"Holocaust education? You might be wondering: Why now? Why, amid a pandemic, unprecedented protests against racial justice, crushing economic pressure, a national election, and deep political division? Because when our gridlocked lawmaking system yields to near unanimity on the need for a law, there's no better time to act," writes Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow in Kveller, the popular online Jewish parenting publication.
Hadassah's successful actions to pass the Never Again Education Act (NAEA) into law are particularly important today, she writes, "Because focusing on coronavirus doesn’t mean we ignore other forms of contagion. And because the lesson of the Holocaust — and the language of the NAEA — speak directly to the struggle against racism as well." In harrowing times, Hadassah is always working toward healing. Take pride in what our strong community is doing in the US, Israel and around the world, this week and every week.
Hear from Hadassah experts: Watch "Leading a COVID-19 Free Hospital — A Vision Beyond the Virus" with Dr. Tamar Elram, Director of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus. This webinar is a part of Hadassah International's "Summer Summit 2020 — Health Talks with Hadassah Experts."
Meaningful stories from Israel: Israel, On-Air: How Podcasts Are Creating Meaningful Dialogue About Israel, a webinar hosted by the Israel Action Network, features an interview with journalist Dina Kraft, host of Hadassah's podcast The Branch: Real Stories about Building Connections Between Jews and Arabs. Tune in this Thursday, June 25, at 1:00 pm EDT. And look for new episodes of The Branch in late August.
- Join the discussion: The Hadassah Magazine Discussion Group presents Votes for Women: Jews and the Suffrage Movement. Executive Editor Lisa Hostein moderates a panel of leading American Jewish historians to discuss the contribution of Jewish women to the suffrage movement and what that legacy means today. The event, a deep dive into the magazine's July/August cover story, will feature Pamela Nadell, Melissa Klapper and Judith Rosenbaum, all of whom bring a wealth of knowledge about Jewish women who have helped shape the American story. July 22, 2020, 7:30 pm EDT.
- Get reading: The next selection for our new national book club, "One Book, One Hadassah," is The Book of V., which will feature a live interview with author Anna Solomon, author of the acclaimed novel Leaving Lucy Pear, on August 20 at 7:00 pm EDT.
Cooking with Hadassah Magazine: Top Chef's Gail Simmons opens up about her career in the food world, motherhood and her love of Israel, and shares two personal favorites: za'atar chicken schnitzel with Israeli salad and chocolate banoffee pie, a chilled summertime dessert.
In case you missed it: Watch Getting Personal and Political about Infertility with Hadassah reConceiving Infertility Ambassador Amy Klein, Hadassah Director of Government Relations Karen Paikin Barall, and Elana Frank, CEO and Founder of the Jewish Fertility Foundation.
Ongoing weekly series:
Follow our online COVID-19 coverage.
NOTE: Many online events will ask for your Hadassah ID number to register.