in Newport. Please watch for more information on both of these exciting events on our Hadassah calendar!
So I did want to fill you in on some of the Hadassah Rhode Island “ goings-on”. From December 15 to 24, about 50 of us gift wrapped at Warwick Mall, continuing a project begun about 40 years ago by Pawtucket Hadassah. What a wonderful and fun this event is, a great bonding among our members and friends and a great way to spread the word of Hadassah, as well as to make new friendships and rekindle some from the previous year! Our huge thanks to Judy Silverman who coordinates this entire project!!!
Because of YOU in 2016 we...
The results are real and, in many cases, astounding. We could not have done any of this without you. We look forward to sharing more of these successes with you throughout 2017.
Hadassah Rhode Island
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January 2017 Book CLub
January 2, 2017
This Book Club Meeting is a planning meeting, where the books for the coming year are decided. Everyone is welcome. Please bring 2 ideas or, if you cannot attend, email choices to the name below.
Member Meeting, CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
January 8, 2017
Check back for new date for rescheduling this event with Harris Rosen and honoring the 50th year of our Associates Council. Contact information is below for directions. Time on January 8 is 1:00PM - 3:00PM
February 2017 Book CLub
February 6, 2017
In February, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "The Liberation of the Camps", by Dan Stone (How the survivors adjusted) (This book was postponed from December.) 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.
March 2017 Book Club
March 6, 2017
In March, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "In My Own Words", by Ruth Bader Ginsberg. 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
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.
Vice President: Membership
Betty Ann Israelit
Vice President: Program
Vice President: Organization
Corresponding Secretary (and Card and Certificate Chair)