Welcome to the Florida Atlantic Region Website!

 

Look how we've grown!
Our Florida Atlantic Region, the largest in the
United States, consists of more than
19,000 23,000 24,000 (!) members, making up
our 62
63 chapters and Region members at large.
We are proud to state that our Associate
membership is more than 1,250 strong!
We are a close-knit Region, covering Florida's east coast from Boca Raton to Vero Beach.
Our chapters are extremely diversified in scope of interests and stages of life.

So, who are you?
Are you a Young Single Woman?
Young Married with no children?
Young Married with children?
Baby Boomer?
Empty Nester?
Newly Retired?
Just moved to Florida? 
Professional Woman?

We are sure to have a chapter that is perfect for you! Let us get to know each other, NOW.
Click on "JOIN NOW" at the top of the page, and together we will make this
world a better place!


Click here for a downloadable APP to check out all the convention happenings LIVE!

 

 


July 20, 2014
The fighting in Gaza has intensified. IDF soldiers and tanks are on the ground there, rooting out Hamas tunnels. We mourn the 18 Israelis who have died in recent days.

Today seven wounded Israeli soldiers were airlifted from Gaza to HMO’s trauma center in Jerusalem. Because our world-renowned trauma physicians were there, the soldiers are alive and recovering.

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HMO Trauma Unit receiving wounded soldiers Sunday, July 20, 2014

We cannot wait.  Hadassah Medical Organization needs all of the support we can give in this time of crisis. We must ensure that the hospital staff has the equipment, supplies and assistance they need for Israel’s soldiers and civilians.

Please give today. And please give generously.

Israel Needs Hadassah; Hadassah Needs You.

Hoping for peace soon,


Marcie E. Natan
Hadassah National President


 



July 28, 2014
Our warmest congratulations to Rabbi David Saperstein, head of the Religious Action Center, on his nomination yesterday by President Obama to the position of US Ambassador at Large for international religious freedom at the State Department.

 
MAZEL TOV ON THE BIRTH OF OUR NEWEST CHAPTER!

ANNOUNCING THE CHARTERING of B'not Hadassah (Daughters of Hadassah)

This is a Young Working Women's Chapter in Boca Raton.  B'not Hadassah had its first installation and chartering on 

 May 7, 2014 @ Woodfield Hunt Clubhouse

Please call the Region Office at 561-498-1012 if interested in joining!

 

We hope our website will provide a better opportunity to communicate with you and with each other. Within these web pages, you will discover a wide array of Florida Atlantic Region events and programs, as well as National initiatives and chapter happenings. We want to hear from you. Send us your ideas, comments, articles, questions and suggestions. 

Do not forget to fill in your e-mail address on our "JOIN NOW" link (See top of 
this page), and we will respond to your feedback.

We want you to visit us frequently, as these pages will change often. 

 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE TRIP TO ISRAEL, LAWRENCE  HERSHMAN.  The winning ticket was drawn at the FAR Board Meeting on Friday, June 27th.  We thank you all for your support in this fund raising project.

Click here for the April, 2014 FAR & Near E-Bulletin.  
The next Bulletin will be available in the late summer.

 

     MEET FLORIDA'S NEW REGIONAL PLANNED GIVING OFFICER

We are happy to introduce Joanne Wilson to all Florida Regions.  She will be working with Lisa Moore.  Her specialty is wills and bequests.  Please welcome her to your chapters. 

Joan Baron, President

 

Florida Atlantic Region, Chapter Presidents are invited to meet Joanne Wilson, Regional Planned Giving Officer, at our offices at 5341 West Atlantic Avenue, #305.  We are scheduling two opportunities for you to meet Joanne and for her to meet you.  Please let us know if you will be attending on Tuesday, August 12 at 2 p.m. or on Wednesday, August 13 at 10 a.m.

 

Joanne will be working to help secure Hadassah's pipeline of legacy and other planned gifts in Florida.  As you can well imagine,  Hadassah's largest pool of planned giving  AND LEGACY prospects is in Florida.  She is looking forward to having the opportunity to talk to you about how you and she can work together to PROMOTE PLANNED GIVING AND LEGACY GIFTS. 

 

JOANNE IS WORKING WITH LISA MOORE, OUR DEVELOPMENT  DIRECTOR, WHO MANY OF YOU KNOW, AND LISA WILL JOIN JOANNE AT THESE SESSIONS TO SPEAK ABOUT OTHER MAJOR GIVING OPPORTUNITIES. 

 

Joanne is a seasoned planned giving professional, having worked most recently as a development officer for Memorial Sloan-Kettering in Palm Beach County.  She has also worked for American Friends of Magen David Adom, the Palm Beach Community College Foundation, the American Technion Society and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.  She has a very strong connection to Israel, having lived there during and after college.

 Joanne and her husband live in Delray Beach.


Please RSVP to the Region office at 561-498-1012 if you would like to attend one of the two sessions. 

 

THE TA-TAs ARE COMING! 

   CLICK HERE for our fabulous video trailer. 

Ta-Ta's Journal

 

 

Did you know......

 

A woman's risk of developing breast cancer is greatly increased if she inherits a harmful mutation in the BRCA1 and BRCA 2 gene.

 

Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast cancer and both men and women who have harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations may be at increased risk of additional types of cancer? 


That  HADASSAH developed the blood test to easily identify the presence of these mutations !!!

 

We are asking for your help in raising awareness of breast health and funding research and treatment for breast cancer by taking a tribute in the Ta-Ta's Tribute Journal. No amount is too small to honor a friend, relative or the ground breaking work of Hadassah. Please see the attached fliers for the levels of donation.

 

It is estimated now that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This is unacceptable and this statistic must change. Help make Hadassah miracles happen.

 

Thank you in advance for your support.

 

Carol Weiss, Gail Bloom

Ta-Ta's Event Co-Chairs

 

Purchase an ad in our Journal!

 BOOK AND AUTHOR FOR SEPTEMBER SOLD OUT!

Our Mini Book & Author will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  We will be privileged to hear from: 

 Dr. Robert Watson, Renowned Professor and Author, and Ben Frank, Author of Klara's Journey (His book is available now for sale in the Region office.)  
                   


Ron Balson, our March speaker, author of "Once We Were Brothers," has been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for 2013-4.  You can register your vote for him by opening the following (safe) link:

    

 FOLLOW YOUR HEART:

Purchase the newest piece of jewelry from National Hadassah, a beautiful Open Heart on a silver chain.

 

If you cannot open the link to your e-bulletin at the top of this page, you may not have Adobe Reader installed. For a downloadable version of Adobe Reader, 

click here

Print bulletins will be sent or given only to those without access to a computer. Please let your members know. They can call the Region office to get a printed copy.

OR

Please feel free to print your own copy, in whole or in part and pass it on to your Vice-Presidents and chairs. The next issue of FAR Horizons will be sent to all members with current e-mail addresses. REMEMBER: You must click the link to open it.

OUR MOST RECENT REPORT SAYS THAT ONLY A FRACTION OF MORE THAN 7000 RECIPIENTS ARE ACTUALLY OPENING THE BULLETIN.  IT IS SAFE AND PRIVATE. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK.  It is the only way you will get Region information to disseminate to your members.

If you do not receive your e-bulletin, please send your correct
e-mail address to:
FloridaAtlantic@hadassah.org. Att: Evie Sokolow

 THE WINNING ALL-OCCASION CARD FROM THE REGION ART COMPETITION
is now available for sale at the Region Office.

Call 561-498-1012 or come by to get some for your chapter.

 


National wants to celebrate YOU and what YOU do - please send info to:

 

 

FROM NATIONAL:
Send us news from your region, chapter or group!

Each month we will bring you news of the events and programs of the local chapters and groups throughout the country. Share your success stories and facts in the areas of fundraising, education, membership and advocacy and help spark new ideas for others. Be sure to identify participants when you send photos. For more information contact Bobbi Kraft bkraft@hadassah.org.

 

May 27, 2014

Read the most updated information on the HMO settlement by clicking on www.hadassah.org

  

Watch the documentary on Jewish Life TV online here>>

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WOULD YOU BELIEVE?

 THANKS TO YOU, WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL, PLUS SOME!

OUR PLEDGE OF $250,000 TO FULLY EQUIP A SURGICAL ICU UNIT AT THE SARAH WETSMAN DAVIDSON TOWER HOSPITAL HAS BEEN FULFILLED.  AND THE ADDITIONAL MONEY WE RAISED HAS BEEN SENT TO EQUIP A PATIENT ROOM!

In October, 2012, 116 Florida Atlantic Region Hadassah members and Associates were there for the Tower's dedication ceremony during the National Convention and Centennial Celebration in Jerusalem.  We rode in the elevators you paid for, we read with pride the plaque on the donor wall proclaiming our gift to the hospital of a fully equipped and furnished room in the Surgical ICU unit. 

To watch footage of the Gala Dedication, click here: www.hadassah.org/livestream.

 OUR NEW PROJECT IS BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT. 

SAVE THE DATE OF OCTOBER 26, 2014 FOR THE TA-TA'S LUNCHEON. And check out our pages and our e-bulletin for other ways in which you can help FAR reach its goal for this project.

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GET WELL SOON

Have you got a friend who's under the weather? A family member who needs a good laugh? Send them a "Get Well Soon!" video. It will brighten your day,  too.

The video stars medical personnel from Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem. 

See the official Get Well Soon Song and share it with family and friends

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Are you on Facebook?  It's time to update to the 21st Century!

Go on to facebook at www.facebook/hadassah.com  

Click here for the link to our facebook page.

Contact Jennifer Jackson-Strage at jennifer@busiwerks.com to post your chapter's events on Florida Atlantic Region's Facebook page.  It's a great way to keep your members informed. 

"LIKE" HADASSAH on Facebook.  Get all the messages from Israel as things happen.

History Comes Alive Before Our Eyes: Henrietta Szold, 1946 Film
Henrietta Szold, a film produced by Hadassah in 1946, underwent preservation and digitization in 2011, thanks to a grant from the Women's Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & TV, and a donation from Hadassah's 2005 outgoing presidents.



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Take action now to ensure women's equality in Israel

As the largest women's Zionist organization in the United States, Hadassah has always had the greatest respect for all streams of Judaism and we have been among the leading supporters of a pluralistic Israel since its founding. This discrimination must stop. Read our statement, and please sign our petition.

This is your opportunity to be counted!

WHAT IS HADASSAH?
Watch this wonderful video giving us a brief pictorial history of Hadassah as we enjoy our 102nd Year.
Watch "A Partnership of Distinction" by clicking here


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CHECK OUT ALL THE NEWEST NEWS IN CHAPTER CHATTER.
Find out what other chapters in the Florida Atlantic Region are doing, what kinds of fundraising events they are sponsoring, and the special events they are most proud of.

E-mail us at ssteinb@gmail.com, or gsavell@aol.com or maronheim@aol.com
with news of your successfully completed programs and projects. "Chapter Chatter" is YOUR site! Come blow your horns!

 

 

Purchase the newest piece of jewelry from National Hadassah, a beautiful Open Heart on a silver chain.  Call the Region office at 561-498-1012 to purchase.  

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Featured Pages

 

Make a Tax -Smart IRA Gift
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a difference today by transferring up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to Hadassah without recognizing those funds as income for federal tax purposes.
The IRA charitable rollover is only available until the end of 2013, so act now!

National News

  • Educational Conference in Israel Marks World Down Syndrome Day
  • As part of World Down Syndrome Day, about 100 people participated in a conference at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus on April 6, 2014, affording families of patients with Down syndrome from all over Israel an opportunity to meet with eminent specialists.
  • Support Fair Pay for Women & Families
  • Women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar and a single mother of two working full-time at minimum-wage is living nearly $4,000 below the federal poverty line. America’s women and families are worth more and they deserve better!
  • Building Bridges to Peace through Medicine
  • The rationale for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is based on generalities—many of them uninformed—about how different populations live, work, study, and co-exist in the region.


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