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Hadassah 2017-2018 season


August 25, 2017

The summer is coming to an end and Orlando Hadassah is gearing up for a sensational new season of exciting programs and fund raising events.

The first meeting of the new season will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom. Rabbi David Kay will bring his musical stylings to the stage with a one man show, especially created for Hadassah ladies and featuring timeless pop and rock and roll classics.

Kay was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA) in 2002, where he also received a Master of Arts degree in education. Prior to pursuing the rabbinate, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, worked for a progressive animal welfare organization, and played in an original rock band, acoustic duo, and as a solo act. He has appeared regularly in productions at The Roth Family JCC’s Theater at the J, since its revival.

Dr. Amy Derrow Witt, noted area dermatologist and Orlando Hadassah member is the guest speaker in October. Dr. Derrow will discuss skin care and cosmetic dermatology.

One of Orlando Hadassah’s favorite authors of Jewish literature, Ellen Brazer, will be back to visit with her latest book, “The Wondering Jew, My Journey into Judaism.”

Laura Lang, the senior advocate officer of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, will discuss the latest crimes and scams as well as the many dangerous situations you may encounter and how to best protect yourself should you become involved in such a predicament.

These are but a few of the programs being presented this season.

Orlando Hadassah’s annual Bunny Rosen Heart Health Luncheon and Fashion Show will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park. The occasion promises to be a fabulous afternoon of excellent food, outstanding company and stunning fashions presented by Evelyn and Arthur of Palm Beach and Winter Park.

The Orlando Chapter will be participating in The Uplift Project, a Breast Cancer Awareness and Research Program sponsored by National Hadassah. The aim is to save lives by educating women about the need for early detection and the continuously evolving treatments available through world-wide research programs. The local Hadassah chapter is promoting an event in Bloomingdales at The Mall at Millenia on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where bras decorated for the event by local Hadassah women will be displayed.

Hadassah meetings offer a delicious luncheon catered by Bagel King followed by an afternoon of entertainment, education, and information. The meetings are open to the public.

Reservations are required. RSVP to Nancyg357@yahoo.com or call 407-415-6892.


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