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Eastern Connecticut Celebrates Hadassah at 100




Eastern Connecticut Celebrates Hadassah at 100

Eastern Connecticut Chapter

Fran Hirschkowitz (left) and Pepi Green (right), co-presidents of Hadassah's Eastern CT Chapter, with member Sheila Horvitz, whose essay will be printed in the organization's upcoming book, "Thin Threads."

Close to 150 guests celebrated Hadassah's 100th anniversary at a donor brunch hosted the Eastern Connecticut Chapter on Sunday June 3 at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Norwich. Nancy Falchuk, immediate Past National President, presented the keynote speech.Guests were treated to a video produced by Centennial Committee Chair Sheila Horvitz, in collaboration with Michael Bernardo, representing the past, present, and future of Hadassah.

Also at the brunch, Connecticut Region Vice President Sally Kleinman presented the Henrietta Szold Award, given to the chapter for their outstanding Centennial program-ming. Chapter members also had two of their essays selected for publication in "Thin Threads," a soon-to-be published book that includes 100 essays written by members that recount the life-changing moment that gave them their connection to Hadassah. The two winning essays were written by Eastern CT members Sheila Horvitz and 101-year old Phyllis Stern. The Thin Threads essays were displayed on big boards at the brunch.



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