Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Chartered thirteen years ago as a very small chapter and has steadily grown. We are proud to be a medium sized unit and continue to work to promote Hadassah's Mission with real practice within our Baton Rouge and Louisiana communities.

733 Riverview Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
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Baton Rouge Hadassah

733 Riverview Road

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

From our President

Hadassah Happenings
Dear Members, Associates and Friends,
As Past Chapter President, I have stepped in to help Presidents Marilyn Martell and Ruth Katzen to write this months Hadassah Happenings. Our small community here in Baton Rouge has been greatly affected by the Tisha B’Av flood and the loss seems overwhelming. Everyone has either been directly affected or in the second degree of families and friends having suffered loss. What is most heartening through all this has been the immediate call to action and aid from within our community and around the nation to help us. I honestly felt overwhelmed this week trying to help all my friends who lost everything and was given that tiny light in the grey when Janice Weinman, Hadassah CEO, and on the behalf of Hadassah President, Ellen Hershkin, called me asking what she could do to help and that it was on the way. That was enough for me to find my bootstraps and continue on.
In continuing on, we look forward to working on the next phase of recovery after a catastrophic event, healing and recovering. In keeping with our calendar, we will still meet at the Goodwood Library Sunday September 25th at 3 pm for a book review of Edgar Bronfman’s “Why Be Jewish”. After the High Holy days we will have a program of spiritual and psychological healing with our annual Hadassah Sukkot Dinner in October. With the goal of building a strong local community, Hadassah is holding a community dialogue on “Water: Local Sources, Global Solutions” November 13th with Guest Speakers, Dr. Charles Groat, President and CEO of the Water Institute of the Gulf, Elizabeth ”Boo” Thomas President and CEO, Center for Planning Excellence and Deb Lust-Zaluda of JNF. Having these program goals works towards normalizing our lives again.
I want to thank everyone for all their prayers and help sent on our behalf here in Baton Rouge and in return welcome everyone to take a break and join us at one of our upcoming events.
Kol Ha Kavod and L’ Shana Tova,
Dr. DéAnna Ernst

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Baton Rouge Hadassah Sukkot Dinner 2016

October 22, 2016 - October 22, 2016

B'Nai Israel Social Hall

Baton Rouge Hadassah invites you to join with us on Saturday Night October 22, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at B'Nai Israel Social Hall for a Sukkot Pot Luck with Seven Species dairy dishes (Wheat, Barley, Grape, Figs, Pomegranates, Olive and Dates) to share and a brief program of Spiritual Healing and Renewal in the New Year. The B'nai Israel Social Hall 3354 Kleinert Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Sign up and R.S.V.P. with DéAnna Ernst at Heleva33@gmail.com or by phone at 225-926-7389.


Water: Local Sources, Global Solutions: A Panel Discussion

November 13, 2016 - November 13, 2016

At the Baton Rouge Area Foundaion IBM building.  100 North Street, Suite 900 (9th floor) Baton Rouge, La. 70802

Baton Rouge Hadassah is proud to facilitate "Water - Local Sources, Global Solutions: A Panel Discussion" featuring panel participants: Dr. Charles "Chip" Groat, President & CEO Water Institute of the Gulf Elizabeth "Boo" Thomas President & CEO Center for Planning Excellence Special Guest Speaker, Ido Reichman-Eisikovits from the Jewish National Fund Rabbi Barry Weinstein Moderator & Hadassah Associate. Sunday November 13th, 2-4 pm At the Baton Rouge Area Foundaion IBM building.  100 North Street, Suite 900 (9th floor) Baton Rouge, La. 70802 Contact us for more information at the email below.


  • President

    Ruth Katzen

  • President

    Marilyn Martell

  • Treasurer

    Paula Samuels


    Linda Weinstein


    Lois Elisar

  • Executive Secretary

    Dr DeAnna Ernst

  • Sunshine Chair

    Jane Hershberg

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