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


01-21-2018 Hadassah Book Club
01-21-2018 Book Club

Hadassah Richmond Book Club will meet at 1 pm at the Weinstein JCC.  Join us for one discussion  

Just come on out for a great discussion about some interesting reads.

Egypt's Sister by Angela Hunt - January 21, 2018

01-28-2018 Why Does My Stomach Hurt?
2018-01-30 Health Fair

Speaker, Peter Goodman, M.D. , a gastroenterologist
He will address issues such as when you need to see a physician.

Sunday, January 28th, 9:30- 12:00 noon

There will be a light breakfast.
Spouses and guests are welcome.
Cost: $10. 

Please send your check, made out to Richmond Hadassah, to
Bella Gurevich, 
5011 Snowmass Terrace, 
Glen Allen, VA 23060. 

RSVP BY January 22, 2018.

For questions, contact Beth Edelstein ( bethedelstein@gmail.com, 804-402-5355).

2017 Step It UP
Step It Up!

It’s time to step it up!

The first 300 donors

who STEP UP to the Annual Giving level or who increase their current Annual Giving level gift by a minimum of $180 annually will receivea complimentary Heart Necklace.*

Did someone encourage you to STEP UP? Guess what — they get a free necklace too!
Already at your maximum giving level? You can still get a free necklace by using your powers of persuasion to educate and recruit someone who would like to climb the ladder of giving!
($180 min.) to make my new annual commitment: $
Please send me a heart necklace to recognize my STEP UP donation of: $ ($180 min.)

* DON’T DELAY — One necklace per person while supplies last.

To participate, please complete the form located at

2018 Mah Jongg Cards - Order By January 20, 2018
2016 Mah Jongg Cards - Order by January 20

Mah Jongg Cards We are ready to take orders for 2018 Mah Jongg cards. They are $8.00 for the standard size, and $9.00 for the large ones. Orders must be in by January 20th .

Hadassah benefits from each card ordered through us. It doesn’t cost any more than ordering direct and all benefits are the same. We can also order other Mah Jongg supplies as well.

Please send your check made payable to Hadassah along with your name, address, phone number, mah jongg id number (if available), and size of card you are ordering to:

                                    Toby Rosenthal
                                    4412 Bromley Lane
                                    Richmond, VA 23221-1140

If you are ordering cards for others, please include their name, address, phone number, mah jongg id number (if available), and the size of card to be ordered for each. Each name and address submitted will ensure their membership in the National Mah Jongg League, and they will receive a copy of the Mah Jongg League Publication in January. Cards are sent at the end of March.

2017 - 2018 Upcoming Events



5th - Book Club - 'Al Franken, Giant of the Senate', by Al Franken

30th - Schmooze, Booze and Hadassah News


10th - Latke Cook-Off



28th - Annual Health Program, GI issues

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).

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).

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

2017 - President Beth Rochkind


                                         Beth Rochkind 


                                      Hadassah President

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2018 Winter Board Meeting

2018 Winter Board Meeting

January 5, 2018 - December 7, 2017

Meeting Details Here!

Hadassah Southern Seaboard Winter BOARD MEETING – Leading So Others Will Follow January 5-7, 2018 Greensboro, NC Ellen Hershkin-the 26th National President of Hadassah will be joining us for the weekend & we will be honoring Sara Jacobs Treasurer for Hadassah Southern Seaboard. Deadline to Register is December 25.


  • President

    Beth Rochkind

  • Treasurer

    Evelyn Windmueller

  • Assistant Treasurer

    Bella Gurevich

  • Recording Secretary

    Paula Carl

  • Corresponding Secretary & Advisor

    Rebecca Young

  • CO-VP Communications

    Marci Rosenthal

  • CO-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

Missions Department


(800) 237-1517

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