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CHAPTER PRESIDENTS AND BULLETIN EDITORS!  
             DO YOU HAVE SOME
 INTERESTING NEWS ABOUT YOUR CHAPTER'S
                    EVENTS?

 IS THERE SOMETHING COMING UP THAT YOU WOULD 
LIKE TO ADVERTISE TO REGION MEMBERS?


 If so, please e-mail it to Sheila Steinberg, FAR Region
Webmaster at farhadassah@gmail.com to have it included
in our website AND IN OUR NEXT E-BULLETIN.

FYI: There are two FAR publications - our 3-4 times a year E-BULLETIN and our website.  
There's no deadline on the website - we update weekly!

 However, you must have your future e-bulletin events in at
least 4-6 weeks in advance.  The next deadline is end of
October for Nov-Dec-Jan events.

  CASCADES CHAPTER ANNOUNCES:

   Event  - December 14th. a show featuring Cantor Norman Brody - come celebrate Hanukkah with us and enjoy homemade desserts and potato latkes. $22 per person  contact Janice Kimmel.  Everyone welcome to all events

 

  RABIN HADASSAH OF VALENCIA LAKES

Watch this space for our January event  

BROKEN SOUND HADASSAH HOLDS MAJOR FUNDRAISER

Broken Sound President Caryle Gulker reported on the chapter's major fundraising event held recently in honor of the IDF.  Over $15,000 was raised as a result.  Mazel Tov and Todah Rabah. 

 NOW PLAYING!

 "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker:"  

 In November, FAR hosted a sneak preview/fund raiser, with commentary from the producers of the movie.  Thanks to the owner of the Movies of Delray for her help.

 

   The producers of "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker"

took questions, gave background information on the movie, and signed copies of their book after the show. 

 

  

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!

And check us out on Facebook, and read the article in hCoast to Coast, Hadassah's 

on-line newsletter for chapter events.

 

SHULAMIT CHAPTER (Open, evening)

wants you to check out their latest bulletin.  Click here to open it.

 For info on our latest Shulamit events, contact

Ldubinsky@aol.com. or shirlhorn@aol.com

 

Chevra Hadassah 

Check out our latest e-bulletin for December, 2014.  Click here:  >>>


 
 
Thursday, December 18, 2014: Chanukah Celebration and Installation. 

Join us as our mentor, Sherry Udell, presents a very special program for installation of officers.  

Meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm at the JCC, Boynton Beach, Jog Rd. just north of Gateway.

Hadassah cards will be available at all Chevra events.

                                   Come see who we are!

Questions?  E-mail sheilacglass@gmail.com  for more information.

"Attendance at this event constitutes consent to the Hadassah Foundation to use my/our name, voice, photograph, video footage, image, likeness, statement or utterance from this event, or any portion thereof, in any media, including the internet, for any advertising trade, fundraising, promotional or other purposes without approval or any compensation unless prohibited by law and I release Hadassah from any and all liability in connection therewith." A copy of the official registration and financial information for Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (#SC-1298) and Hadasasah Medical Relief Association, Inc (#SC-4603) may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the State. 1 (800) HELP-FLA    


On September 18, 
Chevra Hadassah presented the film,

The J Street Challenge
We should all be aware of the group calling itself "J Street" and saying it is pro-Israel.  This group has been going into college campuses all over the US to preach (among other things) divestiture and boycott of Israeli products made in what they call the "Occupied" areas.  Check out camera.org for information on how to talk back when your college student is confronted.

Our October EAT FOR HADASSAH with Chevra at Arrabiato's was a great success.  We hope to do it again soon.                                     

Questions?  Contact sheilacglass@gmail.com. 

 

  ETZ CHAIM OF VALENCIA PALMS


For more info on any events, contact Fran at GoodKarma.Fran@gmail.com

NURSES COUNCIL NEWS:

As we celebrate the miracle of Jewish strength and survival, we ask you to


join us in recognizing the enormous contribution of the Henrietta Szold 

Hadassah- Hebrew University School of Nursing.

Over 2500 Hadassah nursing graduates have shaped the field of nursing in

Israel. 126 students have completed the Clinical Masters Program in

Nursing with specialties in gerontology, oncology, care of the acute/chronic

complicated patient and a new specialty in women's health.


Imagine each of these graduates providing high level advanced nursing

care to 10 patients a day, over 1200 patients a day combined, and over

400,000 patients each year. This impact is priceless.

Why should you Choose Where to Make Your Impact through our "Nurses

First!" campaign?

We must educate nurses to meet the critical shortage of nurses in Israel 

and 
we need advanced practice nursing faculty to teach this next generation

of 
nurses. Our Clinical Master's Program specifically prepares

baccalaureate 
nurses for clinical specialization in key patient care areas

that address the 
needs of today's complex medical problems.

 

Help us reach our goal to raise $700,000 over the next year.

DONATE NOW

in honor or memory of someone you love, or because a nurse has made a difference in your life or the lives of your loved ones.

 

 

For more information contact:

Rita Lourie rlourie@hadassah.org or 

Dianne Gottlieb
 dgottlieb@hadassah.org

Co-Chairs, Hadassah National Center for Nurses Councils

Pennie Sessler Branden psbranden@hadassah.org or

Barbara Sabin
 bsabin@hadassah.org

Co-Chairs, Hadassah National Nurses Advisory Board

To donate by phone, contact Donor Services at 1.800.928.0685




Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
50 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019
www.hadassah.org

 

If you want your chapter event to be included in the e-bulletin, please e-mail Sheila S. at farhadassah@gmail.com  at least 6-8 weeks in advance.  Our next e-bulletin is tentatively scheduled for mid-March, 2015, for events in April, May, June, 2015.


YOU CAN SEND EVENTS AT ANY TIME TO BE PUT UP ON THE FAR WEBSITE.  It is updated regularly.

 

                                            2014 ARCHIVES:

VENETIAN ISLES HADASSAH HOLDS ISRAELI RALLY 

 


Recently Venetian Isles Hadassah  (Boynton Beach) sponsored a rally in support of Israel.

 

Venetian Isles Hadassah hosted a Solidarity Rally to Stand with Israel on August 17, 2014. Pictured are Garrett Machine, a former IDF soldier with an elite combat unit and with the Israel Consulate Speakers Bureau; Nancy Sauer, Treasurer of the Chapter and Rally Chair; and Diane Issenberg, a Past National Vice President. All funds donated went to Hadassah's Israel Emergency Fund.

 

 

Shira Hadassah went to Cuba

              OUR ADVENTURES WITH THE JEWS OF CUBA

      It was a most memorable adventure. We had a group of 32 people and visited three houses of worship. We brought many supplies with us, soap toothpaste, toothbrushes, over the counter medicines, adult diapers, plastic backed bed sheets as well as Hebrew books, Talesim, Yarmulkas, Haggadahs and many other items we were told about before we left the States. We divided our “goodies” into three packages, the largest package going to the Havana Congregation, which was the first one we saw. On Monday, February 3, we went to the Great Synagogue of  Havana, Beth Shalom, a Conservative Synagogue, part of the Patronato of the Hebrew Community of Cuba. This large building houses both the Synagogue and the pharmacy which distributes medicines and other pharmaceutical supplies to all of the Shuls in Cuba. 

       We were met there by the dynamic Adela Dworin, the president of the Shul and the director of the entire Jewish community of Cuba.  She was absolutely delightful, a modern day Golda Meir. She told us that there were only about 1500 Jews left in Cuba out of a once thriving    Jewish Community of many thousands and that this Shul, Beth Shalom, serves about 1100 Jews.  Most live in   difficult circumstances. She told us in her inimitable joking fashion, that she has a PHD in Schnorring!  Raising money for our people and keeping Judaism alive in Cuba is her life’s work. There wasn't a dry eye in the room after her plea for the Jewish Community of Cuba.

READ THE REST OF THE STORY IN OUR FAR E-BULLETIN, APRIL, 2014 EDITION, pages 4-5. (It's on our home page right here - click to open.)

 

Nancy Falchuk, Past National President, was the special guest at several FAR and Chapter events in February. To hear her inspirational talk, check out the DVD produced by Chevra Chapter, available at the Region office by calling Sherry at 561-498-1012.


                           
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2014 Life Membership Campaign

Until December 30, 2014, in honor of our Centennial Year, Hadassah
is extending its offer of Life & Associate enrollment for $212.  We are again accepting payment plans.

For more information about Hadassah, the largest women’s
organization in the world, see our website: www.hadassah.org or the Florida Region Hadassah website: www.floridaatlantic.hadassah.org or call the Region office at 561-498-1012. 

 

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2013 ARCHIVES

GREATER WEST BOYNTON BEACH CHAPTER

is still celebrating!


  The Greater West Boynton Beach Chapter's Bat Mitzvah class of 2012 is participating in the Jewish Museum of Miami Beach's exhibition of Women in Florida who have become Bat Mitzvah.

There was an exhibit at the museum from April 9 until the end of September, 2013.
We, the Bat Mitzvah group, and our significant others, were invited to the museum as their guests on April 8th for the opening night gala. 
Reported by Paula Gervis, Morah 

 

2012 ARCHIVES

 To Life at Valencia Reserve
Chapter of Hadassah

held a special meeting on Thursday, September 20th.

In commemoration of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust, we made butterflies, inspired by the artwork and poetry of the children in Terezin, to send to the Holocaust Museum in Houston, TX which will
be having an exhibition of 1.5 million butterflies in memory of the children.

 Rosh Hodesh With Rabin Chapter

A wonderful experience that is afforded to all members of FAR is our Rosh Hodesh gatherings at the Morikami Picnic Area, before you approach the main museum. It is reached from Jog Road, opposite the South County Civic Center.

Each month, on the day of the new moon, a different Hadassah Chapter facilitates the program.  This past month of Tammuz, 5773, the group was Rabin Chapter of Valencia Lakes.

The Rabin Chapter, under the helm of Anita Lieberman, president, had lots of singing, a meditation and interaction with the women present.  They treated everyone to delicious home-made treats, in addition to the Challah and juice always provided by the facilitating chapter.

The topics that are usually featured are holidays in the new month or memorable events in history – sometimes prominent women of the Bible, from history, or contemporary times.

This month, too, a new mezuzah created by Chellee Siegel, FAR Rosh Hodesh Co-Chair was affixed to the doorpost of the pavilion to remind us that we have Divine protection as we experience the beauty of nature, our heritage and each other.

We urge all members to mark their calendars to be with us next month - come every month to nourish your soul with your colleagues and friends of Hadassah. All programs start at 10 AM sharp

Contributed by Nikki Feldman, former FAR Co-Chair Rosh Hodesh.

 

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MAARIV HADASSAH

Lynn Saxton reports that she spoke at installation at Maariv Hadassah for Hope recently.  They did a little skit - and they did a song to the tune of "Halleluya" - it was good!
So, she asked them for the words for any Hadassah Chapter to use for a meeting.
Maariv Hadassah is an older Chapter in Century Village, Boca  - still active after all these years.
 

HALLELUYA   (HADASSAH)

 Written by members of  MAARIV MASADA
 
WE'RE HADASSAH ....HEAR US CHEER
FOR HADASSAH...THE BEST TIME IS NEAR
LISTEN, THERE'S THE CALL
FOR PEACE FOR ALL
FROM HAIFA TO THE WESTERN WALL
ISRAEL, THE LAND OF JOY... HALLELUYA
 
WE'RE HADASSAH...TAKE OUR HAND
FOR HADASSAH... TOGETHER WE STAND
IN HADASSAH...WE'RE ON THE GO
TO WORK FOR ISRAEL...HALLELUYA
 
WE'RE HADASSAH...HAND IN HAND
WE'RE HADASSAH...ALL OVER THE LAND
WE'RE HADASSAH...LET'S SAY FROM THE START
GOD BLESS US WITH ALL OUR HEARTS
GOD BLESS US WITH ALL OUR HEARTS
GOD BLESS US WITH ALL OUR HEARTS...  HALLELUYA
 
For more information contact
Maariv Masada Presidents through the Region at 561-498-1012.   
         

 

  SPECIAL HADASSAH QUILTS FROM THE HEART

 

 

KOL TIKVAH BELLAGIO 

 

To be donated to the

Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center

Member Eleanor Yura, of the Kol Tikvah Chapter of Bellaggio, in Lake Worth, Florida, and the members of the Wellington Quilters, a group of very enthusiastic and accomplished quilters, have agreed to add to their charity work a project in honor of Hadassah’s 100 anniversary. The quilters created small, lightweight, children quilts for use by the young patients at the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center, at the Hadassah Medical  Center in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem.

 The outreach project commenced during the summer of 2011. This project was funded by an anonymous donor plus many other members of the Kol Tikvah chapter. The project is still on-going and many more will be delivered by those members who are going  to the Hadassah Convention in October of this year.

 While visiting the FAR office, National President Marci Natan, had the opportunity to see the quilts and graciously volunteered to take some of the quilts, to Israel. Thank you Marci.

 Submitted by:

Lydia Krieg, Roving Reporter

 

 

 

 


Etz Chaim Chapter
Goes Red in Tampa 

Hadassah trip to Tampa, FL   

 

From left to right: Linda Deitcher, Barbara Schlossman, Sherry Dub, Betty Dubman, Sandi Burman


SUNDAY MACHON GROUP ENDS THEIR 2012 SEASON

Lunch at the Green Gourmet on April 22nd, to celebrate the end of a successful season of the Sunday morning Machon group.

Fran Sachs, Facilitator, at rear.
 

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RABIN HADASSAH OF VALENCIA LAKES
CHAPTER BAT MITZVAH CELEBRATION

 On March 21, 2012, Rabin Hadassah of Valencia Lakes celebrated their Bat Mitvah Year with an exciting and electrifying evening at their beautiful Social Hall.  Over 200 Hadassah Members and Associates attended, sharing in the comraderie and happiness of the evening.

 Anita Lieberman sponsored the entire affair in honor of her late husband, Julius, a devoted and generous Hadassah Associate who encouraged Anita to have the first Hadassah Tea in their home 13 years ago.  This Tea introduced 70 new members to our chapter …..we now have over 400 members!!   

 Rabin Hadassah of Valencia Lakes was dedicated and named 13 years ago by Mr. Itchko Ezratti, of GL Homes, builder of our community. At the Bat Mitzvah Celebration, Mr. Ezratti was represented by his daughter, Maya.

 Co-Presidents Nancy Newman and Anne Gorenstein thanked all Members of Hadassah and led the beautiful Candle Lighting Ceremony.

 

                                                               Left to Right: Anne Gorenstein, Carol Weiss

Anita thanked all our Past and Present Members for their dedication to Hadassah. All of us at Rabin Hadassah thank Anita and her two co-chairs, Helene Sadow and Dorothy Glass for creating this exciting and elegant evening.  Their vision and excitement created such a spectacular “classy” party.

 The elegance of the evening was enhanced by so many “specials”; Just a few are:

  • Black & White Décor….tablecloths, napkins,
  • White Doves of Peace,
  • White Roses on a mirrored disk and a White Mazel Tov Cake with a Candle set on each on Table
  • 10 Kitchen Staff ,
  • Glicks outstanding Chicken, with all the fixings Klezmer Band with great music for listening and
                                                                                   Dancing!

 The evening was captured with Video and still pictures, excerpts of which will be shown at our Donor Affair in April. All felt the Pride, Happiness and Gratitude for the privilege of being together celebrating this milestone of our Chapter…..13 Years!!. 

 Thank you to ALL for your Participation, Donations and Support that helped create such a memorable party and such a wonderful Chapter!!

 Todah Rabah,

Bobbi Weissman, Anne Gorenstein & Nancy Newman – Co-Presidents

Left to right-  Sue Press, Mimi Schwartzman,  Nancy Newman

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            Left to right: Helene Sadow, Nancy Newman, Shirley Fant, Anita Lieberman, Dorothy Glass, Bobbi Weissman, Carol Weiss

   

      

 

                                   



Professional Women's Council of Hadassah
 
"For those with little time in their lives . . . but a place in their hearts for Hadassah"  . . . Nancy H. Weingard
 
Help Us Grow • Invite A Guest
 Share Your Judaism • Share Hadassah

                                                                                                                                                   
Contact the Region office at floridaatlantic@hadassah.org  or call 561-498-1012 for more information. 

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2011 ARCHIVES

celebrated our "SWEET 16" BIRTHDAY

on December 6, 2011 with a

lovely luncheon, boutique and fun afternoon

 

Happy Birthday, Sweet 16

FAR President Carol Weiss addresses the group

Beverly Goldsmith & Carol Weiss

Dr. Nettie Birnbach presents National Recognition Award to Irene Zuckerman

President Barbara Bashe & Fundraising
Co-VP Gloria Helpern

Nikki Feldman lights a candle

 On 12/6/11, the Florida/Atlantic Region Henrietta Szold Nurses’ Council celebrated the 16th Anniversary of its Charter signing. The event, a luncheon entitled “SWEET SIXTEEN,” was held at the Holiday Inn Ocean Front Dining Room in Highland Beach, FL, where the Charter was signed in 1995.
 
Sixty-two women attended, including invited guests Carol Weiss, President of Hadassah Florida/Atlantic Region, and Beverly Goldsmith, Co-Chair of Hadassah’s National Center for Nurses’ Councils from New York. Both women brought greetings and updates to the assembled guests. Barbara Bashe, Florida/Atlantic Region Henrietta Szold Nurses’ Council President, welcomed everyone.
 
The luncheon’s menu included a “Sweet Sixteen” cake with 16 candles. There was a candle lighting ceremony wherein each past President and all current Board Members of the Florida/ Atlantic Henrietta Szold Nurses’ Council lit one candle. Dr. Nettie Birnbach, the Council’s founding President, lit the first candle.
 Each candle signified one proud accomplishment from the Council’s 16 years of existence. Here are the Council’s 16 accomplishments: 
1. We have participated in Regional Health Educational Programs and Health Fairs, including the Women & Heart Disease Program, and the Women's Health Symposium, among others.
 2. We have taught about Osteoporosis, breast self examinations, and held other health education programs for our regional Hadassah chapters.
 3. We have sent funds to the Henrietta Szold Hadassah- Hebrew University School of Nursing to purchase professional journals.
 4. We sent money to purchase computers for the Hadassah School of Nursing in our early years.
 5. We have sent money for scholarships for Continuing Education for nurses at Hadassah hospitals.
 6. We have participated in local public and private school Career Fairs.
 7. We have donated books to a local elementary school library.
  8. We have participated in Regional Programs - walking and fundraising for many causes.
 9. We have participated in teaching the CHECK IT OUT Breast Health Program in schools  and in lobbying Congress in Washington for Hadassah issues.
 10. We have an active Hadassah Heroine Program, with our nurses pledging $100 annually. We also have 8 Keepers of the Gate, 4 Founders, and 11 Associates in our Council.
 11. Our Council members have attended and represented us at Hadassah’s Regional Conferences and National Conventions.
 12. Our Council members have participated in numerous Hadassah Nursing Missions to Israel.
 13. Our Nurses’ Council has sponsored and participated for many years in the monthly Region Rosh Chodesh Program.
 14. We have participated with Hadassah National Nurses’ Council in sending packages to nurses serving in Iraq.
 15. Phyllis Gale was the pioneer for implementing a National Pilot Program in Palm Beach County for Hadassah’s Taskforce for Nursing program, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Phyllis and other members of our Nurses’ Council have visited Florida schools to promote Nursing as a career to more than 2000 young people, and we are exceedingly proud.
 16. We are very proud to have participated in raising and sending funds to help build the Nurses’ Workroom in the new, soon to be dedicated, Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem. Kol Ha Kavod to all of our members and contributors!
There was a festive atmosphere, and everyone had a good time. The event raised over $1,000 for Hadassah Nurses’ Projects! The event was chaired by Nikki Feldman & Gloria Helpern. 

 

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The Majestic Isles "Madhatter's "HI" Tea was held in the home of Lee Katz.  This "Hi" tea welcomed new and prospective women, as well as current members.  Our co-chairs and gourmet chefs, Roberta Rabinowitz and Doris Robin, created a delicious variety of tea sandwiches, scones and desserts.  The friendliness and camaraderie filled the room with such warmth and well-being.  May this be a marvelous beginning for our new season.


FIVE HADASSAH WOMEN CALLED TO THE TORAH

"This is the day the Lord made. Let us exult and rejoice in it."
This is how we began our Eishet  Mitzvah service on April 30th. On that day 5 Hadassah women, from several different chapters in the Region, were called to the Torah,  at Temple Anshei Sholem in Delray.
After almost 2 years of intense study of Hebrew, these dedicated women realized a dream and became B'not Mitzvah, or as Hadassah prefers to call them, Eishet Mitzvah or Women of the Commandments.                                                           
This group of women, under the guidance of Sandy Lehner, and with the musical help of Ruth Etkin, conducted a Torah service which culminated with Havdalah.
But this is only a small part of what has been happening in the Florida Atlantic Region  of Hadassah. On March 6th, the Gesher Chapter of Hadassah saw 14 women called to Torah, and on May 14th Golda Leah Chapter Bat Mitzvahed 12 more. And it didn't stop there. Later in May, Vizcaya's  chapter of Hadassah saw 11 more women called to the Torah and in the Fall, West Boynton will have even more celebrate this wonderful occasion.

But we don't want it to stop there. In order to continue this program, we need women who are willing to teach Hebrew. You don't have to be a Hebrew scholar or even conversant in Hebrew. You only need to have a reading knowledge and be able to understand the prayers. If you are interested in teaching or in taking the course, contact the Hadassah office at 561-498-1012.

 


 
HENRIETTA SZOLD HADASSAH NURSES COUNCIL

GESHER CHAPTER MEMBERS CELEBRATE THEIR

BAT MITZVAH!

On Sunday Rosh Chodesh Adar II , (March 6th) 14 adult women, members of Gesher Hadassah in Boynton Beach became B’not Mitzvah at Temple Emeth. Not only did they conduct the service and chant the prayers but each Eishet Mitzvah read from the Torah.

Rosh Chodesh, the celebration of the new moon, was chosen as the day for the Bat Mitzvah because it is traditionally a holiday for women, when they gather together to sing, dance and study. Hadassah women are very active in Rosh Chodesh celebrations, so it was agreed that this was the perfect day for a Bat Mitzvah.

Yasher Koach to every one of them, but especially to their teachers, Rita Vogel and Elliott Fagin. Eighteen months ago, Rita began teaching the Bat Mitzvah class to read Hebrew, a monumental undertaking, since many of the women were not even familiar with the Hebrew alphabet. Class was held every Friday morning and Rita was available for tutoring seven days a week. Elliott compiled the prayer book, taught the melodies and prayers and facilitated the service.

Family and friends filled Temple Emeth to capacity on this joyous occasion.

Photo from left to right: Sarah Lipp, Phyllis Schneider, Irene Fisher, Cookie Freid, Lillian Karp, Lucy Corin, Diana Leviter, Audrey Kramer, Marcia Joroff, Roberta Hyman, Janice Rosenberg, Susan Malamud, Grace Moses, Rita Klyde.

(submitted by Irene Fisher )

 

 

 Hadassah’s Golda Leah Chapter

12 B'not Mitzvah Celebrate at Temple Sinai 

The Valencia Falls Golda Leah Chapter of Hadassah in Delray Beach was proud to have 12 of their members become B'not Mitzvah on May 14.   After 2 years of Hebrew studies with teachers Bilha Ron and Daniela Zimmermann, the students, from their mid 60's to mid 80's, were ready for the big day.  Friends and family celebrated at a Havdalah service at Temple Sinai. They chanted the prayers  and songs and each read from the Torah at the services officiated by Rabbi Greg Kanter.

 


Left to right (Standing): Shirley Katz, Ellie Brown, Bonnie Goldberg, Bilha Ron, Fran Deitsch, Carole Margolies, Joan Gerrig, Marti Decker, Evelyn Rosenstein, Sylvia Graber. (Sitting): Ann Tepfer, Harriet German, Lenore Tepper, Daniela Zimmermann

 

In other news from Golda Leah:

 Sherman Weisgal introduces Barbara Sofer via teleconference

We are enjoying the efforts of a growing group of active associates. At our March 17th breakfast, under the guidance of Sherman Weisgal and Murray Rubin, and with the technical expertise of Ed Grumet, a first time, unique event took place. Through the technology of SKYPE, a live video conference was held directly from Israel. Barbara Sofer, Director of Public Relations for Hadassah in Israel spoke to us, and we commented interactively with her. Everyone in the audience was moved, and we look forward to such direct communication in the future. We are examining ongoing efforts to bring regular programming directly from Israel to our chapter. These presentations are very feasible because connection to any place in the world is cost free.
                             Screen set up
 for teleconference. 

 

 

 

 

 

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TZEDAKAH HADASSAH

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011 about 60 members of Tzedakah Hadassah gathered for the 6th Annual Installation of the 2011-2012 Executive Board. Prior to the installation, a special Hadassah Leadership Award  was presented to Exec. VP Barbara Lubell for her dedication and  involvement in all functions and activities of the chapter, exemplifying the character of true leadership in Hadassah.
Jo-Ann Schwartz, a VP at the Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah officially installed the 2011-2012 board. A buffet dessert table was enjoyed by all present.
Tzedakah has had an amazing year and applauds all of its board and members for planning and supporting so many wonderful activities, including fundraising, educational and charitable events. We have gained many new and life members. Our next projects include selling Honey Jars for the Jewish New Year, planning our fabulous Lunch and Learns, and deciding on where in the world we will go for Wine and Appetizers this year!

OUR NEWEST CHAPTER:

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ALL LIFE MEMBERS CHAPTER,

 
TO LIFE at VALENCIA RESERVE!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2010-13 Events

KOL TIKVAH (Bellagio) Chapter goes pink!

Check it Out!  Pictures from Kol Tikvah's Susan G. Komen/

Jerusalem Race for the Cure event on October 28, 2010.

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CHEVRA OPEN CHAPTER

What a great afternoon it was!

On Sunday, December 12, 2012, Chevra Chapter joined with several other area chapters to attend

"THE JEWS OF SHANGHAI"

 at the Levis JCC Sandler Center
in Boca Raton
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Naomi Terk spoke to us about the historical background of the Jews in China as early as 2000 years ago, and then related her experiences growing up there as a 3rd generation "Chinese" Jew, whose grandparents came to Northeastern China in 1898 to escape the pogroms in Russia. 
               The Exhibit on the Jews of Shanghai was extensive and quite interesting to see, with artifacts, articles and pictures on display.  Chevra's Study Group read and discussed the book Ten Green Bottles by Vivian Kaplan before visiting the exhibit, which added to our understanding of the exhibit.









    
    








 

We then returned to the auditorium to watch a 30-minute documentary on Chiune Sugihara, hero of the Holocaust.  He was the Japanese Consul-General at the Lithuanian Japanese embassy at the beginning of WW II who wrote over 10,000 visas for Lithuanian and Polish Jews seeking to flee to safety. 
In the space of one month, and despite instructions from his government to stop, Mr. Sugihara and his wife continued issuing visas for these victims to enter Japan as a way-station to safe haven elsewhere.  Every person who received a visa survived the war.Mr. Sugihara was named to the wall of the "Righteous Among the Nations" at Yad Vashem in 1984.  To read more about this courageous man, click here.

  

 

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NURSERY SCHOOL OPENS

WELLINGTON CHAPTER MEETING

I had the opportunity to witness the “Busy Bee” Nursery School students of  Temple Beth Torah open the meeting of Wellington Chapter with the pledge of Allegience and Hatikvah.  

Watching the beautiful young smiles was a rare opportunity and, while living in South Florida is a wonderful life,  living in a gated community affords few opportunities to see young children.

 A sincere thank you to the dedicated teachers at Beth Torah who made this possible and, who knows?  I may have been looking at our future Hadassah leaders.

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LEAH WILLIAMSON CHAPTER
, Port St. Lucie:

ALZHEIMER'S SAFE RETURN PROGRAM

The Leah Williamson Chapter of Hadassah is in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association for the "Safe Return program." To our knowledge, we are the only Hadassah chapter still involved with the Alzheimer program.
Alzheimer clients are measured for and supplied a bracelet with an identifying number on it. If one is found wandering, or has gone missing, the phone number on the bracelet is called 24/7/365.
When a person is found wandering, the toll free contact can get the contact information for that identifier and return the person to the correct home or facility.
Alternately, police are alerted about a missing person, including a photo of him/her and where and when last seen.

On the second Wednesday of each month, we visit at the Council on Aging in Port St. Lucie to sign up new clients.
On the second Thursday of each month, we sit at Harbor Place (an assisted living facility) in Port St. Lucie to sign up Alzheimer's patients for bracelets. When requested, we also visit other facilities as needed.

Since we became involved we have signed up more than 50 people for this program. Currently, these bracelets are free in St. Lucie County, thanks to a fundraiser by the Scott Van Duzer Foundation, based in Fort Pierce. When funds are not available, the client is charged $25 for the bracelet. His/her caretaker is also offered the purchase of a bracelet in case of an emergency, especially if the client resides at home.

"Safe Return" is a very important and potentially live-saving project. Leah Williamson Hadassah is very proud to be involved.

Judy Glick, Chairperson


 

 

From left to right:
Judy Glick, Naomi Bernstein, Carol Kahn, Marian Kirman, Barbara Graulich, Roz Infeld and Bari Silver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOROT BAT GURION CHAPTER
MAKES A DIFFERENCE
The Knitting Circle

                           
   Our Handiwork in Use: Sheryl Davidoff presenting the Scarves, lovingly made by our Chapter to the Ethiopian Israeli Students, our Future Soldiers.

  Dorot Bat Gurion’s Knitting Circle has been busy knitting scarves for the Ethiopian Israeli students, our future Israeli soldiers. Our Fund-Raising Vice President, Sheryl Davidoff, during a recent trip to Israel, generously delivered sixty scarves to the graduates of the Ethiopian National Project IDF (Israel Defense Force) Preparation Program in Ramle, Israel. They were extremely touched by our generosity.


The Israeli government does not supply scarves as part of the soldiers’ uniforms. These teenagers come from families who cannot afford to purchase them. For the last two years, we have provided scarves to the students who have completed the program.

Each scarf has been labeled “Hand made with love for you by the ladies of Hadassah.” This is an ongoing and valuable chapter project for Dorot Bat Gurion. If your chapter would like to form your own Knitting Circle to contribute to this rewarding project, contact  Dorot Bat Gurion by calling the Region office at 561-498-1210. 

 

ETZ CHAIM CHAPTER OF VALENCIA PALMS, Delray Beach 

  On November 7th, the Etz Chaim Chapter, along with the Jewish Heritage Club of Valencia Palms, sponsored an event with the very impressive speaker, Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger. Because of press coverage, over 300 people attended. The community was invited free of charge and were enthralled with his story in his new book, A German Life

Barbara Schlossman 

Picture below of Barbara and the Doctor

 

 




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