Hadassah Southern New Jersey
Welcome to the website for Hadassah – Southern New Jersey Region, the source for all current information about our Region. The Southern New Jersey Region covers the geographic area from Colonia in the north down to Vineland in the southern part of the State, and stretches across New Jersey from Camden County to the Jersey shore. We are comprised of 35 chapters and groups that cover a diversity of demographics. We have almost 14,000 members, and 1500 male Associates. Includes Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, Cumberland and Somerset Counties.
- Alisa ›
- Bat Ami ›
- Bat Shalom ›
- Burlington County ›
- Camden County ›
- Canal Walk ›
- Chai Lights of Somerset ›
- Colonia ›
- Deal Shore - Long Branch ›
- East Brunswick ›
- Golda Meir-Atlantic County ›
- Greater Princeton ›
- Greenbriar ›
- Hador Haba The Next Generation ›
- Manchester Township ›
- Marlboro ›
- Matawan/Aberdeen ›
- Metuchen-Edison Gesher ›
- Monroe Township ›
- Ocean Township ›
- Old Bridge Township ›
- Raritan Valley ›
- Red Bank ›
- Regency ›
- Renaissance ›
- Shaloma-Atlantic County ›
- Somerset ›
- Stonebridge ›
- Toms River ›
- Village Grande ›
From our President
Dear Hadassah Sisters,
I am delighted to share with you exciting news of so many Winners throughout the Southern New Jersey Region. Please join me in wishing Mazal Tov to the chapters and groups, who earned Region Trophies for their achievements during 2016 in a variety of important areas.
- Excellence in Membership: Camden County and Regency
- PRAZE: Alisa, Bat Shalom, East Brunswick, Stonebridge, and Village Grande
- Communication: Alisa and Canal Walk
- Community Outreach: Marlboro and Monroe Township
- Fundraising: Canal Walk, Chai Lights of Somerset, and Colonia
- Tower Fundraising: Red Bank
- Turnaround Chapter: Colonia
- Outstanding Chapter: Stonebridge
Did you know that Rutgers Hillel has just completed an $18 million Capital & Endowment Campaign, to construct a state-of-the-art, 35,000 square foot Jewish student center? Do you wish you could see it for yourself? Well, on Wednesday, July 26 from 1-4 you can! Join us for a Summer Tea (and desserts.) Be sure to see the registration form available in the “Events” section of this page.
Congratulations to our 2017 Education Symposium Committee chaired by Joyce Cohen, and to Laura Brandspiegel and Debbie Glick, PRAZE Co-Vice Presidents. Together with all our committee members and volunteers, they worked tirelessly to make our program: Taking Action: Combatting the Rise in Anti-Semitism truly a day to remember.
Please be sure to read all the event information for our upcoming Myrtle Wreath Luncheon on October 29, 2016. Our Myrtle Wreath Honoree is Dr. Joanne Waldstreitcher, Chief Medical Officer of Johnson & Johnson. We also look forward to celebrating all our Hadassah Member Appreciation Chapter Honorees.
Each year, our extraordinary hospitals in Israel treat one million patients without regard to race, religion or nationality. Each patient has a story, and every one that I hear leaves me in awe. I would like to share one such story with you, which I recently read in the Spring 2017 issue of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Hadassah’s Planned Giving Newsletter.
Svetlana Izozsimova’s toddler grandson Kirill was diagnosed in 2012 with a rare genetic disease called osteopetrosis (Marble Bone Disease), which would eventually lead to his death. Doctors in Russia could not offer treatment. Svetlana refused to give up. She went online and found that Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) was treating osteopetrosis in Arab children from Hebron. She wrote a letter in Russian to Prof. Polina Stepensky at Hadassah’s Pediatric Hematology Department and was very surprised to immediately receive a reply, also in Russian. Svetlana raised the money to take Kirill to HMO, where they stayed for a year. Kirill was already blind, but Prof. Stepensky believed a bone marrow transplant might return his head to a normal shape and save his life. News about the treatment spread back home, where one out of every 4,000 newborns in Russia has the genetic mutation that causes osteopetrosis. Other families wanted to take their children to HMO to be treated. Fundraising on a local TV station raised enough money to send additional children to HMO. To date, HMO has treated another 14 Russian children with osteopetrosis, saving their sight and hearing and offering them the opportunity to grow up and live normal lives. Now 5 years old, Kirill recently returned to HMO for his two-year checkup and has a wonderful prognosis.
Hadassah continues to be a front-runner in so many areas of medical treatment and research. With your support, we continue to make miracles happen. We can be so proud.
President. Hadassah Southern New Jersey
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Summer Tea at the Hillel House - Rutgers
July 26, 2017 - July 26, 201770 College Ave. New Brunswick, NJ
Join us for an afternoon of Tea and desserts. Hear from National speaker, Bryce Diamond, how Annual Giving - Chai Society and Keepers of the Gate sustain the life-saving and life-changing work of Hadassah.
Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of M/Sgt Roddie Edmonds “Rightous Among the Nations”
September 10, 2017 - September 11, 2017Monroe Township Senior Center;12 Halsey Reed Rd · Monroe Township, NJ
Chris Edmunds will talk about his father, Roddie Edmonds, the highest ranking noncommissioned officer in a German POW camp who ordered his fellow American captive comrades to step forward boldly tellingthe Nazis:“We are all Jews here.” Join us at 1:30 PM. Checks (Adults-$18/Students-$15) should be made payable to Hadassah and mailed to: Larry Gelb, 328-A Quinton Drive, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 or placed in GW box # 31 at Greenbriar/Whittingham Towne Centre
2017 Myrtle Wreath Luncheon
October 29, 2017 - October 29, 2017Forsgate Country Club Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ
Myrtle Wreath Luncheon honoring Joanne Waldstreitcher, M.D. Chief medical officer of Johnson&Jphnon and the Hadassah Member Appreciation Chapter Honorees Hadassah Southern New Jersey Region Board Meeting