Wine Tasting Event
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008 was frigid outside, but everyone was warm inside the Miller Gallery in Hyde Park, surrounded by beautiful art, friends and wine. The Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah celebrated Israel's 60th Birthday with a Wine Tasting, including wines from Israel.The proceeds of the event going to purchase Jewish National Fund Trees to aid in the reforestation of Northern Israel, so devastated in the last War.
On January 22, Tu B'Shevat, Jews celebrated The New Year for Trees. This offers Jews a unique opportunity to stop for a day and examine our relationship with our environment. Jews have always recognized that we are stewards of our world and our land. Caring for the land is our heritage and since 1926 Hadassah and JNF have been partners in a commitment to the land of Israel.
Over the decades, Hadassah has supported JNF desert reclamation projects-building dams, aquifers and reservoirs. Farmers have been taught how to cultivate the land for agriculture.In recent years, Hadassah and JNF have created accessible parks and playgrounds. And always, always we have planted trees together.
Israel is not like the U.S. where trees grow on trees... In Israel every tree must be bought, planted and nurtured to grow. The more trees we can buy, the more beautiful and stable the land will be not only for us but for our children, grandchildren and generations to come.
Hadassah is the largest volunteer organization and the largest women's organization in America. In the United States, Hadassah promotes health education and research, social action and advocacy, volunteerism, Jewish education and connections to Israel.