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Hadassah Richmond President’s Corner

Arlene Wiener

As we start the new year, we cannot help but reflect on the 2022 accomplishments of the Hadassah Richmond chapter.

We opened the year with Advocacy Day. That was followed by a hybrid event that paired the discussion of The Book of Two Ways with a Health Program featuring an end-of-life Doula.

In the spring new and old friends toured Shockoe Bottom taking in the rich history of Richmond and later that month the Keepers of the Gate donors were given a private tour with reception at the Virginia Holocaust Museum.

The monthly Hadassah & Friends Lunch Group resumed in the Spring meeting at local restaurants and continued through the remainder of the year reminding us it was time to be in person again.

Several local leaders went to the Hadassah Super South Tri-Region conference in Atlanta in September inspiring us to reinvigorate our chapter in a post-Covid world. The chapter met for brunch a week later to discuss how to make the chapter stronger than ever.

(From left)- Program Co-Chairs Miriam Davidow and Cheri Wolff.

In October, the Women’s Reproductive Health Program from a Jewish Perspective was held with over 100 attendees. This amazing program educated our community and awakened newcomers to our organization. The year ended strongly.

The Chapter won the Grass Roots Fundraising Award for our 2021 Elinor Marshall Humanitarian fundraiser. We met with VA legislators to advocate for women’s rights. A Hospitality Group was born as was a Young Women’s Focus Group.

All these accomplishments pave the way for an even better 2023.

Please let us know how you would like to get involved in Hadassah. We promise you – you will enjoy it. We look forward to seeing y’all in the New Year! A Happy and Healthy One to All.


Arlene Wiener and Cheri Wolff, Hadassah Richmond 2022 Co-Presidents

Message from Hadassah Richmond President Arlene Wiener

(Note: Arlene Wiener and Cheri Wolff were Hadassah Richmond Co-Presidents during 2022. Arlene will be taking on the role singularly for 2023).

I wanted to thank all the women who made the events of 2022 happen as well as those who attended.

But I must say a huge thank you to my 2022 co-President, Cheri Wolff. The accomplishments of the chapter would not have been brought to fruition without her leadership and knowledge of the Richmond community.

I will miss her as my co President but look forward to her continued involvement in advocacy and health care as well as her mentorship as needed.