Annual Hadassah bake sale Thursday

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By Special to the Monitor

The Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah will hold the annual Hadassah bake sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.
For more than 30 years, the event has attracted many buyers who return to purchase cakes, cookies, pies and the traditional twisted Jewish bread, challah. Cakes and pastries represent traditions that have in many cases, been passed from mother to daughter. Often goodies are sold out by noon.
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold. Since its inception, Hadassah has remained unwavering in its devotion to Judaism, Zionism and American ideals. As the largest volunteer organization and the largest women’s organization in America, Hadassah is committed to strengthening the unity of the Jewish people. In Israel, the organization accomplishes this through progressive healthcare, education, youth institutions, volunteerism and land reclamation.
In the U.S. it reaches its goals through Jewish and Zionist education programs, Zionist Youth programs and health awareness programs, as well as by advocating for issues of importance to women and to the American Jewish community.
Hadassah has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Its research achievements include stem cell replacement, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.
The local chapter of Hadassah is an active one and has raised thousands of dollars over the years to benefit the goals of the national organization. The chapter also holds a number of events and activities and welcomes new members. To learn more about the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah, e-mail Membership Chair Andi Kron at kron@swcp.com.