The Hadassah Elgin Chapter Donor Luncheon and Tea in the Country this past fall could not have been more spectacular. The weather was delightfully warm and the leaves on the trees outside the Edgewater by Del Webb sunroom were beautiful to behold.
Spirits were high as Hadassah Elgin members, including many supportive spouses, enjoyed a bountiful buffet of sandwiches, assorted salads, fresh fruit and an array of delectable desserts. This year’s theme, “Lunch with Tea in the County,” saw each table festooned with a colorful tea pot filled with brilliant orange, yellow and green fall foliage.
As this was the first in person event in over two years, everyone felt the joy of being together and honoring the generous members and associates who continue to support the Hadassah mission.
Hadassah Elgin Chapter President Nancy Zimmerman welcomed members and guests. Nancy was particularly proud to announce that the Elgin Chapter raised $5,000 to purchase a hospital bed for Hadassah Hospital and recently sent a $650 check to Hadassah National to support Camp Judea. Of course, there was an additional shout out of appreciation to our Hadassah Keepers of the Gate donors. Artist and vocalist Barbara Silverman, a faculty member of the reputable Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, entertained with a medley of songs much to everyone’s delight.
Hadassah Elgin member Helen Lindow, gifted everyone with a tzedakah box, cleverly replicating Noah’s Ark. She urged everyone to fill it up thereby keeping “Hadassah Afloat.” Our donor committee included Anita Hornung, Robin Seigle, & Deborah Sternfeld.