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Hadassah Brooklyn Region Presented "A Morning of Awareness of Heart Health" on Sunday March 23rd, in Cooperation with the East Midwood Jewish Center and Maimonided Medical Center

Hadassah Brooklyn Region presented "Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program"
. It was an intensive program held in cooperation with the East Midwood Jewish Center, the Maimonides Medical Center, and the Long Island University Nursing School. The morning started with stretching and relaxation exercises to music with Sally Hipscher.  Participants also had the opportunity to have free blood pressure and BMI screenings by LIU Nursing School students. President Janet Young welcomed us and thanked everyone who worked so hard on this event, including Region Programming Vice President Marlene Lempert, Esther Lefkowitz, our Region Office Manager, and Associate Jay Young.  From Maimonides Medical Center Jeanette Calabrese, Coordinator, and Sidney Beal, Asst. Coordinator made the hospitals program run smoothy and even handled all the technical details for us.
Burton Krull, Executive Vice President of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates gave an overview of the Associate three year health initiative.  We heard presentations which covered a wide range of areas. Elaine Sarfati, RN, discussed how women present symptoms differently than men, about patient care and medical research at Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel and our Sister to Sister Heart Health Program (www.sistertosister.org/) from Irene Pollin. Elaine also told how how Hadassah is making a difference through our advocacy initiatives.  Dr. Inna Nelapovich, MD explained the science of hormones and how they impact heart health, and shared eye opening statistics.  Ruth Diener Platt shared her personal history of heart having attack which inspired her to create the support group WomenHeart.  Nina Dahan, gave a very detailed outline of how proper nutrition can be attained through knowledge and common sense. Sarina Roffe shared not only a delicious Passover dish, but passover recipes and her background as a Sephardic Cuisine expert, detailing specific recipe substitutions to make cultural recipes more heart healthy.  A light kosher heart healthy lunch was served.


Hadassah Brooklyn Region Calendar of Events

Monday, April 7, 2014  [1 PM]
Go Forth And Study.  Laura Goldberg will lead a discussion on Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

Monday, April 28, 2014 
Dena Chapter presents:  Sex, Opera and the Bible.  Details TBA.

Sunday, May 4, 2014  [11 AM]
Brooklyn Region's Special "Annual Chai Society Reception" exclusively for current $360 and $536 Chai Society Members.  By invitation only.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Dena Chapter "Bundle of Joy" Fundraiser

Sunday, June 1, 2014   [11AM to 4 PM]
Celebrate Israel Parade Meet at Hadassah House and join Young Judaea!  Details TBA

Monday, June 2, 2014 [6:30 PM]
Dena Chapter End of Season Dinner

Monday, June 9, 2014 [1 PM]  Go Forth And Study.  Laura Goldberg will lead a discussion on The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen

Wednesday June 25, 2014  [5:30 PM]
Ivrit La Hadassah Year End Dinner

Monday, June 30, 2014  [12PM]
Brooklyn Region Spring Hadar Luncheon Concert.  At the East Midwood Jewish Center.  Details TBA.

Sun., July 20  -Wed. July 23, 2014

National News

  • Educational Conference in Israel Marks World Down Syndrome Day
  • As part of World Down Syndrome Day, about 100 people participated in a conference at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus on April 6, 2014, affording families of patients with Down syndrome from all over Israel an opportunity to meet with eminent specialists.
  • Support Fair Pay for Women & Families
  • Women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar and a single mother of two working full-time at minimum-wage is living nearly $4,000 below the federal poverty line. America’s women and families are worth more and they deserve better!
  • Building Bridges to Peace through Medicine
  • The rationale for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is based on generalities—many of them uninformed—about how different populations live, work, study, and co-exist in the region.

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