Hadassah

Rhode Island

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.

1320 Centre Street, Suite 205
Newton Center,, Massachusetts 02459
Contact Us

P : 401-463-3636

E : rhodeislandchapter@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

1320 Centre Street, Suite 205

Newton Center,, Massachusetts 02459

Announcements

Photo Albums
Hadassah RI

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

View our newest album of photos from Books on the Beach 2018

View photos from Books on the Beach 2017

View photos from Books on the Beach 2016

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
Marilyn at Book Club Meeting

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.

Click here for a (downloadable) full schedule of books and authors for 2018.







Standing with Israel in 2018: Challenges and Opportunities
Stand With Us Fall Program Flyer RI

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 hne@hadassah.org.

SAVE THE DATE: "CHAI" LUNCHEON 2018
You are What You Eat cover

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

Installation 2016

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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Events

Stand With Us Fall Program Flyer RI

Standing with Israel in 2018: Challenges and Opportunities

October 21, 2018

Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI

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)

Books

November 2018 Book Club

November 5, 2018

Books on the Square, 471 Angell St, Providence, RI

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.

You are What You Eat cover

Chai Luncheon 2018

November 11, 2018

Wethersfield Commons, 1 Williamsburg Dr, Warwick

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.

Books

December 2018 Book Club

December 3, 2018

TO 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.

Groups

Books

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.

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Leadership

  • 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

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

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