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Hadassah Retreat Set for Nov. 15-17

LENOX – “Women of Hadassah: Lighting the Way,” a special leadership retreat for women of all ages will be held Nov. 15-17 at Cranwell Report and Spa in Lenox.

The weekend is sponsored by Hadassah Northeast, which includes the Northern, Southern and Western New England Regions, the Upper Mid-Atlantic Region and the Boston Chapter.

The weekend will include Shabbat services and dinner, Torah study and leadership sessions, and other activities including yoga, water aerobics, hiking and meditation.

On Saturday, Nancy Falchuk, former national president of Hadassah will give a Hadassah update at a Shabbat lunch. Before becoming National President, Falchuk served as the National Coordinator of the Development Division and as a member of Hadassah’s National Board Honorary Council and Executive Committee. She was the Coordinator of Hadassah International from 2000-04, a founding member of the Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors, and Chair for the Medical and Scientific Relationships for Hadassah International. She co-founded the Hadassah National Center for Nurses Council and spearheaded the effort to successfully create and fund Israel’s first academic clinical master’s program in nursing at the Hadassah-Henrietta Szold School of Nursing in Jerusalem. She was President of the Boston Chapter from 1985-87.

On Saturday night there will be a special Kumsitz dedicated to Merry Drench, Past President of Western New England Region of Hadassah, who passed away May 17.


For more information, contact Myrna Glansberg at (508) 965-8810 or


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