Hadassah Northeast Calendar
From our President
I hope that you and your families are enjoying the summer! I’ve just returned from a trip to Spain where I was keenly aware of how blessed we are to live in a country where we express our Jewishness openly and with dignity. As Hadassah women we can take pride in the work we do, such as our partnership in the new Coalition of Women’s Health Equity.
In Spring 2016, Hadassah convened the Coalition for Women’s Health Equity, a new group of organizations formed to address inequities in the quality of women’s health care, funding and support, and gaps in women's health awareness. Numerous organizations have partnered with us including: American Association of University Women; American Heart Association; Jewish Women International; National Council of Jewish Women; National Organization for Women; National Partnership for Women & Families; Society for Women's Health Research; and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.
The goal of the Coalition is to create a well-coordinated and unified force to advocate for women’s health equity, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and cure. The Coalition held its inaugural event in May in Washington, D.C. with a panel presentation by leading women’s health care experts and advocates.
If you’ve been boosting your heart health by walking with me in Hadassah’s Every Step Counts program, your virtual trip from Jerusalem to Atlanta is about to culminate at Hadassah’s 98th National Convention. Hundreds of Hadassah women will join together at the end of July to recognize Hadassah’s accomplishments and plan for Hadassah’s future. It is not too late to contact me if you are interested in attending.
Together we will be motivated, excited and inspired, as we experience “The Power of Our Dreams.” If you can’t make it to Atlanta this year, watch for the recaps, reports and photos from Convention, and then make a plan to attend the next Hadassah Convention. I am certain that you will love it!
There are other wonderful programs you are invited to this summer. A dedicated committee is working on the Cape Cod Brunch, planning a marvelous and entertaining program at the beautiful New Seabury Country Club. Men and women are invited. See details in the flier below.
What do you do with your free time? Would you like to get more involved in Hadassah? We are always looking for passionate volunteers to share their skills, talents and time to help us plan future events and programs. It’s a great way to meet new women, and help to advance Hadassah’s mission.
Please also consider joining me as an annual donor. Become a Keeper of the Gate or a Chai Society member, and we will thank you with a beautiful pin, a certificate and heartfelt gratitude for enabling Hadassah’s work to continue improving lives.
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September 18, 2016
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September 26, 2016
President, Hadassah Boston
Varda E. Farber