Hadassah's Professional Councils provide a unique opportunity to connect with others who share the same vocation and to take action on issues vital to women, the Jewish community and Israel. Hadassah’s national Attorneys and Judges Council invites members of those professions to connect nationally and locally. Programs include Amicus Brief, US Supreme Court Swearing In, and online events on current issues. Council members also receive our Attorneys and Judges Council quarterly newsletter. Use your power to help heal our world!
Our members with a legal background play a vital role in supporting Hadassah's advocacy efforts through the Hadassah Amicus Brief Program. A nationwide committee of attorneys — Hadassah members and Associates — review coalition amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs to help determine if Hadassah will join the briefs. Most of the briefs Hadassah signs on to involve our domestic policy priorities such as women’s health and First Amendment-related religious issues.
As a member of Hadassah's Attorneys and Judges Council, you can be part of the rare opportunity for an extraordinary experience behind the scenes at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC. During this whirlwind 24-hour event, participants are sworn in with a Hadassah group to the Supreme Court Bar, attend oral arguments before the Supreme Court Justices, meet with Supreme Court staff, receive a tour of the Supreme Court Library and attend a private meeting with a Supreme Court Justice (schedules permitting).
Our council works closely with Hadassah's advocacy initiatives. Members are encouraged to become Hadassah advocates by registering in the National Action Center to receive Advocacy Alerts or joining with a local team for a Day in the District. We also passionately fund raise for causes close to our hearts that support Hadassah's healing work around the world. The Attorneys and Judges Council is philanthropically supporting Youth Aliyah's Heritage trips to Poland. These trips provide profound and memorable experiences and help our students develop a strong sense of pride and commitment to the Jewish people and Israel.
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