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 Installation January 12, 2014

 Susan Shikora is installed as President of the Southern New England of Hadassah.

The Southern New England Region of Hadassah held its Installation of Officers on Sunday evening, January 12 at 7pm at Temple Israel in Sharon. Past National President, Nancy Falchuk, presided over the installation. A dessert reception followed.

Sharon resident, Susan Shikora, was installed as President of the Region, which spans the area from Cape Cod to Westborough, MA. Ms. Shikora, a Past President of the Sharon Stoughton Chapter of Hadassah, has been involved with the organization for over 30 years. Her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother were active members, as are her husband, Dr. Scott Shikora, and her three children, Jonathan, Katie, and Sam.

Officers who were installed include: Susan Shikora, President; Sherrie Gordon of Westborough, Treasurer; Paula London of Sharon, Vice President of Fundraising; Lisa Goodman of Sharon and Myra Glansberg of Plymouth, Vice Presidents of Membership; Kristi Feinzig of Wellesley and Karen Wald of Sharon, Vice Presidents of Programming; and Lauren Marks of Southborough, Recording Secretary.

Hadassah is an American-based volunteer organization that supports medical, educational, environmental and child rescue work in Israel, and offers its more than 300,000 members opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy, and Jewish continuity.

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Make An Impact Training Begins

The first session of the Make An Impact Trainings took place on Sunday, October 27th at the HNE office. Seventeen women from around the region came together to begin their exploration into gaining leadership skills that will help them to meet their personal, professional, and volunteer goals. The first session highlighted volunteer motivation, goal setting, Hadassah connections, and troubleshooting differing visions.

Facilitators Joan Astor, Elissa Grebber, Kathy Hershfield, Susan Shikora, and Karen Wald created this program over the past year as a way to nurture and support our members with professional development. Hadassah is committed to providing training to strengthen the core leadership within the chapters.


Our Hadassah Leaders share a light hearted moment at the National Business meetings in Baltimore.
















Barbara Goldstein is in the House!

The inspiring Barbara Goldstein, Deputy Executive Director of Hadassah in Israel visited New England as part of her speaking tour around the country. “The future is in our hands. Ignorance and Anti-Semitism, was always there and will always be there. Jewish education is the key. Keep learning and educating, feel secure in your Judaism, and you’ll be safe," said Goldstein.



Needham’s Woman of the Year

Michele Wolfman was named woman of the year at the Needham chapter's donor dinner on April 25th at Temple Beth Shalom. Current region board member and past SNE Region President, Elissa Grebber, made the presentation.




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