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 Hadassah invites you to a special Lunch 'n Learn meeting

Hadassah member Emily Leblangwill talk about her family's
stay in Israel during the Gaza war

 Thursday, August 21st - 11:45 AM

 Northside Library - 300 Albemarle Square

 Bring a friend and a brown-bag lunch. We'll bring the coffee and dessert

 Hope to see you there! 



Charlottesville Hadassah Opening Meeting

"OY! Behind the Scenes of a Book Festival"

Guest Speaker: Nancy Damon
Former Program Director,
Virginia Festival of the Book

Monday, September 8, 2014 
7:00 PM - Hospitality; 7:30 PM - Program 

 Congregation Beth Israel O'Mansky Hall 
301 East Jefferson Street, Downtown Charlottesville


Special September Program and FUNdraiser at Belks

"Accessorize Me"
7 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Belk's Department Store
Fashion Square Mall in Charlottesville

 Have fun learning how to match and coordinate accessories for all occasions. Your $15 donation covers the "Accessorize Me" Workshop, wine and cheese refreshments, and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event (at $5 each or 3 for $10).

 Belk has generously donated the raffle items, which will include a designer purse and other accessories. Belk will offer a 10% discount if you purchase any accessory shown that evening.

 Due to space considerations, this event will be limited to 50 attendees.  

To reserve your place at this special workshop, please send your check, payable to "Charlottesville Hadassah" for $15/person, to: Marci Silvermetz, 313 Fairway Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5435. Contact Marci at wavecrestfitness@yahoo.com or

You will also be able to sign up for "Accessorize Me" at the Thursday, August 21st  

Lunch 'n Learn at the Northside Library AND at the Monday September 8th
Opening Meeting at Congregation Beth Israel.

Your cancelled check is your receipt. 

Hadassah invites you to our Literary Brunch

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11 AM

 Congregation Beth Israel
301 East Jefferson Street - Downtown Charlottesville

 Special Guest: Author Lisa Gornick 

Please join us to hear and meet author Lisa Gornick, who will be here from New York to talk about her novel, Tinderbox, which will be just out in paperback. The book is on the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's book club list for 2014.Publishers Weekly calls it a "well-crafted" novel with an emphasis on Jewish experiences from a variety of communities.

We're planning a simple but delicious brunch. Please join us - and bring a friend!  

RSVP if possible to Grace Zisk at gbzsk@juno.com 

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 October General Meeting

"Protecting Vulnerable Elders and Avoiding Family Tzuris"

Guest Speaker: Paula McCann

 Monday, October 27, 2014 
7:00 PM - Hospitality; 7:30 PM - Program   

Congregation Beth Israel O'Mansky Hall 
301 East Jefferson Street, Downtown Charlottesville

Paula McCann is a writer, blogger, and an advocate for the rights of elders. She is also an Elder Law attorney, estate planner, and probate litigator who practices in Vermont and Colorado and currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. More ...  



Hadassah's Chai Society program recognizes a $360 annual giving level for 5 years, bridging the gap between Heroines & Heroes ($100 annual donation) and Keepers of the Gate($1,000 annual giving level). Hadassah has created a unique pin for those who wish to give at this level. Click here for an enrollment form.


Hadassah Good and Welfare - Hadassah Certificates

The best way to send a message of congratulations, comfort, or condolence is with a Hadassah Certificate. Click here to see our Go here 2013 Certificates Catalog and place your order. to see certificates and donations appearing in the current bulletin. To order certificates, please contact Sue Goldman, Certificate Chair, at goldman75@comcast.net or 434-974-9074. 


Third Annual Rachel Phillips Levy Woman-of-the-Year Award 
Presentation to Dr. Karen Rheuban of the University of Virginia

Our Third Annual Rachel Phillips Levy Woman-of-the-Year Award was presented to University of Virginia Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Karen S. Rheuban at the UVA McCormick Observatory on October 25th 2010.

Read About Past Recipients of the Rachel Phillips Levy Award

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg receives our first ever Rachel Phillips Levy Woman of the Year Award.


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