The world feels terribly broken right now. Take comfort that at Hadassah we are doing our part in tikkun olam (repairing the world). As our recently released Statement on Racial Justice affirmed, "Hadassah stands in solidarity with communities of color and with all those from Jewish and other communities denouncing instances of police brutality and all aspects of systemic racism."
Moreover, last week, the Never Again Education Act was signed into law, thanks to the tireless efforts of our Hadassah community. This important legislation combats antisemitism through education, and in so doing teaches young people about the terrible consequences of bigotry, hate and discrimination — something of urgent importance in our current moment. We can all take pride that this important legislation will help pave the way for a better future.
Here are more ways you can find healing this week, including a beautiful song from Israel.
Spread healing around the world: In this haunting video, two Israeli singers transform a biblical prayer into an anthem for healing, "El Na Refa Na La," filmed at Hadassah Hospital, featuring doctors and nurses in nearly a dozen languages sharing this message of hope and strength. Please watch and please share.
reConceiving Infertility: Don't miss our newest video created to raise awareness and confront taboos: "What Not to Say About Baby Making," featuring Amy Klein, ambassador for Hadassah's reConceiving Infertility initiative. And take action: Urge Congress to support policies that expand access to and reduce the financial burden of infertility screenings and treatments.
- Don't miss it: Join us for a live interview with bestselling author Jennifer Weiner about her new novel, Big Summer — the kickoff event of our new online book club, "One Book, One Hadassah," coordinated by Hadassah Magazine and Membership. June 10, 2020, 7:30 pm EDT.
- Get brain fit: For Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, Ageless Grace: Chair Exercises to Boost Brain Power is a fun, cutting-edge brain fitness program — low impact and designed to increase cognitive functioning. Taught by Hadassah member Randi Cohen Coblenz. Three 30-minute sessions: June 10, 17, 24, 12:00 pm EDT.
Listen and share: What’s new with the disease that was made famous by the Ice Bucket Challenge? Find out in the latest Hadassah On Call podcast: ALS and When Can We Expect a Cure with Dr. Marc Gotkine, head of Hadassah Hospital’s ALS clinic.
Just desserts: Hadassah Magazine takes you behind the scenes of New York City's legendary William Greenberg Desserts bakeshop. Enjoy recipes for such classics as Rugelach With Raspberry Jam and Cheesecake Brownies.
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