The first Hadassah activity in Charlotte began in 1925 when Miss Dorothy Hirsch organized a teen-aged group known as the “Hadassah Buds”. This group functioned for two years as an outlet for young women interested in contributing to the Palestine Infant Welfare Fund. In 1934, the Buds, now adults, blossomed into a fully chartered chapter. According to Minnie Sutker, a charter member, “On October 3, 1934, fifteen women met in a private dining room at a cafeteria on West Trade Street, borrowed money from each other to pay their dues, signed the Charter, and thus the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah, with Rhea White as President, was officially organized. It was a momentous occasion, and if you were there, you will always remember that day.” The Charlotte Chapter has functioned fully and proudly since that time and how we have grown! Charlotte now boasts 1,094 members, including over 959 life members. Over 70 men lend their support as Hadassah Associates. Education programs command a significant portion of the calendar. The chapter offers study groups throughout the year, called Lunch & Learn along with other meetings designed to educate and inform our members on issues and topics which affect them as American Jewish women. Another favorite and well attended program is Health Night, an informative, educational night with guest physicians that is open to the entire community. For more information about "membership" please email Amy DeLoach firstname.lastname@example.org and Tonya Meltsner email@example.com.
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From our President
For Hadassah Charlotte, 2019 is going to be the year of kulanu b’yachad, all of us together.
Kulanu b’yachad, we will continue to make our mark on our Charlotte community. With over 1,000 women in the Charlotte metro area, we will fight breast cancer by raising money for research at Hadassah Medical Organization through our very own Celebrate the TaTas. We will help the Charlotte Jewish community find each other by producing the area’s only Community Directory. We will continue to support the arts by being co-sponsors of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, which we founded in 2005. These are only a few of the programs we will offer throughout the year.
Kulanu b’yachad, we will continue to make our mark on the country. Along with over 30,000 of our Hadassah sisters throughout the United States (and our Associate Members), we will advocate for the health, safety, and wellbeing of women. We will work to create a more equitable world for all. We will participate in Days in the District and Dates with the States in order to build relationships with our representatives both in state capitols and Washington, DC. We will come together in New York City this summer to strengthen ourselves and our organization.
Kulanu b’yachad, we will continue to make our mark on Israel and the world. Our fundraising efforts here will continue to support Hadassah’s hospitals in Israel, as well as Hadassah’s youth villages such as Meir Shfeya and Neurim. Hadassah Medical Organization is a world leader in stem cell research, having made significant advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, breast cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Melanoma, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and many other diseases. Hadassah Hospital opened the first trauma center in Israel and is still the only Level-1 trauma center in Jerusalem. Hadassah surgeons developed lifesaving protocols and procedures which are now implemented around the world. Hadassah and Israel continue to need our support and commitment.
I am very excited for 2019 and hope to broaden Hadassah Charlotte’s reach. I hope you will join us. With so much going on in our chapter, I am sure you will find something that interests you. Please feel free to check out our Facebook page, and do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to meet you, kulanu b’yachad.
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