Welcome to Hadassah of Greater Albuquerque

Most of our notices go out only by email so please let those without email know what will be happening. All of our events are open to members, associates and guests.     


Double Blessings and Celebrations:

 Chanukkah Party and Board Installation 

Everyone's invited:  Come celebrate with us!

  December 21, 2014

 10:30am - 1:00pm

 Location: Karen Hammer’s house at 699 Blue Bird Lane NE 87122

Installation of the new Executive Board

Chanukkah celebration will include:

Gift exchange - If you want to participate in this fun event please bring a wrapped gift valued between $15 and $20

Pot Luck – bring your favorite dish to share – Latkes, jelly donuts, or any dairy dish.

Bring a chanukiah and candles to participate in candle lighting.

Bring new gloves, hats, scarves, and socks for all ages (mostly adults) to donate to Project Share.

RSVP to Jan jansecunda@gmail.com or 319-7231

For directions call Karen at 505-363-4288

If you need a ride let Jan know when you rsvp.


The Tuesday Luncheon Group is happy to be having our luncheons at the JCC. Lunch is catered by the Rhubarb & Elliott Deli.
If you know someone that would like to be on a list to be called please contact Sandy Hansen, 331-1456, or albuquerque@hadassah.org. Feel free to leave a message.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Place: Jewish Community Center on Wyoming Avenue
Time: 11:45 Cost: $15
Please make your reservation by responding to this email or by calling Sandy Hansen at 331-1456
Menu:  Vegetarian and delicious 
   Noami Sandweiss will speak to us.   Her topic will be 'Jews and the New Deal.'  She will speak about Jews involved in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. 

Naomi Sandweiss is the author of the book Jewish Albuquerque, in addition to numerous articles about Jewish life.  She serves as President of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.  
We have had a problem with people making reservations and not showing up. We DO have to pay for your lunch. I will be starting to call people who did not show up and did not cancel in 24 hours so that they have the opportunity to send a check. Family emergencies and sickness are an exception. 




"And You Think Your Family Has Problems?"

Jewish Study Group

Make your reservation for the Sunday, January 18, 2015, 10:00AM

The fourth session is based on Moses and Miriam, Exodus Chapter 2:4-10; Chapter 15:20-21; Numbers Chapter 12:1-16.

Participants who have already attended a session will automatically be emailed the lesson and study questions to be downloaded and printed.  Don't forget to bring a Tanach (includes Torah, Prophet and Writings--Jewish translation). Gail recommends The Jewish Study Bible from Jewish Publication Society, Oxford University Press.

You MUST RSVP for each class, even if you have already attended. Class size is limited due to space. Please call Linda at 350-4636 to sign up for the class and to let us know which vegetarian/dairy potluck dish you are bringing. Please try to arrange for carpooling to Debbie Kapp's house.

We'll nosh and conduct any Hadassah or future class business from 10:00 to 10:15 and then start our discussion. We'll finsih with lunch and have the schmoozing and clean up done by 2:00.

Hadassah's $5 fun fee will be collected at the beginning of the class.

Questions - call Linda at 350-4636.

READING LIST FOR 2014 - 2015

There is a $5 fun fee for this event.

Have a great summer and happy reading!
See you all in September.
Judi Bernstein, Sally Moxley and Shari Reed


January 13, 2015. In the Light of What We Know--Zia Haider Rahman

February 10, 2015. In Paradise - Peter Mathieson

March 10, 2015. I Pity the Poor Immigrant - Zachary Lazar

April 14, 2014. Lady in Gold - Anne Marie O'Connor

May 12, 2015. All the Light we Cannot see - Anthony Doerr


Bears & Blankies Mitzvah Group, Dvora Bears for the abused 

 The bear making sessions are on the last Tuesday of the month but call Gerry to make sure and to make a reservation. If you would like to attend PLEASE let Gerry know, 856-4097. If you would like to bring something for lunch please let Gerry know. If you don't call and let Gerry know then we do not know to call you when bears has to be canceled.

Bears & Blankets is a mitzvah group of Hadassah ladies who get together once a month to make bears and blankets for those children who are caught in the misery of the domestic violence that happens too often. The women meet at the home of Gerry Kipper and all materials (and lunch!) are donated. To date, the group has created approximately 70 blankets and over 180 bears.

For more information on this group hit reply or contact Fran Luftschein at 856-1526 or by email at luftschein@gmail.com.  

    If you move, change your phone number or change your email address please send a note to albuquerque@hadassah.org  and let us know.



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  • Israel once again finds itself in a time of crisis, forced to take military action to defend its citizens from indiscriminate rocket and mortar fire. Urge Congress to affirm its unwavering, bipartisan support for Israel’s sovereignty and security, and pass the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act!

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