Hadassah Centennial Book Features 4 Atlanta Women, and More in Today's Daily Briefing
Four women from Atlanta’s Jewish community are among the 101 Hadassah members featured in Thin Threads: Real Stories of Hadassah Life Changing Moments, a book Hadassah is releasing Wednesday to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The book tells personal stories through those people’s voices to show how Hadassah has changed them.
The stories include locals Edie Barr, Shirley Krick Michalove, Florence Nathanson and Ruthanne Warnick. Wish them a hardy mazel tov when you see them.
“This inspiring book isn’t just for the people who have been touched directly by this life-changing organization, but also for anyone who understands that one person, encouraged and motivated by the people around her, can truly change the world,” Roselle Ungar, who chairs the Thin Threads committee, said in a Hadassah news release this week.
“The stories in the book resonate so deeply with me that I feel they are also my stories. The stories belong to the authors but are a part of every Hadassah member’s Hadassah diary,” said Frieda Rosenberg, co-coordinator of the Hadassah centennial, which culminates with the organization’s convention in Jerusalem in October.
You can order the book at hadassahstories.com for $29.95; 500 leather-bound copies signed by Hadassah National President Marcie Natan are $180 each.
Also going on today:
• Two 18-year-olds, a 21-year-old and two juveniles have been arrested and charged with a series of incidents vandalizing and terrorizing eastern Pennsylvania’s Camp Bonim on July 14 and 15, the Wayne Independent reports. A pickup truck plowed through the camp and drove at campers and counselors, and the occupants yelled threats and slurs and fired a paintball gun at campers. One man from Tennessee is being held on $200,000 bond; the two other adults are being held on $20,000 each. The ADL called the anti-Semitic attacks disturbing but unlikely to recur, the Independent adds.
• The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin are nearing a $450 million deal to move ahead with an Israeli version of the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Reuters reports. Among other things, the deal will allow Israel to install its own radio and datalink systems and other equipment on its versions of the advanced aircraft and to start building wings for the planes. Lockheed Martin’s Marietta plant builds a central part of the F-35, which the company assembles in Texas.
• The U.S. House didn’t vote on a resolution calling for a Munich moment of silence because of a loose ban on commemorative resolutions, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency says. More than 20,000 people joined the British Zionist Federation’s Minute for Munich program this morning, the London Jewish Chronicle reports.
• Did you mark a minute of silence in memory of the Munich 11 this morning at 6, unlike the International Olympic Committee? Regardless, you can visit the Munich 11 Virtual Memorial, learn more about the slain men and leave a comment in their memory.
• You can add reality to the virtual observance by visiting the Olympic 11 Garden at the Marcus JCC in Dunwoody at 2 p.m. for a memorial ceremony. Israeli Consul General Opher Aviran, German Consul General Lutz Gorgens and 1972 American Olympic 10,000-meter runner Jeff Galloway are scheduled to take part.
• You also can Dive Into Shabbat at the Marcus JCC this afternoon. The pool opens to the community at 5 and closes at 7:30. Shabbat songs start at 5:30 and prayers at 6:15. Bring your own picnic dinner, share a vegetarian potluck, or buy food from Goodfriend’s Mobile Grill, which will be open until 7:15.
• Temple Kehillat Chaim in Roswell becomes Tequila Kehillah at 7 p.m. to introduce the congregation to prospective members. Services follow at 7:30.
• Warm up for Shabbat with wine, cheese and Joe Marks’ jazz at 7:15 p.m. at Temple Kol Emeth in East Cobb. Services start at 8.
• Open Jewish Project’s pre-Tisha b’Av Shabbat potluck dinner (vegetarian and fish) and service, at a private Va-Hi home, starts at 7:45. Israeli Consul General Opher Aviran will join Rabbi Rachael Bregman for the celebration. RSVP on Facebook to get the address.
• Congregation Shearith Israel’s Friday night service at 6 in Va-Hi will be special because of the approach of Tisha b’Av. Congregations across the metro area will have formal Tisha b’Av observances, including reading the Book of Lamentations, after Shabbat.
•Join Rabbi Josh at Congregation Bet Haverim and bring a dish to share and join us tonight at 6:30 for services.
• Early voting for the primary ends today. Vote now for your favorite candidates, Jewish or not, or wait until Election Day itself, Tuesday.
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