2017 Installation Celebration for Hadassah Boston
Hadassah Boston held its 2017 Installation Celebration at Hadassah Northeast on Monday, January 9. Thank you to Hadassah Southern New England Past President Susan Shikora for officiating the ceremony. Featured in the image (left to right) are Hadassah Boston President Varda E. Farber and Susan Shikora.
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From our President
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
- Martin Luther King Jr
At the recent Martin Luther King celebration at the Twelfth Baptist Church, sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to New England and AJC New England, Consul General Yehuda Yaakov spoke of Dr. King's staunch support of Israel. I was happy to represent Hadassah at this beautiful gathering of two communities of faith. Martin Luther King understood the importance of advocacy. As Hadassah women we know this to be true.
Martin Luther King changed the world because he was passionate about his beliefs. Hadassah advocates on the issues important to us - as Zionists and Jews, women, and Americans - and I invite you to join me.
In recent years we've spoken out in favor of federal and state funding for stem cell research, even when many government officials opposed that research. We led advocacy efforts to protect medical privacy and fight genetic discrimination by insurance companies and employers. Today, Hadassah has convened a coalition of 22 women's and health organizations united in the fight for women's health equity. Our Day in the District program (local meetings with members of Congress) have helped secure 10 co-sponsors for Hadassah's priority women's health legislation.
This month, our members spoke out on two issues: human trafficking and a Senate resolution condemning UN Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to the Israeli-Palestinian peace. Thanks to all who took action! Sign up here for Hadassah Action Alerts.
Please join us, make your voice heard, and change the world by supporting Hadassah. Learn more about Hadassah Advocacy by clicking here.
Hadassah Boston together with HNE is planning a Day in the District on May 30, 2017. Through Day in the District meetings, you can sit down face-to-face with decision makers and policy leaders when they are home from Washington. Advocate for unwavering US support of Israel's security and advance women's health equity - in research, preventive services, and access to care. Please plan to join us, and let me know if you wish to help plan the day.
I look forward to seeing you at the highlighted programs in this newsletter.
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President, Hadassah Boston
Varda E. Farber