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
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Richmond , Virginia


05-24-2017 Wine and Cheese
Dr. Kerem

 Meet Hadassah


 Chief of Pediatrics

   Dr. Eitan Kerem

  Wednesday, May 24

  3:30 - 5 PM
  at the home of Judy & Chuck Lessin
  6500 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, 23226
  Plenty of street and driveway parking available.

  Dietary laws observed.

  Questions? Contact Beth Rochkind, President, Hadassah Richmond,


  Dr. Kerem is visiting Richmond to participate in the first
  Edward Kendig Pulmonary Symposium at the Children’s
  Hospital of Richmond at VCU with Dr. Bruce Rubin. He has
  graciously accepted Hadassah’s invitation to address
  our supporters and the Cystic Fibrosis community.
  There is no charge to attend, but we do request you
  RSVP to Gail Moskowitz by May 17

  Prof. Eitan Kerem is a internationally known
  leader in Cystic Fibrosis research, principal
  investigator of many national and
  international multi-center clinical trials and
  author of key publications in the field. His
  interest in Cystic Fibrosis spans all aspects.

  He founded the Center for Children with
  Chronic Diseases located in the
  outpatient building of the Hadassah
  Medical Center Mount Scopus, a unique
  clinic which integrates all the services
  needed for the treatment of chronically ill

  The promotion of the medical and
  ethical rights for children with chronic
  diseases is at the forefront of his interests.

  Bruce K. Rubin, M.Engr., M.D., M.B.A., FRCPC,
  Physician-in-chief, Children’s Hospital of Richmond
  at VCU Dr. Rubin is on the editorial board of
  12 pulmonar journals.  He has published
  more than 200 research papers and chapters
  and holds six patents.

  Dr. Rubin’s research is regulation of mucus
  clearance in health and disease, airway immune
  modulation and aerosol delivery of medications.
  He directs the only mucus clearance clinic
  in North America for the assessment and
  treatment of adults and children with difficult
  to manage airway mucus obstruction
  as well as a dedicated pediatric chronic c
  cough clinic. The goal of his research group is
  to develop new therapies for asthma,
  cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis
  and plastic bronchitis.

06-04-2017 Birthday Party
2017-06-04 Birthday Party

   “Friendships are one of the few things

              that improve with age”

    You are invited to join Richmond

    Hadassah for a birthday celebration

    in honor of  life-long members

    Amy Krumbein and Joan Ruby,

    two best friends who are celebrating

    milestone birthdays at a luncheon,

                    Sunday June 4, at noon at the Weinstein JCC.

                    Couvert is $54 payable To Richmond Hadassah  and

                    mail to Evelyn Windmueller, 8708 Holly Hill Road,

                    Henrico, VA 23229

    Entertainment for the afternoon will be provided by the Klezm’Or’Ami’m

    musicians and with Richmond’s award winning and favorite singer,

    Jason Marks.

   Dietary laws will be observed.

08-20-2017 Chai Tea
08-20-2017 Chai Tea


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 lee61167@gmail.com

2017 Upcoming Events


12th - Hadassah Richmond & Brith Achim Congregation Joint Shabbat Service

4th -   Birthday Celebration for Amy Krumbein and Joan Ruby
11th - Book Club - Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction
25th - Chai Tea, JCC Sisisky Room from 3:00 - 6:00 PM
30th - Book Club - Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son (P.S.) by Michael Chabon
17th - Book Club - Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
27th -  Cook-Out sponsored by the Men’s Hadassah Associate Members
15th -  Shabbat Under the Stars at Hannah & Allen Cohen’s house.
8th -    Brunch in the Sukkah at 10:30 AM
22nd - Pink Champagne Breakfast / Breast Cancer Awareness
12th -  Jewelry Fair
10th - Latke Cook-Off
Endless Beginning Necklace
Hadassah Endless Beginnings Necklace

Hadassah Organization


Endless Beginnings Necklace

For 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.

Click here for form!

*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).

Hadassah Certificates
2016 Certificates

  Show someone you care with a

  Hadassah Certificate

  Your donation enriches the lives of

  millions of people and is 100%

  tax deductible

  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 (marsha@emarks.net or 804-285-8188), Frona Colker (fronacolker@comcast.net or 804-747-0220), or Edie Merriam (Ediemerriam@aol.com or 804-285-8188).

2017 Richmond Hadassah Board

Click here to see the New 2017 Board Members

Sterling Life Membership Gift
Sterling Gift

Click Here To Apply.

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 richmond.chapter@hadassah.org.


From our President

Richmond Co-President's with Janice

Dear Members and Friends,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer- enjoying life and recharging your batteries for the fall and the year to come! With a lot of wonderful help, we are planning an exciting fall and beyond for Richmond Hadassah and we want you to join us for all of the fun and learning and events to come! 

Explore our website to

  • Purchase lovely flowers for our High Holiday Flower Sale,
  • Read a great book and join our group for a lively discussion,
  • Join us as we join Temple Beth El for a one-of-a-kind Tashlikh service as part of the Richmond Folk Festival! Cast away your sins and start a new year with friends, food and great music,

And especially join us for the 2016 Elinor Bloom Marshall Award on Sunday, October 30. We will honor Richmond’s own Richard November. Richard is known throughout the community for his leadership in civic, Jewish and philanthropic endeavors! The award was named for our beloved Hadassah leader Elinor Bloom Marshall who was a devoted business leader, volunteer, family matriarch and humanitarian!

Donations raised from this major fundraiser will go towards Hadassah’s Research in Service to Humanity efforts. With your support, treatments or cures for diseases such as ALS, MS, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and diabetes could become a reality. To learn more, please watch the moving 5-minute video about Research at Hadassah www.hadassah.org/research  “Research in Service to Humanity Video.”

Coming up we are going to work on some “Girls’ Nights Out” and programs to attract and involve our younger women. We try and have meetings and programs in the evenings, Sunday mornings and various days to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule.

Also, we are putting together our new Hadassah Richmond board, which will be led by the talented, lively and creative Beth Rochkind. If you would like to be part of this important leadership as a board member or a committee chair or member. Start small or jump right in, but no matter how much time you have to give, we need you!! If you have programming suggestions, please let us know.

Now that you know about all of the fun and good work we are working on, we need YOUR HELP to do it all! Richmond Hadassah Chapter cannot continue planning, programming and fundraising with the participation of just a few! We all must do our part- reap the rewards of programs, friendships and making a difference. Please help us! Attend! Volunteer! Donate! We need you (and it’s a lot of fun)!

If we can answer any questions or help get you involved, do not hesitate to contact us!                                

Robin (Robin Beller Jackson, 804- 740-6677, rocknrobn@comcast.net)                 

Rebecca (Rebecca Young, 804-379-1815, rebecca.a.young@gmail.com)

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  • President

    Beth Rochkind

  • Treasurer

    Evelyn Windmueller

  • Assistant Treasurer

    Bella Gurevich

  • Recording Secretary

    Paula Carl

  • Corresponding Secretary & Advisor

    Rebecca Young

  • VP Communications

    Marci Rosenthal

  • VP Communications & Historian

    Victoria Caplan

  • Program Co-VP

    Helen Gutworth

  • Programming Co-VP

    Lisa Zasler

  • Fundraising Co-VP

    Lee Bank

  • Fundraising Co-VP

    Fran Broeder

  • Membership Co-VP

    Janice Abady

  • Member-at- Large

    Rachel Beck-Berman

  • Member-at- Large

    Alissa Aronovici

  • Member-at- Large

    Francine Morgan

  • Member-at- Large

    Debbie Schatzberg

  • Advisor

    Robin Beller Jackson

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