The first Hadassah activity in Charlotte began in 1925 when Miss Dorothy Hirsch organized a teen-aged group known as the “Hadassah Buds”. This group functioned for two years as an outlet for young women interested in contributing to the Palestine Infant Welfare Fund. In 1934, the Buds, now adults, blossomed into a fully chartered chapter. According to Minnie Sutker, a charter member, “On October 3, 1934, fifteen women met in a private dining room at a cafeteria on West Trade Street, borrowed money from each other to pay their dues, signed the Charter, and thus the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah, with Rhea White as President, was officially organized. It was a momentous occasion, and if you were there, you will always remember that day.” The Charlotte Chapter has functioned fully and proudly since that time and how we have grown! Charlotte now boasts 1,094 members, including over 959 life members. Over 70 men lend their support as Hadassah Associates. Education programs command a significant portion of the calendar. The chapter offers study groups throughout the year, called Lunch & Learn along with other meetings designed to educate and inform our members on issues and topics which affect them as American Jewish women. Another favorite and well attended program is Health Night, an informative, educational night with guest physicians that is open to the entire community. For more information about "membership" please email Amy DeLoach amybdeloach@gmail.com and Tonya Meltsner tonyameltsner12@gmail.com.

7804 Fairview Road, #129
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
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7804 Fairview Road, #129

Charlotte, North Carolina 28226


2018 Directory

Welcome to 2019. We will be collecting and updating personal listings for the 2019-20 Charlotte Jewish Community Directory January-June 2019. Please use this link to update your personal information. If you are interested in advertising in our directory, please click here. The links will become active on January 25, 2019. Questions about the 2019-20 Jewish Community Directory? Please email: dkapu3@gmail.com

Hadassah Cards and Certificates
Hadassah Cards

New cards for all occasions. Help raise money for Hadassah while putting a smile on the faces of your friends and family.
You can purchase these cards for $2.00 each or 6 cards for $10.00    Call Nancy Kerstein at 704-643-9494 to purchase cards.

Send a Hadassah certificate and show the world you care. Your tax deductible donation enriches the lives of millions of people. 
To order, call: 1-800-928-0685 to order or you can order online here

You can view the Hadassah certificates and e-certificates online: www.hadassah.org/donate

You can also purchase the following online. It's quick and easy!

Plant a Tree in Israel

Online Hanukkah Cards

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  • President

    Sharon Goretsky

  • Treasurer

    Marci Willenzik

  • Treasurer

    Marci Goldberg

  • Records Administrator

    Judy Kaufmann

  • Records Administrator & Past President

    Dana Kapustin

  • Corresponding Secretary

    Nancy Kerstein

  • Corresponding Secretary

    Karen Futtersak


    Roz Cooper

  • PRAZE VP/ Programming VP/Coor

    Lynda White

  • Zionist Affairs/Education Chair

    Janice Bernstein

  • Fundraising VP/Coor

    Linda Reece

  • Young Judaea Chair

    Gabrielle Lieb Gorelick

  • Membership/Outreach VP/Coor

    Amy Deloach

  • Membership/Outreach VP/Coor

    Tonya Meltsner

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(800) 237-1517

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