Hadassah & Israel Pride. Combating COVID and more feel-good news.

May 20, 2020

Hadassah & Israel Pride. Combating COVID and more feel-good news.

Even from home, we can look to Israel and take pride. An incredible story from Hadassah Hospital made front-page news in the New York Times. Speaking of Israel, Thursday night is the start of Yom Yerushalayim, an important day in Hadassah history as it marks the reunification of Jerusalem — and our hospitals.

Keeping up on the incredible work Hadassah continues to do in the US and Israel is one important way to stay positive today. Here are the many Hadassah ways we offer you to learn, advocate and engage.

Israel's Race for the Cure: A Conversation on Public Health Policy, Testing and Vaccine

Become informed: Watch Israel's Race for the Cure: A Conversation on Public Health Policy, Testing and Vaccine, from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), of which Hadassah is a proud voting member, featuring Professor Yoram Weiss and Hadassah Executive Director/CEO Janice Weinman, and moderated by JCPA President/CEO David Bernstein. May 20, 2:00 pm EDT.

  • Compelling conversation: "What's Next for Israel? A Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi," from the Hadassah Magazine Discussion group, featuring Executive Editor Lisa Hostein with Yossi Klein Halevi, Israel analyst and New York Times best-selling author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. May 21, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT.
  • You did it! Thanks to all your letters and calls, the Never Again Education Act passed Congress. Applaud your legislators and read all about Hadassah’s history of leadership on this crucial legislation.

Shelter in Peace: Jewish Music to Soothe the SoulFeel joy: Listen to Shelter in Peace: Jewish Music to Soothe the Soul, an exclusive Hadassah concert featuring Cantorial Soloist Lisa Marcus Cohen.

"Mini Shavuot Tikkun"Shavuot learning: Attend a one-hour "Mini Shavuot Tikkun" moderated by Hadassah Executive Director/CEO Janice Weinman, including a talk on Hadassah and Israel with David Lehrer, a Young Judaea alumnus and the executive director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies; a healthy cooking demonstration with Hadassah member Julie Ohana; and a text study on the Book of Ruth with Dr. Ora Horn Prouser. May 27, 12:00 pm EDT.

Jennifer Weiner: Big SummerAt-home beach reading: Now is the time to get reading, and register for our upcoming "One Book, One Hadassah" kick-off event, an interview with Jennifer Weiner about her new novel, Big Summer, on June 10.

Jessica Halfin's decadent dairy casserolesShavuot cooking from Hadassah Magazine: Go beyond cheesecake with Jessica Halfin's decadent dairy casseroles, including "Sweet Cheese and Cherry Blintz Bake" and "Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni."

Champion #HealthEquity4Her:
Support women's participation in clinical trials and comprehensive data collection to enhance the quality of medical research for everyone.

Honoring Our Frontline Professionals at HMO

In case you missed it: Watch "Honoring Our Frontline Professionals at HMO," moderated by National President Rhoda Smolow with special guests Dr. Rely Alon, Head of Hadassah Hospital's Nursing Division; Prof. Sigal Sviri, Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit; and Barbara "BG" Goldstein, Deputy Director of the Hadassah Office in Israel.

Also available for viewing, Midwifery in the Time of COVID-19: Connection Amidst Isolation with Hadassah nurse/midwife Gila Zarbiv.

Ongoing weekly series:

Resilience & Relaxation with Rebecca: Tuesdays at 4:00 pm EDT. Thursdays at 1:30 pm EDT. (Register separately.) 

Conversational Hebrew: Mondays, Beginner Level, at 3:00 pm EDT, and Intermediate Level, at 4:00 pm EDT.

For past programs see last week's Hadassah@home email or the Member Engagement page on hadassah.org

Follow our ongoing COVID-19 coverage.

NOTE: Many online events will ask for your Hadassah ID number to register.