Overview

Welcome to Hadassah Southern New England, home to 13 chapters and almost 7,000 members. Our region spans from the beaches of Cape Cod and Rhode Island to the rural fields of the boroughs, Springfield and everywhere in between. Our seasons may change, but we can always count on having generations of strong and powerful women as our members. We are a fun, engaged community from diverse backgrounds, ages and experiences who love being together to further Hadassah’s lifesaving work in the US, Israel and around the world, as well as empowering each other and women everywhere. We are a vibrant and fun region of Women Who Do! We invite you to join us. Together, we can heal our world!

Message from the
Region President

Hadassah Southern New England is all about connection: Connecting with women who make things happen. Whether we're fighting for funding for Holocaust and anti-hate education in schools, advancing groundbreaking medical research or setting a young person on a path to success — our global impact brings healing to the world! 

Calendar of Events

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Chapter
Category
Education & Zionism
Education & Zionism

Tenement Museum Virtual Tour

Southern New England

Needham

Needham, Cape Cod, Rhode Island

Needham, Westwood, Norwood, Dedham, MA
Needham, Westwood, Norwood, Dedham, MA / Online
Online
Oct 17, 2021
Oct 17, 2021

5:00pm:We will virtually visit the Lower East Side of Manhattan on a 1 hour tour of The Tenement Museum. We will meet the Epstein’s of Orchard Street in the 1950’s. Mr. and Mrs. Epstein survived the Holocaust and raised their 2 daughters there.

Northeast
Southern New England
Needham
Online-Only
Book Clubs
Book Clubs

Prohibition Wine

Southern New England

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Online
Oct 19, 2021
Oct 19, 2021

7:00pm: Join Sharon Katz from Hadassah Needham as she interviews author Marian Leah Knapp about the unexpected story of her grandmother, and her struggle to survive during Prohibition.

Northeast
Southern New England
Online-Only
Youth Aliyah
Youth Aliyah

A CELEBRATION OF OUR YOUTH ALIYAH VILLAGE! LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Southern New England

Sharon-Stoughton

Sharon-Stoughton, Metrowest

Sharon, Stoughton, Canton, Brockton, Walpole, Easton, MA
Sharon, Stoughton, Canton, Brockton, Walpole, Easton, MA / Online
Online
Oct 24, 2021
Oct 24, 2021

10:30am ET: Please join Hadassah Sharon-Stoughton & Metrowest Chapters for this special journey to our Youth Aliyah Villages with special guest speakers, Marcie Natan, National Youth Aliyah chair and live from Israel, Lauren Stern Kedem.

Northeast
Southern New England
Sharon-Stoughton
Online-Only
Recruitment/Engagement
Recruitment/Engagement

Needham Chapter Virtual Membership Event

Southern New England

Needham

Needham,

Needham, Westwood, Norwood, Dedham, MA
Needham, Westwood, Norwood, Dedham, MA / Online
Online
Nov 3, 2021
Nov 3, 2021

7:30pm: Join us to hear Nir Caspi, co-owner of Cafe Landwer, an Israeli chain of restaurants with 2 locations in the Boston area. Nir was treated at Ein Kerem Hospital for serious injuries sustained in the 1997 Lebanese war.

Northeast
Southern New England
Needham
Online-Only
Donor Level Celebrations
Donor Level Celebrations

A Season of Giving: Sharon Stoughton Donor Campaign 2021

Southern New England

Sharon-Stoughton

Sharon-Stoughton,

Sharon, Stoughton, Canton, Brockton, Walpole, Easton, MA
Sharon, Stoughton, Canton, Brockton, Walpole, Easton, MA / Online
Online
Nov 1, 2021
Jan 10, 2022

Sharon Stoughton Chapter: A Season of Giving Virtual Donor Campaign 2021. Rededicate yourself. Your donation helps support HMO, helping to set the standard for medical care & making the world a better place through healing, teaching & research.

Northeast
Southern New England
Sharon-Stoughton
Online-Only

Southern New England Chapters

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Cape Cod

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Hyannis, Falmouth, New Seabury


Greater Boroughs

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Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough, Southborough

Greater Springfield

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Longmeadow, Springfield


Greater Worcester

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Shrewsbury, Worcester

Metrowest

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Framingham, Natick, Sudbury, Wayland, Dover


Needham

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Needham, Westwood, Norwood, Dedham

NewBridge

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Dedham


Orchard Cove

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Canton


Plymouth

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Plymouth

Rhode Island

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Newport, Providence, Cranston, Warwick

Sharon-Stoughton

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Sharon, Stoughton, Canton, Brockton, Walpole, Easton

South Coastal

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Hingham, Duxbury and Marshfield


Suburban South

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Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Milton

Wellesley-Weston

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Wellesley, Weston


Board Members

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President

Judy Goldman

Organization/Executive VP

Myra Glansberg

Organization/Executive VP

Sue Mayes

Secretary

Ann Levensohn

Fundraising VP/Coor

Lorraine Rappoport

Fundraising VP/Coor

Betty Shapiro

Membership/Outreach VP/Coor

Jody Fredman

Membership/Outreach VP/Coor

Lisa Goodman

Programming VP/Chair

Lynda Shuman

Area VP/Advisor

Harriet Burak

Area VP/Advisor

Laura Frankenthaler

Area VP/Advisor

Elissa Kaye Grebber

Area VP/Advisor

Susan Musicant Shikora

Area VP/Advisor

Judy Shefshick-Karll

Area VP/Advisor

Susan Zax

Past President

Joan Astor

Past President

Paula London

Zionist Affairs Chair

Sue Polansky

Annual Giving/Keepers of the Gate Chair

Annette Epstein

Annual Giving/Keepers of the Gate Chair

Judy Shefshick-Karll

Fundraising Board Member at Large

Kathy Hershfield

Health and Wellness Chair

Jessica Katz

Mail Facilitator

Susan Musicant Shikora

Major Gifts/Founders Chair

Lorraine Rappoport

Major Gifts/Founders Chair

Betty Shapiro

Public Affairs/Marketing/Comm. Chair

Judy Waxman

Social Media Chair

Susan Musicant Shikora

Young Women's Chair

Jody Fredman

Youth Aliyah Chair

Carol Kaufman

Contact Us

Address

Hadassah Southern New England


1320 Centre Street
#205
Newton Center, MA 02459

Hadassah Southern New England


1320 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459

Phone Number