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Richmond , Virginia
2018 - 2019 Upcoming Events
All Hadassah Members and friends are invited to join us on Sunday, January 6th, at 10 a.m. for brunch at Richmond Country Club for Hadassah Richmond’s Installation of officers, when Richmond welcomes a new President, Leslie Baron, and her board. The event includes a proud farewell to Richmond’s outgoing board and President, Beth Rochkind.
Ann Eisenberg, past Region President and currently National Development Training Co-chair, is our installing officer for the day.
Do not miss giving a warm welcome to Hadassah Richmond’s new board of officers: Nannette Shor and Hedy Lapkin (VP Fundraising), Elaine Ragone (VP Programming), Marilyn Trownsell (VP Education), Janice Abady and Ann Eisenberg (Co-VPs Membership), Paula Carl (Treasurer), Rebecca Young (Corresponding Secretary), Marci Rosenthal and Victoria Caplan (Co- Communication VP), Carolyn Perlman (Recording Secretary), Linda Price, Debbie Schatzberg, and Lee Bank (Members at Large), and Beth Rochkind (Advisor).
RSVP by sending your $36 check to: Paula Carl; 2713 Hardings Trace Lane, Henrico County, VA 23233.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-285-8188), Frona Colker (email@example.com or 804-747-0220), or Edie Merriam (Ediemerriam@aol.com or 804-285-8188).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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