Upcoming Events
Shavuot May 19-21
Mah Jongg May 22
Intro to Kabbalah May 22
Knit & Knosh May 23
Adult Ed May 23
Talmud class May 24
Torah Yoga May 26
Mah Jongg May 29
Intro to Kabbalah May 29
Dinner Club May 29
Knit & Knosh May 30
Annual Congregational Meeting May 30
Talmud class May 31

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May 6, 13, 27

May 7, 14, 28

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

Sunday: June 10
Monday: June 25

Sunday, May 20
Monday, May 21



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.