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 over 1000 members, including over 900 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 “Ask the Doctors,” an informative, educational Health Night with guest physicians that is open to the entire community.
7804 Fairview Road, #129
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
Save the Date: 3rd Annual Charlotte Hadassah Israeli Products Fair - November 13, 2016
After the success of last year's Fair, we are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Israeli Products Fair will take place on November 13th at Sam Lerner Center at Shalom Park.
Our committee is currently working hard to secure sponsorships and individual donors who have an interest in Israel and are willing to help us spread the word about the importance of "Supporting Israeli by Buying Israeli." Please contact Stacy Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about our fantastic sponsorship opportunities. Again, this year, we will be expanding our offerings of Israeli Products by increasing our connections to Israeli and local vendors offering Israeli made items, Judaica, Jewish holiday themed items, and kosher foods. Please contact Shellie Barer at email@example.com if you or someone you know are interested in participating as a vendor.
Vendor registration is available here
We are also beginning our secure raffle donations for our general raffle, and will be announcing a plan regarding a special silent auction. Please contact Hilary Rosenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org with your personal or business raffle donation, and stay tuned for more information on items that will be available through the Silent Auction. For additional information, or to find out how you get can get involved and help, contact Stacy Baum at email@example.com or Amy Deloach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your past support. We are very excited to gear up for another exciting event.
See you at the Fair!
Purchase Tickets for The BIG Reveal
The BIG Reveal
Honoring Charlotte Radiologists
Dr. Nicole Abinanti, M.D.
Dr. Matthew Gromet, J.D., M.D.
Esther Panitch, attorney and national television legal expert
Thursday, October 27th
Doors open at 5:30 pm
201 East Trade Street Charlotte, NC 28202
The BIG Reveal, Hadassah Charlotte's headline fundraising event will feature the photographed “TaTas” montage from the Painting Experience. Your $180 single ticket will include access to the Silent Auction, and a Chefs’ tasting with heavy hors d’oeuvres from the best restaurants in Charlotte along with 2 free cocktails, and desserts provided by The Ritz-Carlton. Seating in the ballrooms will be at tables of 10.
Purchase tickets on our The BIG Reveal Ticket Page
5th Annual Celebrate the TaTas
Hadassah Charlotte presents its fifth annual Celebrate the TaTas, a unique breast cancer program aimed to recognize and celebrate the efforts of breast cancer research at Hadassah Hospital in Israel, in a creative and dynamic program that impacts and empowers women. Please check out the Celebrate the TaTas webpage for full details on our multi-faceted series of events from September and October.
Mark your calendars for these exciting Celebrate the TaTas events:
Painting Experience and Mammos- Sept 6th and 13th register to secure your spot today here.
TaTas Soccer Tournament- Sept. 24-25th in Greensboro
The Big Reveal- October 27th at The Ritz-Carlton. Purchase tickets on our The Big Reveal Ticket Page
To support the TaTas with your donation please contact:
More information available on our event flyer.
Register for Celebrate the TaTas Painting Experience
Celebrate the TaTas is a multi-faceted series of events which includes Painting Experience, a sisterhood where female artists and photographers join together, to paint and photograph women. The photographs will be unveiled at Hadassah Charlotte's The Big Reveal on October 27th and will raise money and awareness for breast cancer and research programs at Hadassah Hospital.
Painting Experience will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 12 pm - 8 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 9 am - 6 pm at Shalom Park’s Gorelick Hall (5007 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC) by appointment at: www.hadassah.org/events/painting16
Lunch and Learn
Lunch & Learn meets the third Friday of every month from 11:45 until 1:00 at Temple Israel.
Mark your calendar for the remainder of the year: May 20. Please bring a dairy lunch.
Apples From the Desert is available at the Levine-Sklut Library or for purchase on-line from Amazon for about $15 ($9.99 Kindle).
For additional information contact Linda: email@example.com or 704-366-6362) or
Amalia: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-365-3313.
Hadassah Cards and Certificates
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: Sue Klein- 704-595-3886 (note new #) If Sue is not available call 1-800-928-0685 to order.
You can view the Hadassah certificates and e-certificates online: www.hadassah.org/donate
Hadassah 2016 Charlotte Area Jewish Community Directory
~Includes nearby communities in both North & South Carolina~
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Reach the Charlotte Jewish Community
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Please email us at CltHadassahDir@gmail.com and we will provide you with the information you need!
From our President
You all know about Hadassah's fairly new tag line "Hadassah, the power of women who do". Today I want to talk to you about the real power of us women and Hadassah as an organization standing behind each and every member. As many of you know by now, my breast cancer has returned after just five years. Now I have a choice - I can pity myself, curl up into a fetal position, expect the worst and cry my eyes out; or - I can once again look at this as a stumbling block, fight this ugly disease with all my might, educate along the way and go on with my life because it is beautiful. If you know me, you know my choice. Yes, you are correct, I do and move on! Life is too precious to be sorry, too much enjoyable than to ask why me? Henrietta Szold once said: "In the life of the spirit there is no ending that is not a beginning". How true is this and that is one of the reasons why I got involved with our Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser Celebrate the TaTas. I urge you this year to support all our efforts to raise funds for HMO but especially this one because it is obviously a cause dear and personal to me. Remember, it is important to have purpose because effort is not enough to make a real life. It also is important to have a support system and how wonderful have all my Hadassah sisters been so far! It is obvious to me that no one can or should do this journey by themselves.
As my son, Noah observed when he returned from his solidarity mission during Operation Protective Edge: "Hadassah is really there for everyone, including the little accidental guy around the corner", I too made this observation. I had to make a choice for my treatment plan and I decided to contact Hadassah in Jerusalem to find out if there is a person who could help me understand the drugs better so that I could make a more educated decision. In the process I found out that one of the suggested drugs was in fact developed at Hadassah. How amazing is that!!! Within twelve hours I received an email to call the Director of Ein Kerem Hospital and so I did. As I explained my situation to him he pointed me into the direction of the treatment Levine Cancer Institute right here in Charlotte suggested. Even though this Israeli Doctor was involved in developing the other drug, he told me it was not for me. I feel so humbled and at the same time blessed to be part of this amazing women's volunteer organization. How amazing to get such a response and help when you really need it and you receive it because you are one of Hadassah's women. That's where it all stems from: the power, the passion, and the purpose. So let's do and continue supporting this one of a kind organization who owns one of the biggest hearts I know.
B'Shalom and stay healthy,
President, Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah
704 -366-7590 Vaduz@bellsouth.net
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