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Thin Threads: Real Stories of Hadassah Life Changing Moments

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In keeping with ancient Jewish tradition, it is fitting to ask a question: Why is this book different from all other books?

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ends November 30, 2012.

With every purchase of six books, you may purchase one leather-bound, signed Collector's Edition at half off, $90.00. Individuals and units are eligible to take part in this special offer.

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Because, all other books are read and put away; this book will be read, cherished, and passed on to future generations.

All other books are filled with dry narratives or fiction; this book will be filled with authentic, inspiring moments.

All other books deal with the past, present OR future; this book deals with all three, through an entire century as we celebrate our centennial year!

And last but not least, all other books deal with people and places we may never know, while this book tells the stories of Hadassah - our beloved organization.

Why should you buy this book – because you will hold in your hands, or give a gift of Hadassah's life stories of the past, present and forever! As Marlene Post says: "This is the book that will get in your kishkas!"

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  • A Wonderful Surprise
  • Joy Pollock
  • It was an exciting day: I was to be installed as the President of the Philadelphia Chapter, a job that I had looked forward to doing for almost 20 years....
  • Read my story >
  • I Cannot Believe that I am a Hadassah Chapter Co-President
  • Virginia Lebowitz
  • As a Jewish family living in a small town during the 1940s and 1950s, the synagogue was a central part of our lives...
  • Read my story >
  • Hadassah Hospital's Impact on my Family
  • Shirley Blumenfeld
  • When my son was in Israel he got food poisoning from a pizza shop; I happened to be on a synagogue group trip. I was given the name of a gastroenterologist at Hadassah Mt. Scopus.
  • Read my story >
  • Just Judy
  • Rosalind Bush
  • Hadassah has not always been a part of my life, and until recently, I considered it as another charitable Jewish organization...
  • Read my story >
  • For Love of Israel and my wife
  • Daniel P. Kraft, MD
  • I often joke with my wife that I was in Hadassah long before she became active 13 years ago. Let me tell you my story...
  • Read my story >
  • The Circle
  • Judy Viness
  • In many ways the Thin Threads of Hadassah represents a circle for me- one that began many years before I was born.
  • Read my story >
  • Why is Hadassah so important to me?
  • Carla Peperzak
  • I am a Holocaust survivor and I was a member of the Resistance during World War II...
  • Read my story >
  • What Hadassah has Done for me
  • Joan Baron
  • ..And that began the journey that would fulfill my soul for the rest of my life. My question is: How does an organization become a lifestyle? How did Hadassah become me? How did I become Hadassah?
  • Read my story >
  • Iv'rit la Hadassah
  • Bertha Katz
  • Hadassah's education program Ivrit la Hadassah, is my thin thread life changing moment.
  • Read my story >
  • My Link to Hadassah
  • Helen Tomsky
  • Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. in the 1940s I became aware of Hadassah, Jewish National Fund and Young Judaea.
  • Read my story >
  • A Lifetime Thread
  • Jeanette Neuwirth-Schneider
  • Hadassah has been a thread running through my entire adult life. It has helped me make wonderful friends, it has strengthened my love for Israel and it has made me proud of my heritage.
  • Read my story >
  • My Life in Hadassah
  • Evelyn Sandalow
  • I joined Jr. Hadassah in 1930, at the age of 16...
  • Read my story >
  • My Midnight Excapade in Israel
  • Ruth Jatkoff
  • In 1991, I was a delegate to the Hadassah Convention in Israel representing the Upstate NY Region. One evening, after a program at Masada, we were asked "Who wants to go on a special trip? Curious, I volunteered!
  • Read my story >
  • Hadassah-Trained
  • Estelle Weissburg
  • Eileen Smith Kaufman was born in Welsh, Louisiana--a Jewish child with little Jewish communal life
  • Read my story >
  • A Dream Come True
  • Fran Sachs
  • When my children were small, I realized that I needed to expand my horizons and do something enriching for the community and for me...
  • Read my story >
  • My Zionist Beginning
  • Elaine Baker
  • As a 28-year-old, I went to my first Hadassah Meeting in a small N.J. town because my friends were going. I was given the job of Corresponding Secretary, and my hands shook as I read...
  • Read my story >
  • Lansman
  • Betty Chaikin
  • Hadassah has been a familiar entity in my life for more than 50 years. I will never forget the blue boxes we had at home in which we dropped coins into to help Hadassah.
  • Read my story >
  • How I Became A Zionist
  • Judy Shereck
  • It all started with someone inviting me to a meeting.
  • Read my story >
  • My Special Granddaughter
  • LeeAnn Ancier
  • It was November 25, 2009 when my daughter-in-law entered the hospital...
  • Read my story >
  • Frieda Merel - My Mother-In-Law
  • Frances Merel
  • I loved Frieda Merel, my mother-in-law...
  • Read my story >
  • Hadassah Keys and Treasured Memories
  • Marsha Freedman
  • As I open my box of Hadassah jewelry in which to place my centennial key necklace, I admire the many shiny pins and keys that Ive acquired through the years. Each one elicits a sweet memory.
  • Read my story >
  • First Trip to Israel
  • Josie Kivort
  • The year was 1975. My husband and I were on our first trip to Israel with a Hadassah Mission...
  • Read my story >
  • The Silver Spoon
  • Rhonna Rogol
  • Was it even possible that at the "ripe old" age of 26, I was about to be installed as President of my Gladys Zales Hadassah Group? Did I have the requisite experience and skills yet?
  • Read my story >
  • My Hadassah Hospital
  • Sybil Kaplan
  • During my years in the Greater Kansas City Chapter, as Great Plains Region President and on the National Board, I saw videos and films of "our Hadassah hospital" and, later, it became more real through my visits there...
  • Read my story >
  • 21 women- 6 days- 46 events
  • Leslie Gonzalez
  • In November 2010, I left my husband and 4 young children and embarked on my first trip to Israel on Hadassah
  • Read my story >
  • Bar Mitzvah Associates
  • Cathy Olswing
  • When I was a young Group President in the early 1990's, Marlene Post came to our Chapter to speak at our Special Gifts event...
  • Read my story >
  • 80 years with Hadassah and looking forward to more
  • Anne Lee Weiner
  • As I write this, I am planning my trip to Jerusalem for the 100th Anniversary Celebration and I reflect how Hadassah has guided my life...
  • Read my story >
  • Hospitality
  • Sharon Silberfarb
  • Amy, a Hadassah acquaintance, asked if she and her husband could spend Shabbas at our house. They would eat meals and attend services at a nearby shul...
  • Read my story >
  • Chagall, Hadassah, and a Boy Lost in Israel
  • Thelma Myerson
  • I was mesmerized by the magnificent stained glass windows in the Chagall Chapel at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Beginning with Reuben, and continuing through Benjamin, abstract Biblical images of the 12 sons of the Patriarch Jacob, came to life in vibrant colors...
  • Read my story >
  • Coming Home
  • Pennie Sessler Branden
  • In 1997, when I was a young Hadassah member in CT, the Region president Harriet Miller wanted me to apply for participation in a Young Leaders Mission to Israel. I told her I was not certain...
  • Read my story >
  • My Daughter's YJ
  • Zukerman Sheera
  • A parent thank you to Young Judaea.
  • Read my story >
  • Hadassah is in my DNA
  • Randy Heidenfelder
  • Hadassah is the thread running throughout my life. It is not a moment, but a constant and foundation...
  • Read my story >
  • Romance
  • Elaine Schenirer
  • Having grown up with family members in Hadasah,when I came to Los Angeles in1947, I looked to join Hadassah. I joined a junior Hadassah group.
  • Read my story >
  • A Five Generation Tradition
  • Mary Anne Winig
  • Through five generations of our family, Hadassah has been a constant.
  • Read my story >
  • Hadassah & Me
  • Wilma (Willie) Walter
  • How did I get involved with Hadassah? Well I can't remember exactly how, but I know that Hadassah and Young Judaea were my first Jewish loves.
  • Read my story >
  • L'dor v' dor
  • Jane Zolot
  • It was 1961 when the Hadassah Medical Center was opened at Ein Kerem. Among the celebrations of this joyous accomplishment was a gala event held in New York City..
  • Read my story >
  • For Velvel
  • Barbara Liss Chertok
  • Wolf Liss or "Velvel" as he was called in Yiddish was born in Russia and married there..
  • Read my story >
  • A Stroll on the Beach
  • Flossy Rubin Clyman
  • My anticipated retirement from gainful employment was on the horizon. The encounter and defining moment that changed my life for the better and connected me to Hadassah commenced as I was strolling on the pristine beach...
  • Read my story >
  • A Tale From the ER
  • Joyce Backman
  • We hear that the Hadassah employees are warm and welcoming and treat patients with respect and dignity. Can a hospital be that special? What is it really like at Hadassah Hospital? I could never have imagined how I would find out the answer to that question...
  • Read my story >
  • A Twenty Year Journey of Risk and Reward and the Hadassah Connection
  • Yelena Chernyak
  • Twenty years ago on December 21, 1991 my parents, my son and I came to America from St. Petersburg (former Leningrad), Russia...
  • Read my story >
  • Hadassah Tradition
  • Sylvia Goldstein
  • I remember from childhood, that my beloved mother, Rose Galitzer, was an active member of Hadassah. For years she served as Social Action Chair of the Naomi Group, which met at the Jewish Center of Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY...
  • Read my story >
  • A Tale and a Thank You
  • Dorothy Ganz
  • Once upon a time, there was a young divorcee with two small children. She had no job and very little money, so she moved her family to the area where she grew up. Alas, all her friends had relocated, so she was very much alone...
  • Read my story >
  • The Hadassah Lady
  • Ann Cohen
  • This story takes place in New York City, on the Upper West Side, sometime in the early 1950's. I was about 11 years old, coming home from a piano lesson, and I found myself on the wrong bus after sundown.
  • Read my story >
  • Bubbie
  • Arlene Dressler
  • I grew up in Colchester, Connecticut in a warm Jewish community and with a family life of orthodox Jewish values. Hadassah was a natural part of my life that I just took for granted...
  • Read my story >
  • My Hadassah Latina Story
  • Sally Ann Medina
  • The day I was invited to be a lifetime member of Hadassah was an incredible day for me. The idea of being a member of Hadassah was so exciting for me that I called my daughter...
  • Read my story >
  • Always Hadassah
  • Rhoda Lubetkin
  • I grew up with Hadassah as my mother was a founder of our hometown chapter...
  • Read my story >
  • A Dialogue
  • Linda Barish
  • A re-enactment of a conversation at Hadassah Hospital.
  • Read my story >
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