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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2019 Upcoming Events
2018 Calendar

March 2019

17th - Keepers Program - Toasting our Past, Present, and Future Keepers with a Champagne Brunch, Home of Leslie Baron, 10:30 - 12:00

27th - Lunch n' Learn - BYOL 12:00 WJCC Sr. Adult Lounge - Growing Herbs and Aromatherapy, speaker  - Mary Perretz

April 2019

05 - Lunch and Learn - The Wonderful World of Herbs and Aromatherapy

7th - Book Club, 1:00 Location TBD, The Collector's Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro

14th - Virtual Southern Seaboard Region Meeting

May 2019
13th - New Member, New You! 
19th - Book Club, 1:00 Location TBD , Famous Father Girl - Memoir of Growing up Berstein by Jamie Bernstein

June 2019
23rd - Book Club, 1:00 pm. Location - TBD, Alas Babylon by Pat Frank

July 2019  
15th - 18th  National Convention  in New York

August 2019
Hadassah Flower Sale

September 2019
14th-15th - Fall Southern Seaboard Region Meeting
15th - Hadassah Challah Bake with Chabad (more info to follow)

October 2019
TBD - Shabbat Under the Stars

**All dates subject to change.  Please visit us on Facebook or online to keep up to date on Hadassah Richmond events.

(Subject to change)

03-27-2019 Lunch and Learn
0.3-27-2019 Lunch and Learn

The Wonderful World of Herbs and Aromatherapy
Lunch n'Learn
March 27, 12-1 PM
at the Weinstein JCC.

Horticulturist Mary Perretz will talk about growing and caring for culinary herbs. She will share how to grow an edible herb garden starting from seeds in the winter to containers to your outdoor garden. She will share tips on planting and care of your edible plants. Mary, who has a degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech taught horticulture for many years at Virginia Randolph High School.
Joining her, Marilyn Trownsell, a Registered Dietitian who has worked with herbs in cooking and health for many years, will talk about aromatherapy herbs. She has been a member of The Old Dominion Herb Society since 1987 and will share how herbs used in aromatherapy can bring better sleep, enhance moods and calmness to life.
Bring your own lunch. We plan to share an herbal tea at this lunch and learn.

04-05-2019 Lunch Bunch
2019-04-05 Lunch Bunch

Hadassah and Friends Lunch Bunch

The next lunch will be Friday, April 5th at 12:30 pm atCasa Italiana Restaurant, 8801 Three Chopt Road (across the street from Westbury Pharmacy.) Eat, schmooze and do your Passover s hopping across the street. Everyone is invited. Please let Marian know by Wednesday, April 3, so reservations can be made.

Marian Winer

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.

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*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





  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).

Sterling Life Membership Gift
Sterling Gift

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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


                                            Leslie Baron

                                         2019 Richmond

                                      Hadassah President

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    Nannette Shor

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    Hedy Lapkin

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    Marilyn Trownsell

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    Ann Eisenberg

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