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Hadassah Jewish Women’s Film Series in Fall

Hadassah of Westchester and Westchester Library System partnered to present the series.

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Hadassah of Westchester and the Westchester Library System are teaming up to present a film series this fall.

This series of four films presents strong Jewish women who made a significant, lasting impact to some aspect of society, culture or the arts. They are being shown at six libraries around the county through the fall, including , Greenburgh, Pound Ridge, Harrison, White Plains and Mt. Kisco.

Phyllis Hartstein, President of the Westchester Region of Hadassah, said “Hadassah is pleased to bring this series to our Westchester communities.  Hadassah, the largest women’s organization in the US, supports health and humanitarian goals, in Israel and the U.S.  In Israel we operate hospitals, Hadassah College, and youth villages.  In the U.S. we provide education and advocacy, in support of our causes and the Jewish community. By partnering with the library system, we are able to bring these films about strong women who provide wonderful role models for women of today, to a broader community.”  

Terry Kirchner, Executive Director of the WLS, said “WLS is delighted to partner with Hadassah on this series.  The libraries are here to inform, educate and entertain our Westchester residents.  These films enhance our efforts to provide these services to an expanded group within our communities.” 

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The award-winning films include “Ahead of Time”, about Ruth Gruber; “Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg”, the story of Gertrude Berg; “Collected Shorts”, the Grace Paley story, and “Making Trouble”, about six women comediennes. 

For details about the films, locations and times, contact the library, the Westchester Region at (914) 937-3151, or on-line at www.hadassah.org/westchester

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