Category Archives: Hadassah

HADASSAH DESERT MOUNTAIN REGION COOKBOOK: SUBMIT A RECIPE!

Dear All,

The fun opportunity to build a cookbook (as a fundraiser for our Hadassah Region) is still ongoing. The deadline to submit a recipe has been extended and the email address for submitting the recipes has been updated to desertmountain@hadassah.org Thanks Nadyne Weissman from Great Falls for submitting a recipe. Who else will join Nadyne?

Details:

The Desert Mountain Hadassah Region Cookbook will be “sold” for $25 and emailed to those who purchase it, so there will be no production costs.

How to participate:
1. Please submit a recipe with a story. For example, you could submit a recipe with a “Dor v’ Dor” – “from Generation to Generation” – type story, such as, “This fruit pie recipe was from my amazing mother who made this every Shabbos. When we traveled to Bainbridge Island every year for summer vacation, I would make this and my kids loved it.”
2. Recipes can be in any category: Appetizers, lite meals, breakfast, dinner, veggies, desserts, special holiday meals, miscellaneous!
3. Please submit easy recipes!
4. Please include a selfie or another picture of your choosing. If the recipe is from your Mom for example, please include a picture of your Mom, or of the two of you together.
5. Please email the recipe and photos to desertmountain@hadassah.org by August 16

HADASSAH NEWS
PO Box 204
Butte, Montana 59702 USA

HADASSAH: FUN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A COOKBOOK

Dear All,

Fun opportunity to build a cookbook that will be a fundraiser for our Hadassah Region:

The Desert Mountain Hadassah Region Cookbook will be “sold” for $25 and emailed to those who purchase it, so there will be no production costs.

How to participate:
1. Please submit a recipe with a story. For example, you could submit a recipe with a “Dor v’ Dor” – “from Generation to Generation” – type story, such as, “This fruit pie recipe was from my amazing mother who made this every Shabbos. When we traveled to Bainbridge Island every year for summer vacation, I would make this and my kids loved it.”
2. Recipes can be in any category: Appetizers, lite meals, breakfast, dinner, veggies, desserts, special holiday meals, miscellaneous!
3. Please submit easy recipes!
4. Please include a selfie or another picture of your choosing. If the recipe is from your Mom for example, please include a picture of your Mom, or of the two of you together.
5. Please email the recipe and photos directly to Judith Levitsky, Major Gifts Chair (from Colorado) Judith.Levitsky@hadassah.org by August 9.

HADASSAH NEWS by Montana Hadassah
PO Box 204
Butte, Montana 59702 USA

MONTANA HADASSAH: SAD NEWS

Dear All,

It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of Claude Oulman, beloved husband of our member Callie Oulman, and beloved father of our member Holly Oulman, all of Butte. May Claude’s memory be a blessing and may all the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion at this difficult time.

At this time, my understanding is that when Claude was life-flighted to Portland, where some of the family already lives, Callie also went, and that when it is safe to do so, after the pandemic, the family will have a gathering to honor Claude. The address to send cards is still the address we have in Butte:

Oulman’s
649 S. Montana St.
Butte, MT 59701

Thank you for keeping the Oulmans in your hearts.

Nancy Oyer
Hadassah Montana
HADASSAH NEWS by Montana Hadassah
PO Box 204
Butte, Montana 59702 USA

MONTANA HADASSAH: ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY

Dear All,

Does the opportunity for advocacy through Hadassah speak to you? If yes, this email is for you and if after reading it you would want to participate in this or lead a group, please reach out to me, Nancy, at neogeo@montana.com and I will support you as you jump in here and send you the documents. Thank you. See below:
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Dear Hadassah Advocacy Leaders,

It’s a very exciting and important time to be involved in advocacy, and Hadassah members are continuing to make their voices heard in new and inventive ways. Hadassah introduced a VIRTUAL Day in the District Program that enables us to meet with our elected officials via Zoom.

Additionally, we hope you’ll join us for an Advocacy Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 to learn more about the Virtual Day in the District Program and other important Hadassah advocacy initiatives, including Voter Registration.

We are offering TWO Zoom opportunities to get together. Please choose which time you prefer and RSVP to Susan Glicksberg at sglicksberg@hadassah.org and let us know if you’ll be able to join either meeting. It will be such a treat to see all of you! Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Thursday, July 16th @ 1:00 pm PST – (4:00 pm EST / 3:00 pm CST)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83104291872?pwd=ZERQeFdFRDYzV0RFbnMyM3ZtcUZ1UT09
Meeting ID: 831 0429 1872
Password: 640895
To Join By Phone – Audio Only
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kclsTXnNTQ

Thursday, July 16th @ 3:00 pm PST – (6:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm CST)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85846330541?pwd=NHJnRmlsZEg0K0dvU1VEM2lsNmxzQT09
Meeting ID: 858 4633 0541
Password: 305685
To Join By Phone – Audio Only
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdYGc6BACp

Best Regards,

Stacey R. Dorenfeld
National State Advocacy Co-Chair
Hadassah Southern California Advocacy Chair
818.590.4158
“have the courage to pursue the wisdom of your soul”

HADASSAH
The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
Amelia & Mark Taper Hadassah House
455 South Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA. 90211
hadassah.org/southerncalifornia

HADASSAH NEWS by Montana Hadassah
PO Box 204
Butte, Montana 59702 USA

CARDS AND PRAYERS NEEDED

Dearest Members,

Here is an opportunity to send a card and share healing prayers.

Hadassah life member from Butte, Callie Oulman, and her husband Claude, were in a bad car accident in Butte two days ago. Callie ended up with a broken arm and Claude ended up in the ICU and yesterday was life flighted to Portland. Their daughter Allie Jolly said they would very much appreciate any thoughts and prayers and cards, which can be sent to the Oulmans at

649 South Montana Street,
Butte, MT 59701.

Please feel free to write even if you’ve never met them and tell them you are a fellow Hadassah member and that we are very much holding them in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Nancy Oyer
President
Hadassah Montana

HADASSAH NEWS by Montana Hadassah
PO Box 204
Butte, Montana 59702 USA

HADASSAH MONTANA SHABBAT JUNE 12 VIA ZOOM 6-7 PM

Dear Hadassah Montana,

Greetings all! See below for (1) Link for our ZOOM Shabbat, (2) news on some of our members, and (3) Save the date.

ZOOM SHABBAT
Join us for our virtual Hadassah shabbat, with Rabbi Mark Kula and Cantor Amber Ikeman, Zooming live from Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman, Friday June 12, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Zoom link (in blue) and info below!

• We are the guests of honor at the service, Friday June 12, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
• Everyone is welcome!
• Thank you to our volunteer readers who signed up in advance, listed here in alphabetical order by last name:
o Phyllis Lefohn – Clancy
o Sara (Sikorski) McConnell – Helena
o Shari Roubinek – Kalispell
o Lee Schreiber – Las Vegas, NV (Our Chapter Advisor aka “AVP” – Area Vice President)
o Amy Solomon – Billings
o Janet Tatz – Helena

The prayer book will be visible on screen. Click here to join:
Zoom link
for June 12 Shabbat 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dial in by phone:
1 669 900 6833 US
Meeting ID: 876 1653 7867
Password: 016243

NEWS ON SOME MEMBERS
• Donna Johnson in Philipsburg, who does not have access to email, has experienced a miracle of healing and is improving. She is so pleased and wanted to convey to all how much the cards, calls and good wishes/prayers have meant to her. “Keep them coming” is her wish. She loves the contact, connection and concern. Donna Johnson, PO Box 795, Philipsburg, MT, 59858.

• Michelle Vered in Bozeman, our email administrator (Nancy is sending this particular message so I can write about Michelle) is doing better after COVID and also appreciated all the cards and letters she received.

• Sara (Sikorski) McConnell, Helena, our treasurer, got married and is expecting her first baby with a due date of January! B’sha-ah Tovah (“at a good hour” as they say in Israel – they wait on the “Mazal Tov” until the baby is born) and Mazal Tov on your recent marriage!

• Roberta Perlman, Columbus had rotator cuff surgery in January and is improving and doing PT like a good patient!

• Elaine Remez, Somers (in the Flathead), corresponding secretary, had surgery last month and we send her a big mishebeirach.

• Mona Jamison, Helena, is in our hearts after the recent passing last month of her beloved husband Van.

Cards from our chapter have been sent for all of the above (thank you Wendy Weissman, Great Falls, recording secretary filling in for corresponding while Elaine is out with surgery). Let me know if I’ve missed anyone. Thank you to all who have made donations this year or have stepped up or are considering stepping up to be an annual donor. Blessings to all of you. If you have any news you would like the chapter to share, please send it tomontana.hadassah@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE
October 23-25, 2020 is still our Montana Hadassah annual meeting in Helena at the Doubletree Hotel if we are able to meet in person, and by Zoom if not. More details will be trickling out to you in the next months, but I can tell you we have entertainment already. We will be zooming in a comedian (American who made aliya) from Israel! It’s going to be fun and we are going to raise some significant funds and awareness, whether we meet in person or by Zoom!

Nancy Oyer, President
Hadassah Montana
406.490.8989
Hadassah email (goes to our email administrator): montana.hadassah@gmail.com
Nancy Oyer personal email: neogeo@montana.com

ADASSAH NEWS by Montana Hadassah
327 W Galena St.
Butte, Montana 59701 USA

MONTANA ZOOM HADASSAH SHABBAT: JUNE 12,

Dear All,

Our planned June 12 Hadassah Shabbat at Beth Shalom Synagogue in Bozeman is still on… but it’s VIRTUAL! Now the whole chapter has an opportunity to enjoy the Shabbat service in Bozeman.

The rabbi has 6 readings available for Hadassah members who want to participate – please email me directly at Nancy Oyer neogeo@montana.com by May 31st if you would like to be honored with a reading in English or the Shema in Hebrew.

RECAP:

What: Zoom Shabbat Service (Link to come in a couple of weeks)
When: Friday night June 12, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MST
Why: Honor Hadassah, Connect, Engage (old and potential new) Members in Bozeman

Our chapter planned to sponsor (buy the food and drinks) for the oneg Shabbat (the “joy of Shabbat”) after services. There will, of course, be no oneg this time, but we can still get the word out about Hadassah, reach out to the Beth Shalom community, and connect with one another. We will host an oneg there in the future.

Look forward to hearing from you soon, and stay tuned in the next few weeks for the Zoom link to participate in the Hadassah Shabbat at Beth Shalom in Bozeman.

Nancy Oyer
President
Hadassah Montana
Butte, Montana
406.490.8989
neogeo@montana.com

MONTANA HADASSAH: PRAYERS AND CARDS NEEDED

From Nancy Oyer, Butte, MT

Dear All,

I just got a call asking for prayers for our lovely life member Donna Johnson from Philipsburg – who you may remember meeting if you were at our annual event in Big Sky. She was there with her husband Richard – they are members of Congregation B’nai Israel in Butte. Another of our members who called me said all she knew was that Donna just came home from the hospital against medical advice, so she could be with her husband, and called asking for prayers tonight. I don’t know many details as I didn’t even know Donna was in the hospital. Please keep Donna in your prayers and if you can send a card immediately, please send it to:

Donna Johnson
PO Box 795
Philipsburg, MT 59858

Thank you.

Nancy Oyer
Butte, MT
406.490.8989
neogeo@montana.com

FROM HADASSAH’S NATIONAL PRESIDENT

HADASSAH CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

HADASSAH AND THE CORONAVIRUS

From: Montana Hadassah
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 10:58 AM
Subject: IMPORTANT: HADASSAH DMR

Dear All,

Please see the following two letters from Region and National.
Yours in health,
Nancy Oyer
President
Montana Hadassah
406.490.8989
neogeo@montana.com

From: Roni Ogin
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:43 PM
Subject: IMPORTANT: HADASSAH DMR

Dear Hadassah Region Board Members,

It is with deep regret that I am writing to let you know that the Region Board Meeting and Training scheduled for April 25-27 in Las Vegas is being indefinitely postponed. This has been a difficult decision for all involved. We are looking at the possibility of rescheduling in late May, but no one can yet predict how the COVID-19 virus will play out. As events unfold, we will continue to make decisions that protect the health of our members. We also will look into virtual meetings.

Hadassah is committed to protecting and promoting our members health and safety in the face of COVID-19 concerns, particularly as they relate to members in a compromised category and the need to to minimize risk. I am including the letter from Rhoda Smolow, Hadassah’s National President regarding the cancellation of “all national in-person meetings” through the end of April. I just received clarification that a Region meeting is considered a National meeting and therefore must be postponed. As for Chapter events, please stay abreast of CDC warnings and guidelines and adhere to them as they pertain to your upcoming events. Your local county health department should also be a good source of informaiton.

I know that many of you have already made plane reservations, paid your registration fee and booked the hotel. We will refund your registration fee over the next few weeks. We will be cancelling the hotel reservations under the block, so look for a cancellation notice. Meanwhile, please cancel your travel. Many airlines are allowing booked passengers to cancel or reuse the airfare, and many of you booked on Southwest, which offers a credit for your airfare for up to one year. If you still have out-of-pocket travel pockets, DMR will reimburse you. Please send the completed voucher (attached) and your receipt, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Cathy Olswing, 3748 North Sabino Ridge Place, Tucson, AZ 85750. (Shawna has temporarily stepped down as Treasurer.)

I wish you all good health and good spirits as we navigate this difficult time. Each of you is important to me and your safety is my highest priority. I hope we see each other soon. Thank you for all you do on behalf of Hadassah.

Warm regards,
Renee

________________________________________

From: Rhoda Smolow
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 3:26 PM
Subject: Status of Corona Virus at Hadassah

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to assure you that Hadassah is deeply committed to the health and wellness of our community. Your safety is paramount to us and we have established procedures to ensure your well-being.

At this writing, the overall message from our government officials is that the health risk from COVID-19 is still considered low. However, we understand the discomfort that this rapidly changing situation has caused for all of us.

Please be advised that all national in-person meetings have been canceled through the end of April. When you are making decisions about local events, please check with your local department of health to see if there are any guidelines specific to your area and please err on the side of caution. In addition, all national travel has been canceled through the end of April. If your travel plans are not mission critical, please see if there are alternative ways to hold these meetings such as conference calls or through other virtual means.

In addition, we are setting up an e-mail hotline for employees and volunteers who think they may have been exposed to the coronavirus or who have questions about their personal situation related to the outbreak. Please e-mail: coronavirushotline@hadassah.org for this purpose. Of course, if you think you may have symptoms of the coronavirus, please contact your healthcare professional for instructions regarding your health.

Please know that we recognize the uncertainty felt by our members and volunteers and we are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will update you as necessary.

In the meantime, we appreciate your continued calm and cooperation in the face of this dynamic and unusual situation.

Rhoda Smolow Janice Weinman
National President CEO/Executive Director
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