2018 Issue 3 | May June
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2018 Issue 3
Israel at 70
Young Judaea Year Course participant Danielle Kapustin giving Hadassah National President Ellen Hershkin a tour of the rooftop garden she created at Beit Hillel, the home of Young Judaea Year Course.
Victor Schoenfeld, Head Winemaker at Golan Wineries with sisters and lifetime members of Hadassah Lindsay Feldman (left) & Hadassah CLT President Dana Kapustin (right).
Hadassah CLT President Dana Kapustin reflects on her recent trip to Israel during Yom Ha'atzmaut...
What better way to celebrate Israel at 70, than in Israel! I had an amazing opportunity to visit my daughter, Danielle, on Young Judaea Year Course in Israel last week, for Yom Ha'atzmeut. What a treat to see the Young Judaea home for Year Course at Beit Hillel in the neighborhood of Sarona in Tel Aviv. As luck would have it Ellen Hershkin, Hadassah’s National President , visited as well. Danielle gave Ellen and me, along with my dear friend Amy Gould, and my sister, Lindsay Feldman, (both lifetime members of Hadassah) a tour of the rooftop garden that she was inspired to create this year.
In Jerusalem, we saw the Hadassah Academic College , and we were proud to see one of the places where our donations are going in Israel. While we were up North, we learned about Israel’s relationship with Jordan, we toured a Crusader Fort in Kochav HaYarden,and we visited the JNF (Jewish National Fund) Harvey Hertz- JNF Ceremonial Tree Planting Center in Neot Kedumim on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where we planted trees.
No trip up north is complete without a winery tour, and Victor Schoenfeld, Head Winemaker at Golan Wineries gave us a VIP Tour. We were proud to learn that Victor made Aliyah after going on Year Course, it was no surprise we had a fellow Judaean among us, his love for Israel, wine, and Judaism was felt by all. Of course, I could go on and on about the wine, food, beautiful land, gorgeous people, singing, dancing, and praying…it was a dream of mine to finally go to Israel with my sister, and we did it!
We were inspired by Ellen Hershkin ’s words about Zionism, our excitement was contagious as we sang our way across Israel, “ Hallelujah, Yershalyim Shel Zahav, HaKotel, Kan N oladeti , and many other folk songs from the land of Israel. Live, Love, Celebrate Israel!! Don’t take my word for it, join me in October in Israel with Hadassah! 
Click here  to sign up for the Hadassah Tour in October! For more information about Hadassah Charlotte, visit our website:  www.hadassah.org/charlotte
Hadassah CLT President Dana Kapustin on the way to visit Hadassah College.
Hadassah CLT President Dana Kapustin planting a tree at a JNF site.
Celebrate the TaTas
The Fall 2018 Celebrate the TaTas programs will be here before you know it .

Celebrate the TaTas is a unique breast cancer program that crosses the divide of age, economics, race and religion. It educates, celebrates, and empowers women through artistic expression to raise funds for breast cancer. It is a multifaceted series of events which educates, celebrates, and empowers women.

I f you would like to volunteer visit our Volunteer Sign Up page. For more detailed information about sponsorship and donation opportunities, please visit  Supporting Celebrate the TaTas 2018 .

Dates to Remember:

Painting Days- September 16 &17
 McDowell Arts Center , Matthews NC
10am to 6pm
Painting Days are the heart and soul of Celebrate the TaTas. Women ages 21-121 are invited to have their TaTas painted by volunteer artists. The camaraderie shared by all participants makes this a truly special day. Don’t miss out! Save your spot today by clicking here.

Tournament of Champions- October 6th & 7th
Hines Park Soccer Complex, Winston Salem NC
The TaTas Tournament of Champions is an annual premier all-women's soccer tournament that raises funds for breast cancer research. If you would like to donate,
click here.

Mammovan- October 22nd
Shalom Park , Charlotte NC
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
An important part of Celebrate the TaTas is the Mammovan. The Novant Mammovan provides mammography in a mobile setting. Special funding available for those who need it. No woman should do without! Additional details can be found by clicking here .

The Big Reveal- October 24th
Queen Park Social , Charlotte NC
VIP Hour from 6pm to 7pm
Big Reveal 7pm to 9pm
We are busy planning the Big Reveal for 2018! Stay tuned for more details!

We hope to see you at some or all of the 2018 Celebrate the TaTas events. For additional information please go to our website www.celebratethetatas.com.
Upcoming Events
Sun City Carolina Lakes
Israel Birthday Party!
May 8th- 11:00 am

Hadassah is throwing a birthday party for Israel. We hope you can join us while we share our stories about Israel and nosh on birthday cake. We'll also be having a candle-lighting ceremony. For more details please contact Debby Rosenberger at nanadebby@gmail.com .

Our next meeting will be held on June 13th. Details to come.
Lunch & Learn
May 18th 11:45 am-1 pm

Join us for our last Lunch & Learn program for the season. Don't forget to bring a dairy/parve lunch and a friend!

We have been reading Ayelet Tsabari's collection of short stories The Best Place on Earth.     It is an insight on Israeli life through the eyes of an Israeli woman from a Yemenite family. Copies of the book can be found at the Center for Jewish Education , The Public Library or Amazon .

This month's story is "The Poets in the Kitchen"

Thank you Malka Mezahav for volunteering to lead the discussion and for sharing your own personal experience and knowledge. We'd also like to thank Temple Israel for providing the meeting room.

For additional information contact Amalia Warshenbrot at amaliaima@att.net or Linda Levy at levyollie@aol.com. If you don't make this one we will see you in September!
We Got The Power

Are you someone who is interested in joining or becoming more active in Hadassah? The theme for 2018 is "We've got the Power." So true!

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. We have a great year of events for 2018, and welcome you to join us.

For more details about joining Hadassah please contact Membership Chairs Amy DeLoach at Amybdeloach@gmail.com or 910.617.1264 or Laurie Sheinhaus at laushein@gmail.com   or 704.763.4227
How does Fundraising VP Bleema Bershad feel about Hadassah CLT?
How did your Hadassah journey begin? When I moved to Charlotte during the summer of 2016 I sought opportunities to serve my new community and also to make new friends. Hadassah afforded me both.

How have you grown personally being an active member of Hadassah? I took on the role of Fundraising VP with some fundraising background, but I've learned an incredible amount through Hadassah training programs, from my chapter members and by trying different techniques to see what's most effective.

What do you think/feel Hadassah does for our community and the large world? Hadassah brings together women with passion for a common set of causes and gives us tools for making the world a better place.

What is your favorite Hadassah memory? I've been a member for just over a year, but I've had so much fun at our local chapter events, enjoying food, drinks and conversations with new friends.

Curious about who else is on our Executive Board? Interested in becoming more involved? Check the Leadership Section of our website for the full Executive Board list?
Hadassah CLT's Newest Members!

We wanted to take this opportunity and welcome all of our new Hadassah CLT Chapter members for the period of January-March 2018. We hope to see you at many of our upcoming events.

Life Members: Shelley Pawlyk (Indianland), Susan Kent (Matthews) & Bleema Bershad (Charlotte)

Annual: Lilly Fine (Ft. Mill), Karen Turk (Matthews), Wendy Bloom (Indianland), Stacey Goer (Ft. Mill), Melissa Karp (Charlotte) & Susan Stutman-King (Indianland)

Transferred: Maxine Moore (Matthews), Rachel Studebaker (Charlotte) & Linda Thailer (Monroe)

All new members will receive a complimentary portable charging cable with our We Got The Power Logo! For more details contact Laurie Sheinhaus at laushein@gmail.com   or 704.763.4227.
What's New...
We want to know what's going in your world! We'd like to celebrate your happy life events or send words of support and comfort during times of illness or the passing of a loved one. If a life event has happened to yourself or another member you know please contact Nancy Kerstein our Corresponding Secretary at 704-643-9494 or randee3763@gmail.com
Hadassah supports Holocaust Education 

Hadassah is proudly partnering with Congresswoman Maloney to make sure that students across the United States will be able to receive quality education on the worst genocide of the 20th century. As a convener, Hadassah has worked side-by-side with the Congresswoman to use our networks of non-profit organizations around the country to garner support and endorsements for this bill.

Send a letter asking Congress to support the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 1474), which would expand and encourage Holocaust education and its lessons for contemporary conflict. The legislation would authorize the Department of Education to award Holocaust education grants, funded by private donations, to educational institutions offering classes, resources, teacher training, and student field trips.
National News
Hadassah Women's Health & Advocacy Conference
Washington, DC
May 15 - 17, 2018

Hundreds of Hadassah members, supporters, and Associates will be learning from top women's health experts and stakeholders, honing skills, and networking with like-minded women who turn passion to action. Registration may be over but you can still be a part of the action by following us on Facebook where we will be sharing National's highlights and videos from the event.
360 Degrees of Healing
Hadassah is the founder of Israel’s modern health-care system and has been tireless in maintaining the highest standards for more than 100 years. Since 1960, the population of Jerusalem has tripled, and the demands on the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and Hadassah Hospital at the Ein Kerem campus have grown exponentially.

Hadassah must respond—and we must look forward. So HMO begins, first by completely re-imagining the iconic Round Building, the hospital’s original inpatient center at Ein Kerem. With this renovation and expansion, the new Round Building will be an important healing center for Israel. Find out more about these important expansions here !
Past Events
Passover Tasting Party
A sampling of Dairy & Parve Delights great for Passover Seders, lunches or dinners.
Gail Green's Fabulous Matzo House!
Dairy & Parve desserts destined to be delicious show-stoppers at your table.
More than 50 women gathered at the home of Lynda and Jim White, for Hadassah Charlotte’s third annual Passover Tasting Luncheon. Creative recipes, wonderful company, and engaging discussion made the afternoon a perfect introduction to the Passover holiday. During the event Rabbi Ana Bonheim engaged the group in a very interesting text study about Passover. We thank her for her time, wisdom and words.
Each attendee received a booklet containing the delicious, Passover appropriate, recipes presented for tasting. These dishes enhanced the Passover celebrations in many Charlotte homes.

This event would not have been possible without the support of many women in the community. Thank you Jane Diamond for printing and binding the booklets; Laurie Sheinhaus, Gloria Griffenhagen, Marci Goldberg, Nancy Kerstein, and Roz Cooper who helped set up and were there to ensure that a great time was had by all. Mary Kaplan for her lovely flower arrangements and Gail Green, who made a wonderful, whimsical, matzo house. Finally, Kol Hakavod to our amazing hostess, Lynda White. She shared her beautiful home, oversaw every detail, and made each guest feel really welcome.

Need a new Passover Recipe? Join us next year and try Hadassah food guru Shannon Sarna's Tri-Color Matzah Balls . Make every bite count !
Defining Zionism
Film Poster of "An Israeli Love Story".
Attendees of Defining Zionism Part 2 getting their copies of Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel signed by author Francine Klagsbrun. Lioness won the Jewish Book Council's National Jewish Book Award
Hadassah CLT President Dana Kapustin, Ambassador Judith Varnai-Shorer & author Francine Klagsbrun.
Hadassah Charlotte’s 2 part series on Defining Zionism was an inspirational look at Zionism from before the creation of the state of Israel to the present. 
Part 1 of the series was in partnership with the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, we viewed “ An Israeli Love Story .” An Israeli Love Story directed by   Dan Wolman is based on the true story of the love affair between Pnina Gary, from Nahalal, and Eli Ben–Zvi, son of Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi the Second President of the State of Israel. The film is set during the turbulent period of Pre-State Israel. After viewing this film with 250 of our closest friends, Hadassah welcomed everyone to a reception with Israeli wine and chocolate to fit perfectly with the film, and coincidentally, on Valentine’s Day. 

Part 2 included visits to Charlotte from Francine Klagsbrun, author of Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel. This book won the National Jewish Book Award in 2017 by the Jewish Book Council. So how is it, that in 2017, an 800+ page biography of Golda Meir can be an absolutely riveting page-turner? Timing has a lot to do with it. While Middle East politics have changed in the decades since Golda’s death, so many issues she dealt with—the settlements, refugees, terrorism—still shape Israeli life today. Francine was delightful, and her book about Golda Meir is tribute to an amazing woman. Books are still available for purchase, please contact dkapustin@hadassah.org for more info. We were also joined by the Consul General from the Israeli Consulate to the Southeast, Ambassador Judith Varnai-Shorer. 

We'd like to thank our sponsors, Temple Israel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte for their support, as well as individual sponsors. This program was made possible by a grant from Hadassah. To find more Defining Zionism programming please go to our web page Defining Zionism in the 21st Century .

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