Home > Associates News

Guns and Gunpowder!

Shoot Out! in Chicago

The Jewish Policemen's Society, Shomrim Society of Illinois, joined with Hadassah Associates to show off their shooting skills while raising money for two great causes. 

Over 50 Hadassah Associates headed to the Chicago Police Training Academy on a Sunday morning in April to meet with the Jewish law enforcement officers of Chicago for a lox and bagels breakfast.  They shot various caliber handguns at the shooting range. 

The donation of $100 was split between the Policemen Children's Scholarship Fund and Stem Cell Research at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.  Howard Kaplan, President of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates and General Counsel Shomrim Society, said this was a fun way, "to shoot and kill the causes of genetic diseases."

AND Gunpowder! in Wilmington

Ken Kamm reports that ten Associates from Wilmington, Delaware, enjoyed National Associates Day 2009 outdoors on the Black Gunpowder Tour at the original 1802 explosives works of the Du Pont Company.  "We were guided by Cyril Milunsky who is one of our Associates.

We learned how gunpowder is made by grinding together --very carefully-- sulfur from Sicily, potassium nitrate from Chile or Bengal and willow charcoal, made locally.  The gunpowder works were powered by the Brandywine River as it falls 125 feet through a granite gorge from the Piedmont Plateau down to sea level at the Delaware River.  Many water-powered mills along the Brandywine at Wilmington made explosives.  The DuPont gunpowder works were closed in the 1930's and in 1957 opened as a restored museum of early American industrialization. 

At lunch Henry Heiman, who had just returned from Israel, spoke glowingly of his private tour of Hadassah College Jerusalem with his wife, Tina.  Ken Kamm reported on last October's Associates Israel Mission.  He encouraged the men to sign up for the Jerusalem Newsletter by sending a blank message to Netletter-on@mail-list.com.  Three of the attendees are Associate Keepers, men who have committed to donating $1000 or more annually, while 5 are Hadassah Heroes who have committed to donating at least $100 annually. 

This program was a great venue for the Associates to share Hadassah stories. 

For more information or flyer/invitation ideas, feel free to contact us at Associates@hadassah.org

  • Thank you to all of the Honorees for the Men's Health Initiative

    View the Honor Roll Page

    Joan Apfel
    Arnold Barsky
    Jack Benz
    Bradley Blair
    Jason Bloch
    Norman Bobrow
    Sheilah & Jerry Brandes
    Sharon Cadoff
    Barry Chiswick
    Arnold Cohen
    Marc Cohen
    Janet Daneshgar
    Mark Elfant
    Marvin Feig
    Frederick Fink
    Burton Garfinkel
    Frances Givert
    Stanley Gold
    Donald Goldberg
    Edward Green
    Norman Green
    Haren Haber
    Steven Haber
    Marvin Heyman
    Jacob Hoffman
    Steven Koppel
    Abner Korn
    Burton Krull
    Craig and JeffLamb
    Larry Leveen
    Sheldon Levine
    Alan Lipschultz
    Leslie Litzky
    Andrea Lovett
    Cyrus Mager
    Majestic Isles
    Roger Irvine
    Jerome Makowsky
    Joel Marks
    Norman Minsky
    Louis Numkin
    Sheldon Osobow
    Ariel Ostad
    Ruth Plotkin
    Norman Patinkin
    Alan Piaker
    Jeffrey Richardson
    Ronald Riebman
    Charlotte Rosensweig
    Mark Roth
    Milton Sabin
    Fredrick Safer
    Michael Sapovits
    Laura Schiff
    Michael Shor
    Joseph Schwartz
    David Smith
    Ari Smith
    James Smith
    Joseph Stein
    Myron Tannenbaum
    Ari Tannenbaum
    Fern Tannenbaum
    Heidi Wolk
    Joanne Weiner
    Jane Weinkrantz
    Irwin Weinstein
    Melville Weiser
    Stanley Zolot
    Rachel Zolot


   |  Who We Are  |  What We Do  |  Where We Do It  |  Read About It  |  Join Now  |  Donate  |
  |  Login  |  Contact Us  |  Careers  |  Terms & Conditions  |