Rhode Island

Welcome to Hadassah Rhode Island's website. Enjoy the newly posted photos from our Chai Luncehon, which was held on November 11, 2018. Check our upcoming events. Check out the books being read by our Book Club. Visit and Like our Facebook page; share our posts. Hadassah RI is part of the Hadassah Southern New England Region; check their calendar on their website for a full calendar of Regional Events.

1320 Centre Street, Suite 205
Newton Center,, Massachusetts 02459
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P : 401-463-3636

E : rhodeislandchapter@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

1320 Centre Street, Suite 205

Newton Center,, Massachusetts 02459


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 November 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.

The books for 2019 will be decided at the January 2019 Planning Meeting. Everyone is invited to attend; please bring the names of 2 books as your suggestions.

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

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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December 2018 Book Club

December 5, 2018


NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE AND PLACE: 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.

Gift Wrapping

Gift Wrapping at the Mall

December 16, 2018 - December 24, 2018

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. If interested in helping, contact information is below.


January 2019 Book Club Planning Meeting

January 7, 2019

Books on the Square, 471 Angell 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 2019 Book Club

February 4, 2019

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

In February, Hadassah Rhode Island Book Club will be discussing "Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel," by Francine Klagsbrun 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. 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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Missions Department


(800) 237-1517

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