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


04-27-2017 BINGO
04-27-2017 BINGO Ball




7408 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294

Thursday April 27, 2017

Dinner at 6:00 PM * Bingo at 7:00 PM

Family Style Menu

Vegetable Lo Mein * Fresh Vegetable Mix * Grilled Chicken*

Beef and Broccoli * Vegetable Spring Rolls* White Rice


$18.00 per person

plus a wrapped gift to be used as prizes


Send your check for $18 per person payable to Hadassah Richmond to

Bella Gurevich, 5011 Snowmass Terr., Glen Allen, VA 23060

by April 16th


Questions? Contact Helen Gutworth at hgutworth@yahoo.com or

Lisa Zasler at lmzasler@gmail.com.


04-30-2017 Book Discussion
2017-04-30 Book Discusion

Book discussion - The Storied  Life of A. J. Fikry

April 30 at 1:00 PM at the Weinstein JCC

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

05-03-2017 Lunch Bunch
2017-05-03 Lunch Bunch



     Wednesday, May 3




    6291 West Broad St



05-07-2017 Mega Challah Bake
05-07-2017  Mega Challah Bake


Chabad Community Synagogue and Hadassah Richmond are pleased to announce that the famous 'Mega Challah Bake', the highly popular women’s event that has been sweeping the country, is coming to Richmond. 

This is your opportunity to join together with women of all ages and backgrounds for an evening of Jewish unity, pride and inspiration, as we experience the ancient art of Challah baking together with family and friends. 

Co-chairs for the event are Leslie Greenberg and Julie Mullian. Fay Kranz Greene will speak on “It’s not just bread," providing insight into the mystical and esoteric dimensions of Challah. All the necessary ingredients and utensils for shaping and baking the Challah will be provided, including a souvenir apron.

No prior experience or baking skills are necessary. Every participant will make two Challahs, one to take home and the other to be donated to charity. Refreshments will be served.

The event will take place on Sunday, May 7th, 7:00-9:00 pm at the Chabad Community Synagogue 212 North Gaskins Road. Early bird admission is $18.00 per person, before April 7th and $25.00 thereafter. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 

We encourage you to bring your family and friends (12 years old and up) but we anticipate a high demand for this program, so early registration is a must. 

RSVP online at chabadofva.org or call 804-740-2000 ext 0. 

For more information about Hadassah Richmond, visit twww.hadassah.org/richmond.

05-10-2017 LUNCH AND LEARN
2017-05-10 Grandis

Lunch & Learn will feature local author Carolyn Grandis on May 10 noon to 1:00 pm at the Weinstein JCC. Her discussion will keep you on the edge of your chair.

A year before Hitler came to power, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had awarded the 1936 Olympic Games to Germany. At that time no one knew that Germany would be the host. There was some talk of boycotting the Games in Berlin, but Hitler made just enough concessions to keep the Olympics in Germany. He knew the Olympics would promote a favorable public relations for the Third Reich.

”The Games” goes on to tell the story of Helmut Schmidt, a gentile athlete on the German Olympic team, who was shaken by the Nazi whirlwind of brutality he witnesses before the Summer Games. When his best friend Samuel Goldman is dropped from the team because he is a Jew, Helmut wants to leave Germany and go with Samuel and his family to America. Before he can do this he is drafted into the German Army as an officer. He is instructed to follow Nazi directives. In Italy and Czechoslovakia he finds ways to skirt these directives. Risking his life, he takes every possible opportunity open to him to help those Jews who desperately want to escape.

Lunch & Learn is a joint project of Richmond Hadassah and the Cultural Affairs and Jewish Education project of the Weinstein JCC. For further information contact Erin Mahone at 545-8644.

05-12-2017 Commuity Shabbat
2017-05-12 Hadassah-Birth Achim Shabbat


  Richmond and


  Brith Achim Joint

  Sabbath Service

   Please join Hadassah  Richmond and

   Congregation Brith Achim

   Sisterhood on Friday, May 12,

   2017 at 6:30 p.m. for a pot-luck

   dinner followed by a special 

   Women-led Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Brith Achim,

   314 South Boulevard, Petersburg, VA.  If possible, please bring a dairy

   or parve entrée, salad, side dish or dessert to be shared.

   Please contact Julie Beck-Berman, juliefbb@aol.com or Helen Gutworth,    hgutworth@yahoo.com by May 5th to RSVP or for more information.

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 2322

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.

2017 Upcoming Events
27th - BINGO at Nanking Restaurant
30th - Book Club - The Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
3rd -   Lunch Bunch at O’Charley’s / Broad Street at Noon
7th -   Mega Challah Bake
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
Hadassah Endless Beginnings 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

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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

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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2017-05-03 Lunch Bunch

05-03-2017 Lunch Bunch

May 3, 2017 - May 3, 2017

O'CHARLEY'S 6291 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23230

Hadassah Lunch Bunch at O'Charley's May 3 at Noon Eat, Fun and Socialize with members of Hadassah!


  • 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

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

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(800) 237-1517

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