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Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Power of Resilience

May 30 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Together let’s celebrate the resilience of our community with renowned author Talia Carner. Following a dessert reception (dietary laws observed), Talia will share stories of ingenuity and daring from her newest novel, The Boy with the Star Tattoo. We will honor Sheryl Ackerson for her many years of unwavering dedication to Hadassah and recognize the leadership of Rachel Chernoff.

Unable to attend? Make a donation in honor of Sheryl and/or Rachel and also purchase prize drawing tickets (need not be present to win).

Questions? Contact cns@hadassah.org or 847.205.1900.

$90 Event Fee.

Supporter Opportunities:
$180 Partner
$360 Builder
$720 Visionary

The Boy with The Star Tattoo Autographed Book Pre-Order $11

Prize Drawing Tickets: $20 for 5 Tickets · $40 for 12 Tickets

Register or become a Supporter or Sponsor by May 23 here: www.events.hadassah.org/CNSPower2024

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore President: Ellen Kroot

Event Chairs: Cindy Behar, Karen Kooperman, Michele Reznick, Karen Weiss

Host Committee (in formation)*:

Esther Berman
Diane Cotton Caplan
Hollis Chalem
Audrey Edidin
Luisa Ellenbogen
Francine Ephraim
Barbara Epstein
Linda Frank
Judy Franks-Farah
Dottie Fiedler
Ruth Ann Freedman
Nina Friedman
Fran Givertz
Mickey Gordon
Randy Heidenfelder
Donna Hersh
Laura Immergluck
Deborah Irwin
Ellen Kroot
Gina Maling
Sheri McGinnis
Lori Metsa
Michelle Miller
Jan Mosoff
Sue Nadler
Melissa Nguyen
Tracy Noren
Susan Packard
Sallie Rootberg
Sharon Rosenstein
Greta Rothschild
Michele Rubin
Beth Sair
Andrea Ship
Melissa Slater
Marcia Tobias
Nancy Trudell
Janice Wahnon
Marsha Warnick
Jeanette Zemsky

Talia Carner
Award-Winning Author, Master Storyteller, and 7th Generation Sabra

Talia Carner, Award-Winning Author, Committed Supporter of Global Human Rights, Master Storyteller, and 7th Generation Sabra, will speak to us about two little-known pieces of our people’s history: the rescuing of Jewish orphans following WWII and a 1969 story of ingenuity and daring by the Israeli Navy, which together create the backdrop for her newest book, The Boy with the Star Tattoo. Talia was one of Algemeiner Media’s Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life in 2023.

Sheryl Ackerson
Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Organization Vice President and Henrietta Szold Hadassah Co-President

Sheryl Ackerson, a proud second-generation Hadassah leader, has been a Hadassah Life Member since 1989 and has served Henrietta Szold Hadassah as Co-President, Fundraising Vice President, and Membership Vice President. She has served in many roles on the Hadassah Chicago-North Shore (CNS) Executive Board. In November 2022, Sheryl attended the Hadassah National Convention in Jerusalem. Visiting several Hadassah-related sites made Sheryl feel more connected to Hadassah and its work of healing the world. Sheryl and Andy Ackerson have been married for 48 years and are the proud parents of two sons and devoted grandparents of four.

Rachel Chernoff
Recipient of Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Leadership Award

Rachel Chernoff is a Hadassah life member and currently serves on the executive committee of Hadassah Chicago-North Shore as Co-Vice President of Outreach and Engagement. She is also a Fellow in the second cohort of Evolve Leadership Fellows, a two-year fellowship that fosters the skills to become the next generation of Hadassah leaders. Rachel and Rob Chernoff have been married for 18 years and are the proud parents of Ethan, age 15.



May 30
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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