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Winter 2014

Join us December 7 at 6:00 pm Quell the winter doldrums and come join us for another Pushke event. Game night is back at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Bring you favorite game, snack or both and get your game face on!

Hadassah Happenings November - December 2014/5775

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In the beginning of November, Hadassah Baton Rougeheld a community Woman’s Spirituality Retreat, “Drinking from the Wells of Inspiration”, with special guest Rabbi Yael Levy of Congregation Mishkan Shalom. This event is Co-sponsored by Beth Shalom Synagogue Sisterhood, Congregation B’Nai Israel Sisterhood, The Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, The Jewish Endowment of New Orleans and the Rosenson Family and hosted at “The Red Shoes”.We are grateful to everyone who helped make this event happen and look to build on the momentum of this event for future community women’s spirituality events.

Since things move and happen fast in our world we are sad to bid farewell to one of our unsung heroines of Hadassah, Andrea Tiras. She and her family are moving to El Paso, Texas and we wish them good luck in their new home.We also bid farewell to two of our Board Members, Vice President of Programing Karen Ceppos & Recording Secretary and Young Women representative, Jena Barnhill. We thank them for their service to Hadassah and hope that they will continue to volunteer and participate with Hadassah in the future.Stepping in to Karen’s position of Vice President of Programing we welcome a new team, Corresponding Secretary, Ruth Katzen and newcomerCarin Carleson as Co-chairs. 2015 is going to be a rocking year with this team!We lastly would like to congratulate Past President Marilyn Martell in her new Region Positing as an Area Vice President.

In upcoming events, our book club is meeting Tuesday December 2nd 6:00pm at DéAnna Ernst’s house for a review of Gayle Tzemsch Lemmon’s book “The Dressmaker of Khair Kahana”. If you are interested in facilitating the book discussion or attending, contact us.And Back By Popular Demand is - Game Night December 7, 2014 at Beth Shalom Synagogue.Bring your favorite game or snack or both to share. R.S.V.P. by contacting us.

Do you need last minute Chanukah ideas?Consider making your giving a mitzvah by “Opening your Heart” for the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower. With a $100 donation you or your chosen recipient will receive a beautiful sterling silver open heart pendent on an 18” chain. All proceeds go for the completion and equipping of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower and are tax deductible. Other ideas include gifting an annual or lifetime membership for a friend or new member of the family, upgrading yours or a family member’s membership to “Chai Society” or a “Keeper of the Gate”, sending a card or tree certificate and for the busy multitasker on your list, an ecard or membership.Just contact The Baton Rouge Chapter of Hadassah and we will help.

On the note of Chanukah, Ruth Katzen is looking for volunteers to help with our Annual gift wrapping fundraiser at Barnes and Noble in Perkins Rowe.Contact Baton Rouge Hadassah for information on this and any other event, fundraiser or project by calling 225-926-7389, email at BatonRougeHadassah@gmail.com or looking at our website WWW.Hadassah.org/BatonRouge.Don’t forget to stop by as well and get your gifts wrapped and drop something into the Pushke for Hadassah.

Enjoy spending time & dinner with your family this Thanksgiving,
Yours truly,
DéAnna Ernst, President
Hadassah Baton Rogue

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