2018 Issue 2 | March April
Highlights Newsletter
2018 Issue 2
Upcoming Events
Defining Zionism Part 2- Francine Klagsburn &
 AMB Judith Varnai Shorer
Sunday, March 18 at 4 PM
Join Hadassah, as we welcome author Francine Klagsbrun, LIONESS: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel ; and Ambassador Judith Varnai Shorer the Consul General of Israel from Atlanta.

This free program will highlight Zionism at the time of the creation of the state of Israel pre-1948 & Golda Meir’s role in Zionism. The Consul General will highlight Zionism today. A discussion and book signing will follow this event. Purchase a copy of the book HERE !

This event was made possible with the support of Temple Israel, The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte and Private Sponsors.
Passover Tasting Party
Friday, March 23 at 11:30 AM
White Residence
4100 Rotunda Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226

Join your Hadassah sisters for a free and fun pot-luck lunch at Lynda White's house. The afternoon will feature your own favorite Passover dairy/parve recipes you will prepare. We will compile all of the recipes, so that you can take them home and impress your family at Passover. As a special treat Rabbi Ana Bonnheim will give us a taste of Passover wisdom!

Please decide what you would like to bring(dairy or parve salad, main course or desert). Make sure that your recipe is appropriate for Passover. Sign Up HERE by Fri. March 15th.

After signing up please email Roz Cooper at rcooper133@aol.com with the recipe for the dish you are bringing as a Word .doc attachment.

Questions: Email hadassahclt@gmail.com or call Roz Cooper at 704-846-8315 or Lynda White at 704-541-8317.
Lunch & Learn
11:45 am-1pm

Join us for this on-going program led by various discussion leaders. Lunch & Learn is open to all members of Hadassah and meets the third Friday of the month - September through May. Don't forget to bring a dairy/parve lunch and a friend!

We are now 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 .

March 16th-  "Say it Again, Say Something Else"
April 20th- "Brit Milah."

For additional information contact Amalia Warshenbrot at amaliaima@att.net or Linda Levy at levyollie@aol.com.
Celebrate the TaTas

Planning is underway for our Fall 2018 series of unique breast cancer programs that cross the divide of age, economics, race and religion. Celebrate the TaTas educates, celebrates, and empowers women through artistic expression to raise funds for breast cancer research. If you would like to be involved by volunteering, sponsoring or donating please contact Co-chairs Shelly Steiner - shelltell@me.com or Debra Van Glish - debrapvg@gmail.com

Dates to Remember:

Painting Days- September 16 &17
 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 comradery shared by all participants makes this a truly special day.

Tournament of Champions- October 6th & 7th
The TaTas Tournament of Champions is a annual premier all-women's soccer tournament that raises funds for breast cancer research.

Mammovan- October 22nd
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!

The Big Reveal- October 24th
We are busy planning the Big Reveal for 2018! Stay tuned for more details!

March 11th- Friends of Hadassah’s

Come join Hadassah and spend an afternoon playing your favorite card/board games with friends. There's a $25.00 fee which includes Lunch and Snacks. Desserts are Pot Luck so please contact Margo Furst if you would like to bring something at  margofurst@gmail.com , or call her at  845-596-2896 .

RSVP by 3/5/18 Mail checks (Make Payable to Hadassah) to Lexy Greene 2007 Yellowstone Drive Fort Mill, SC 29707 803-597-2007
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March 14 - Guest speaker Rabbi Miri Gold

Rabbi Gold was ordained as a Reform Rabbi in  1999,  and was the first non-Orthodox Rabbi to be recognized by the State of Israel. Come hear her journey from her early life in Detroit to her trailblazing work with former Soviet Refusniks and her challenge to the State of Israel. RSVP/Details contact Roberta Wilner at  robertawilner@gmail.com
or 803-547-5988 .
Membership
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 Treasurer Marci Goldberg feel about Hadassah CLT?
How did your Hadassah journey begin?
I worked at Hebrew High with Roz Cooper. Roz has always been active in Hadassah and I always volunteered to help with things like flyers and programs when Hadassah sponsored an event. Little by little, I got to know the wonderful women in Hadassah and the platforms that Hadassah stands for. I was hooked and I haven't looked back since!

How have you grown personally being an active member of Hadassah? Hadassah has big arms and they sweep you in and put you to work! The issues are so important that you become a part of this team of "Women Who Do." Their trust and faith in you raises your confidence to a higher level and you find yourself pushing to learn more and do more.

What is your favorite Hadassah memory? This past year I had the honor of co-chairing Celebrate the TaTas an annual Hadassah event to raise money for breast cancer research. We honored a few local women who shared their stories of survival, courage and strength with us. It's a special feeling to be a part of something so personal and know that you could help in some small way to lift up these women and support them in their fight.

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?
Advocacy
Hadassah National Board passes two Policy Statements

A Nursing Policy Statement, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing.

The statement honors the nursing profession and reaffirms support to enhance nursing education and promote supportive workplace policies. The full Nursing Policy Statement can be read on Hadassah's website . Join our October 2018 Mission to Israel and select the  Nursing Track

Hadassah joins with countless women seeking accountability and change for victims of sexual harassment and assault. We reaffirm and expand our previous policy statement to include sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, and include actionable steps that can be taken to mitigate some of the systemic ways that women remain vulnerable. The full Sexual Harassment and Assault Policy Statement can be read on Hadassah's website .
National News
Hadassah Women's Health & Advocacy Conference
Washington, DC
May 15 - 17, 2018

Join hundreds of Hadassah members, supporters, and Associates for a chance to learn to from top women's health experts and stakeholders, hone your skills, and network with like-minded women who turn passion to action. Plus, you won't want to miss our spectacular Hadassah Medical Organization Gala, celebrating Hadassah's contributions to the world through groundbreaking research in service to humanity.
SIGN UP NOW , and save with our early bird registration rates.
Missions: Take a Power Trip to Israel
Start packing. Hadassah missions offer unforgettable journeys through Israel, whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced Israel traveler. Visit Israel soon: it’s fun, surprising, impressive, inspiring and spiritual. You will come home refreshed and renewed. Reduced land package rates now available for 2018 missions, click HERE.
Past Events
Hadassah 2018 Board Installation
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival
Pub Trivial For Alzheimer's Research
Thanks to everyone who came to our various events this past January and February.
 
Congratulations to our new 2018 Hadassah board members and thanks to our 2017 Hadassah board members who have stepped down. We had a fabulous evening courtesy of our members and Keepers of the Gate Chair Heidi Rotberg who hosted us.
 
We had a great night at the screening of An Israeli Love Story and during the Israeli Wine & Chocolate reception we held for our Defining Zionism Part 1 program . The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival runs until March 4th.
 
Our Alzheimer's Research Pub Trivia night hosted by local Improvisational Actor Michele Dixon and Lexi Dixon at Three Spirits Brewery was fantastic. We had fun and supported a great cause! 
 
Like the Hadassah shirt in the Pub Trivia photo? We are selling them for $25 and portable charging cables for $5.00 with our We Got The Power Logo at events around the city. Show everyone You Got The Power and buy one at our
Support Hadassah
Ways To Give: Signature Giving

Hadassah has the perfect giving opportunity for you. Choose from a selection of deeply meaningful ways to impact lives in the US and Israel— tiles in Jerusalem, walls of recognition, personalized certificates, and an elegant sterling silver necklace inscribed with a famous quote from Hadassah’s founder, Henrietta Szold. You can also remember a loved one with a Perpetual Yahrzeit in Israel. To give today click HERE. Don't forget to let them know you are a member of the Hadassah Charlotte Chapter.
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