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Welcome to Hadassah Valley of the Sun! We hope you will take a few minutes to browse our website and learn about our chapter’s members, groups, events, projects in Israel, advocacy issues and more. If you’re not a member of Hadassah, we hope you’ll think about becoming one! We’d be proud to include you in our Chapter! If you have any questions or comments about anything you see (or don’t see) on this website, please email us at chapter.hvos@hadassah.org or call our office at 480-998-1880.

Installation of Officers and Dessert Reception

You're invited to join us for a special evening as we honor the board members who have served this past year and install our new officers.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 6
Time:  7 p.m.
Location:  Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley
Cost:  $10

For additional information, contact: Sheilah Wagner, 480-639-3730

Cocktails & Conversations

Join us for Cocktails & Conversations at 6:30 p.m. on Jan.  27 as we meet at La Bocca urban pizzeria + wine bar, 699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.  Come to see old friends and make new ones and join in a conversation on TuB’Shevat. Traditionally four cups of wine are drunk and seven "fruits" symbolic of those of the Holy Land are eaten. Learn more about celebrations here in the America and Israel. RSVP to Shula Appel by Jan. 26 at shulaappel@gmail.com or call Sue Ritter at 480-258-2909.  Separate checks will be provided.

We’ll be getting together again to enjoy the cocktails and continue the conversations when we meet on March 26 at Salut Kitchen & Bar, 1435 University Dr., Tempe.  The fun will begin at 6:30 p.m. Come to see old friends and make new ones and BRING your favorite Passover Recipe to share. RSVP to Shula Appel by March 25 at shulaappel@gmail.com or call Sue Ritter at 480-258-2909. Separate checks will be provided.


HVOS is a co-sponsor of Limmud in Arizona. Limmud means learning, and is a one day celebration of Jewish life and study! Limmud brings together Jews of all backgrounds, all ages and provides numerous points of connection to Jewish life, including intellectual, spiritual, emotional, familial and communal.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 8
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: ASU Memorial Union Building

Cost:  Ages 18-40 - $25; Over 40 - $36; Camp Limmud for children - $15
Early bird registration ends Feb. 1

For more information contact: info@limmudaz.com or camp@limmudaz.com

Hadassah Valley of the Sun Mah Jongg Tournament

Please join us for a day of fun, food and Mah Jongg! The registration fee includes the tournament, lunch and prizes.   Please note that 2014 cards will be used.

Date:  Sunday, Feb. 15
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N 56th St., Scottsdale
Cost: Prior to Jan. 31 - $36 for members, $42 for non-members; After Feb. 1 - $41 for members, $47 non-members

To register or for additional information, contact: Stacy Zimmerman, 602-284-0003 or stacyz11@yahoo.com

An Evening with Maggie Anton

Join us on Feb. 23 as HVOS welcomes back to the Valley author Maggie Anton for her program “Jewish Sorceress and Talmudic Rabbis: Strange Bedfellows,”  where Maggie will talk about the research behind her latest historical novel, ENCHANTRESS. The program will be held at Pueblo Norte, 7090 E Mescal St, Scottsdale, from 6:45-9 p.m.  To RSVP contact Elaine Goldenthal, elaine.hadassah@gmail.com or 480. 905.1188.


Negev 15th Annual Brunch

This year's event will be held in honor of Lorraine Wolek, who passed away at the end of September.  Lorraine was a Past President of the Negev group, who was always involved in fundraising.  All of the food will be prepared by Hadassah members and will feature Jewish dairy and vegetarian dishes, as well as delicious kugels and desserts. The event will also include a silent auction, a bake sale and numerous raffle items.

If you would like to join the women of Negev in making the fundraiser even bigger and better, consider preparing a dairy dish, donating an auction item or providing an empty basket they can fill.

In addition, this year we will be publishing our third addition of Hadassah Cooks, which will be sold for $15 and will be available for purchase the day of the brunch.  If you have a great recipe, this is the time to share it! If your recipe is chosen to be included, you will receive a free copy of the cookbook.

Date:  Sunday, March 8
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Leisure World, 908 S. Power Road, Mesa, in the Rec 2 Ballroom,
Cost: $18 for both members and non-members; tickets on sale beginning in January

For additional information, contact: Cindy Fowler at 480-699-2820, Hadassah.Cindy@yahoo.com or to submit recipes Marni Little, 480-220-8279, Hadassah.Marni@yahoo.com


 Open Your Heart & Equip Our Tower

HMO's Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, is already home to the hospital's Neurosciences Center, and Departments of Cardiothoracics, Orthopedic and Vascular Surgery, and others. We need to finish equipping and furnishing the Tower. When you make a tax deductible $100 donation to the Tower Campaign, a beautiful sterling silver open heart necklace is your thank you gift. Donate today and receive your free necklace.




Check Us Out on Facebook!

HVOS has joined Facebook! If you are active on Facebook you can join our community by liking our page: https://www.facebook.com/ HadassahHVOS. This page will be a means of communicating events, information and the fun we have. If you would like for an event, article

or other information to be featured on our Facebook page, please contact Shulamit Appel at shulaa@sbcglobal.net.






Our Hadassah chapter has a variety of cards for all different occasions. Periodically we will showcase different cards for you to preview.

The High Holidays are approaching soon!

Currently Featured: Rosh Hashanah Cards

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  • Our local Hadassah chapter has a variety of Hadassah Cards for all different occasions, as well as a fine selection of Hadassah and JNF Certificates.

National News

  • Israeli Hero Treated at Hadassah's Hospital on Mount Scopus
  • Israeli Prison Service Officer Ariel Twitto was on his way to pick up his children from nursery school camp after accompanying a prisoner to court when he and fellow officer, Elad Biton, heard someone shouting "Piguah!" (terror attack!).
  • Hadassah-Neurim Provides Refuge for Border Kibbutz
  • For the last three weeks, Mali Yehoshafat and her four children have found refuge at Hadassah-Neurim. 125 kibbutz members—including all the children in this border agricultural commune are living in Hadassah’s Youth Village, near Netanya.
  • Urge Congress to Affirm Support for Israel
  • Israel once again finds itself in a time of crisis, forced to take military action to defend its citizens from indiscriminate rocket and mortar fire. Urge Congress to affirm its unwavering, bipartisan support for Israel’s sovereignty and security, and pass the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act!

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