Raritan Valley Chapter Hadassah Announces Upcoming Events

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Raritan Valley Chapter Hadassah has announced several upcoming events.

L’Dor V’Dor Welcome Back Picnic & Ice Cream Party
Join L’Dor V’Dor for the annual Picnic & Ice Cream Party “Meet & Greet” Sunday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. in Donaldson Park. Rain Date TBA. Families welcome! Bring your own lunches, blankets, games and activities, and enjoy the provided the dessert Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family. Non-members welcome. Bring a friend and buy one, get one free. To RSVP, contact Jennifer Schmidt at socialhart@aol.com. Cash and checks will be accepted the day of the event. Walk-ins welcome; RSVP appreciated.

New Member Welcome Barbecue
Raritan Valley Chapter will hold a new member meet, greet, and eat event on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. at the home of Rosey Bell, 134 Highland Avenue, Edison. To attend (and eat), you must be a new member or bring a new member. Anyone who would like an invitation extended to a potential new member, call Elise Gonzales at 1-732-937-6124 or Rosey Bell at 1-732-819-0593.

Chicks with Sticks
Chicks with Sticks will hold the next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 8:30 p.m. at 118 Donaldson Street, Highland Park. Make 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 1-732-339-8492 or email 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 1-732-572-0753. She will give you yarn.

Welcome Back Membership Meeting – Cancelled
Tuesday, Sept., 11, 7:30 p.m., HPCT-CAE
Hadassah of Raritan Valley celebrates the Year of the Woman with a number of events starting with the Welcome Back Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth.

“We’ve Come A Long Way Baby, or Have We”? Marissa Mayer is the first pregnant CEO of a Fortune 500 Tech Company – rounding off 20 women at the helm. Can Marissa run both a company and a family simultaneously? New research shows that women top men in IQ tests yet only 30 percent of girls have access to education in Afghanistan. Gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. Women are too often denied access to basic education and health care. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination – but there is hope on the horizon.

Come to a provocative discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues confronting contemporary women with Mary Hawkesworth, Ph.D, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and a member of the Graduate Faculty in Political Science at Rutgers University. Her teaching and research interests include feminist theory, women and politics, contemporary political philosophy, philosophy of science, and social policy. Dr. Hawkesworth is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous books. Her articles have appeared in leading journals. Dr. Hawkesworth also serves as the editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.


Save the Date: Mitzvah of Love
On Sunday, October 21, Raritan Valley will continue the “YEAR OF THE WOMAN” theme with a special, sparkling Mitzvah of Love Luncheon celebrating “I Am Woman.” Gather at Ohr Torah at 11 a.m. and meet two accomplished, driven, successful women and then celebrate and honor four of our matriarchs.

Save the Date: Chai Brunch

On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. is the annual Chai Brunch. The speaker will be Philip Cantor of the Jewish Historical Society. The topic is “Jewish Story Tellers.” The brunch will be at the home of Judy and Paul Rosen, 3 Eagle Road, North Edison. Cost is $18 and a sponsor is an additional $10.

Associates Event honoring Gabe Pressman
Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., Forsgate Country Club, Monroe

Hadassah Southern NJ Region has developed an Associates “Leadership and Commitment Award” to be awarded to an individual outside the organization who has demonstrated leadership in his/her chosen profession and a commitment to Israel. Gabe Pressman, the veteran NBC news correspondent, a true leader in his profession, including fair and balanced reporting on the State of Israel, will be the first award recipient. The event is scheduled for brunch on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m., at the Forsgate Country Club, Monroe. All are invited; you need not be a member or Associate to attend. General Admission: $50/person; Benefactor & Preferred Seating: $75/person; ticket price includes full brunch. Proceeds will go towards stem cell research at Hadassah Medical organization. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Hadassah Region office via phone at: 732-643-1100 or via email at: Region.SouthernNJ@Hadassah.org

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