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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.
YOUNG WOMEN'S CONNECTION
We are 20's to 49, married, single, with children or without, living in the
We're interested in doing our own thing and helping to raise money for Hadassah at the same time.
Interested in more info?
A SUMMER CARD PARTY
at South County Civic Center
Proceeds went to benefit Hadassah Pediatric-Incubator Ward in Israel.
SHULAMIT CHAPTER (Open, evening)
Our latest Shulamit event:
NURSES COUNCIL NEWS:
CHEVRA INVITES YOU:
Hadassah Jewish New Year cards and regular cards will be available at all events.
Thursday, July 24th
Come see who we are!
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Also upcoming at Chevra:
Contact Sheila Glass, email@example.com.
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
CHAIM HADASSAH (Coral Lakes)
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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
For more information about Hadassah, the largest women’s
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GREATER WEST BOYNTON BEACH CHAPTER
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
To Life at Valencia Reserve
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
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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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.
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
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
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
Hadassah trip to Tampa, FL
From left to right: Linda Deitcher, Barbara Schlossman, Sherry Dub, Betty Dubman, Sandi Burman
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
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:
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!!
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
celebrated our "SWEET 16" BIRTHDAY
on December 6, 2011 with a
lovely luncheon, boutique and fun afternoon
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.
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."
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.
GESHER CHAPTER MEMBERS CELEBRATE THEIR
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
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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.
OUR NEWEST CHAPTER:
WELCOME TO OUR NEW ALL LIFE MEMBERS CHAPTER,
KOL TIKVAH (Bellagio) Chapter goes pink!
Check it Out! Pictures from Kol Tikvah's Susan G. Komen/
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
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.
NURSERY SCHOOL OPENS
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
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.
From left to right:
DOROT BAT GURION CHAPTER
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.
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.
Picture below of Barbara and the Doctor