Hadassah Greater Atlanta’s Metulla Group celebrated Sukkot and its members of the Chai Society (donating $15 a month) and the Silver Chai Society ($30 a month) in the sukkah at Congregation Beth Shalom on Oct. 30.
Metulla, led by President Nancy Schwartz, has 24 Chai Society members, each of whom received a pin designed by Israeli artist Yossi and presented by Elva Rosner. Rosner also talked about the tea parties Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold held to build support for what became Israel.
For All Occasions and More provided the kosher spread of sandwiches, cheeses, fruits, pastries and teas for the sukkah tea party.
Guest speaker Eileen Cohn wove the goals of the event into a smooth fabric of friendship, charity, holiness, spirituality and hospitality. She talked about the traditional game of ushpizen (Arabic for spiritual guests), naming those who in life had been exiled.