Hadassah Southern California > Kaleidoscope Extra October 2009

Kaleidoscope Extra October 2009

October 2009
Tishrei / Cheshvan 5770
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In this ebulletin

  • Leadership Training -- Fall Conference
  • Membership Stimulus Package
  • Speakers Effectiveness Training
  • HSC's Social Media - Get Plugged In
  • HSC Cabinet Chair Election
  • HSC Mission Statement
  • Northern Trust Golf Open
  • Young Judaea Reunion
  • YJ Year Course -- Business Track
  • San Diego New Group
  • San Diego "The Yellow Dress"
  • Long Beach/Orange County "Night at the Races"
  • Desert/East
  • Community-Wide Program
  • Missions to Israel


Hadassah Southern California Fall Conference

Embrace yourself. Embrace Hadassah.
It's all about you. You are Hadassah.
You make it happen. Get connected.

Learn about networking in the 21st century. Connect by choosing the date and venue convenient for you!

Sunday, November 8, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Alpert Jewish Community Center, Long Beach


Monday, November 9, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Amelia & Mark Taper Hadassah House, Beverly Hills

Both programs feature these stellar presenters:
Kikanza Nuri Robins leading us to realize our innate networking expertise
Lynn Gold-Benjamin inspiring us to express our passion for Hadassah
Andrea Silagi educating us on the life-altering and life-saving work of Hadassah

Do it for yourself. Do it for Hadassah.



New Year, New Opportunity

We're pleased to announce that our new Membership Stimulus Package rolls back membership dues through Dec. 31, 2009 (all payment plans are excluded from this offer).

Life membership dues reduced from $360 to $250
$ 250 minus current paid dues if already an annual member

Annual membership dues reduced from $36 to $25
Multiple year memberships available

Associate enrollment fee reduced from $300 to $200

CLICK HERE to see Membership flyer



Are you uncomfortable speaking in public? Would you like to hone your speaking techniques?
If so, this training session is for you! Learn to motivate, educate and entertain an audience and become an ambassador for Hadassah.

facilitated by
Ellen Hershkin, National Hadassah Board Member & National Secretary

Tues., Oct. 27 10:00 am San Diego ARC
  7:00 pm Desert/East ARC
Wed., Oct. 28 11:00 am Long Beach/Orange County ARC
  6:00 pm Metro ARC
Thurs., Oct. 29 10:00 am AND 7:00 pm Northern ARC

Important! To RSVP or ask for more information email info@hadassahsc.org


Want to know what’s new at Hadassah? Looking for a way to connect to local groups or members? Want to learn more about upcoming programs? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions it’s time to get plugged-in to HSC’s Social Media.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our nationally recognized HadassahSC Blog. Access any of these sites from our Hadassah Southern California website homepage, where we’ve included our Social Media Directions Sheet. These step by step instructions will give you all the basic information you need to help you sign-up and get connected.

On October 1, 2009, the Kesher members of Long Beach enjoyed a kick-off meeting, at the home of June Magilnick, where they learned about getting plugged-in to HSC’s Social Media.

Social Media is improving the way in which we can promote the amazing work of Hadassah – providing places to broadcast upcoming events, exchange news, pictures, videos and articles that inspire individual connections. Best of all, by joining HSC on these sites, you can link friends and family to the extraordinary work of Hadassah too.

Get started by visiting our Hadassah Southern California homepage: www.southerncalifornia.hadassah.org


October 30th is the deadline to self-nominate as a candidate for the 2010-11 HSC Cabinet Chair.
Go to www.southerncalifornia.hadassah.org , scroll down the page and look for "Download the 2010-2011 Cabinet Chair Questionnaire".


Hadassah Southern California is a multi-generational volunteer membership unit of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Its mission is to provide Jewish and Zionist connections that promote the unity of the Jewish people through opportunities for personal growth and education, and acts of Tikkun Olam--healing the world, and financial support of Hadassah's endeavors in Israel and in the United States. Hadassah Southern California is dedicated to helping women realize their potential as a dynamic force in American Society.

We strongly encourage you to include the mission statement in your group bulletins and other materials.

Contact us:

Hadassah Southern California
310-234-8300 phone
310-234-8301 fax


Donate to Hadassah Southern California

Sign-up for the Ralphs Community Contribution Program to help Ralphs help Hadassah! Our NPO # is 80766. Remember you need to rejoin this program every year. Click HERE


Northern Trust Open


SAVE THE DATE -- calling all YJ alums and supporters of Young Judaea

Hadassah Southern California's
Young Judaea 100th Birthday Celebration & Reunion
Sunday, Jan., 31, 2010
at American Jewish University
4:00 - 7:30pm

Watch for registration materials. For questions about how to get involved in the celebration or if you have names to share of alums or friends who would like to know more about YJ contact Georgia Freedman-Harvey, HSC Young Judaea Chair at gfhtwo@mac.com

Be a part of the Celebration!!


Business Track is the Newest Specialty Track for the Year Course Program

Year Course Business coincides with the traditional Year Course program, offering a full year of college credit, making an impact in Israel through volunteering and learning Hebrew.

YC Business offers an intensive educational program and hands-on experience in one of the most competitive, exciting and demanding subjects. Meet leading Hi-Tech industry professionals who make more money then a small country. Work side by side, as an intern, with the biggest brains of the Israeli business world, to gain precious work experience.

In this intensive program you will learn basic courses offered freshmen students in business schools. Complementing the studies you will travel to China and India to complete your understanding of how a global business operates. You will enjoy the unique opportunity to intern at well known companies and corporations as part of the final stage of your year training.

Here are quotes from all 5 participants on “Why I chose business track?”:

Louise Cantor – (will be attending Maryland U next year) “I want to get a head start for business school next year”

Sharona Rosen - “I took entrepreneurship class in high school and fell in love with the subject. This is what I want to do in my life”

Chanya Winograd – (will be attending NYU next year) “I loved economics in high school and Business sounded interesting. I’m still not sure what I want to study or do in my life, but I hope to get an idea this year”.

Ben Klein – (will be attending George Washington DC next year) “I wouldn’t have come on the YC program with out the business track. This is the reason I’m in Israel”

Guy Ben-Ezer- (will be attending Northwestern next year) “I’m definitely going into business after the program is ending, so it was natural for me to sign up for it.

To learn more about Year Course and the exciting tracks we offer, please contact Israel Programs Recruiter Jennifer Weinstein at Jweinstein@youngjudaea.org or 310.709.8015.


San Diego ARC chartered its newest Group on October 7 -- Chofit Group, based in North San Diego County.

More than 50 persons - including many of the former ARC Chairs in San Diego - attended the chartering, held in the Sukkah at Temple Solel.

l. to r. Katherine Backman, Treasurer, Kathy Levine, Programming Co-Chair, Gina Warshawsky, Co-President, Coty Benrimoj, Co-President

Cake was baked by Coty's husband Jacob!

Know someone who may be interested in joining Chofit? Their programs are held in North County on the first Wednesday night of each month. To find out more, email sandiegoarc@hadassahsc.org


Hadassah is a proud co-sponsor of Project SARAH's "The Yellow Dress"

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego
$36 VIP Ticket, $18 Adults, $8 Student/Military

The Yellow Dress is a dramatic one-woman play that tells the story of a young woman who becomes a victim of dating violence. Speaking directly to the audience in an intimate and honest monologue, the young woman describes the devastating effects that verbal abuse, jealousy, possessiveness and physical assault have on her life. Her relationship begins as young love, full of passion and promise -- only to end in tragedy. The carefully constructed program stimulates thought-provoking discussion about relationships -- a topic that affects all of us.

Information & Tickets: (858) 637-3067 www.jfssd.org

Project SARAH - Stop Abusive Relationships At Home


Long Beach/Orange County Associates Present the 4th Annual
A Night at the Races

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 - 4:30 pm
Los Alamitos Race Course

Click for invitation and to make your reservation


The Desert/East ARC will be honoring Miriam Bent on Thurs., March 18, 2010 at the Westin Mission Hills.

More If you would like to receive an invitation please send a request, along with your name and address, to desertarc@hadassahsc.org


StandWithUs is coordinating a community-wide conference on Nov. 15th called "Israel in Focus" at Temple Beth Am. For more information, call 310-836-6140 or visit their website www.standwithus.com.


Continuing Medical Education Program at Hadassah in Israel in March

"From Concept to Cure" a continuing Medical Education Program at Hadassah in Israel, March 1-5, 2010. This program is open to all physicians and healthcare professionals. CLICK FOR FLYER

Nurse's Mission to israel, "Global health in Israel and Beyond: The Impact of Nursing Worldwide", March 11-18, 2010. CLICK FOR FLYER

WIN/SPIN: Winter and Spring in Netanya. For information on Hadassah missions, visit www.ayelet.com and click on the Hadassah logo.


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