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News from   Hadassah Florida Atlantic Region
Jan 30, 2023 Join Us Donate  
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Email Addresses * President's Message * Boynton Office Update * BC Symposium * BC Walk * Let's Talk About It * Machon 2022-23 * JCC Sisterhood Brunch * Samson Jewelry * Calendar Update * Holidays * Hadassah News * Stay Connected * Amazon Smile

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Hadassah Florida has a new text-to-donate option! Make your donation to Hadassah via your cellphone. Just text the word "DONATE" to (561) 867-2231 and follow the prompts. It's so easy!

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Dear Friends,
October has come to a close following two successful Region events. Our long-awaited Breast Cancer Symposium for Men & Women brought together knowledgeable and informative specialists in the field of cancer treatment, along with our past National President, Nancy Falchuck. Those who were in attendance will agree that this was an afternoon well spent. Several chapters followed this event with a Chapter led, Region-wide Walk for Breast Cancer (see photos in the newsletter). Our hope is that more Chapters will choose to participate in next year’s walk. The month of November will offer much to celebrate. On Thursday, November 24, the entire country observes Thanksgiving, a holiday that boasts the best of food! And, in a more introspective sense, a holiday that ask us to reflect on what we are grateful for even in the face of adversity. Hadassah’s work from its inception has been motivated in response to the profound adversity faced by the early settlers of pre-state Israel. Today Hadassah’s mission is still tikkun olam, our belief that we can bring healing to our world through medicine and advocacy.

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Hadassah Boynton Office Appointments Update

Hadassah’s Boynton Beach office is once again open to volunteers on a limited basis. If you need to visit the office, contact or call 561-498-1012 and leave a voicemail with your name, chapter and email address. You will be provided with a link to upload your COVID vaccination and booster documents. Per Hadassah National's office protocols, all visitors must be vaccinated and boosted. You will only need to upload your documents once.
Post-Covid, our staff works on a hybrid schedule. We are in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All visitors must have an appointment to enter the office.

Because the CDC currently categorizes Palm Beach County’s community COVID rate as “high”, Hadassah requires that masks be worn in the Boynton Beach office.

Hadassah will be returning to in-person events and gatherings!

If your Hadassah chapter will be returning to in person events, local units are required to follow state and local laws and regulations, the current CDC guidelines and recommendations as well as the following Hadassah protocols in order to conduct activities in the safest and healthiest manner possible. Please note: applicable Florida law states that businesses operating in Florida may not require patrons/customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to or receive services from the business. These protocols have been mailed to chapter leadership. If you would like a copy of the protocols or have questions about implementing them, email

View the updated COVID Waiver    View the Hadassah COVID Guidelines    Rev. 05-22 2022

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Florida Atlantic Region Board Meeting

Friday, Dec 2, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting- click here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Slate of Officers: 2023 Region Executive Board
President - Bobbi Prager (3rd Year)
OVP/EVP - Sheryl Weitman
Treasurer - Ayala Layen-Slann
Program VP - Shari Portnoy
Philanthropy VPs: Ilene Grayev and Judy Price
Membership VP: Marcia Ledewitz
Membership VP: Open
Education & Advocacy VPs: Helene Stronger and Joy Parks
Area VP - Marilyn Fields
Recording Secy - Sheila Steinberg
Corresponding Secy - Ellen Peskin

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Hadassah Florida Atlantic Region and American Cancer Society collaborated on crucial educational Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Club Bellaggio, Lake Worth, FL. (photo/Iris Sandberg)
Photo of Hadassah volunteer leaders, ACS staff and Speakers (left to right):
Jason Hechtman, M.D. - Tampa General Hospital, West Palm Beach, Laura Freedman, M.D. - Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Deerfield Beach, Nancy Falchuk, former National President – Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., Bobbi Prager, President – Hadassah FL Atlantic, Lindsay Bennett, Senior Development Manager – American Cancer Society, Samuel Richter, M.D. - Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, Boca Raton, Bonnie Rosenberg, Hadassah Co-Chair – Breast Cancer Symposium, Helene Stronger, Hadassah Co-Chair – Breast Cancer Symposium

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Hadassah Walks for Breast Cancer Research
Hadassah friends and family take strides at Hadassah Florida Atlantic's First Annual Breast Cancer Research Walk! We all know someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. Let’s show our support for those we love and help raise funds for research.
Sunday, October 16, 2022

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Hadassah – Simcha of Aberdeen Chapter Walks for Breast Cancer Research on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Aberdeen Country Club, Boynton Beach, FL. (photo/Stephanie Levine, President)
Photo (left to right): Ellen Nesin, Melanie Levine, Carole Lawsky, Lenore Schwartz, Judy Price, Lynn Chodos, Gloria Miller, Liela Steltzer, Ruth Segal & Carol Brooks.

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Hadassah – Chevra Chapter Walks for Breast Cancer Research on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Lake Ida Park, Delray Beach, Beach, FL. (photo/ Susan Wakshul)

Photo (front row left to right): Bobbi Prager with Esme, Dorothy Einiger, Estelle Korsnes, Phyllis Stashin, Marcia Ledewitz

Photo (back row left to right): Sheila Steinberg, Harriet Martin, Helene Abramson, Felice Harris, Philip Schlossberg

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The popular Let’s Talk About It virtual discussion series facilitated by Lois Gordon, Hadassah FL Atlantic Education Chair returns on Thursdays at 10:00am.   Next date: December 15, 2022    Topic: Welfare

Click here for more info                             Click here to register

NEW FOR 2023! Bring the Let's Talk About It interactive contemporary discussion series in-person, direct to your chapter meeting

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Take some time to learn something new and participate in our inspirational virtual Machon Study Series beginning on Sunday, September 18. The Machon Study Series allows you to enjoy multiple topics with stimulating facilitators. Register today!

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Join Mandel JCC Sisterhood Brunch featuring author Sally Koslow
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11 AM

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Dear Hadassah family,

Welcome our newest fundraising partner, They are a fine jewelry manufacturer with many unique exclusive collections of Judaica jewelry including Star of David Sports’ pendants, featuring 16 sports/activities and/or one-of-a-kind custom orders.

Purchase your family heirloom to pass down L’DOR V’DOR and 10% of the total purchase is donated to Hadassah, direct manufacturing pricing, 10% discount for purchasing (2) or more items and add the following special Hadassah discount coupon code for an additional 8% off, totaling Chai%(18%) off.


Wear your pride and passion and donate simultaneously!

Hadassah is not a seller of merchandise and is not responsible for the sale of defective merchandise.

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Check out our updated 2022 Region Calendar- Rev. 10.25.22

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Hadassah offices will be closed on

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th

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There are many new Hadassah stories and press releases. Here are a few of the latest:

How Hadassah Greater Miami’s ArtWare for Good Mural Project Built Community

Young Judaeans Wowed at Hadassah Ein Kerem

Hadassah Ein Kerem Earns Recognition In 2022 Newsweek Rankings of Best Hospitals

Please make sure you are following Hadassah Florida Atlantic on Facebook at and Hadassah National at for the most up-to-date information on all of the work Hadassah is doing to advocate for Jews at home, in Israel and all over the world. Remember to like and share!

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At a time when conversations about Zionism are more complicated — and imperative — than ever, Hadassah is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Zionist Scholar-in-Residence, Michelle Rojas-Tal. The Tel Aviv Institute recently named Rojas-Tal to "The Jewish 100" list for 2021-2022, a list of the 100 most influential activists, educators and leaders. She will assist Hadassah on both a local and national level in integrating Zionist ideas and themes into programming and events. Read more here and hear directly from Michelle at the upcoming program described below.

Hadassah Magazine Discussion: Celebrity Chef Michael Twitty, author of Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew.Hadassah Magazine's beloved food writer Adeena Sussman interviews Michael Twitty, author of the sensational new best seller Koshersoul, which he describes as "chicken soup for the soul of Jews of African descent, the American and global Jewish peoplehood, and the folks in between." During the talk, he'll prepare a recipe from the book and answer questions. Thursday, November 3, 6 pm ET.
Listen, watch, share: New podcast episode of Hadassah On Call: Kids, Cancer & Genes. Veteran American-Israeli journalist, host and third-generation Hadassah member Maayan Hoffman breaks down the symptoms, causes and latest treatments related to childhood cancers with Dr. Gal Goldstein, head of the Pediatric Oncology and Hemato-Oncology Department at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. You can also watch the episode in video form!
Take an active role in democracy: With Election Day fast approaching on November 8, you should know that there is more than one way to participate in our democracy. While voting in this upcoming election is essential, Hadassah also encourages you to take that extra step and become an election worker. Read to hear from Hadassah members who are contributing to safe, fair and free elections, and learn about how you can join them.
Join the fight to protect reproductive health: In the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and without federal protections for choice, Hadassah’s work at the state level is more important than ever. Hadassah encourages you to join the Jewish Community Phone Bank and fight to protect the reproductive rights of the people of Michigan and Kentucky.

Join the Hadassah Writers' Circle. Seeking first-person essays on what Hadassah means to you, Mentorship, Shabbat, Volunteering, Zionism, Youth Aliyah, the importance of reproductive choice, the global rise in antisemitism, HMO's cutting-edge medical care, or your Professional Council story. Other ideas are welcome. Contact

In case you missed it:

Cannabis and the Law.

SAVE THE DATE (details to come in future emails):

One Book, One Hadassah: Live with Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of The Latecomer. Wednesday, December 7, 7 pm ET.

Hebrew@Hadassah 2022: New Beginners Class  

Are you ready to learn Hebrew? These 45-minute sessions are a wonderful opportunity for Hadassah members and Associates to learn Hebrew vocabulary and conversation skills and prepare for the upcoming 100th National Convention in Israel. The New Beginners Class runs from September 12 to December 19, Mondays at 2 pm ET. $25 per semester. Questions? Email

For past programs see our last Hadassah@home email or our Virtual Programming page. Follow current Hadassah stories.

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Help Hadassah raise money when you shop on Amazon
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Hadassah, at no cost to you. Log on through and select Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, New York, NY as your charity. Amazon Smile will then donate 0.5% (or 0.5 cents per $1 spent) of your "eligible" purchases* to Hadassah. Regions/chapters and donors do not receive goal credit, as donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by Amazon shoppers. *You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

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