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Hadassah’s December Program Is “Our Heritage and Our Health”

The Boulder Chapter of Hadassah will present a community-wide event, “Our Heritage and Our Health,” on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00 pm at Carelli’s Ristorante Italiano, 645 30th Street in Boulder. Cost is $36 per person and $54 per couple and includes a four-course dinner. Seating is limited and reservations are required. This could be the most important health-related educational event you attend all year!

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To reserve your seat at this important event, send your check, made out to Boulder Chapter of Hadassah, to Boulder Chapter of Hadassah, P.O. Box 18502, Boulder CO 80308. Please call 720-526-2004 or email boulder@hadassah.org for more information or any questions.

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About Shirley Gang

Longtime Boulder resident and active participant in Boulder Hadassah. Our chapter strives to bring our members and associates programming to create community, advocate for women's rights, promote health and well-being around the world, support Hadassah hospitals in Israel, and provide information on issues of concern.

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