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 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!

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. 

 

 

SEE BELOW FOR OUR LATEST E-BULLETIN ¯ 

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

 

Save the dates:

Hadassah's 97th National Convention

July 21-24, 2014 •Las Vegas 

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS > >

 

At our Spring Book & Author on March 14th and again on March 17th, we were privileged to hear from Ronald Balson, author of Once We Were Brothers, and Dr. Gary Zola, author of We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and the American Jews.    

BOTH BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE REGION OFFICE.  Come in or call 561-498-1012.         

 

   REMEMBER TO SIGN THE HMO PETITION ON LINE!  SEE "ISRAEL & ADVOCACY" page for details. 

If you cannot open the link  to your e-bulletin, 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.

 

Message from our New Director General

From the Desk of Avigdor Kaplan, PhD

     It has been two months since I began serving as Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization; two months of concentrated effort, two months of difficult decisions and two months of continuing to learn more about the Medical Center.    read story >>

 

  

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 Sue Friedman at friedsuz@yahoo.com to post your chapter's events on Florida Atlantic Region's Facebook page.  It's a great way to keep your members informed. 



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 101st 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!

 

 

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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

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  • 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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