Dear Hadassah Women,
As we mentioned in our February President's message, eight members from our Richmond Chapter attended a Tri-Region Leadership Development Training session whose intent was to ignite, inspire and nurture the current and next generation of passionate Hadassah volunteer leaders. As promised in our last newsletter, we will try to bring to you, in an enlightening and exciting way what we learned in the training session in order to rekindle and ignite the enthusiasm and passion that inspired you to join Hadassah.
An important aspect of this training session was to make sure that the programs we are planning and offering for our members fulfill our values and goals for Hadassah. We identified four values that represent our primary motivation in volunteering for Hadassah.
1. Pikuah Nefesh - value each life
2. Khal Yisrael - embrace we are one
3. Tikkun Olam - duty to repair the world
4. M'Dor L'Dor - teach next generation to care for one another and the world
In the upcoming months, as we plan our programs for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015, we will evaluate each program to determine the driving force or purpose of the event, the expected outcome, and make sure that the event ties in with at least one of our values.
We would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who chaired and worked on our very successful programs offered in January and February. Thank you to Marilyn Trownsell for chairing the informative Book Club in January and February, Julie Beck-Berman and Carolyn Belgrad chairs of our delicious Tu B'Shevat Seder and Lunch and Learns, Robin Jackson and Beth Rochkind chairs of the important Jewish Advocacy Day, Frona Colker, chair of the Keeper's Luncheon, and our Health Committee chairs, Janet Meyers, Julie Goodman, and Phyllis Ellenbogen for the wonderful program featuring Dr. Wendy Klein who answered all those questions we are too embarrassed to ask our doctors. And thank you to all the volunteers that served on these committees.
We have excellent programs planned for the Spring and we look forward to seeing you there! Thank you for all you do! Find them all listed here.
Sally Goldberg and Lee Bank