National Assembly updates. Fun summer reading. And more ways to engage.

July 13, 2022

National Assembly updates. Fun summer reading. And more ways to engage.

Last week, over 250 Hadassah leaders, volunteers and staff joined us for two jam-packed days of Assembly and Board Meetings. We heard from our National President Rhoda Smolow; CEO/Executive Director Naomi Adler; HMO Director General Prof. Yoram Weiss; as well as guest speaker Dr. Rachel Fish.

Additionally, the Hadassah National Board approved two new policy statements: the first reaffirms our unequivocal support of Zionism and celebrates the 125th anniversary of the First World Zionist Congress and next year's 75th anniversary of the State of Israel; the second deepens Hadassah's commitment to helping women in the US live their healthiest lives possible. Read our full statements here. Then read on for ways to connect with Hadassah from home.

One Book, One Hadassah: Last Summer at the Golden Hotel.

Summer reading:  The next One Book, One Hadassah selection is Last Summer at the Golden Hotel. Filled with heart, humor, romance and plenty of Borscht Belt schmaltz, the charming multigenerational caper is a perfect summer read rooted in a deeply Jewish question: How can we preserve our legacies and traditions in the face of change? Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein interviews Elyssa Friedland about her novel. Monday, August 15, 7 pm ET.

Live with Julia Haart of My Unorthodox Life

Hadassah Magazine Discussion:Live with Julia Haart of My Unorthodox Life. Executive Editor Lisa Hostein interviews Julia Haart, Netflix reality TV star and author of the new memoir Brazen: My Unorthodox Journey from Long Sleeves to Lingerie. Haart opens up about her struggle to survive in an ultra-Orthodox world and how she left that world to start a new life. Thursday, July 14, 7 pm ET.

Hadassah On Call: Out of Joint: Getting to the Root of Hip and Knee Pain

Listen and Learn: A new podcast episode of Hadassah On Call is now available: Out of Joint: Getting to the Root of Hip and Knee Pain. Just in time for summer, we're exploring all the ways to keep you healthy while keeping you moving. We're talking knees, hips and joint care with Dr. Gurion Rivkin, head of the Joint Replacement Unit and Orthopedic Department at Hadassah Hospital.

Every Move Counts

Get moving, get healthy, have fun: Hadassah members and their family and friends have been getting healthy and making connections with Every Move Counts. Round 2: Hadassah Moves Across Israel is now running and it's not too late to join in or sponsor a milestone on our Israel adventure map.

Act with #Hadassah4Choice

Act with #Hadassah4Choice: The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on two bills to protect reproductive health access. We need federal reproductive health care protections for people in all states across the country — including protections for health care professionals, patients traveling to obtain reproductive health care services and anyone who helps these patients access reproductive care or medicine legally in another state. Take action now!Congress will vote Friday, July 15.

Join the Hadassah Writers' Circle

Share your stories: Join the Hadassah Writers' Circle. Write a first-person essay on what Hadassah means to you, the importance of reproductive choice, the global rise in antisemitism, HMO's cutting-edge medical care or Youth Aliyah. Other ideas — and Professional Council essays — are welcome. Contact


Hadassah Ukraine Relief Efforts

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Hebrew@Hadassah 2022:
The second semester of our weekly classes runs July 11 - December 19, a continuation of our existing classes that new students are welcome to join. These 45-minute sessions are a wonderful opportunity for Hadassah members and Associates to practice Hebrew vocabulary and conversation skills and prepare for the upcoming 100th National Convention in Israel. Classes are $36 per semester. Mondays: Beginner (3 pm ET) or Intermediate (4 pm ET).  For those not ready for the other two classes, try the 45-minute New Beginners Class starting September 12 on Mondays at 2 pm ET. Cost is $25 per semester. Questions? Email

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