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President Brooklyn Region
A Message from our President- Janet R. Young
Janet R. Young
Shalom and welcome to Hadassah Brooklyn Region!
Now is the time to Choose Where to Make Your Impact and Brooklyn Region is doing just that! There are many wonderful opportunities for you to Make Your Impact by participating in many chapter and region events and contributing to our mission of tikkun olam.
We have exciting Associate News! I am thrilled to announce that our Brooklyn Hadassah Associates have just launched their first Brooklyn Region Hadassah Associates Newsletter. Todah Rabah to Ronnie and Shelli Feldman, our Brooklyn Hadassah Associate Co-Chairs. Their leadership will bring Brooklyn’s Hadassah Associates to new heights in the next decade! AND - Mazal Tov to Burton Krull! At this summer’s Hadassah National Board Meeting in Baltimore, Burt was elected Executive Vice President of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates (NCHA.) Kol haKavod! Well done!
Did you know that October 26th was national “Make A Difference Day?” It is a nice way to make people aware of the need to set aside at least one day a year to make a difference. But, we in Hadassah, do that every day. We know that Hadassah is not just about parties, book clubs, and luncheons.
Yes, we all enjoy the fun, as well as learning new opportunities for involvement on many levels. However, Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity. Hadassah is ultimately about ensuring that we fulfill our mission to enhance the health of people worldwide through stellar medical care and trail blazing research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem, and across the globe through Hadassah International. At Hadassah, every day is Choose Where to Make Your Impact Day!
Hadassah women make an impact in everything they do. Every event we hold has a special meaning. In addition to the fantastic events our chapters have planned for you, Brooklyn Region has education seminars, game days, luncheons and concerts to brighten your days and provide individual opportunities to make your impact on the work of Hadassah.
Our Hadassah Associates are men who recognize the noble and life-affirming goals of Hadassah. They support Hadassah, the Jewish people, and the State of Israel by expanding relationships and identifying new sources of funds.
Hadassah women and men know what needs to be done, and they do it! We each make a personal impact by going forth with our important Hadassah work, planting ideas, cultivating new members and contributors, growing great appreciation in them as we nurture the future at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, Youth Aliyah, the Hadassah Academic College and Young Judaea.
Parshat Lekh Lekha teaches us that we must move outside of our natural comfort zone because we believe that what we are doing is important. As our founder, Henrietta Szold of blessed memory taught us: We study a problem, strive for the most effective, most humane solution, and then proceed to do the impossible and accomplish miracles! That’s practical Zionism at its best.
Let each of us continue to choose to make our own personal impact with devotion, passion and dedication. May we all go from strength to strength in 5774 to “Choose Where to Make Our Impact,” to continue the important work of Hadassah!
Janet R. Young
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