Laura Deutsch's Parenting Speech
This Giving Tuesday I am supporting Hadassah because of Hadassah's advocacy for women and civil rights, gender equity in medicine (GEM), its unilateral support of Israel, and the Hadassah Medical Organization.
- Dana Waxler, Hadassah supporter
November 29 is Giving Tuesday, and we need your help to build momentum around Giving Tuesday and Hadassah.
Will you help, too? It's easy. Forward this email to friends and family with a sentence about why YOU are supporting Hadassah this Giving Tuesday and why they should, too. (We'd also love to hear why! Tell us by replying to this email.)
Last year, Hadassah was one of more than 45,000 organizations to celebrate #GivingTuesday, and we raised more than $48,000 on this one day for Hadassah. This year, we need your help to raise more, so we can DO even more.
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.
Share Your Gratitude this Giving Tuesday with Hadassah!
Stay tuned to hear more about Giving Tuesday and the launch of Hadassah's Million Dollar Challenge!
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From our President
I write this message a day after the elections. Our community is dealing with largely unexpected results. I’m reminded of the words of another unexpected winner--singer and Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan. He told us long ago that, “The times they are a changing.” And once again, we find ourselves in changing times.
But even in changing times--perhaps especially in changing times, we must hold on to the certainties that sustain us. For Hadassah women and our supporters, that means refocusing our energies on the values that we hold dear and doubling down on our commitment to advancing those values.
Hadassah heals the sick and rescues children and women from life-threatening situations. Hadassah saves lives and provides education, housing and job opportunities. Hadassah advocates for equality and supports the Jewish state.
Our diverse initiatives reflect those values.
Please take a look at the upcoming programs described in this newsletter. You will recognize the priorities that helped shape our 2017 Annual Plan. They are the same priorities that Hadassah women have been championing for generations:
Partner with Hadassah Medical Organization to support research efforts that save lives and care for the people of Israel.
Educate and advocate for women’s health issues.
Lead our community in revitalizing support for a strong Israel.
Collaborate with other pro-Israel organizations to inspire younger women to strengthen modern Zionism.
Advocate for domestic policies that foster gender equality, medical research and preventative health care, and the prevention of human trafficking.
In this season of unexpected change, we can take comfort in the array of programs that are fun and inspiring while also serving as an opportunity to bring us together in service of our core beliefs.
I am inspired by all of your tireless efforts to create positive change in pursuit of those beliefs. And I invite you to roll up your sleeves and become even more engaged. Encourage a friend to attend a Hadassah event or volunteer your time and talents to help Hadassah Boston make an even more powerful impact.
Together, we have the power to shape the changes blowing in on these winds. Let’s make sure they are changes driven by our values. And let’s make sure they are changes that we and our children can be proud of.
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