Oren Chapter - Haifa


President: Lee Freeman, 0544-844 635, leefree@netvision.net.il  


Oren Chapter was founded in 1983 and currently has 107 members living in Haifa and around the North of Israel. We hold monthly meetings at Moadon Sinai in Ahuza, Haifa. These are social gatherings combined with interesting lectures by a guest speaker on a wide variety of topics. Members also take the opportunity to bring and swap English books.


We hold regular ‘Seasonal Socials’ at local kosher restaurants. We pay for what we order and, in addition, make a small donation to a Hadassah-Israel project. Our Annual Garden Party, with its ‘pot luck’ supper raises funds for our projects in the community and our Summer Auction and ‘Breakfast with a View’ events are very popular fundraisers for H‑I national projects.


In 2006 we established a Women‑at‑Risk Café Siach group, which continues to meet every week. It is now run jointly with Haifa Municipality Welfare Department. Our volunteers also tutor pupils in English at a local elementary school as part of the Children-at-Risk project. In addition, we strive to provide ‘outreach’ support to those members, who are now too frail to attend our activities.