News & Views
Hadassah Santa Fe Chapter
Volume 52, Number 123
FROM THE BOARD Santa Fe Chapter of Hadassah Officers and Committee Chairs January 1, – December 31, 2012 Officers: Co-Presidents Valerie Frost 474.9244 Carol Toobin 995.0188 Vice President/Membership Sandra Levine 466.4041 Marsha Reindorf 466.3881 Past-President Reggie Klein 438.8150 Treasurer Carol Pava 424.8781 Recording Secretary/Chai Corresponding Secretary Patricia Zisman 573.0669 Committee Chairs: Advertising/Friends Rose Daneman 983.5261 Tributes/Certificates/Trees Esther Sutin 820.2931 Publicity Lisa Sinoff 216.7733 Mitzvah Project Joan Hershfeld 292.2839 Sandra Levine 466.4041 Hospitality Margo Taylor 983.1072 DMR Liaison Bunny Lichtenstein 473.4545 Mail Receiver Reggie Klein 438.8150 Members-at-Large Sheila Gershen 988.3143 Gloria Ballen 820.0550 Hadssah Cards Patricia Zisman 466.2968 Website Jane E. Siskin 988.5671 Bulletin Editor Marcelle Cady 231-5874 Bulletin Design Paula Eastwood www.eastwooddesignsf.com
End of the Year Message
he year is quickly coming to end and it has been an exciting year for Hadassah both nationally and for our chapter as well. The most unique event was the gathering in Jerusalem of more than two thousand women to celebrate Hadassah’s one hundredth birthday and the dedication and opening of the Sarah Wetson Davidson Tower at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem with all the attendant festivities. Henrietta Szold would be so proud. Here in Santa Fe we give many, many thanks to all the women who have served so ably on the Hadassah Board this year. Special kudos and gratitude go to our outgoing co- presidents, Carol Toobin and Valerie Frost for their extraordinary service. Under their leadership we have more than met out our quotas, bought a brick in our chapter’s name on the walking path into the hospital and provided great programs for our membership. Your continued generosity and support
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of “Chai” and “ Friends” and the purchase of trees, certificates and cards help ensure our chapter’s financial health. Happily, our membership has continued to grow and we are eagerly welcoming the active participation of new members. Stay tuned for a wealth of interesting programs in the coming year and plan to attend our annual luncheon meeting and election and installation of officers on December 9th. To all, a happy Hanukkah and a healthy and prosperous 2013. —The Santa Fe Chapter Board of Directors
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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival
Chanukah Luncheon Speaker– Dr. Judy Scher Sunday, December 9, 2012 12 Noon, at the home of Ruth Wallack Our soup-er delicious lunch will be prepared by our out-going board. Our speaker Dr. Judy Scher will talk on “Managing Stress in our Everyday Life.” Judy is a life coach, author, and national speaker. She is Director of the Scher Center for Well Being in Santa Fe. Election and installation of officers will follow. Admission: In lieu of gifts, please bring a contribution to either The Food Depot or Santa Fe Hadassah. Checks should be made out with the name of the organization of your choice. For reservations, contact Ruth Wallack, firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-986-0322, by December 3rd. Directions and a map will be sent after your reservation is received.
Sunday, December 16, 3:30 pm Israeli Academy Award-Winning Film, The Flat At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger’s grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a dense mountain of photos, letters, files, and objects, Goldfinger begins to uncover clues that seem to point to a greater mystery, and soon a complicated and shocking family history unfolds before his camera. The Flat is Goldfinger’s story. Exclusive Skype interview with Director Arnon Goldfinger.
Sunday, February 3, 3:30 pm Yiddish Cinema Classic, Tevye Called one of the 10 best Jewish films by Los Angeles Times critic, Kenneth Turan, Tevye is the first non-English film selected by the Library of Congress for the National Film Archive. Based on the same Sholem Aleichem stories as Fiddler on the Roof,
Book Club We meet on Tuesday of every month, except December, in the library of Temple Beth Shalom at 9:45 am. Everyone is invited. Come join us. January 29 February 26 March 26
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
this is Tevye is unlike any other. Made in 1939, the film is a darker view than the popular musical. It’s a Tevye seen through a much different lens, one that transmits a powerful message. Following the film, Dr. Avi Patt, Professor of Modern Jewish Studies, will discuss the relationship between the movie, the play and Sholem Aleichem’s stories as part of a Skype interview.
Sunday, March 3, 4:00 pm Award Winning Israeli Film,
Precious Life The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival brings the 2010 winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary, Precious Life, to Santa Fe next spring. The film is the story of a three year old Palestinian from Gaza with a rare immune disorder whose only chance to live is in the hands of an Israeli doctor. It is a story that provides a nuanced portrait of the subtle and not so subtle ways that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects ordinary lives in an extraordinary situation. All screenings will be at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA). For tickets and more information, go to www.santafejff.org
Fall Programs in Review
all, our favorite time of year! On Sunday, September 9th, we had a membership tea at the home of Carol Toobin. We did what ladies do--we visited with each other, as we sipped our tea and ate delicious desserts. Co-Presidents Valerie and Carol welcomed everyone. Then we turned the program over to our fabulous membership chairman, Sandy Levine. Sandy introduced our new members who were in attendance and each of them told us a little bit about themselves. We had 26 new life members, 4 new annual members, 1 new associate member and 6 new child members join our Santa Fe Chapter of Hadassah in the last twelve months. Sandy and Marsha (Reindorf-co-chair), thanks for all your hard work.
We had a wonderful turnout at our Sunday, October 21st meeting to hear Rabbi Jack Shlachter talk about Jewish leaders in the theory area at Los Alamos Lab during the mid 1940’s. Rabbi Jack, also a physicist at the Lab, told anecdotal stories of these men, providing a personal side of each of these brilliant scientists. It was an informative and delightful talk. Thank you to Marcia Torobin, chairman of the day, who arranged the program and introduced Rabbi Jack. Marcia, together with Valerie and Carol, provided the food for the reception that followed. Thanks also to Carol Pava, Reggie Klein, and Barb LaMont for your help. Our last program of the year will be on Sunday, December 9th. (See page 2 for details.)
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honors & tributes
Chai Society Chai is our major fund raiser each year. Chai membership is $30 a month or $360 for a year. It can be paid in installments or in a lump sum. We have been able to meet our yearly commitments to Hadassah plus additional funds for the hospital, Young Judea Camps, and Hadassah College. We encourage every one to consider this level of donation for our Chapter. Chai members: Susan Berk Frania Berlin Ruth Anne Faust Yolanda Hesch Dorothy Hoffman Phyllis Kapp Regina Klein
Linda Krull Barbara Lamont Sandra Levine Sally Lowen Marlene Maslow Carol Pava Esther Rapoport Nora Segal
Keepers of the Gate
eepers of the Gate contributions further education at Hadassah College Jerusalem, support medical breakthroughs and treatments at Hadassah Medical Organization, foster Jewish continuity through Young Judaea, and help disadvantaged children through
In honor of Leah Krakowski on her forthcoming bat mitzvah...Mazel Tov and love from Judy and Dan Tully In memory of Marion Rosenberg Berman Kornreich from Lena and Michael Keslin In honor of Jay Hertz, on his 65th birthday, from Michael and Esther Sutin For the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital, to Muriel Atlas, on her 80th birthday, with love from her sister, Martha Liebman, and family 4
Esther Sutin Carol Toobin Please contact Valerie Frost at 474-9244 for information and membership.
Youth Aliyah/Children at Risk. As a Keeper of the Gate you may direct your annual gift to the project of your choice, or direct your gift to Haddasah Greatest Need, empowering Hadassah to apply your gift to its most critical project. The designation can be changed each year. We are grateful to Julianne and Robert Sherman
MAKE A DONATION To send tree or donation certificates in memory or honor of someone, please first call Esther Sutin, 820-2931. She will take down all the information and send out the appropriate certificate. Send check to our treasurer, Carol Pava, 261 Plaza Canada, Santa Fe, NM 87501. If you would like to make a donation to Hadassah which does not require a certificate, please send the donation directly to our treasurer. All donations will be listed in the bulletin.
FRIENDS OF HADASSAH Lillian Bristol & Haskell Sheinberg Halley Faust Zoe Gayl Rita Grant Dorothy Hoffman Regina Klein Kovnat Family Martha Liebman Joyce & Gerald Levine Sally & Steve Lowen Julia & Albert Nathanson Maridell Nochumson Esther Rapoport Marsha & Paul Reindorf Esther & Michael Sutin Margo Taylor Carol Toobin
Mitzvah Project We started making sheets and pillow cases for Esperanza again after the High Holidays. We have been meeting at New Mexico Women’s Foundation. Joanie Hershfeld, Yaszmina Nedboy, Barbara LaMont and Margo Taylor have stepped up since Carol Toobin and Valerie Frost have been on vacation. Margo has taken pillow cases home to sew. The sheets and pillow cases are beautiful. They are being made from sheeting material given to us by the NMWF. We hope to present the sheets to Esperanza for Christmas. Esperanza has 49 twin beds and we know these new sheets will be very much appreciated. Our 2012 Mitzvah project supporting Esperanza ends December 31st. Please consider another contribution. Send check made out to Esperanza to Joan Hershfeld, 1223 Lujan Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505. —Joanie Hershfeld, Mitzvah Chairman email@example.com
2013 Slate of Officers and Committee Chairs Dear Members: What follows is the proposed 2013 Slate of Officers and Committee Chairs for our Santa Fe Chapter, as of November 11, 2012. The election of officers will be held at the Installation/Chanukah Party on Sunday, December 9. Additional nominations should be sent to Sandra Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-466-4041. Please note the positions that have yet to be filled: • President • Chair – Hadassah Cards • Recording Secretary • Co-Chair – Advertising • Corresponding Secretary
Officers: President – Vice-Presidents Membership – Joan Less, Ruth Wallak Vice-Presidents Program – Judy Tully, Carol Toobin Fund-Raising/Chai – Valerie Frost Treasurer – Lisa Sinoff Recording Secretary – Corresponding Secretary Past-Presidents – Carol Toobin, Valerie Frost
Committee Chairs: Advertising/Friends – Rose Daneman Tributes/Certificates/Trees – Esther Sutin Publicity – Barbara LaMont Mitzvah Project – Joan Hershfeld Hospitality/Reservations – Patricia Zisman Members-at-Large – Reggie Klein, Sheila Gershen, Lisa Freeman, Marcia Torobin, Bunny Lichtenstein, Sandra Levine Chapter Historian – Marsha Reindorf
Hadassah Cards – Website – Janie Siskin Bulletin Editor – Marcelle Cady Bulletin Design – Paula Eastwood Nominating Committee Chair – Sandra Levine Nominating Committee Members – Patricia Zisman, Barbara LaMont, Sally Lowen
The Santa Fe Chapter welcomes new Life Member, Carol Olmstead
special centennial membership As the year comes to a close, so does the special offer of $212 for Life Membership with the thank-you gift of a sterling silver key necklace. This Chanukah is the perfect time to give the gift of Hadassah. The 2013 Membership Campaign will maintain the Life Membership fee at $212 but will not include the gift.
Fall Program Rabbi Jack Schlacter talks about Jewish leaders in the theory area at Los Alamos National Lab during the mid 1940â€™s.
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Happy 100th Birthday, Hadassah Posted by Abigail Klein Leichman on November 1, 2012
iki Schulman was overcome The track record is impressive: More with emotion as she than half the hospital-based research entered the gleaming new in Israel is conducted through the 19-story Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hadassah Medical Organization. Hospital Tower at Jerusalem’s And through its School of Public Hadassah Hospital University Health and other outreach initiatives, Center-Ein Kerem, with its five-floor Hadassah trains medical personnel underground hospital and interactive and students from the Palestinian Hadassah Heritage Center. Authority, Egypt and Jordan, and “It is absolutely amazing. It took my from about 90 other countries. breath away and brought tears to my The ethnic diversity of staff and eyes,” she tells ISRAEL21c. patients at the Ein Kerem campus The hospital board member was and at the sister Hadassah University visiting along with some 2,000 of Hospital at Mount Scopus is a point the 330,000 members of Hadassah, of pride for the organization, which is the Women’s Zionist Organization of Jerusalem’s largest non-governmental America, to mark the global charitable employer. organization’s 100th anniversary. Hadassah members celebrating Schulman’s main focus in Sarah Wetsman Davidson planning the midHospital Tower at October Centennial Jerusalem’s Hadassah Convention was Hospital University to show delegates Center-Ein Kerem many of the medical and humanitarian projects that helped win Hadassah a 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nomination. “This is a celebration of Hadassah’s first 100 years and the launch of its next 100 years,” says Schulman, “so it was important to the leadership to make sure that our members and delegates all had at least a taste of each of the areas in which we are involved.”
the organization’s centennial with a parade in downtown Jerusalem. Photo by Yoav Ari Dudkevitch/FLASH90 The international public may be unaware that Arab and Jewish doctors and nurses work side by side, and that Arab and Jewish patients have access to the same services, often sharing the same hospital room, but it’s no big secret. “All you have to do is walk in and see for yourself,” Schulman says. Humanitarian agenda Humanitarian projects Hadassah Medical Organization has done in coordination with the Israel Foreign Ministry and other Israeli agencies continued on page 8
Hadassah around the world include volunteer HIV/AIDS education and treatment in Ethiopia and Kazakhastan; eye surgery for needy African patients; adult male circumcision for HIV prevention in Africa; and public health education in Katmandu. Hadassah medical personnel have participated in Israeli rescue operations around the world since 1960. Among the disaster scenes where they’ve brought critical care expertise are Armenia, Turkey, Greece, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Nairobi and Tanzania. Recently, the government of Panama hired Hadassah as a consultant to build a state-of-the-art emergency trauma unit there. “Whenever there’s a need for very specialized medical attention, we are always there because we are experts in so many areas, particularly disaster relief,” says Schulman. “We can set up field hospitals in four hours and
and scientists. Just three examples: an at-home cardiac defibrillator, deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease, and a non-invasive diagnostic tool for gastric reflux. Based on technologies developed by researchers at Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadasit helped establish startups including Exalenz (for diagnosing gastrointestinal and liver diseases), Medifreeze (the cryopreservation company that operates Hadassah’s stem-cell cord blood bank), Gamida Cell(gene therapy products), GVT (delivery systems for gene therapy) and TheraVir (anti-cancer viruses). Hadassah is a leader in stemcell therapy technologies and Medical innovations Over the years, the Hadasit technology international stem-cell policy transfer company has commercialized advocacy. The organization won a 2006 award from the Genetics scores of novel therapeutics, Policy Institute for its 2005 initiative diagnostics and medical devices designed to educate elected US generated by Hadassah physicians officials about the importance of embryonic stem-cell research. Hadassah research breakthroughs This year, Hadassah released positive From “100 Years, 100 Highlights” results from the first clinical trial of 1999: Development of proteins for use in treating wounds and tissue NurOwn stem-cell therapy for people reconstruction with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2002: Development of influenza vaccines (ALS). The next phase is now going 2003: Development of antibodies to complement skin cancer treatment on under the supervision of the 2003: Development of fracture treatment and bone-building using renowned Israeli stem-cell therapy stem cells pioneer Prof. Dimitrios Karussis. 2004: Development of treatments for diseases of the nervous system Hadassah was the site of Israel’s first 2005: Genetic treatments for cancer, anemia and other genetic diseases double bypass surgery (1964), first 2006: Development of methods of diagnosing precursors of cancerous successful bone marrow transplant growths (1977), first “test tube” baby (1983), 2006: Treatments developed using umbilical cord blood cells first successful heart transplant 2007: Development of immunization for Crohn’s disease (1986), first successful liver transplant 2008: Development of proteins used in the treatment of stroke damage (1991) and first successful lung 2008: Development of technology to improve the quality of MRI imaging transplant (1992) — and the first 2008: Human embryonic stem cells implanted in mice with MS, slowed computer-guided hip replacement in the progression of the disease the world (2004). In 1986, Hadassah 2009: Hospital researchers discover treatment for fatty liver disease opened the first ambulatory surgery 2010: Healthy baby born after frozen ovarian tissue implant center in Israel followed by Israel’s 2010: Revolutionary treatment for brain aneurysm first trauma unit in 1991. 2011: BrainStorm NurOwn trial for ALS patients Article printed from ISRAEL21c http://israel21c.org
treat scores of patients quickly and efficiently, and we’re familiar with the types of disease that disasters create.” The impact of the Hadassah network was recognized with an Israel Postal Authority stamp and first-day cover unveiled during the Centennial Convention by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Hadassah National President Marcie Natan. Another ceremony paid tribute to Hadassah’s continued long-time support of Youth Aliyah (immigration to Israel) and its partnership with the Jewish National Fund in operating Hadassah Neurim, one of Hadassah’s three youth villages for at-risk youth.
100 Years of Hadassah “ If we are Zionists…what is the good of meeting and talking and drinking tea? Let us do something real and practical—let us organize the Jewish women of America and send nurses and doctors to Palestine.” —Henrietta Szold, on February 24, 1912, the day Hadassah was founded, to 38 women gathered at Temple Emanuel, New York City And so they did. And here we are: Daughters and granddaughters and great granddaughters of those strong, committed, visionary, feet-on-the-ground women. What made them different? Why did the organization they started continue and thrive, when others of the time are long forgotten? Because they were practical Zionists. They dreamed of what could be in Palestine—and then they took off their gloves, rolled up their sleeves, opened their pocketbooks, and made it happen. They did send nurses to a bleak and barren Jerusalem…and laid the groundwork for Israel’s
healthcare system. They made the deserts bloom. They rescued and nurtured and educated children who would grow up to shape a new nation. They dreamed of what could be for American Jews. They taught women to be leaders, and advocates for issues that matter to Israel and to American families. They championed the budding Zionist youth movement— their promise that Hadassah’s partnership with Israel would last forever. They could not know that the future would bring Depression, Holocaust, and wars. With intelligence, energy
and grace, they met every call to action with action. Today we stand with a prosperous, proud Israel. Like those pioneering women a century ago, we are practical Zionists. Today, because of you—Hadassah hospitals treat one million patients a year, and our medical research and trauma care are world renown. Today, because of you— Israel’s earth is green, and youth become productive citizens and leaders, adding their strength to the land we love. We move together into our future with confidence and with a love for the Jewish people, a steadfast commitment to Israel, and a mission to ensure Jewish continuity. Happy Centennial, Hadassah! 100 years of Hadassah - http://www.hadassah.org/ site/c.keJNIWOvElH/b.6055235/k.7B0/100_Years_of_ Hadassah.htm
Chanukah Treats RASPBERRY AND APRICOT RUGELACH Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 4 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup and 2 TBSP white sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup and 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
2 TBSP packed brown sugar ¾ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ cup seedless raspberry preserves ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons dried apricots, chopped 1½ tsp milk Allrecipes.com
Directions In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat margarine or butter with cream cheese until blended and smooth. Beat in vanilla extract, salt, 1 cup flour, and 1/4 cup sugar until blended. With spoon, stir in remaining flour. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Wrap each with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight. To Prepare Filling: In medium bowl, with spoon, stir walnuts, apricots, brown sugar, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until well mixed. Line 2 large baking sheets with foil and grease foil. On lightly floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll 1 piece of chilled dough into a 9-inch round, keeping remaining dough refrigerated. Spread dough with 2 tablespoons raspberry preserves. Sprinkle with about 1/2 cup
apricot filling; gently press filling onto dough. With pastry wheel or sharp knife, cut dough into 12 equal wedges. Starting at curved edge, roll up each wedge, jelly-roll fashion. Place cookies on foil-lined cookie sheet, point-side down, about 1/2 inch apart. Repeat with remaining dough, one-fourth at a time. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In cup, mix remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. With pastry brush, brush rugelach with milk. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake rugelach at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) on 2 oven racks about 30 to 35 minutes until golden, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks halfway through baking time. Immediately remove rugelach to wire racks to cool. Store in tightly covered container.
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