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Hadassah Southern

The Southern Region of Hadassah’s beginning is twofold. The Southern Region as we know it today (the states we represent) was reorganized and began in February of 1938. This is the date we use as our beginning. However, the first Southern Region was formed November 29, 1926 and consisted of 13 chapters in five states: Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Louisiana. With the growth of so many chapters during the next 12 years, the need to reorganize was apparent. The first conference of the reorganized Southern Region was held in Birmingham, AL in February 1938. Our Region now consists of chapters in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, parts of Louisiana, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida.

47 Perimeter Ctr. E., Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30346
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P : 678.443.2961

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c/o Hadassah Hub: Super South

47 Perimeter Ctr. E., Suite 210

Atlanta, Georgia 30346

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Fall Board Meeting Nov 5th and 6th
Fall

 

YOU WONT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!!

Hilton Knoxville Airport
2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa TN 37701

Cost $40.00

Register Today! Deadline to register is Oct. 7th!

Register for Fall Board Meeting HERE!

Fall Newsletter is HERE!
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The Southern Fall Newsletter is HERE!


Enjoy the Fall 2016 issue of Hadassah Southern eNewsletter. Look for detail about news from around the Region and other opportunities by clicking the link to our eNewseletter.
In this issue:
*  President’s Prose
* 2016 98th National Convention Photos
* Paige Sass Memorial Match
* 2016 Fall Grass Roots Challenge
* Chapter News & Updates

Click Here for current issue

or scroll to the Newsletter Archive links at the bottom of the Southern Page.

Hadassah Super South Turkey Trot
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Raise money for Women’s Heart Disease Research at Hadassah Medical Organization

WHAT: This is a VIRTUAL 5K to benefit Heart
Disease Research at HMO. Each region of the
Super South will be competing against one
another to see who can raise the most money
through registrations and (very simple)
sponsorships from your family and friends!

WHO:YOU! Whether you walk or run, whether
you’re alone or with your team, join other
Hadassah women from the Super South regions
as we join together “virtually” to raise money
and awareness!

WHERE:From the comfort of your own
treadmill at home or at the park, JCC, or
even the mall! There is no limit to how you
can participate!

WHEN:Thanksgiving Weekend - November
25-27, 2016 – at any time you choose. Grab your
family and walk o the turkey and stung! Just
make sure to take a “selfie” of you and/or your
group and post it to your Facebook page
(using #SuperSouthTurkeyTrot).

WHY:
• Join your region to compete for bragging
rights AND a $500 subvention toward the
2017 Tri-Region Conference in Charlotte, NC!
• Run for fun AND help your region meet
its fundraising goals!
• Ask your family and friends to “sponsor”
your run for only $18 (sponsorships are not
required to participate)
• Raise awareness of Hadassah in your
community by inviting others to join your team!
• A great way to spend time with friends
and family!
• Spread the word about Hadassah and the
important research being done in Israel to
fight heart disease!
• Registration is only $18 per person which
includes a cool t-shirt to wear on the day
of your “run”!

On the day of the event, post pictures
and videos to your Hadassah and/or
personal social media accounts using
the #SuperSouthTurkeyTrot

Register Here!

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
Photo Gallery

Enjoy the slideshow from Hadassah Southern's Mid Winter meeting

Enjoy the slideshow from Hadassah Southern at the 2016 National Convention

Equal Pay Now Lobby Day Louisiana State Capitol April 12, 2016
State Capital

                                    “People who work hard deserve more than a decent living . . . we deserve a decent life”.

But 50-years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, women, on average, earn ONLY 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, and the numbers are even worse for women of color.

And in Louisiana the situation is even worse!  For so long, we've seen Louisiana top the list of the biggest gender disparity in pay. On average, women in Louisiana make 65.3 cents for every dollar a man makes. Louisiana ranks LAST in the U.S. when it comes to the gender wage gap. If current trends continue, women in Louisiana will not see equal pay until the year 2106. Yes, 90 years from today.

This page in our history may finally have come to an end! On April 12, 2016, the following organizations joined forces in support of Equal Pay Day at the State Capital:
 

  • American Association of University Women of Louisiana(AAUW LA)
  • Hadassah New Orleans
  •  Legislative Agenda for Women(LAW)
  • Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women
  • Louisiana Movement(SPAN)
  • National Council of Jewish Women Louisiana
  • NOW Louisiana Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport

What an incredible experience, advocating for Equal Pay Day! Even the heavy rain and thunderstorms couldn’t stop Teri Gross and Ilana Reisin from driving to this event at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge!

The day started at 8:30 A.M. with registration & advocacy assignments, followed by 

legislative updates, advocacy, and an Equal Pay Speakers Forum.  Governor John Bel Edwards was the keynote speaker, followed by Christopher Lu, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Labor, the bill’s main sponsor Sen. J.P. Morrell (District 3, New Orleans) and other Legislative sponsors and special guests. Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his commitment for equal pay. He and Christopher Lu demonstrated a great understanding of wage issues and conveyed their support to end poverty.

After lunch, Senate Bill 254 (the Equal Pay bill) was presented at the Senate floor. Following great deal of deliberation and compromises that were worked out by Senator Morrell and Senator Sharon Hewitt (District 1, Slidell), the Senate voted 28-10 to support the bill.

This was a big victory, a historic day for women and families in Louisiana.

By the end of the day we were all exhausted, and overwhelmed with excitement and a sense of empowerment.

Thanks to our efforts and the Senate’s passage of SB 254, we have made a giant leap forward toward closing the state’s gap in pay and passing a law a law that benefits our women, their families, businesses, and our overall economy. Now on to the House and some hard work!!  WE WILL NEED EVERYONE’S HELP!!!

Photo above: Teri G., Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, Ilana R. and Felicia S.K.

Sunshine Club
Sunshine Club

For a $36 annual charitable contribution to the SUNSHINE CLUB of Hadassah Southern, your name will be listed on the cards and certificates that are sent to our Southern Region family on important life cycle events: milestone birthdays and anniversaries, B’nai Mitzvah, weddings, get well, thinking about you, and condolences.

Proceeds benefit the Region’s leadership development programs.

To enroll please fill out our flyer and mail it along with your payment it to Millie Lander. For questions please contact Millie Lander at millander523@gmail.com phone: 423-698-1613

Hadassah Southern Facebook Page
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Be sure to like our new Hadassah Southern Facebook page for the latest information from around the Region!

From our President

Bonnie Boring

Shalom Hadassah Southern!

Hadassah’s 98th National Convention in Atlanta Georgia, was said to be “one of the best conventions” Hadassah has hosted!! I would certainly agree that it truly was amazing, and for me personally a very memorable event--one that we can share its message with others for a long time to come!!!

The Power of our Dreams was the message that rang throughout the entire four-day event. Plenary sessions included Building Global Partnerships, Jewish Continuity and the love of Israel, Advocating for Gender Equity in Medical Research, HMO and the amazing work we are accomplishing there (yes we all cried when hearing the amazing stories of those miracle lifesaving Hadassah moments).

            There were numerous breakout sessions that were also inspiring. We learned about Airspace to Cyberspace, how to increase your Hadassah Impact (one of my favorites), A Call to Action on how to end Human Trafficking, and Curriculum Watch: Fact, Fiction, Innuendo or Bias.

            We Awoke VERY EARLY, and stayed up very late. We laughed, we danced, we sang, we ate (lots of Chicken and Salmon), and we shopped! In the moments when I was most tired, and a third cup of coffee just didn’t seem to do the trick, I simply had to look down the row of over 30 Hadassah Southern women who were right by my side the whole way--everyone on OUR team was totally  engaged, attended all the Plenaries, took notes feverishly, and participated in the breakout sessions.

            I had a critical breakthrough while there in regard to the work that we do every day. Hadassah Southern women are the BEST really, and maybe I am biased but—WOW—we shined like diamonds! For those who were able to join us, again a big thank you, but those who couldn’t attend for one reason or another, we PROMISE we will bring the power of our dreams home to each and every one you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this team….BIG HUGS!!!

Bonnie

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Events

2016 Grassroots Challenge

Southern 2016 Fall Grassroots Fundraising Contest!

September 15, 2016 - November 1, 2016

Prizes will be awarded at 2016 Fall Board Meeting, Nov. 5-6, Knoxville, TN

Southern 2016 Fall Grassroots Fundraising Contest! $$$$$$$Prizes $$$$$$$$ Gold Award : Achieving All 10 Categories= Prize $200 Silver Award: Raised $5,000 from any of the Categories=Prize $150 Green Award: Achieved 5 or more Categories= Prize $100 THE TOP TEN CATAGORIES FOR THE SPRING FUNdraising CONTEST!!!! 1. One or More New Chai Society Member, $180 Annual Giving Opportunity ($180 per year) 2. One or More New Silver Chai Society Member, $360 Annual Giving Opportunity ( $360 per year) 3. One or More JNF Certificates/ Hadassah Certificates or Hadassah Cards (Minimum amount $18) 2. One or More Perpetual Yahrzeit ($1000) Kaddish recited annually for loved one at Ein Kerem 4. One or More Research Endless Beginnings Silver Pendant Necklace ( New Item!! $150 each) 5. One or More New Keeper of the Gate, Chai Keeper, or Golden Keeper ($1,000, $1,800, $5,000) 6. One or More Road Tiles, Road to: “Discovery”, “Recovery”, “Delivery”, or “Renewal” ( $1,500 each) 7. One or More Tower Heart Pendent, A Beautiful Silver Heart necklace ($100 each) 9. One or More “Research Patron” , “Wall of Healing”, or” Wall of Promise” Wall Naming Opportunities at Ein Kerem ( $1000, $2000, or $2500) 10.Young Judaea Charm Bracelets for YJ Scholarships ($25 each, 2 for $48, or 3 for $70) Chapters must email results of each category the chapter's raised from August 1st –October 31st. Please send to Dana Waxler, Southern Region Grassroots chair at dwaxler@hadassh.org no later than November 1st 2016 in order to receive Prize $$$. Prizes will be awarded at 2016 Fall Board Meeting, Nov. 5-6, Knoxville, TN Gold Award: Chapters that achieved all 10 categories need only state: "Achieved all 10"! Silver Award: Chapters that raise $5000 or more in grassroots fundraising please state: The total amount $ raised and in what categories: Green Award : Chapters that achieved 5 or more categories please list : List which ones were accomplished.

Sukkot 2016

Baton Rouge Hadassah Sukkot Dinner 2016

October 23, 2016 - October 23, 2016

TBA

Baton Rouge Hadassah will be holding it’s annual Sukkot Dinner with a program of spiritual and psychological healing on Sunday October 23rd. We will be posting more event Details ASAP, If you have any questions you may email us at the email below.

Water - Local Sources, Global Solutions: A Panel Discussion

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 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.

Super South Turkey Trot

Super South Turkey Trot Flyer

November 25, 2016 - November 28, 2016

From the comfort of your own treadmill at home or at the park, JCC, or even the mall! There is no limit to how you can participate!

Raise Money for Women’s Heart Disease Research at Hadassah Medical Organization WHAT: This is a VIRTUAL 5K to benefit Heart Disease Research at HMO. Each region of the Super South will be competing against one another to see who can raise the most money through registrations and (very simple) sponsorships from your family and friends! WHO:YOU! Whether you walk or run, whether you’re alone or with your team, join other Hadassah women from the Super South regions as we join together “virtually” to raise money and awareness! WHERE:From the comfort of your own treadmill at home or at the park, JCC, or even the mall! There is no limit to how you can participate! WHEN:Thanksgiving Weekend - November 25-27, 2016 – at any time you choose. Grab your family and walk o the turkey and stung! Just make sure to take a “selfie” of you and/or your group and post it to your Facebook page (using #SuperSouthTurkeyTrot). WHY: • Join your region to compete for bragging rights AND a $500 subvention toward the 2017 Tri-Region Conference in Charlotte, NC! • Run for fun AND help your region meet its fundraising goals! • Ask your family and friends to “sponsor” your run for only $18 (sponsorships are not required to participate) • Raise awareness of Hadassah in your community by inviting others to join your team! • A great way to spend time with friends and family! • Spread the word about Hadassah and the important research being done in Israel to fight heart disease! • Registration is only $18 per person which includes a cool t-shirt to wear on the day of your “run”! On the day of the event, post pictures and videos to your Hadassah and/or personal social media accounts using the #SuperSouthTurkeyTrot

Leadership

  • President

    Bonnie Boring

  • Organization/ Executive VP

    Marla Kameny

  • VP Programming

    Barbara Olsher

  • Leadership Chair/ VP

    Bettye Berlin

  • Chattanooga, Knoxville/Oak Ridge, New Orleans Area VP

    Susan Smolinsky

  • Arkansas, Auburn & Nashville Area VP

    Marilyn Martell

  • Treasurer

    Catherine Braunstein

  • Web Administrator

    De'Anna Ernst

  • Keepers of the Gate Chair

    Mary Evars-Goan

  • Chai Society Chair

    Jill Weinstein

  • PRAZE VP

    Sherrie Grunfeld

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

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Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

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