Jan. / Feb.
2018

Tevet / Shevat / Adar
5778  
 
  2018 - ISSUE 1
NEWSLETTER
 
HIGHLIGHTS Newsletter
 
HADASSAH The Women's Zionist Organization of America
 
 

Hadassah Southern Seaboard
  Winter BOARD MEETING
 
  January 5-7, 2018 / Greensboro, NC
Joining us for the weekend is  Ellen Hershkin
-the 26th National President of Hadassah 
Sara Jacobs -Southern Seaboard Region Treasurer will be honored.
 
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Every officer of the board or member interested in getting more
 
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2018 Board of Directors
President:   Dana Kapustin 
Immediate Past President: Sandra Goldman 
Co-Treasurer:  Marci Goldberg
Co-Treasurer:  Marci Willensik
Co-Membership Vice President: Amy DeLoach
Co-Membership Vice President: Laurie Sheinhaus
Fundraising Vice President: Bleema Bershad
Education Vice President:   June Hirschmann
Co-Programming Vice President:   Roz Cooper
Co-Programming Vice President: Lynda White
Communications Vice President: Alicia Cooper
Records Administrator: Judy Kaufmann
Recording Secretary: Sharon Goretsky
Corresponding Secretary:   Nancy Kerstein 
 
Please remember to RSVP Heidi at hrotberg@gmail.com

As we move forward in 2018 the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah has made a commitment to reach our members and the larger Charlotte Community in as many ways as possible. Over the past year we have been utilizing our Social Media Platforms more to share our local event information, National Hadassah updates and posts we find relevant to our mission. In order to make a bigger impact in this area we need your help. If you are on Facebook, like us. If you are on Twitter and Instagram, follow us. If you see a post you like on one of our pages write a comment and share it with your friends. If you have any questions, thoughts or need assistance related to our Social Media please email Alicia at hadassahclt@gmail.com. We will be happy to help you join us on these social networking platforms.  
 
As a part of our new focus on Social Media and Digital Communication we will be re-structuring our Hadassah Highlights Newsletter. The format will be different but you will still be getting the same important articles, updates and opportunities to donate to Hadassah so we can continue to support Israel, advocate for Women's Health and put Jewish Values into action. On a personal note, I feel honored to be assuming the role of Communications VP and I'm looking forward to working with our members. I will however miss working with our previous Communications VP, Sari Hochberg. Sari has been amazing during this transition. Her support and insight have been invaluable and the generosity of spirit she and other members of Hadassah have shared with me is one of the reasons why I love being an active member. The power of women who DO is strong in the Charlotte Chapter and I look forward to sharing it with all of you!

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 Last Chance to Order Your Cards through Hadassah -
Deadline January 15th
Order Your 2018 Mah Jong Card NOW thru Hadassah
Hadassah is making it easier than ever to order your 2018 card.
1. NEW: This year you will receive an Email Confirmation of your order by February 1, 2018, direct from the National Mah Jong League, if you include your email address with your check.  
2. NEW: Your check must be accompanied by a SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER that includes the following information: name, address, phone number & email address (for order confirmation). If you simply enclose a check in an envelope, we have no record of your order after your check is deposited.
We process your order, but your card & newsletter come directly from the National Mah Jong League! In return for our help, the NMJL makes a donation to Hadassah.
3. You can order your card now. No need to wait for the Mah Jong League paperwork.
  Remember: Make your check out to Hadassah and include the information below ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER
Regular Print Card: $8.00                          Large Print Card: $9.00
4.  Two ways to order:
Mark your order enveloper to Madeline Aron and drop off at the JCC front desk, or
Mail in to Madeline Aron, 4940 Hardison Road, Charlotte 28226
5. Orders must be received by January 15, 2018.
 
The following information must be included on a separate piece of paper, in addition to your check:
NAME
 
 
ADDRESS
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
 
EMAIL ADDRESS
 
 
CARD SIZE               Regular                                                             Large Print
# OF CARDS                           ___________                                                                       ______________
 
 

 
Celebrate the Ta Tas 2018
Hadassah Charlotte is proud to introduce Debra Van Glish and Shelly Steiner as our Big Reveal Co-Chairs for Celebrate the TaTas 2018. Debra brings with her years of event planning experience, in the Jewish Community and beyond. A native of Charlotte, she has a strong connection to our organization as she was gifted a lifetime membership to Hadassah many years ago by her Aunt, who lives in Richmond, VA, Joan Ruby, who is an active member of Hadassah locally and nationally. Shelly comes to us from New Jersey, where she was very active in the Jewish community. She is a new lifetime member who attended the Celebrate the TaTa's event in 2017 and is excited about contributing to our TaTa experience.
Our first meeting of the Celebrate the TaTas planning committee will be January 24 at 11am. If you are interested in participating, please click here or email dkapustin@hadassah.org for more information. You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to participate in our breast cancer fundraiser. 100% of our proceeds are donated to Hadassah Medical Organization's breast cancer research efforts. As always, we will be painting our TaTas in September 2018, we will provide our community with the opportunity to get a mammogram at Shalom Park, and we will enjoy a fun, social gathering in late October, the Big Reveal.
Membership
       
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Life Membership
 
 To find out more about signing up,  
please contact Laurie Sheinhaus at laushein@gmail.com  or Amy DeLoach at amybdeloach@gmail.com
 
 
   Our Most Precious Asset
 
The following are members new to the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah:  Cheryl Effren and Sandra Lewis.
 
 The newest member to commit to Life Membership: Sandra Lewis.

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Our Monthly Mitzvah          
   
Our October cooks prepared over 7 dozen tasty and nutritious meals.  Among the offerings that recipients enjoyed were meatloaf, chicken chili, turkey meatballs and roasted vegetables.  These meals were made possible by Phyllis Berlin, Nadine Bernstein, Cathy Bogus, Ilene Cantor, Sharon Cavanaugh, Gladys Cherny, Sara Friedman, Sharon Goretsky, June Hirschmann, Sandy Hoagland, Fran Kaplan, Judy Kaufmann, Penny Krieger, Shelley Leibman, Andy McCleary, Phyllis Romaine, Lenore Rubin, Fran Schuler, Roz Snyder and Joyce Stoll.
 
 
Traditional Thanksgiving meals were replete with turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing.  We give thanks for this bounty to Ilene Cantor, Gladys Cherny, Gail Green, Fran Kaplan, Roy Kaplan, Judy Kaufmann, Penny Krieger, Lois Mazer, Andy McCleary, Phyllis Romaine and Lenore Rubin.
 
Thanks to generous donations, we were able to include brisket in our Chanukah meals.  And, of course, there were latkes and applesauce for everyone!  The holiday was made that much brighter through the efforts of Phyllis Berlin, Ilene Cantor, Sharon Cavanaugh, Gladys Cherny, Sara Friedman, June Hirschmann, Sandy Hoagland, Fran Kaplan, Judy Kaufmann, Penny Krieger, Andy McCleary, Lenore Rubin, Joyce Stoll and Annie Tran.
                                   
Please JOIN US for our upcoming cooking parties.  It is deeply appreciated, we have lots of fun and this really makes you feel good about what you are doing.  Over the years, more than 100 Hadassah members have   participated in this most worthwhile, local project.  Please call Penny at 704-542-9402 if you would like more information.
 
                                            Upcoming Meal Prep Dates for JFS
 
 
Winter meal dates will be announced in early January.

Meals are prepared at the home of Penny Krieger, 12030 Summerberry Court - pbk96@msn.com,  704-542-9402
                                                           
Don't like to cook?  You can still help by donating money, food or supplies and assisting in the packaging and labeling of meals or delivering the meals to JFS.




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Lunch & Learn, an on-going program, open to all members of Hadassah, meets the third Friday of the month - September through May from 11:45AM until 1:00PM at Temple Israel.
In the past we read short stories on Israeli life and later stories on women who are mentioned briefly in the Bible. The discussion leader is a volunteer with knowledge of the topic. An advance notice of the story is sent to the group. The book title is announced at the meeting and by e-mail.   
We will start a new book of short stories in January. Your suggestions and participation are most welcome!

The next meeting will be held on Friday, January 19. For additional information contact Amalia at amaliaima@att.net or Linda Levy at levyollie@aol.com
 
BRING A FRIEND! YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE GROUP AT ANY TIME, EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE STORY!

   
 


Donate to Chai society or Become a Keeper of the Gate!    
Please call Heidi Rotberg for more info at 704-365-3859 



  Hadassah Greeting Cards
New cards for all occasions. Help raise money for Hadassah while putting a smile
on the faces of your  friends and  family.
 
You can purchase these cards for $2.00 each or 6 cards for $10.00     
  Call Nancy Kerstein at 704-643-9494 to purchase cards. 
or email Nancy at randee3763@gmail.com

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Plant a Tree - Send a Certificate
 
Hadassah Certificates for all Occasions       
 Send a Hadassah certificate and show the world you care.
Your tax deductible donation enriches the lives of millions of people. 
 
 
To view the Hadassah certificates and e-certificates online, go to this website  
 

or if you prefer . . .
678-443-2961 or you can email: aking@hadassah.org
 
Or call 1-800-928-0685 to order from National. 
 
Please tell them you are from the Hadassah Charlotte Chapter... thank you so much.

Save these Dates
 

Event

Date

Location

Board Meeting

Mon., 12/18, 7pm

Room A110  - LJCC

Hadassah Southern Seaboard Winter Board Meeting

Jan. 5 -7

Greensboro, NC

Lunch & Learn

Jan. 19, 11:45 am

Temple Israel

Board Meeting & Installation

January 22, 2018, 6pm

Home of Heidi Rotberg

Board Meeting

Mon., 2/12, 7pm

FSP Boardroom - LJCC

Lunch & Learn

Feb. 16, 11:45 am

Temple Israel

Board Meeting

Mon., 3/19, 7pm

Room A111- LJCC

Board Meeting

Mon., 4/23, 7pm

Room A111- LJCC

Board Meeting

Mon., 5/21, 7pm

Room A111- LJCC

Board Meeting

Mon., 6/11, 7pm

Room A111- LJCC


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2018 Board of Directors Contact Info

POSITION

NAME

PHONE #

E-MAIL

President     

Dana Kapustin

704-726-4669      

dkapu3@gmail.com

Co-Treasurer

Marci Goldberg 

704-844-1006

clthadassahtreasurers@gmail.com

Co-Treasurer

Marci Willenzik

704-541-2557

clthadassahtreasurers@gmail.com

Communications VP 

Alicia Cooper

347-256-7885

thesuperfaux@gmail.com

Education VP

June Hirschmann

704-544-1333     

june1333@bellsouth.net

Fundraising VP

Bleema Bershad

917-734-3834

bleemabershad@yahoo.com

Membership Co-VP 

Amy DeLoach

 

amybdeloach@gmail.com

Membership Co-VP 

Laurie Sheinhaus

 

laushein@gmail.com

Programming Co- VP

Roz Cooper      

704-846-8315

rcooper@shalomcharlotte.org

Programming Co- VP

Lynda White 

704-541-8317

jwassoc@sprynet.com

Records Administrator 

Judy Kaufmann

704-847-1022      

steveka@att.net

Recording Secretary

Sharon Goretsky

704-595-5317

sharon.goretsky@gmail.com

Corresponding Secretary 

Nancy Kerstein

704-643-9494      

randee3763@aol.com

Immediate Past Pres.

Sandra Goldman

704-366-7590

vaduz@bellsouth.net

Hadassah Leadership Fellow

Patricia Johnson

704-844-8624

pjhollywood@msn.com

Committee Chairs

 

 

 

EDUCATION

VP - June Hirschman

 

Advocacy Day

Patricia Johnson

704-844-8624

pjhollywood@msn.com

Health Night

Sharon Goretsky

704-595-5317

sharon.goretsky@gmail.com

Young Judaea Liaison

Gabi Gorelick

704-919-1771

gabigorelick@gmail.com

FUNDRAISING

VP - Bleema Bershad

 

Greeting Cards

Nancy Kerstein

704-643-9494

randee3763@aol.com

Directory Project Manager

Heidi Rotberg

704-365-3859

Hrotberg@gmail.com

Directory Data Consultant

Dana Kapustin

704-726-4669      

dkapu3@gmail.com

Directory Ads

Amy DeLoach

910-617-1264

amybdeloach@gmail.com

Donor Event

Bleema Bershad

917-734-3834

bleemabershad@yahoo.com

Keepers of the Gate

Heidi Rotberg

704-365-3859

Hrotberg@gmail.com

Maj Cards

Madeline Aron

704-442-8234

Aaron133@earthlink.com

Ta Tas Gala Co-Chairs

Debra VanGlish

 

debrapvg@gmail.com

 

Shelly Steiner

 

shelltell@me.com

Ta Tas Painting Days Chair

Sharon Goretsky

704-595-5317

sharon.goretsky@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP

Co-VPs - Amy DeLoach & Laurie Sheinhaus

Sun City Representatives

Debby Rosenberger

803-675-7819

nanadebby@gmail.com

 

Ellie Bantit

803-548=0140

ellieban@comporium.net

COMMUNICATIONS

VP - Alicia Cooper

 

 

E-blasts

Alicia Cooper

347-256-7885

thesuperfaux@gmail.com

Website/ Highlights Editor

Alicia Cooper

347-256-7885

thesuperfaux@gmail.com

Ads, Flyers

Marci Goldberg

704-545-6611      

shhfl28@yahoo.com

Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Alicia Cooper

347-256-7885

thesuperfaux@gmail.com

 


 






GOING GREEN IN ANOTHER WAY
                 
If there are duplicate copies of Hadassah Magazine coming to your home, please contact Judy to discontinue the extra(s).  This both conserves paper and saves Hadassah money.   
Judy Kaufmann,  704-847-1022   steveka@att.net


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Often members ask where they can make a donation . . .
 
If you would like to make a donation to Hadassah, please visit www.hadassah.org/donate - please make sure you enter our Charlotte Chapter when you are asked so we receive credit for your generosity.
 
 
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Visit our website: www.hadassah.org/charlotte
        
Regional website address: www.hadassah.org/southernseaboard
 
 
National website: www.hadassah.org
 
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