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May - June 2014
Welcome back! So many things to get done until the High Holy Days. The New Year is approaching fast so don’t forget to get your Hadassah Rosh Hashanah Cards. Make your New Year’s greetings a mitzvah by ordering your cards from our Sunshine Chair, Ruth Katzen. Ruth’s Sunshine Club also extends throughout the year. For a fee of $36 your club membership allows you to have your choice of 18 cards commemorating life-cycle events mailed on your behalf. So contact Ruth Katzen at 225-765-7521 or email at email@example.com for New Years Cards or Sunshine Club membership. Selections can be seen on our Chapter Website at Hadassah.org/BatonRouge. One of those great works of Hadassah relates to the latest “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS. Hadassah Hospital may have a treatment course that is a cure for ALS. Read about it at http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/07/05/orthodox-rabbi-may-be-first-als-patient-cured-by-israeli-drug/. Instead of dumping ice over your head, how about helping your local Hadassah Chapter raise funds to further real and successful research for ALS and other diseases by participating in our various activities.
On August 3rd the Book Discussion group met at Marilyn Martell’s to discuss Simon Schama’s “Story of the Jews, The: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD”. Thank you to Marilyn for hosting and facilitating this discussion. Our next Book Discussion is Sunday November 23rd Book Review - The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
On September 7th at 6:30 we will be meeting at Beth Shalom Synagogue for another Pushkah Game Night. We love sharing and learning new games, snacks and company. So come join us and we may even bring out that Karaoke Machine.
Sincere apologies are in order regarding our Israeli Wine tasting, tapas and Silent Art Auction. We must postpone this event until March. However, we are still CALLING ALL ARTISTS ! Artists who donate Jewish themed art for the auction will receive space to show their work for private sale. Contact DéAnna Ernst regarding submissions.
On October 12th Hadassah is hosting a Haute Cuisine Sukkot Dinner. Selections will come from the Israeli Jerusalem Cookbook. Tickets for this event are $36
Another Fine Musicale! Join Hadassah at the home of Millie Fine where she and her friends will host an intimate piano concert and light supper. Tickets are $20 and space is limited for this unique event. The date for this event is not set yet however, check as soon as the details are finalized we will let you know.
On the weekend of November 14th – 16th Hadassah is Co-sponsoring a Jewish Women’s Spirituality Retreat with Rabbi Yael Levy. This Woman’s only event will be a Woman’s weekend of Spirituality and Meditation, lead by Yael Levy, Rabbi at Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia, recently named one of America’s most inspiring Rabbis by The Forward. Tickets are $36.
Contact me, DéAnna Ernst, for tickets and information on any of our Hadassah Baton Rouge events at 225-926-7389 or BatonRougeHadassah@gmail.com.