Upcoming events in Raritan Valley Hadassah.

Join Raritan Valley Hadassah on Sunday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. for a docent-led tour of the Nonconformist Exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum, located on the Voorhees Mall of the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

The tour will be led by Marcie Leff. Couvert is $10. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 15 by making a check payable to Raritan Valley Hadassah (Zimmerli in the memo) and mailing it to Sara Goodman Hand, 311 Montgomery Street, Highland Park, NJ 08904.

Feel free to call Marcia Shiffman at 732-964-0079 if you need a ride or have any questions. 
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> The Zimmerli houses more than 60,000 works, including Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art from the acclaimed Dodge Collection.

The Dodge Collection is the largest collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art in existence.

The collection was amassed by an economics professor from the University of Maryland, Norton Dodge, from the late 1950s until the advent of perestroika. It was gift of Norton and Nancy Dodge in 1991.

More than 20,000 works by close to 1,000 artists reveal a culture that defied the politically imposed conventions of Socialist Realism.

This encyclopedic array of nonconformist art extends from about 1956 to 1986, from the beginning of Khrushchev’s cultural “thaw” to the advent of Gorbachev’s glasnost and perestroika.

Work created during the Gorbachev era (through 1991) is also represented. The collection includes art made in Russia, as well as many examples of nonconformist art produced in the Soviet republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
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Please join the group for its Joint  HPCT-CAE Sisterhood & Raritan Valley Hadassah Meeting, where Dr. Ellen Ronnen, a board-certified hematologist/oncologist will discuss:
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> Advances in Breast Cancer:
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> New Developments in 2017
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> Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:30 PM
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> HPCT-CAE, 201 S 3rd Ave, Highland Park, NJ
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> ï What puts someone at risk for breast cancer?
> ï How have treatment options changed in 2017?
> ï Are there better remedies for treatment related symptoms than years ago?
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> ï Can lifestyle changes help prevent recurrence after someone has been treated for breast cancer?
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> These and other questions you might have will be answered during her talk.
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>  Chug Ivrit
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> Chug Ivrit for intermediate to advanced Hebrew speakers will hold our next meeting on Sunday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the home of Eli Leiter and Rosey Bell, 130 Valentine Street. They chat in Hebrew and read a short Hebrew story or article. They’d love to have you join them! Please RSVP to Eli and Rosey at 732-819-0593, elijahhanavi@gmail.com or roselynbe@aol.com.
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> Book Club 
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> Hadassah Book Group’s next book is scheduled to be the well reviewed “The People and the Books” by Adam Kirsch. The author is a literary critic, and the director of the Master’s Program in Jewish Studies at Columbia University. The book is lauded as “An entertaining and enlightening review of eighteen classical Jewish works, and at the same time Judaism’s most important ideas and ideals. It deserves to be on everyone’s bookshelf.

Anyone looking for a single volume introduction to Jewish Civilization will find nothing better in print.” We invite you to read this exciting book with us. Please call Gustine Matt at 732 545 3147 of email gustinematt @gmail.com if you can join us.
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> Raritan Valley Chapter Hadassah invites you to a program to support saving children at risk in Israel
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> Youth Aliyah Luncheon Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
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> Congregation Ahavas Achim, 216 S. 1st Ave., Highland Park
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> Speaker: Ruth Grossberg
> Co-chair of Hadassah’s United Nations Committee 
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> Speaking on Hadassah and its work at the UN
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> RSVP by April 16 by sending your $36 couvert to:
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> Maureen Arnow, 31 Marshall Dr. Edison, NJ 08817
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> Please show your support for Youth Aliyah by sending 
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> ______$118 – IMA giving  ______other
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> Questions: Call Maureen Arnow 732-572-2149, or email: mailsacks@aol.com
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> or Bonnie Freidenreich 732-572-2568
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> Catering by Jerusalem Pizza
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> b’todah uveracha!
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>  Chicks with Sticks Knitting Group
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> Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. at 209 North 4 Avenue, Highland Park. If you are a beginning knitter, you are most welcome to join us. Our experienced and talented knitters are always happy to assist other group members with their questions. 
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> In early February, I delivered caps and blankets to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at St. Peter’s University Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House of New Brunswick and the Neonatal Units at St. Peter’s University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. I want to thank you all for dropping off your knitting projects at my home so that I am able to put together these packages for delivery to the various hospitals. If you want to make arrangements to pick up some yarn or if you have completed caps and/or blankets that you would like to drop off, feel free to call or email me. 
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> Phyllis Pollak, Knitting Chair
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> 732-246-7366, phypollak@yahoo.com
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> Trip to the High Line and the Whitney Museum
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> Join the Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah on Thursday, June 8, 2017, as we enjoy two outstanding guided tours. First the High Line, an innovative urban park featuring greenery, gardens, bird houses, sites of the renovated neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, and cafes and views of the city and the Hudson River.
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> Then off to the adjacent Whitney Museum of American Art to see the Whitney Biennial 2017 Exhibit featuring emerging American artists. We will leave Highland Park at 9:15 a.m. sharp.
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> $102 per person (includes two guides, entrance fee, and mini?bus). Men and non-members are most welcome.  
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> Limited space available so let Elaine know if you are interested now!
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> Please contact Elaine Rand Fromkin at 732-257-1525 or memajules1@gmail.com.


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