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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 March 2018
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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.
A planning meeting to select the books for 2018 was held on February 5, 2018.
SAVE THE DATE! Books on the Beach August 7, 2018
Our Eighth Annual Summer Fundraiser
Luncheon at OceanCliff in Newport, RI (11:00AM – 3:00PM)
We are excited to announce that former Hadassah National President, Marlene Post wil join us and provide updates about Hadassah.
Rachel Kadish will introduce us to her book, “The Weight of Ink”, winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award. St in London in the 1660s and the early twenty-first century, this is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect.
Tova Mirvis will speak about her book, “The Book of Separation” a memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly mapless world.
Explore the recently posted photos from August 7, 2018
From our President
Hadassah, The Power Of Women For Israel
Recent events show that Israel—our Jewish homeland—continues to need our support, our commitment, and our devotion. Hadassah’s policy efforts support Israel’s security, a future of peace in the Middle East and stronger US-Israel relations. Hadassah also advocates for the rights of Jewish people around the world and promotes the centrality of Israel in Jewish life, in order to foster partnerships between Israel, Hadassah, and the American Jewish community.
Hadassah Rhode Island continues to thrive, but we need your support to keep this happening. We have several fundraising events planned and hope that you will be able to join us at them to show your support.
On Sunday, March 4 at “Chai Noon, our Chai Luncheon, a dairy pot luck luncheon was held at the Wethersfield Commons clubhouse in Warwick, RI. Our speaker this year was Lisa Fishayn-Joffe, the Director of Hadassah Brandeis Institute, who spoke on the Jewish Perspective on Immigration.
Chai Society members were also honored at this event; they are friends of Hadassah who have pledged a minimum contribution of $180 each year to Hadassah. When you are a member of Chai Society, Hadassah can count on you, month after month, year after year. It is your commitment that makes the difference.
And at Cause for Applause - Sunday, May 6 at 2 PM there will be a special screening of the classic Funny Girl, in memory of Dr. Meredith Drench. Proceeds for this screening will go to brain cancer research at Hadassah Hospital.
We hope that you will plan to join us at these events and help to support the work of Hadassah. And please also mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 7 for the 8th annual Books on the Beach!
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Books On The Beach 2018
August 7, 2018
Our authors were Rachel Kadish, author of "The Weight of Ink" and Tova Mirvis, the author of "The Book of Separation". Opening the luncheon will be former Hadassah National President, Marlene Post; she will provide updates about Hadassah. Check back for an online reservation - coming soon!
September 2018 Book Club
September 4, 2018
In September, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots" by Jessica Soffer. (NOTE: This will be on a Tuesday!)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.
October 2018 Book Club
October 1, 2018
In October Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "The Book Smugglers" by David Fishman. 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.
November 2018 Book Club
November 5, 2018
In November, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "A Tale of Love and Darkness" by Amos Oz. 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)