With May comes National Women's Health Week and Mother's Day. Let's take time to rejuvenate our bodies, minds and spirits, remembering that Hadassah works to advance women’s health and well-being all year round, and to celebrate the most important women in our lives. And read below for ways to engage with Hadassah this month and next.
Hadassah Magazine Discussion: Israel at 75: Successes and Challenges. A special conversation on Israel's towering achievements as well as its ongoing struggles to define itself and its role in the Middle East. Panelists include prominent American Israeli writer Yossi Klein Halevi, author of The New York Times best-selling Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor; Isabel Kershner, New York Times correspondent in Jerusalem and author of The Land of Hope and Fear: Israel's Battle for Its Inner Soul; and activist and influencer Hen Mazzig, author of The Wrong Kind of Jew: A Mizrahi Manifesto. Thursday, May 18, 12:30 pm ET.
One Book, One Hadassah: Live with Elizabeth Graver, author of Kantika. Tune in for Executive Editor Lisa Hostein's interview with award-winning author Elizabeth Graver about her new novel Kantika, a testament to the enduring power of family and community. This multigenerational saga explores the complexities of faith and identity, exile and belonging through the lens of a Sephardi Jewish family and the women at its core. Enjoy a performance by feminist Ladino rock artist Sarah Aroeste as well. Thursday, June 15, 7 pm ET.
Champion the US-Israel Relationship: Urge your senators to support the new Senate resolution celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, supporting continued security assistance and cooperation, and encouraging the expansion of the Abraham Accords. Join the Hadassah & Israel — Together at 75 campaign by taking action today.
Join the Hadassah Writers' Circle: Seeking first-person essays tied to Israel's 75th anniversary (e.g., Hadassah and Israel, your personal connection to Israel) or in honor of Jewish Heritage Month (May) or National Women's Health Week (May 14-23). Professional Council stories and other ideas welcome. For a full topic list and to explore becoming a contributor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A Father's Day Celebration: How We're Fighting Diabetes, presented by the Associates. Wednesday, June 14, 7 pm ET.
Hebrew@Hadassah 2023: Improve your vocabulary and conversation skills in 45-minute sessions designed for Hadassah members and Associates. Register for New Beginners, Beginners or Intermediate classes on Mondays at 2 pm, 3 pm, or 4 pm ET, respectively. Classes are $50 per semester. Email ZionistEd@hadassah.org.