With the upcoming holiday of Yom Yerushalayim, commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem, it's time to reflect on Hadassah's commitment to supporting Israel, which has been the foundation of Hadassah from our very beginning and is still going strong today.
Several upcoming programs focus on Israel that you won't want to miss. Plus, you can join a special panel discussion on family-building in the US and Israel for National Infertility Awareness Week as well as informative, engaging programs on women's empowerment, health and wellness, and more.
Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim with Hadassah: Join us for a celebration of the reunification of Jerusalem and our two hospitals — Hadassah and Jerusalem: United Forever. This festive, virtual event will be hosted by Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh and will feature musical performances from Israeli duo Yonina and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and more! Keepers of the Gate or those interested in becoming a Keeper can join a pre-event 7 pm ET celebration; email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Monday, May 10, 7:30 pm ET.
The scoop from Access Israel: Are you wondering how Israel will resolve the current election dilemma? Get the inside scoop during 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. Tomorrow, April 22, 2 pm ET.
What's ahead for Israel?: Join Michael Oren, Israel's former ambassador to the United States and Knesset member, for a thought-provoking conversation on the future challenges and opportunities for the Jewish state. The Hadassah Magazine Discussion with Executive Editor Lisa Hostein is partnering with Access Israel, Hadassah's online monthly Zionist series. Thursday, May 13, 12:30 pm ET.
National Infertility Awareness Week®: April 18-24, 2021
TONIGHT! National Infertility Awareness Week panel discussion: Family Building in the US & Israel: Personal, Policy and Perspectives will examine issues surrounding family-building in the two countries. Israel offers free, unlimited IVF procedures for up to two children, while many Americans have no coverage. Hear the voices of women and medical experts navigating these issues, and learn what actions you can take to support family-building for you and those close to you. Small group discussions to follow. Tonight, April 21, 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, is central to Hadassah's efforts during National Infertility Awareness Week. We invite you to share your stories. Read more in Hadassah Magazine, help us spark conversations and empower others who are struggling. Now through April 24.
Hadassah Presents: Women of Vision: The TalkLine radio series hosted by Hadassah Executive Director/CEO Janice Weinman continues with heath care pioneer and longtime Hadassah member Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal (April 26 at 5 pm ET), the former US Assistant Surgeon General and the first-ever Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health. Catch up on all previous episodes on the Women of Vision web page.
More motivation to get moving: More than 650 people participated in Round 1 of Every Move Counts, our new health and wellness program designed for all ages and abilities. Our easy Walker Tracker tool helps convert steps of all kinds into movements, which advance you on a virtual Israel Adventure filled with fun Hadassah facts and videos. Round 2 has exciting new features to boost wellness and keep the adventure fresh. A great way for past participants to continue and invite along friends, and for new people to join in the fun, Round 2 begins on May 20 and registration is now open.
SAVE THE DATE (details in future emails):
- May 12, 10 am ET: Nursing ... Above and Beyond: A Program for National Nurses Week with Rely Alon, Director of the Division of Nursing, Hadassah Medical Organization.
- May 26, 8 pm ET: How to Talk to Your Doctor: Hormones, Fertility and Intimacy.
- June 10, 7 pm ET: One Book, One Hadassah presents Rachel Beanland, author of the widely acclaimed Florence Adler Swims Forever.
Hebrew@Hadassah: Register for our ongoing Hebrew classes. Cost for all classes is $36. 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.