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
2018 Upcoming Events
29th, 1 pm- Hadassah Richmond book club discusses The One Man by Andrew Gross, Weinstein JCC
12th, 1 pm -Hadassah Richmond book club planning meeting
14th Shabbat Under the Stars
15th -16th Fall Region Meeting 4 PM on Saturday the 15th to 1 on Sunday the 16th Raleigh NC
7th - 15th Hadassah Milestone Mission ALL Day Long! Israel
21st Elinor Bloom Marshall Humanitarian Award Event, Leslie Baron, Chairwoman of this event.
21st Book Fair Weinstein JCC
26th - 27th Winter Board Meeting and Aliza’s installation, TBA Raleigh Gail M.
**All dates subject to change. Please visit us on Facebook or online to keep up to date on Hadassah Richmond events.
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2018 EBM Humanitarian Award
Richmond Hadassah Proudly Announces
the 2018 Elinor Bloom Marshall Humanitarian Award
will be presented to
October 21, 2018
for their outstanding commitment to the Jewish community
and beyond of Richmond VA and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Event Chairperson: Leslie Baron
Richmond Hadassah proudly announces the 2018 Elinor Bloom Marshall Humanitarian Award will be presented to Deane and Dan Dubansky for their outstanding commitment to the Jewish community and beyond of Richmond VA and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. “Deane and Dan clearly demonstrate their involvement in a plethora of organizations in both communities where they live. They give selflessly and generously of their, talent and resources. They give of their time and spirit to both Jewish causes and community projects. “ They reflect the ideals and actions of Elinor Bloom Marshall in their commitment to Hadassah’s mission of motivation and inspiration in strengthening a partnership with Israel and Hadassah Hospital with it’s amazing heath care for all and ground-breaking research with world-wide impact,” said Leslie Baron, Chairwoman of the Humanitarian event which will be held October 21.
Chairing the event is Leslie Baron, a dedicated Richmond volunteer. She is affectionately known as the very clever Hadassah Chinese Bingo caller. Most importantly she is best known for her role as the Membership Director of the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. As such she created ways of increasing the membership, regardless of faith, by focusing on the health and wellness component that the JCC could offer. She worked on the plan for the future called JCC 2000 which involved raising the funds to develop a new JCC until the plan came to fruition. She was the recipient of the JCC Presidents Award for Volunteerism in 1988 and was the full-time staff member of year for 1995-1996. She is thrilled to be in charge of the Elinor Bloom Marshall Humanitarian Award honoring Deane and Dan Dubansky. Interested in participating on the event committee contact Leslie Baron at email@example.com.
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).
Your donation enriches the lives of
millions of people and is 100%
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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