Our Upcoming Events
Save The Date:
May 7, 2pm - Chai Tea
More info on this event to come!
Save the date for our upcoming
Celebrate the TaTas Events
August 28th and 29th
Female artists needed to paint tatas!
Lunch, Auction, Wine Pull, & more
Thursday, October 26th
11:30 - 2:30
If you would like to volunteer,
please email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 28, 7:00PM
The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman
1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army. Bound to a man who would kill her if he knew of her clandestine activities, Stella has to hide not only her efforts but her love for William, a Black soldier and a brilliant musician.
Meanwhile, in New York City, a Jewish woman stitches a quilt for her husband, who is stationed in Louisiana with the Union Army. Between abolitionist meetings, Lily rolls bandages and crafts quilts with her sewing circle for other soldiers, too, hoping for their safe return home. But when months go by without word from her husband, Lily resolves to make the perilous journey South to search for him.
As these two women risk everything for love and freedom during the brutal Civil War, their paths converge in New Orleans, where an unexpected encounter leads them to discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us. Loosely inspired by the authors' family histories, this stunning novel will stay with readers for a long time..
Looking ahead, on March 28, 2023, we will talk about The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman. Both authors will also be at the Charlotte Jewish Book Festival on Sunday, March 26.
Hadassah’s BookTalk book club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Join us on Zoom and share your opinions about the month’s book. If you would like to attend or have questions, contact Karen or Aileen.
Our next meeting on April 18 will cover In Five Years by Rebecca Serle.
Wine & Schmooze
at Vintner Wine Market
April 4, 7:00PM
Lake Norman Jewish Book Club
April 20, 1:30PM
All are welcome to participate and it is free, however, registration is necessary at www.jclkn.org.
Zoom Short Story Discussions with Hadassah Friends
Next Meeting: April 7, 11:45am (via Zoom)
This year we will discuss stories from Amos Oz’s book Scenes from a Village Life.
On February 10 we will talk about the stories Waiting on page 159 and Strangers on 189.
Please save the following dates:
2023: May 12, Jun. 9
The Short story discussions are not a typical book-Club, but they are perfect for the literature lovers. It is hard to imagine that for over 10 years we have managed to find plenty ideas for discussion on a single short story!
On the second Friday of each month (except for holidays) till May 2023 we will meet at 11:45 to talk about stories from the book Scenes From Village Life by Amos Oz. For now we are meeting through Zoom and we hope to meet outdoors in the spring.
All are welcome to join us even if they don’t get a chance to read a story, but copyright guidelines prevent us from sending the story to those who do not reply. The discussions are conducted in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
For more information, contact Amalia Warshenbrot.
About 14 years ago, some Hadassah ladies were looking for good ideas for a membership activity. They came up with making frozen prepared meals for JFS clients. We are still making those meals today. Each pantry day, food is collected from members and assembled into meals. 120-150 meals are made a month. Special holiday meals are prepared for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Passover and Thanksgiving. The clients are so appreciative. This provides a very unique opportunity for JFS to give their clients a complete meals.
If you would like to get involved in this mitzvah, you can help in many ways. Prepare food, donate supplies (sandwich and gallon sized bags, meal containers, gift cards to grocery stores, money donations, etc. In December, The Charlotte Jewish Day School Middle School helped prepare Hanukkah meals. Everything was made from scratch by the students.
Please contact Elissa Vining for further information.