Rhode Island

Welcome to Hadassah Rhode Island's website. THE DECEMBER BOOK CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED. "THE LIBERATION OF THE CAMPS" WILL BE DISCUSSED IN FEBRUARY. Please visit our Facebook page for more photos, event reminders, and "conversation". On Facebook, help us spread the word about Hadassah RI events by "liking" posts and "sharing".

1320 Centre Street, Suite 205
Massachusetts 02459
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Mailing Address

1320 Centre Street, Suite 205

Massachusetts 02459


Photo Albums
Hadassah RI

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

View our newest photos from Books on the Beach 2016

View photos from Books on the Beach 2015

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

View an array of photos from past events

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.

If you have specific books that you would like to see the Book Club discuss this year join the Planning Meeting on January 2 at 7:00 at Books on the Square. Bring in up to 2 suggestions; if you cannot attend email choices during December to mailto:busybeaderkagan@aol.com. Ideas are written down, discussed, voted on, and then selected as the 10 books to read during the 2017 year. 

The 2017 list will be posted here after this planning meeting.

From our President

Installation 2016

    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.

Sue Mayes
Hadassah Rhode Island

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Gift Wrapping

Gift Wrapping 2016

December 15, 2016 - December 24, 2016

Warwick Mall, Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI

Hadassah Rhode Island has been wrapping holiday gifts at Warwick Mall for many years. Folks return to us at the Mall year after year. This is a fun chapter activity and helps us help Hadassah Projects in Israel. If you are interested in wrapping or working as a cashier, contact Judy (email below).


January 2017 Book CLub

January 2, 2017

Books on the Square, 471 Angel St., Providence, RI

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.


February 2017 Book CLub

February 6, 2017

Books on the Square, 471 Angel St., Providence, RI

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.




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.




  • President

    Sue Mayes

  • Vice President: Membership

    Betty Ann Israelit

  • VicePresident: Fundraising

    Judy Silverman

  • Vice President: Program

    Leah Ross-Coke

  • Vice President: Organization

    Maxine Wolfson

  • Treasurer

    Judy Schoenfeld

  • Corresponding Secretary (and Card and Certificate Chair)

    Beth Bark

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