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Upcoming L.E.A. Chapter Events For more information, locations and contact information, send an email to: lea@hadassah.org

Welcome to the L.E.A. Chapter of Hadassah Website where you can find information about our upcoming events and chapter activities.  We welcome your impressions and questions about our chapter and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. Our board meetings are open to the entire membership.  Come for a cup of coffee, the latest information about Hadassah, and most of all for friendship, networking and a enjoyable morning with women who choose to make an impact in their lives, their community, and the world.

 We communicate to our members through a monthly e-blast and post the events and activities here as well as Chapter Events and Activities pages. For more information, including addresses to private homes and to connect with Event Coordinators, please email lea@hadassah.org and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person for reply. 

NO NEED TO NAVIGATE OUR PAGES, ALL OUR INFORMATION IS NOW ON THE HOME PAGE.  ARE YOU RECEIVING OUR E-NEWSLETTER, THE L.E.A.der?  Subscribe to the mailing list by sending a request to lea@hadassah.org.  The L.E.A.der is emailed to all members at the end of each month.

 A Message from our Presidium

Hadassah is 100 and looking just fine! Our photo may be a bit fuzzy, but we're pleased to let you know that our LEA Chapter clearly continues to grow and thrive. After a quarter of a century. We now have over 550 members and almost 100 associate members (our men!). We live in Denver, Denver’s south suburbs, and the Foothills, We connect in Book groups, Study group, and activities throughout the year.

And, most important, our members are committed to making a difference in peoples lives. We support medical research and health care through support of our Hadassah Medical Center in Israel.

 We welcome your support and involvement, and hope to meet you soon!

 With Peace (B’Shalom)
Risa Buckstein. Jan Klatskin, Barbara Metzel, Roni Ogin
L.E.A. Chapter of Hadassah, Presidium  
For more details, please contact lea@hadassah.org



The next L.E.A. Board meeting will be on Wednesday, March 11 at the home of Barbara Metzel. Please  email lea@hadassah.org for Barbara's home address, phone and email. All board members, committee chairs, and past presidents are welcome to attend. 

Purchase Cards, Certificates, JNF Trees, and King Soopers Cards 

Help earn money towards our goal with your purchase of Hadassah greeting cards and certificates. Contact Elaine Tinter, lea@hadassah.org  who will get them in the mail to you or your loved ones today.

 Purchase a reloadable King Soopers gift card from Jan Klatskin and a percentage of your purchases are donated to our chapter.  Such an easy way to make an impact....and this year, the donation is doubled!

 Join Our L.E.A. Groups

Contact Group Leaders for Information

 Young Women's 

NightGroup: Contact Sandy Mann for information

Daytime Group: contact Susan Greenwald for information

 Both day and night are open to new members! If you have a young daughter, granddaughter, niece, friend...  send the contact information to Susan Greenwald and we'll make the contact.


Hadassah has introduced a new Chai Society annual giving level of $180 (L.E.A.'s current level of $360 is now designated as Silver Chai Society). If you would like to make a generous contribution to Hadassah on an annual basis, as long as you are able, it is very easy to do.  Just on online to Hadassah.org, click on "donations", then click on "annual giving." You may then choose the level that you are comfortable with and provide a credit card to give annually or monthly.  For only $15/month, the equivalent of one lunch out with a friend, you can be an annual Chai Society donor to this amazing organization.  Be sure to get your Hadassah #, look at your recent magazine, or just put "L.E.A" Chapter in that space. 


Here's our Feb. 2015 issue of our e-news. Please note that all personal contact info has been removed to protect our member's privacy on this website.  For more information, send an email to lea@hadassah.org with the name of the contact person in the subject area.  Your email will be forwarded.

The L.E.A.der:  Your L.E.A. Chapter of Hadassah E-News
February 2015
A Special Message 
from the Presidium 
At our board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4,  we'll learn a bit about Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for Trees.  There may be snow on the ground in Colorado, but in Israel, the almond trees are in bloom! Learn more about this engaging holiday. Taste fruit from Israel and learn about how Hadassah is partnering with JNF (Jewish National Fund) to protect and enhance Israel's natural resources. Check out this great 3 minute video that explains Tu B'Shevat:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyvqy2lV94M
Learn about the work JNF does in Israel:  http://www.jnf.org/work-we-do/
LEA Chapter is sponsoring a Tu B'Shevat Seder together with Rodef Shalom's Sisterhood, the Denver Chapter of Hadassah and other organizations on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 10:30-noon at Rodef Shalom, 450 S. Kearney Street.  Reservatons are due now and the cost is only $8.  Click here for the flyer and sign up.  Contact Lynn Rubenstein,for more information.
Your L.E.A. Presidium,
Risa, Barbara, Jan, Roni
L.E.A.'s Young Women Make an Impact 
Feb. 10, 7:30pm Yoga Night. Evening Group. Come turn up the heat and get your heart rate going in honor of this month's heart health awareness. Elana Gerstein is donating her expertise in leading us through a heart healthy yogo routine. Bring yoga mats, a towel and a water bottle. Hosted by Sandy Mann,
February 10:  10am-12noon:  Purim Baskets, Orly Veta home, Email Jamie Pines for more info
Feb. 18:  7:30  Book Group, "The Sister's Weiss" by Naomi Ragan. Contact Leann Sobel for details
Know a young women who would enjoy being part of this group? Contact our Membership VP, Susan Greenwald
Sponsored by Hadassah and other  
community organizations. Choose from 21 Workshop options and hear Keynote speaker, Rabbi Leon Olenick, chaplain and author of "Anatomy of a Tear: A Chaplain's Stories of Life, Love & Loss.  Registration is open.  The event is free, but registration is important. Plan to attend! More information is available at www.youonlyliveoncedenver.org
Cartier Jewels Tour 
L.E.A. Does Denver in 
Here's your LAST chance to tour the Denver Art Museum's new exhibit of the Cartier Jewels with your Hadassah friends. Lunch on your own follows. Feb. 13 has been reserved. Even if you've seen it once, you know its worth seeing again with your friends. There's sure to be something you've missed. The museum is easy to get to, there's plenty of parking and, for the adventurous, it's even a comfortable walk from the Light Rail and 16th Street Free Mall Ride. Make a day of it. The gift shop has many reasonably priced gifts for yourself or those to whom you share your love on Feb. 14!
Only a few spots remain, so contact Barbara Metzel to RSVP or help coordinate this fun day.Click here to download the flyer with more information.
Join L.E.A. at CHOICES 
JewishColorado's anual women's event honors, ecourages and inspires Jewish wome's philanthropy through community. Help us celebrate the 26th anniversary of this signature event in style.  L.E.A.Table Captains Roni Ogin, and Della Levy are taking reservations for the Feb. 26 event.  There are still available spots at our table. Nicole Feldman is reserving a table for L.E.A. Young Women. There is no cost to attend; a $200 donation to the flagship fund is requested.  Click here for the flyer.
Purchase Cards, Certificates, JNF Trees, and King Soopers Cards 
Help earn money towards our goal with your purchase of Hadassah greeting cards and certificates. Contact Elaine Tinter. She will get them in the mail to you or your loved ones today.
Purchase a reloadable King Soopers gift card fromJan Klatskin and a percentage of your purchases are donated to our chapter.  _____________________________
Save the Date: 
March 15, 2015
Contact Della Levy
for more information or to volunteer to help with this community event. Hadassah is a major
of this event.  
Hadassah "Fab 5" Region Conference 
Save the Date: April 24-26, Los Angeles, CA
Plan to attend this 5 Region Conference at the fabulous LAX Renaissance Marriott.  Learn the latest in Leadership, Advocacy, Spirituality, Hadassah 101, HWZOA and Israel Updates.  Registration info is now available. Contact Roni Ogin,for more information about applying for a generous region and chapter subvention!
Want to Learn and Play  
Mah Jongg? 
Are you interested in joining a new Hadassah mah jongg group? 
Or, do you want to learn how to play mah jongg?
Send your name, phone number, and zip code, and we'll help you form a group!  Contact Susan Greenwald for more info.
Did you know L.E.A. raises funds by purchasing mah jongg cards?
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L.E.A. Meeting Notice 
The first board meeting of 2015 will be Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at the home of Helene Martin, Our meetings are open and all members are welcome to attend.
The sap in the trees is rising in Israel and and the almond trees are in bloom! We'll celebrate Tu B'Shevat (The New Year for Trees) by learning about the work of the Jewish National Fund in Israel. JNF boxes will be available, donations will go toward planting trees in Israel.  If you have a JNF box at home, bring it!  All members are invited.
To purchase a tree in honor of, or in memory of a loved one, contact Elaine Tinter,  Single trees are $18 each and can be purchased through the LEA Chapter.
More Group News 
Book Groups, Study Groups
LEA daytime Book Group: Contact Barb Pinhas,  All meetings will be at 10:00 A.M.  We will meet next on Tuesday, February 24th, at the home of Jan Klatskin to discuss Me Before You, by Jo Jo Moyes.
LEA nighttime BookLovers: Contact Shira Reiss, for the group schedule
Study Group:  Contact Cyrel Phillips,for more info.  
News You Can Use 
Stories of Interest from inside Hadassah and around the world
Click on the links to read these important stories
Update Your Record 
Keep your mail and emails coming!
Our mailing lists are generated from our database and it takes Barb's warm and personal touch to keep everything humming. Send all updates to your contact info to Barb Tasky, 
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado 
Finding Your Roots
Gale Chapman, L.E.A.'s liasion to the JGSC is please to announce the following upcoming programs.  For more information, contact Gale
The Broken Compass: Mapping the Journey of a Child Holocaust Survivor with Andrea Jacobs
Hear about how IJN journalist Andrea Jacobs compiled, researched and published a biography for someone else about living in the Naliboki Forest in Belarus with the Bielski Partisans. What does the writer-researcher do when a child's memories are impressionistic and non-linear? 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
10 AM – Noon
JCC Board Room, 350 S Dahlia Street, Denver
No RSVP or Cost
L.E.A. Chapter of Hadassah
creating our IMPACT through friendship, events, study, and philanthropy
L.E.A. Chapter Presidium: Risa Buckstein, Barbara Metzel, Jan Klatskin, Roni Ogin
L.E.A. E-News editor: Roni Ogin
Donate to our cause at www.hadassah.org/donate.


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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