Passover begins Saturday at sundown, and we will be celebrating according to our own traditions and, particularly this year, individual circumstances. Some might be able to join with family and friends; others may need to find more creative ways to hold their seders remotely.
However you commemorate the holiday, know that you always have a community with Hadassah, and we remain deeply connected wherever we may be. You have a home with Hadassah, and that's something to celebrate.
One Book, One Hadassah: Timed to coincide with Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Live with Kristin Harmel and The Book of Lost Names, is an evocative historical fiction novel based on true accounts of WWII document forgers who helped smuggle children out of Nazi-occupied France. Hadassah members $18, non-members $25. Thursday, April 8, 6 pm ET.
Hadassah Presents: Women of Vision: Hadassah Executive Director/CEO Janice Weinman hosts this new interview series on TalkLine with Zev Brenner, the flagship program of TalkLine Network. Visit the Women of Vision web page to hear the March 22nd interview with Dr. Georgette Bennett, founder of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees. Next up, on April 5 at 5 pm ET, an interview with educational leader Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College.
Hear from a Supreme Court insider: Join us for A Conversation with former Supreme Court Marshal Pamela Talkin, a Hadassah life member and the first woman to hold this esteemed Court position. Talkin will share details of her 19 years at the Court and her fascinating life story. Presented by the Attorneys and Judges Council and open to all. Hadassah members $18, non-members $25. Sunday, April 11, 7:30 pm ET.
Once upon an infertility journey: Your Family-Building Story, the story-collecting initiative Hadassah launched in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Archive and Uprooted: A Jewish Communal Response to Fertility Journeys, will be a central part of Hadassah’s efforts during National Infertility Awareness Week in April. We invite you to share your stories. Read more in Hadassah Magazine, help us spark conversations and empower others who are struggling.
The scoop from Access Israel: Tune in for An Exclusive Interview with Khaled Abu Toameh, an award-winning journalist and TV producer who covers Palestinian affairs for The Jerusalem Post. Moderated by Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow and brought to you by Access Israel, Hadassah's online monthly Zionist series. Hadassah members $18, non-members $25. Thursday, April 22, 2 pm ET.
Podcast alert:Listen to a new episode of The Branch: "The Israelis." Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe, a founder of the Arab Israeli Ma'an party, are longtime friends. As intellectuals, they've both been shaped by their many conversations — and occasional disagreements — about the country they both call home.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Last chance to watch our star-studded Global Benefit for Hadassah Hospitals ($180.00 fee applies; link expires March 26).
Our health and wellness program, Every Move Counts, is still open for registration. Join us.
SAVE THE DATE
(details to come in future emails):
- April 14, 8 pm ET: Virtual Celebration of Israel's 73rd Anniversary hosted by the Israeli Embassy.
- May 10, 7 pm ET: Hadassah and Jerusalem: United Forever.
- May 13, 12:30 pm ET: Hadassah Magazine Discussion Group presents Michael Oren, Israel's former ambassador to the United States.
Hebrew@Hadassah: Register for our ongoing Hebrew classes. Email questions to EducationandAdvocacy@Hadassah.org. Mondays: Beginner's Hebrew at 3 pm ET and Intermediate Hebrew at 4 pm ET. Members and Associates only, $36.
Resilience & Relaxation with Rebecca: Weekly sessions with Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu to help you find balance. Tuesdays at 4 pm ET.