Upcoming Events At Raritan Valley Hadassah

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Raritan Valley Hadassah has announced a series of upcoming events.

L’Dor V’Dor – Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah’s Young Women’s Group
Women’s Mitzvah Series: “Mayim Chaim: Living Waters” – January 25
Join L’Dor V’Dor on Wednesday, January 25, at 8:00 p.m., at a private home in Highland Park as they will learn about the Mitzvah of Mikvah and its effect on the individual and the community. For more information, contact L’Dor V’Dor at ywhadassahevents@yahoo.com

Chug Ivrit, Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah’s Hebrew Club for intermediate to advanced Hebrew Speakers, will meet on Sunday, January 22, at 11:00 a.m., at the home of Terry Guy, 93 Gaskill Ave., Edison. Chat in Hebrew and read a short Hebrew story or article. RSVP by calling Terry at 732-371-6350 or e-mailing vteee@yahoo.com or if you plan to attend.

The Raritan Valley Chapter Hadassah Book group will meet on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. The group is reading the last few chapters of The Pity of it All, by Amos Elan. It is the story of German Jewry from the time of Moses Mendelssohn to the rise of the Nazi regime. E-mail Gustine Matt at gustinematt@gmail.com or call 732-545-3147 for meeting location.

Tu B’Shevat Seder – February 7
Save the Date: The Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah and L’Dor V’Dor’s annual Joint Tu B’Shevat Seder will be held on Tuesday, February 7. For more information, contact Neshama at shamrela30@hotmail.com.

Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah’s walking groups
For a brisk 3 mile walk around Highland Park, meet at the post office between 7:30-7:45 a.m. on Tuesdays. RSVP to Rachel Weintraub by e-mailing rachel@weintraubworld.net or calling 732-819-9298.

For a slower paced walk around Donaldson Park, meet at the park at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. RSVP and/or request a ride to the park by e-mailing Leah Silver at leah.silver@juno.com or calling 732- 249-4321.

Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah’s Chicks with Sticks
Chicks with Sticks will hold the next meeting on Wednesday, January 18, at 8:15 p.m., at 118 Donaldson Street, Highland Park. The group makes hats for preemies, children with cancer, and American and Israeli soldiers. Everyone is welcome. Assistance is given to those new to knitting or crocheting. All you need to bring is size 7 and 8 knitting needles. It is best to have bamboo needles as they are easier on your hands. Bring double pointed and/or round needles if you want to learn to knit with them. Yarn and instructions will be provided. For more information, call Natalie Herbin at 732-339-8492 or e-mail safti18@gmail.com. If you can’t attend meetings and want to join in this worthwhile cause by knitting at home, call Tillie Pass at 732-572-0753. She will give you yarn.

Hadassah Southern New Jersey Region’s Florida Reunion
Hadassah Southern New Jersey Region’s Florida Reunion will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at Benvenuto’s Restaurant, 1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL. Couvert: $33 (includes lunch and dessert). All proceeds to benefit the extraordinary work of Hadassah.

The Reunion will feature Guest Speaker Ellen Brazer, author of Clouds Across the Sun. From Naples, Florida, New York City, Washington, DC to Israel and then to the killing grounds of Vilnius, Poland this fictionalized story based on fact is one of discovery, romance and enlightenment. Jotto Wells unravels the intrigue surrounding a plan to take over the government of the US. Members, Associates and guests welcome!

For more information or questions, call: Anita Pollack at 609-860-1609, Etta Lev at 732-278-8015 or Region Office at 732-643-1100 or e-mail Region.SouthernNJ@Hadassah.org.

2012 Hadassah Raffles
Help Hadassah investigate how to prevent tumor growths through studies of genetic and familial cancers and research the link between breast cancer and lifestyle, diet, environment and hormones. It only takes one raffle ticket to WIN a great prize. Last year Muriel Haber won second prize! This year may be your year! The prizes are Visa gift cards in the amounts of $100, $100, $500 and $1000.

Sell the raffles to friends, neighbors and associates at $1.00 a chance or $10.00 for the entire book. Or buy them yourself. Our chapter makes $9.00 of the $10.00 turned in for each raffle book. This is a great way to earn money to support Hadassah Medical Organization and cancer research and our chapter. Additional raffle books are available from Raffle Chairperson Rose Reiss: e-mail rposes@verizon.net, call 732-828-7415 or mail 308 Wayne St., Highland Park.

All raffle stubs must be returned to Rose Reiss, 308 Wayne St, Highland Park, NJ 08904, with a check payable to Hadassah by April 26, 2012. The drawing will take place at the Region Spring Conference on Sunday, May 6, 2012. You do not need to be present to win.

It’s a mitzvah moment!
Hadassah Magazine will publish a special Centennial Tribute Issue in August/September 2012. This issue will celebrate all that we have accomplished so far and “look to the future” as the organization begins its second century of service and support to Israel. This special issue will be a keepsake to share with family and friends for years to come.

Chapters may create an individual Tribute page with a listing of a minimum of 100 names up to a maximum of 136 names. The minimum contribution for each name is $100. To donate, send your name exactly as you wish it to appear (32 characters maximum), contact information and donation to: Rose Reiss, 308 Wayne St., Highland Park, NJ 08904. All gifts must be paid in full by March 1, 2012.

For more information, e-mail Lynda Heyman at Lynda.heyman@hadassah.org or call 412-421-8919.

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