Welcome to Hadassah Rhode Island's website. Enjoy the newly posted photos from Books on the Beach 2018. We have several fall events coming up; please join us. Check out the books being read by our Book Club. Visit and Like our Facebook page; share our posts.
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 March 2018
View an array of photos from past events Updated January 2018
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.
Standing with Israel in 2018: Challenges and Opportunities
Hadassah Northeast presents a series of dynamic presentations focusing on:
- The facts about Israel
- How to advocate for Israel
- How to use social media to influence the narrative about Israel.
Join Hadassah Rhode Island on October 21, 2018 at 1:00PM, when representatives from organizations including StandWithUs, the Israel Advocacy Alliance, and the Israeli American Council are at the Dwares JCC.
See the attached flyer for other dates at other locations, continuing through the end of November.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free program, but registration in advance is required.
To register, please visit http://www.hadassah.org/events/standwithisrael or contact Hadassah Northeast at 781-455-9055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE: "CHAI" LUNCHEON 2018
Questions you may have asked:
Can eating sweets make us sweeter people?
Are there really emotional benefits to eating chicken soup?
Why does tomato juice taste better on airplanes?
Join Hadassah RI on November 11, 2018 at “Chai Noon” for our Chai Luncheon and find out.
Enjoy the dairy potluck dishes brought by our attendees and hear Dr. Rachel Herz speak about her book, Why You Eat What You Eat. A world-renowned expert on the psychology of smell, Dr. Rachel Herz is a published author of both books and numerous research publications. She is also a valued consultant to the world’s largest aromachemical companies, an entrepreneur, and teaches at Brown University and Boston College. Visit her website for more information about her, her research, and her book.
Look for your invitation and registration in the mail.
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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Standing with Israel in 2018: Challenges and Opportunities
October 21, 2018
Join Hadassah Rhode Island on October 21, 2018 at 1:00PM, when representatives from organizations including StandWithUs, the Israel Advocacy Alliance, and the Israeli American Council are at the Dwares JCC. This is one of several Hadassah Northeast presentations. (See announcement above)
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.
Chai Luncheon 2018
November 11, 2018
Hadassah RI's Chai Luncheon is a dairy potluck lunch, beginning at “Chai Noon”. There is a Chai Donation of $36. This year’s speaker is Dr. Rachel Herz, a neuroscientist specializing in perception and emotion. She will be discussing her book, “Why You Eat What You Eat.” Dr. Herz teaches at Brown University and Boston College. In this book, Herz engages all five senses and gracefully folds scientific discoveries into a delectable narrative, revealing useful techniques for managing daily food dilemmas, like using aromas to curb overeating.
December 2018 Book Club
December 3, 2018TO BE DETERMINED
In December, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "Identical Strangers" by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein. 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)