Upcoming Events
Intro to Kabbalah Jan. 16
Knit & Knosh Jan. 17
Adult Ed Jan. 17
Talmud class Jan. 18
Rosh Chodesh group Jan. 18
Religious school-led services Jan. 19
Shabbat dinner Jan. 19
Casino Night Jan. 20
PJ Library event Jan. 21
Book Club Jan. 21
Mah Jongg Jan. 23
Intro to Kabbalah Jan. 23
Knit & Knosh Jan. 24
Adult Ed Jan. 24
Talmud class Jan. 25
Dinner Club Jan. 25

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Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Doors open at 5 p.m.
Games start at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 7
Monday, Jan. 22



Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is the largest Zionist organization in the world. Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism and the American ideal.

Committed to the centrality of Israel based on the renaissance of the Jewish people in its historic homeland, Hadassah promotes the unity of the Jewish women worldwide. In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, education and youth institutions, and land development to meet the country's changing needs.

In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, health awareness, and personal enrichment and growth for its members.

The Esther Krinitz group, named in memory of Holocaust survivor and Frederick retailer and artist, meets monthly for educational and social events. As part of the Greater Washington Chapter of Hadassah, we offer many outstanding opportunities to enrich the lives of the members. For information about joining this dynamic, multigenerational group, contact Susan Dwyer, membership vice president, at 301-662-2628, or contact the Esther Krinitz group by email.

Read Tapestry, the Esther Krinitz group newsletter.


    • Greeting and note cards: Now available from the Greater Washington Chapter of Hadassah. The Esther Krinitz Group receives 50 percent of the proceeds. Contact Karen Ashwal to place an order. View the greeting cards.
Meet Susan Dwyer
Susan is the president of the Esther Krinitz group. She and her husband, Boyd, have lived in Fredeick for more than 20 years. Their three sons attended our religious school and became B'nai Mitzvah here. Susan is on the board of trustees and was instrumental in organizing a youth group based on community service for teens. Susan enjoys meeting and getting to know new members.