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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.
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Save The Date: "Chai" Luncheon 2016
Plans are being made for our annual Chai Luncheon, a dairy potluck event. The luncheon will again be at Riverfarms Condominium at “Chai” Noon on Sunday, November 6. Donations in Chai Increments (beginning at $36) support Hadassah projects. Watch for your invitation in the mail; please RSVP by October 21.
We will be honoring all of our New Members and New Life Members. And, as in past years, the theme for the luncheon is women’s health awareness.
We are excited to announce that our speaker will be President of Rhode Island Hospital, Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH. She will speak about her visit to Hadassah Hospital in Israel.
You can view photos from past Chai Luncheons by clicking on the link under Photo Albums.
From our President
Some of you have been members of Hadassah for just a short time, or perhaps for 10, for 30 even for 50 years; some of you may never have heard about Hadassah before today. There is always something to learn. Our history as a women’s Zionist organization goes back to Henrietta Szold and her visit to pre-state Israel in 1909. Within 3 years, Henrietta’s study group had raised enough money to send 2 nurses to treat the scourge of diseases such as trachoma and to provide pasteurized milk to mothers and their infants; they could not have imagined the growth that has been seen over these last 104 years.
Having the experience of 2 decades of stem cell study, Hadassah researchers are cooperating with others both in Israel and in other locations, (including at Mass General Hospital and the UMass Medical Center in Worcester) and are finding the potential for cures for Age-Related Macular Degeneration, for Parkinson’s Disease, for Lou Gehrig’s Disease – ALS - , for Diabetes, for Melanoma. Today even the Zika virus is being studied in Israel! It is through these advances in research of those diseases that affect the world’s populations, that we at Hadassah are building bridges to peace.
Your generous donations to Hadassah help us to continue our life saving work in Israel and the US.
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"Chai" Luncheon 2016
November 6, 2016RiverFarms Condominium Clubhouse, 1 Krystal Pond Drive, West Warwick, RI
Hadassah Rhode Island's Chai Luncheon is a dairy pot luck event, beginning at "Chai" Noon. This year's speaker will be President of Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan's pediatric division, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH. She will speak about her visit to Hadassah Hospital in Israel.
November 2016 Book Club
November 7, 2016 - November 7, 2016
In November Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "The Secret Cord", by Geraldine Brooks (the life of King David) 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.
December 2016 Book Club
December 5, 2016 - December 5, 2016
In December Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "The Liberation of the Camps", by Dan Stone (How the survivors adjusted) 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. (In 2016 there will be NO meeting in October.) 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)