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The Annual Youth Aliyah Luncheon

With over 70 members attending and $3,000 raised, this year’s Youth Aliyah/Children at Risk Luncheon was a great success. Benita Ross, National Vice President and Youth Aliyah Chair, joined us at the Cranwell Resort and gave an energetic presentation on the wonders of the YA program. Afterwards Carole Siegel presented Joanna Fribush, three-time past chapter president with the Centennial Leadership Award. Last but not least, Julia Kaplan, chapter co-president presented Ellen and Stuart Masters the Ima Abba Certificate for their generous donation to the Youth Aliyah “Poland Heritage Trip” scholarship program.

There Are Never Enough Thank You's for Our Associates!

The National Associates Team is proud to announce that we have surpassed our goal of $36,000 to equip and furnish a double patient room in the Cardiology Department of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.

If your unit participated or has Associates who made donations to this initiative, now is the time to say thank you to them in your bulletins, eBlasts and meetings. Please let them know that their generosity will have even greater impact because the Davidson Family Challenge Grant for the Hospital Tower will match each donation to the Double Patient Room initiative. Although we have reached this goal, many opportunities remain for Associates to help complete this magnificent and vital structure.

The National Associates Team embraces the “Choose Where to Make Your Impact” campaign, especially in the areas of oncology and cardiology. A new insert card for the “Men with a Mission” brochure is being created and will explain how men can really make an impact in areas close to their hearts.

Your unit leaders can begin to think about using this campaign in ways to attract and educate Associates and men in your community and raise funds for the Hadassah Medical Organization.

For further information contact associates@hadassah.org or 800-928-0685.


Northampton-Amherst and Greenfield Chapters
Donor Event

On Saturday evening, April 27th, the Northampton-Amherst Chapter of Hadassah celebrated its 68thannual Donor Event for the benefit of the Hadassah Medical Organization. The Greenfield Chapter of Hadassah joined us in this event.

The program for our Donor was unusual and outstanding! A dramatic reading of an original play, “The Grain of the Wood,” about the life of Justine Wise Polier, daughter of noted Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and first female judge in New York State, was presented. The playwright was Ellen W. Kaplan, Chair of the Theatre Department of Smith College, in collaboration with Debra Bradley Ruder, writer and granddaughter of Justine Wise Polier.

The dramatic reading was followed by a lively question and answer period between the audience, Ellen Kaplan and Debra Ruder.

This year our Donor was held at Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) in Northampton, MA. The evening began with a sumptuous buffet of wines, cheeses, dips, salads, fruits and pastries, among many other delectable things. Following the reception, and before the dramatic presentation, we participated in a lovely Havdalah Service led by Hadassah Life Member Judith Wolf, wife of Rabbi Justin David of CBI.

This Donor Event was one of our most successful, with over 100 people (members and guests) in attendance. As a result we were able to send a substantial donation to National Hadassah for the Hadassah Medical Organization.


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