This month, we mark two occasions that are particularly significant to Hadassah. During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate how integral Hadassah women were, and continue to be, in shaping American Jewish history. On Yom Yerushalayim, we commemorate the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, which to Hadassah meant the reunification of our two hospitals. Reflect and rejoice, and read on for not-to-miss programs happening this month and beyond.
18 American Zionist Women You Should Know: Have you heard about Hadassah's 18 American Zionist Women You Should Know? Our inaugural list features diverse female visionaries who are building bridges, making an impact and shaping the future of Zionism. We're celebrating Hadassah & Israel — Together at 75 by spotlighting these women and amplifying their voices. Find out who's on the list here. Spoiler alert: There's a celebrity, an entrepreneur and an award-winning producer. We will be posting about the amazing 18 women on the list every Tuesday through September, so keep your eye on our social channels, share our posts and use our #Hadassah18 hashtag.
New Podcast Alert: Did you know you can develop melanoma without ever having sun damage or that it can go away on its own? Our very first guest, Hadassah's Prof. Michal Lotem, is back with a few exciting melanoma updates. Listen and watch Melanoma: Latest on Cures, Causes and Vaccines, the new episode of the Hadassah On Call podcast. Suggest an idea to our host here.
TOMORROW!! 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.
Celebrate and learn: Join Hadassah Associates for A Father's Day Celebration: How Hadassah Is Fighting Diabetes, a special free Zoom program open to all addressing cutting-edge advances in diabetes research and treatment. Hosted by Dianne Gottlieb, chair of the Hadassah Medical Organization and member of the Hadassah Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council, and featuring Prof. Avivit Cahn, MD, endocrinologist and attending physician at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem's Diabetes Unit; Connie Newman, MD, endocrinologist, former president of the American Medical Women's Association and Hadassah Physicians Council member; and Jordan Tishler, MD, a leading expert on cannabinoid therapeutics and founder of InhaleMD, Hadassah Physicians Council member and Hadassah Associate. With remarks by Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow, Associates President Ken Bernstein and Hadassah CEO Naomi Adler. Wednesday, June 14, 7 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.
Celebrate #JewishAmericanHeritageMonth: Urge Congress to recognize the numerous contributions Jews have made to our society and culture throughout history and to the fight against antisemitism. Join Hadassah in taking action. Tell your representatives and senators to support these important measures today!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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.