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Contact us at rhodeislandchapter@hadassah.org or 401-463-3636  
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Rhode Island Hadassah is part of the Southern New England Hadassah Region.  For information about the Region and other New England events and news, contact newengland@hadassah.org, call 781-455-9055 for information; visit our Regional News and Events webpage

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RI Hadassah Officers for 2015 were installed on December 9. 

President: Sue Mayes
Treasurer: Judith Schoenfeld
Recording Secretary: Jane Kondon
Corresponding Secretary: Linda Flescher
VP-Fund Raising: Judy Silverman
VP-Membership: Ronnie Sirotta
VP-Programs/ Education: Leah Ross-Coke 

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Anyone interested in participating in a Study Group or a Daytime Book Club, please contact ronniesirota@hotmail.com

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Be sure to check the Featured Pages box where important chapter news and events are listed. Check back often for updates as our officers are planning exciting and informative programs.

    • The Evening Book Club meets the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Books for 2015 were selected in January 2015. Detailed information for each month can also be found on the Events and Calendar pages.  
    • New England Hadassah information and events are posted on the Regional News and Events page.  
    • Donations in Merry Drench's memory can be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 N Main St, Providence, 02904; and to the Dr. Meredith Drench Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hadassah Academic College. (Download donation flyer.) Information and 2015 Registration form about the Second Annual "A Cause for Applause" (May 3, 2015) to benefit this Scholarship! Register early, before this is sold out!
    • Authors have been announced for the  2015 Books on the Beach.
    • President's Message and information about the National Initiative "Every Step Counts!" 
    • Save the Date: June 8 - An Evening with he Artist, Gretchen Dow-Simpson
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  • 2015 Books on the Beach
  • August 11, 2015
    11:30AM - 2:30 PM

    Atlantic Beach Club, Newport, RI

    Rabbi Susan Abramson; Hank Phillipi Ryan 

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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