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Our Photos capture the many engaging, fun, and instructive events of Hadassah Rhode Island!
View our newest photos from Books on the Beach 2017 Updated August 2017
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.
Please note, however, the March Meeting will be at the Holocaust Education Center at the Dwares JCC on Elmgrove Avenue, Providence.
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 will be by the beach at OceanCliff in Newport, RI
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.
Hope to see you!!
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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Celebrating ...70th Anniversary of Israel & 100th of the HMO
May 23, 2018Private Home in Cranston
This year (2018) is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel and the 100th anniversary of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). Come join us at Hadassah RI’s Chapter Meeting on May 23, at 6:30 PM, to add to your knowledge of Hadassah and Israel History, especially the role of the HMO; learn of the medical advances in research that continue to exemplify Israel’s medical establishment (and that have been supported by our donations to Hadassah); contribute to plans for the next year in Hadassah RI; and, maybe even win a door prize!
June 2018 Book Club
June 4, 2018
In June, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "The Book of Separation", by Tova Mirvis. Tova will also be one of our authors at the 2018 Books on the Beach luncheon in August.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.
July 2018 Book Club
July 2, 2018
In July, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "Second Winter" by Craig Larson 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.
August 2018 Book Club
August 6, 2018
In August, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "A Boy in Winter" by Rachel Schiffert 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)