Our Upcoming Events
Rosh Hashanah Honey Fundraiser
Support Hadassah Charlotte Metro and buy a sweet New Year's gift for your friends and family with our annual Honey jars!
This distinctive 8 oz jar of Kosher honey arrives in time for the holiday, decorated with a festive label, and includes a personalized card reading, "Shana Tova - Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year," as well as letting your recipient know a donation has been made in their honor to Hadassah Charlotte Metro.
Each jar of honey is $14, including shipping and handling.
Wine & Schmooze
at Vintner Wine Market
October 3, 7:00PM
Short Story Discussions with Hadassah Friends
September 8, 11:45am, Zoom
On September 8 at 11:45AM we will discuss a story from the book Frankly Feminist; stories by Jewish women, edited by Susan Weidman-Schneider. The story for September's meeting is In Vegas This Year (page 13).
The book is available in the Levine-Sklut library at Shalom Park and from book stores and Amazon. We recommend that you read the forward and the introduction as well as the story.
This book represents the best Jewish feminist fiction published
in Lilith magazine since 1976. All stories are written by Jewish women from around the globe from all levels of religiosity. You will enjoy it!
Newcomers are welcome even if they have not read the story.
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold, and the binds that tie four generations of women.
Gabriela's mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though her famed beauty and charm seem to be reserved for everyone but her daughter. Ever since Gabriela can remember, she and Luna have struggled to connect. But when tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's more to her mother than painted nails and lips.
Desperate to understand their relationship, Gabriela pieces together the stories of her family's previous generations—from Great-Grandmother Mercada, the renowned healer, to Grandma Rosa who cleaned houses for the English, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem. But as she uncovers shocking secrets, forbidden romances, and the family curse that links the women together, Gabriela must face a past and present far more complex than she ever imagined.
If you want to get a jump on your reading, our selection for our October 24 Hadassah BookTalk meeting is Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr.
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.
Tuesday, September 27, 7:00PM
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi
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.