Hadassah Announces Upcoming Events

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah has announced a variety of upcoming events.

Mitzvah of Love Luncheon
Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah will continue their “Year Of The Woman” theme with a special, sparkling Mitzvah of Love Luncheon celebrating “I Am Woman”. Barbara Littman and Sarri Singer, two accomplished, driven, and most successful women, will enlighten the audience on their journeys in the benevolent, business, and philanthropic worlds. Celebrated also will be four of the chapter’s matriarchs – Shirley Greene, Sarah Grow, Sylvia Kirshner, and Tillie Pass – who continue to dedicate themselves to Hadassah. The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at Congregation Ohr Torah. Couvert: $45; suggested donation $200. Elaine Rand Fromkin (732-257-1525 or memajules@aol.com) and Sara Goodman Hand (732-545-6234 or SaraLGoodman@gmail.com) will accept your reservations by Oct.12.

L’Dor V’Dor Apple Picking
Celebrate autumn by picking apples with the Hadassah L’Dor V’Dor (young women’s group) family. On Sunday, Oct. 14, at noon, meet at Rosedale Park, on Federal City Road in Hopewell for picnic lunch. Then turn the corner for Family Fun Festival at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton (Phone: 609-924-2310). Activities include: apple and pumpkin picking, wagon rides, corn maze, animal barnyard, live music, and more! Pony rides available for an additional fee. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Families welcome. Cost: $5 per person and $3 donation per family towards Hadassah; children under 3 are free. RSVP to Molly Bindell at Mollysil@gmail.com. Cash and checks will be accepted the day of the event. Walk-ins welcome; RSVP appreciated.

Chai Brunch
On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah will hold 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. RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 8 by calling Judy Rosen at 732-549-2897 or Marcela Rubin at 732-388-2579.

Chicks with Sticks
Chicks with Sticks will hold the next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 8 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 732-339-8492 or email safti18@gmail.com. If you can’t attend meetings and want to join in by knitting at home, call Tillie Pass at 732-572-0753. She will give you yarn.

Hadassah Book Group 
The Hadassah Book Group will meet on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. They are reading and discussing “The Prime Ministers” by Yehuda Avner. Call Gustine Matt at 732 545 3147 or email gustinematt@gmail.com for further details.

Chug Ivrit
Hebrew Club for intermediate to advanced Hebrew Speakers will meet on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., at the home of Rachel Weintraub, 120 Highland Ave. Edison. Chat in Hebrew and read a short Hebrew story or article. For more information or to RSVP, contact Rachel at 732-819-9298 or rachel@weintraubworld.net.

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