Welcome to the Denver Chapter of Hadassah!
Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal.
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MEMBERSHIP 2014 UPDATE:
Membership will remain $212 for life member. New this year is a 6 month payment plan option, available by credit card payments only.
Double Your Impact Member-get-a-Member Campaign runs January 1-December 31, 2014.
· Anyone who gifts a life membership receives a multi-generation pin of their choice
· Enrollment forms include choices for specific pins (2 generation, 3 generation, etc.)
· New benefit for life members includes $100 discount off any Hadassah mission
· New Members of the Month section on the national website. On a monthly basis we will highlight five units and a new member from each. Units will be selected monthly based on successfully recruiting new members
Denver Chapter of Hadassah
6445 E. Ohio Avenue, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80224
The Denver Chapter of Hadassah Presents
Movies, Membership, and Memories
Join us for a fun evening to meet new people or just to find out new things about those you already know:
Sunday, March 9, 2014
B'nai Havurah Sanctuary
6445 East Ohio Avenue
Enjoy a viewing of the 2012 movie Hava Nagila about the history of the song while you nosh on sweets and then burn off those calories after the movie as you dance the Hora. 5 dollar donation, or just bring a new friend to learn about Hadassah.
Please RSVP to (303) 321-7430 or email@example.com.
Upcoming Open Board Meetings, Holidays and Events:
March 22-24, 2014: Regional Board Meeting/Leadership Training in Las Vegas, NV.
April 7, 2014: Trisha Wuensch, Hadassah member and alcohol counselor will discuss “Driving, Alcohol and the new Marijuana Laws.”
April 14-19: Pesach. No Hadassah work permitted April 14-16 or April 20-22.
June 3-5: Shavuot, no Hadassah work permitted.
Speaker to be announced for meeting on June 9, 2014.
July 21-24: National Convention in Las Vegas, NV.
August 4-5: Tish'a B'av, no Hadassah work permitted.
September 6-7: Regional Board Meeting in Denver, CO.
September 24-26: Rosh Hashanah, no Hadassah work permitted.
October 3-5: Yom Kippur, no Hadassah work permitted.
October 8-10: Sukkot, no Hadassah work permitted (unless a meal/service in a sukkah).
October 11-14: Sukkot Chol ha-Meod (in between days)- work permitted.
December 13-15: DMR Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
December 14-24: Chanukah, work permitted.
All members are invited to regional meetings and national convention.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!
The new officers for the DenverChapter of Hadassah were installed
on Dec. 19, 2013
Marlene Siegel served as installing officer. The following were installed: Presidium - Shelly Cohen, Mara Shapiro, and Frieda Sands; Fundraising Coordinators - Sandy Schiff, Norma Sierota, and Rebecca Vicksman; PRAZE (Program, Advocacy, Zionism, Education) Coordinators - Selma Sladek and Anita Wenner; Membership Coordinator, Trisha Wuensch; Recording Secretary - Shirley Greenblatt; Corresponding Secretary - Janet Smith; Treasurer - Bobbie Kramer. Estelle Klubock was acknowledged for
25 years of service on the chapter board.
Mazel Tov to our new leaders!!
Left to right:SelmaSladek, Sandy Schiff, Norma Sierota, Frieda Sands, Mara Shapiro, Anita Wenner, Shirley Greenblatt, Shelly Cohen.
Not pictured: Bobbie Kramer, Janet Smith, Rebecca Vicksman, Trisha Wuensch.
DESERT-MOUNTAIN REGION OF HADASSAH's CONFERENCE
The Desert Mountain Region (DMR) of Hadassah held its winter conference inTucson, AZ, December 14-16, to elect and install the officers for 2014. Cathy Olswing of Tucsonwas installed as president. There were very exciting and stimulating presentations about new programs that are available from National Hadassah and how to motivate members. Every Beat Counts is the new heart healthy program from National.
Three members from Denver Chapter were installed at the convention.
Anita Wenner - Regional PRAZE Coordinator
Ann Martin - Regional Membership Coordinator
Dafna Michaelson Jenet - Regional Communication - IT Convention Coordinator
Mazel Tov to these three outstanding women who will represent Denver Chapter on the DMR Board.
The installation was followed by a tasty banquet and party. Outgoing regional president Fredi Brown of Scottsdale was roasted in a funny skit.
Norma Sierota, Trisha Wuensch, and Mara Shapiro also attended from the Denver Chapter.
The Denver Chapter is proud to have won two Regional Awards, for Membership and for the Newletter/E-News. Congratulations!!
HOLD THE DATE
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Mar. 30 - 2:30 pm Rosh Hodesh: A Spiritual Tuneup to be held atTemple Emanuel. The program will include workshops on Women of the Wall, women's contributions to Judaism, drumming, and yoga/meditation. Dinner will follow with a keynote speaker who will discuss spirituality, ritual and prayer.
Ongoing Book and Study Groups
Book Group discusses books with either Jewish content or Jewish author. Meets every other month year round at the home of one of the participant's. Meet for dinner around 6pm and then go to a member's home for discussion. Contact Marion Wulfsohn at 303-751-0234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Torah Chai Study Groupfacilitated by Ellyn Hutt. Meets once a month on Thursday evenings, 7:30pm,at a participant's home. Cost for the year is $72.00 given to Ellyn. $10 per session for drop-ins. Contact Kathi Newman at 303-333-4554 or email@example.com.
Al Gagalim (Training Wheels) Hadassah program for 2 ½ to 4½ year olds (in partnership with B'Nai Havurah) meets the 2ndSunday of the month. Each child must be accompanied by an adult (parent or grandparent). Call Anita Wenner for info, 303-770-2396.
The FACILITATORS for the AL GALGALIM program are:
FREDIE HALVORSEN: Facilitator from theDenverChapter and a Life Member
JENNIFER WEINER: Facilitator from B'nai Havurah and a Life Member of theDenver Chapter
Participants in our Al Galgalim program are:
Transfer-In Life Members: FlorenceDollin, Carol Plotkin
New Life Member: Naomi Kirshner
Thank you to Life Members Risa Friedman (Denver) and Joanne Scarbeary (LEA) for facilitating our Al Galgalim (Training Wheels) class for 3-5 year olds.
Book Group meets 1:30 in the second Tuesday of each month at a member's home. Call Brenda Banker for info, 303-427-3302
Sabras and Sabers meets the 3rdWednesday on each month at 10 am at a member's home. Each member selects and presents material related to Judaism. Call Lorraine Katz for info, 303-771-0773.
Study group 29 discusses current events. Meets the 1stand 3rdTuesday of month from 1-3pm at a member's home. Call Ruth Schorsch for info, 303-322-9645.
Learn Hebrew - TheHadassah Way!
Iv'rit L'Hadassah meets weekly going thru Hadassah's own book on how to speak and read Hebrew. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Mara at 303-722-8832.
HOSTS NEEDED FOR HADASSAH MOVIE NIGHT Hadassah is looking for women to host a movie night in their home. We need a place that can handle between 15 - 20. Interested? Please call Marion Wulfsohn, 303-751-0234
Greeting Cards & Certificates
The Denver Chapter office maintains a varied selection of cards and certificates which may be purchased in support of the good works of Hadassah. The cards include themes for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, new babies, get-well, sympathy/condolence, thinking of you, and Mazel Tov, Chanukah greetings and more - something for every occasion. Cards are available for $2.50 each or 5 for $10. Certificates are available at every level of giving from $10-$50. To order, please call the office at 303-321-7430.
For Hadassah Store and restaurant gift cards: Another fundraiser of the Denver Chapter is to sell store cards, the same ones you may see at the grocery store. We can order over 300 different cards for restaurants, department stores, or speciality shops, travel, etc. When you order your cards through us, you write the check to Hadassah and we make a percent on each card sold. The percent that is made by us is considered a donation to Hadassah. Call the office if you wish to see a list of what cards are available. We order cards once a week and they take a about a week for delivery. To order, please call the office at 303-321-7430.
Hadassah is selling T-shirt-shaped, collapsible water bottles! Keep cool and hydrated with these BPA-free, FDA approved red water bottles sporting the Hadassah logo! The bottles have an attached carabineer, fold flat for easy storage, are washable (dishwasher safe) and refillable, and an eco-friendly solution to the waste generated by discarded plastic bottles. Support Hadassah and help the environment. Bottles are available for only $5 and may be purchased at the Hadassah office.
Hadassah respects all levels of Jewish observance. No Hadassah events or business (including emails and phone calls), should be done on Shabbat or Jewish holidays unless the events are celebrating the holiday. All food served should either be Dairy or Parve. If meat is served, it must be KOSHER and dietary rules followed.
The Denver Chapter is looking for members who would like to do a 10-15 minute presentation at one of our Open Board Meetings on a topic that is near to your heart. If this is you, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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