Hadassah Sounds the Shofar

Hadassah Sounds the Shofar

The Austin Chapter of Hadassah’s incoming board members include (from left to right) Debbie Roberson, president; Sandi Balarsky, cards and certificates chair; Julie Van Keer, treasurer; Patricia Vijack, recording secretary; Shelly Krugel, communications secretary; Loren Paeglis, vice president of membership. Missing from photo are Lisa Brill and Michelle Feibus, co-vice presidents of programming. Photo courtesy of Debbie Roberson.

By Debbie Roberson

Sounding the shofar during the high holidays calls us together to worship. The Austin Chapter of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., is virtually sounding the shofar to call us together to attend its upcoming meeting.

Hadassah’s focus is on connecting and empowering Jewish women to effect change. The organization has done this for more than 100 years—advancing health and well-being, advocating for women, and building community in the United States and Israel. The organization invites all Jewish women to join together to put their values into action with us and through Hadassah’s programs.

Hadassah is holding its fall meeting Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will provide presentations, mini TED Talk-style.

Event speakers include Gail Miller, Cathy Schecter, Robin Davis and Nicole Villalpando, who will speak on a variety of topics ranging from confronting age and ageism to food trends. Support the local Hadassah chapter and learn about the group’s other activities, including a twice monthly study group, a twice monthly mah jongg group and a monthly book club. Additional interest groups are forming.

RSVP to michellefeibus@gmail.com for event location and to indicate whether you plan to bring a dessert.

Contact any of Hadassah’s board members to become involved in the Austin chapter: President, Debbie Roberson austin@hadassah.org; Co-vice-president of programming, Michelle Feibus michellefeibus@gmail.com; Co-vice-president of programming:, Lisa Brill lisabrill@sbcglobal.net; Vice-president of membership, Loren Paeglis loren232718@gmail.com; Recording secretary, Patricia Vojack pvojack@gmail.com; Communications secretary, Shelly Krugel mkrugel8@gmail.com; Treasurer, Julie Van Keer julie.vankeer@gmail.com; Cards and certificates coordinator, Sandi Balarsky gosandi36@yahoo.com. ■

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