I have often wondered what impact small gestures can make in the world. The other day, during Chol HaMoed Sukkot, I experienced just that. My husband and I were enjoying a beautiful, sunny day as we strolled down Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico walking from art gallery to gallery, when we spotted a sight seemingly so out of place. A truck passed by and pulled into one of the gallery driveways. The unusual part was the makeshift sukkah that sat in the open bed in the back if the truck.
The truck was driven by a Chabad rabbi offering us the opportunity to say prayers in the sukkah. But why in this place? Because the owners of that particular gallery are Jewish, two childhood friends who grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and now live in Santa Fe. My husband and I could not resist and said the prayers with them. As we did, another woman walking down the street joined in. She comes from Needham, Mass. and was also visiting Santa Fe. It was one of those moments that it felt so good to be Jewish, so special and so much fun. What a mitzvah this Rabbi performed. In less than fifteen minutes he was gone, on to his next stop. I wondered how many people he touched that day, and all week, with a simple gesture of providing the opportunity to connect with our heritage and each other.
And so it is with Hadassah. There are so many opportunities to connect with others in the world through the work of Hadassah. We experienced that last spring when medical support for Boston bombing victims had a connection to Hadassah. It happens when medical research supported by Hadassah improves and saves the lives of Jews and Arabs and visitors to Israel. And we all benefit when the creativity of students and alumni of Hadassah Academic College provide real materials for the world to use. Right here in Boston you can participate. Through your support you can touch someone, somewhere in the world. Plan to attend one or all of our events outlined in this bulletin and learn more of what Hadassah does and how you can leave a legacy through Hadassah.
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