The St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah is a diverse group of women who live in the greater St. Petersburg Area. With nearly 500 members and associates, we are a part of the 300,000 Hadassah volunteers around the world concerned with making our world a better place. Whether it is saving lives at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem; supporting a camp for our children through Young Judaea; educating ourselves about the world around us; or making friends and having fun, our chapter is unique and offers many programs and many volunteer opportunities. Hadassah St. Pete will get you connected with other women like you.
St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah has certificates available for you to send
All certificates are available to be mailed out to a recipient anywhere. Purchaser pays minimum donation amount plus postage.
Donation amounts are as follows:
In memory of/in honor of half page size- minimum donation $5
Pets: loss of/addition of- minimum donation $5
Hadassah Healing-Teaching-Research- minimum donation $5
Everlasting Remebrance- minimum donation $10
All Purpose (blank with multi colored frame border)- minimum donation $18
Ner Tamid - minimum donation $10
To have a certificate sent out, please contact Laurie Reiskind - Lauriesr@tampabay.rr.com
Greeting Cards for Sale
Need to send a greeting card?
Email Joyce Seder at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cards are $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00.
Joyce has cards for sympathy, birthday, anniversary, simchas, New Year’s, baby, get well, Mazal Tov, weddings, Bar Mitzvah and “thinking of you” (this is blank on the inside). She can either hand the card(s) directly or make advance arrangements for them to be seen. Cards can also be mailed directly to the recipients for an extra 50 cents for postage In that case; the money for the cards and postage is sent directly to the treasurer.
Never Again Act Becomes Law
In July, 2019, Members of the St Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah – Linda Goldfarb, Ellen Siegman, Rabbi Danielle Upbin, and Harriet Stein – met with Congressman Charlie Crist, who agreed to support the Never Again Education Act in Congress.
On May 29, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law, following its passage by both the House and the Senate.
This new law expands the US Holocaust Memorial Museum education programming to teachers nationwide, requiring the museum to develop and disseminate resources to improve awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and its lessons. A total of $2 million will be allocated annually this year and for each of the next four years.
The measure will create an online Holocaust-education repository of resources for educators to teach both middle-school and high school students about the genocide.
Book Club Schedule
Here’s the Book Club 2020 schedule
01/15/20 Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
02/19/20 The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers
03/18/20 Inheritance: A memoir of genealogy,paternity & love by Dani Shapiro
04/15/20 LAST DAY OF PESACH – NO BOOK CLUB
05/20/20 The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
06/17/20 The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
07/15/20 Stormchasers by Jenna Blum
08/19/20 Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis
09/16/20 Spies of No Country by Matti Friedman
10/21/20 The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
11/18/20 The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
12/16/20 The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Help Our Chapter by Purchasing Trees and Flowers
Need to celebrate a special occasion? Do it by helping rebuild the land of Israel by purchasing a tree there and the occasion will be remembered forever. Call Robin Post at 727-546-8004 or email her at email@example.com and tell her how many you wish to purchase. The cost is $18 each and includes the cost of mailing the certificate to the recipient.
Need to celebrate a special occasion with flowers? Call Linda Weiss at 561-346-8000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and give her your order. Flowers may be purchased for any occasion except Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. The cost is $36 for a small arrangement and $54 for a large arrangement, orchid or a dozen roses.
From our President
Welcome to St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah!
Remember, every member is a member of the Membership Committee! Tell friends about Hadassah and maybe they would be interested in joining. Then you and your friends can use your talents and interests in helping the chapter.
We could also use programming ideas. Tell me what would you like to learn about and we can invite a speaker
Although fundraising is an important part of Hadassah, there are other opportunities to participate that don’t take much time. Think of it as doing a mitzvah.
- Spend time looking at the National Hadassah website, hadassah.org and learn what the organization does.
- Check out the latest medical advances at the hospital.
- Mouse over the Take Action tab.
- Look at the Advocate column and click on Action Center to email prepared letters to your congressmen and senators.
Please contact me if you would like more information or would like to volunteer. No experience is necessary and you might find you have hidden talents.
I thank you and Hadassah thanks you.
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Organizational Vice President
Fundraising Vice President
Fundraising co-Vice President
Membership Co-Vice President
Membership Co-Vice President
PRAZE - Education Vice President
Jill Greenstein Weisberg
Immediate Past President