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 May 9, 2014
          Hadassah Shabbat at Shir Shalom at 7:30


May 18-19, 2014
          Florida Central Region Spring Conference


Florida Central Region Spring Conference


Sunday, May 18 – Monday, May 19, 2014


“Women Making an Impact:

Celebrating the Power of Women”

Hyatt Regency Sarasota

1000 Boulevard of the Arts

Sarasota, FL  34236



“Early Bird” Registration $218

$236 after April 18


“Youth Scholarships” available for women 45 and under


Associates are welcome too!


Pictured Above: Henrietta Szold, Hannah Senesh, Golda Meir, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Scarlett Johanson & Natalie Portman


Hadassah members who travel over 120 miles each way will be provided hotel accommodations on Saturday, night May 17 in addition to the basic conference package.  Travel will be reimbursed at 14 cents per mile.  Carpooling is encouraged.


Region Board Meeting & Chapter Presidents Training

Saturday, May 17

8:45 pm                        “Young Judaea Style” Havdallah led by Alysha Erez, YJ SE Region Field Representative - All Hadassah members Invited

9:15 pm                        Florida Central Region Board Meeting & Chapter Presidents Training

10:30 pm                       Kumsitz –All Hadassah Members Invited to Region Suite

Spring Conference Agenda

Sunday, May 18

8:00 am                        Every Beat Counts – Heart Healthy Walk

8:30 – 9:30 am              Registration

Boutique will be open at this time.

9:30 am                        Welcome

D’Var Torah by Marci Vitkus, Cantor of the Jewish Congregation of Venice

Panel Discussion - “Women Who Make an Impact”

“Hadassah Shuk” – update on Hadassah projects

1:00 – 2:30 pm              Lunch with Kathy Hershfield, Hadassah National Board Member

                                    Concurrent programming for Hadassah Associates

2:30 pm                        “One Region, One Book” – My Enemy’s Cradle by Sara Young. 

The author delves into the lives of women coerced into the Nazi's Lebensborn program and to bear children in pursuit of a master race.

3:00 pm                        Every Beat Counts – Heart Healthy Diet - Sharon Richmond, RD

3:30 – 4:30 pm              Interactive Discussion – The PEW Research Center Portrait of Jewish Americans:  In light of some pessimistic findings, will Hadassah continue to Make an Impact?  How would you choose to rebrand Hadassah in order to reach a younger audience?

5:00 – 6:00 pm              Keepers of the Gate & Major Donor Reception in the Garden Room

                                    Reception in honor of Chai Society members in the Region Suite – all Hadassah members invited

6:30 pm                        Board the Marina Jack II

7:00 – 9:00 pm              Dinner Cruise & Silent Auction

9:30                              Kumsitz in the Region Suite, all are invited


Monday, May 19

8:00 am                        Every Beat Counts – Heart Healthy Walk

9:00 – 9:30 am              Florida Central Region Business Meeting

                                    Presentation of 2013 Fundraising and Membership Awards

9:30 am – 11:00 am       Interactive Workshops – Fundraising, Membership, PRAZE, Treasurers, Communications

11:00 am                       Closing Brunch

Registration Packages



Prices apply to Hadassah Members & Associates


Early Bird Price                    Full Price

FULL PACKAGES                                                                                   Postmarked by 4/18           After 4/18

Package A – Region Board Members, Chapter Presidents and                                                    $218                                         $236      

members traveling over 120 miles each way:

o    Hotel Accommodations for Saturday and Sunday nights

o    Registration Materials

o    Continental Breakfast on Sunday

o    Lunch on Sunday

o    Dinner Cruise on Sunday

o    Brunch on Monday


Package B – Members traveling less than 120 miles each way:                                               $218               $236     Hotel Accommodations for Sunday night.

o    (You may opt to arrive on Saturday, but please add $80                                                     $80                $80                                

o    for the extra night) 

o    Registration Materials

o    Lunch on Sunday

o    Dinner Cruise on Sunday

o    Brunch on Monday


Package C – No hotel stay:                                                                                                        $150                                         $162

o    Registration Materials

o    Lunch on Sunday

o    Dinner Cruise Sunday

o    Brunch on Monday



o    Sunday Lunch                                                                                                                    $52                                       $54                                                                        

o    Sunday Dinner Cruise                                                                                                        $54                                       $56

o    Monday Brunch                                                                                                                 $50                                       $52    

o    All hotel room pricing is based on double occupancy.                                                      $80                                       $80                                           

Please add $80 per night for single occupancy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Total Enclosed___________


Name                                                                                 _________         Chapter ____________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Phone_________________________________ Email______________________________________


Special Requests: Roommate Preference______________________________ADA Accessible Room Needed _____


Special Dietary Requests________________________________________________________________


Please mail this form along with a check made out to Hadassah to:

Florida Central Region of Hadassah  1022 Main Street  Suite C  Dunedin, FL  34698

Questions?  Call 7277990618 or Email FlCentralRegion@hadassah.org


Your check is your reservation. 





Thank you for your support

Gainesville Chapter of Hadassah


Hadassah was honored in October 2012 by the Gainesville City Commission and the Alachua County Commission with proclamations in honor of Hadassah’s Centennial Celebration.  Proclamations will be on display at future events.

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