Rhode Island

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

Newton Center,, Massachusetts 02459


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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 2017 Updated August 2017

View 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 in memory of Dr. Merry Drench

View photos from our Chai Luncheons      

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.

For the full 2017 schedule see “BOOK CLUB” under Newsletters below.


Click here for the full schedule for 2017 of books and dates

December 2017 Book Club Meeting News!

The December Book Club will meet at Temple Emanu-El to discuss Elie Wiesel's Night. Details will be posted soon.

From our President

Installation 2016

Fighting Anti-Semitism

A Hadassah Response

A message from Hadassah National President, Ellen Hershkin in response to the August 11-12, “Unite the Right” rally. The White Supremacists and neo-Nazis march, initially intended to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, quickly turned violent, ultimately ending in three fatalities and many injuries.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the violence and hateful rhetoric of the “Unite the Right” rally. This outward display of racism and prejudice has no place in our society.

Some protesters chanted “Jews will not replace us” while marching with Nazi flags. As the members of Hadassah, we cannot help but have special understanding of the dangers of bigotry for all people.

We applaud the bipartisan condemnation of domestic terrorism by elected officials, especially those who pointedly acknowledged the dangerous neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideologies behind the event.

The events of this past weekend shed light on a shocking level of hatred that is alive in our country.

We join with other Jewish, interfaith, and secular organizations condemning neo-Nazism and white supremacy. We urge Hadassah members to speak out in the face of hatred.

As the largest women’s Zionist organization in America, we say loudly, and clearly—we do not tolerate this heinous type of hatred in America, or anywhere in the world.”


The following has also been taken from a longer statement on the Hadassah website.

"...Together, we must hold our leaders accountable, and ensure that there is no doubt about the unacceptability of moral equivalency. Please join us in taking a stand.


Engage with members of your community and have meaningful conversations about the rise in anti-Semitism, Nazism, white supremacy and bigotry.

Reach out to organizations of other faiths and backgrounds to build coalitions against hatred in your community.

Urge your elected officials to condemn violence and hatred, calling out the dangerous Nazi and white supremacist ideologies behind them, and developing a plan of action. Take action via the Hadassah National Action Center.

Explore and get involved in educational efforts or security briefings in your area through local schools, community centers, houses of worship and other organizations.

Stay up to date on Hadassah's advocacy opportunities by registering for Hadassah's Advocacy Alerts and Updates.

Speak out on social media. Share Hadassah's graphics, posts and statements on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. #StopTheHate

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October 2017 Book Club

October 2, 2017

Books on the Square, 471 Angel Street, Providence

In October the Hadassah RI Book Club will be discussing "Dancing with the Enemy" by Paul Glaser. 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 2017 Book Club: Hadassah Rhode Island and Temple-Emanu-El cosponsors

December 4, 2017

Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft St, Providence

The book for this December Meeting discussion will be Elie Wiesel's "Night" .This is co-sponsored with Temple-Emanu-El AND WILL BE HELD AT THE TEMPLE. The discussion leader will be Paula G. Olivieri, Education Coordinator, Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center. The book discussions are open to all.

Gift Wrapping

GIft Wrapping 2017

December 17, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Warwick Mall

It is time for our annual Gift Wrapping at the Mall! This is a Rhode Island Hadassah holiday service activity, a fundraiser for the chapter, and a fun social activity for participants.




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.




  • 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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