Sachlev Chapter – Rishon LeTzion
President: Mira Tal, 050-5518888,
The chapter was established in March 2005 by Pnina Atir. Today, the chapter has close to 60 members, mainly from Rishon LeTzion and a few settlements in the area.
Once a month we hold social morning meetings (on the first Sunday of each month) at the Kiryat Ganim Community Center. The content of the meetings varies from lectures by external speakers to social activities of the members in the chapter. We celebrate Israel's festivals together, and finish the year by watching a documentary about what we have done during the past year. In addition, we have established a library to exchange books which members donate. The rule of "Book-for-book" has so far managed to keep the books fresh and provide a varied selection.
We hold fundraising events twice a year. The themes are determined according to the needs of Hadassah-Israel or the local community in which we operate.
Since January 2006, members have volunteered with Women at Risk (coffee, and mothers of teenage girls at risk). Some women have more than 10 years of experience.
Since 2008, three groups of volunteers have been involved in Thinking Games for Children at Risk.
We are preparing for additional activities in cooperation with the Welfare Department to adopt a day care center for children aged 0-3 and individual meetings with at-risk children from age Grade 4 and upwards, who are not integrated into after-school centers
We are currently in the process of recruiting women for a mediation course to be applied in elementary schools.