Ensure Jewish continuity through education and support of its Young Judaea youth programs. Advocate health awareness through education. Act as a force on social issues that impact upon us as American Jewish women. Promote personal growth through enrichment opportunities and education.
Richmond , Virginia
2017 Rosh Hashanah Cards
FROM HADASSAH GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING DEPARTMENT
Time to order the new 2017 Rosh Hashanah card NOW!
One Price, Unlimited Rosh Hashanah eCards
Send as many Rosh Hashanah eCards to your friends and family as you want for a minimum donation of $18.
07-30-2017 Book Club
Our next meeting: Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son By Michael Chabon
The bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Werewolves in Their Youth, Wonderboys, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union Michael Chabon “takes [his] brutally observant, unfailingly honest, marvelously human gaze and turns it on his own life” (Time) in the New York Times bestselling memoir Manhood for Amateurs. — David Kamp, New York Times Book Review
08-20-2017 Chai Tea
JOIN HADASSAH'S CHAI SOCIETY
Ever wonder how Hadassah raises funds for its many incredible projects? It's not magic! It's your commitment to annual giving. Each of us needs a starting point to make a commitment, and that's where the Chai Society program comes in.
Hadassah Richmond has embraced the Chai Society campaign as a recurring annual donor program. Chai Society members contribute $15 per month, ($180/year) or $30 per month, ($360/year). To date, seventeen (17) Hadassah Richmond members have made a commitment to be Chai Society members.
Plan to join us on August 20, 2017 at 4 PM at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center for a Chai Tea to enjoy cakes and tea sandwiches while learning about CHAI SOCIETY. We welcome all members, associates and Hadassah supporters to invest in the future of Israel and medicine by choosing one of the Chai Society levels. Your partnership in Chai Society will be your lasting legacy and your annual gift is your commitment to Israel’s future.
For more information or questions contact Lee Bank (804) 270-3822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Upcoming Events
Endless Beginning Necklace
RESEARCH IN SERVICE TO HUMANITY
Endless Beginnings NecklaceFor a gift of $150* in support of groundbreaking medical research at Hadassah Medical Organization, you can receive this lovely sterling silver necklace edged with cubic zirconias. It is inscribed with the famous quote from Hadassah's founder, Henrietta Szold, “There is no ending that is not a beginning.”
Proceeds go to support the ongoing lifesaving patient treatment and medical research at Hadassah Medical Organization and count towards your unit's fundraising goal.
*Note: The necklace has a fair market value of $50. All but the fair market value of the asterisked item noted above is deductible to the extent provided by law. Hadassah intends to respect donors’ wishes regarding this gift, however in accordance with U.S. tax law requirements regarding deductibility of contributions, Hadassah shall have full dominion, control and discretion over this gift (and shall be under no legal obligation to transfer any portion of a gift to or for the use or benefit of any other entity or organization).
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Certificates can be purchased with a donation in honor of or in memory of a person of your choice. Donations for certificates can be made in various denominations and may be designated to a specific Hadassah program.
The certificate of your choice will be printed with the recipient's name and custom inscription, then mailed to the recipient acknowledging your contribution. What a great way to honor someone's birthday, anniversary, bar or bat mitzvah or to send a loving tribute to someone!
To see more certificates or to place an order, please contact Marsha Marks (email@example.com or 804-285-8188), Frona Colker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-747-0220), or Edie Merriam (Ediemerriam@aol.com or 804-285-8188).
2017 Richmond Hadassah Board
Sterling Life Membership Gift
Emily Sterling is paying forward her gift of Life Membership in Hadassah to new college graduates, and is donating $25,000 to Hadassah to establish a special project: 100 graduation gifts of Life Membership (women) or Associate (men) Enrollment in Hadassah.
A chance gift of a Life Membership to Hadassah from her mother set an important course for Emily Sterling’s adult life. As a young woman, pregnant with her son, and looking for a life direction in New York City, Sterling used this gift to meet other like-minded young women and strengthen her Jewish identity and commitment to Israel. As an idea that just came to her out of the blue, Sterling hopes to ignite that same spark in young women (and men as Associates) college students in Virginia. And so she is offering up to 100 graduation gifts of Life Membership in Hadassah to any student graduating from a Virginia college or university.
Sally Goldberg, Richmond Chapter copresident said, “We are proud and excited that this brand new venture is a first, and has never been offered at any other Hadassah chapter in the U.S. We hope that lots of students take advantage of the generous offer. We hope it may become a model for other chapters around the country. With this generosity, Emily is paying it forward. She sees this as a legacy gift for others. Her family has a history of supporting Israel and Jewish causes.”
Sterling said, “as an only child, my mother always did a lot for me in my life. But this (gift of Life Membership) was one of the nicest most special things she ever did. It sticks in my mind and my heart.” She continued, “It was really life changing and life affirming. As a young woman, I couldn’t have asked for anything else better in my life- not a trip or jewelry or anything monetary.”
Sterling hopes through this gift to others, “maybe there is another me out there or a 100 me’s or 1000 who will get that same spark and do something with it.” She said she didn’t know what she was looking for until she had this connection with Hadassah and the women she met and the causes that she served for her people. “My mother gave me the way to start this commitment and it gives me great pleasure to give it to others on behalf of my family before me,” she says with great pride.
This gift is valued at $212. There are absolutely no strings attached. Students (male or female) who would like to receive a free life membership, (or associate), should notify Co-Membership Vice Presidents Elaine Ragone or Beth Rochkind or project chairman Janie Schwarz. All three can be reached at email@example.com.
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