We hope that you and your family enjoyed a sweet Rosh Hashanah. As we head toward Yom Kippur, it is time, in the words of Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow, to "take stock, reflect and atone — and set our intentions for the new year ... Hadassah brings together those of us who share an unwavering belief in our power to heal our world, together." You can read Rhoda's full new year message here.
Looking to the new year, consider how Hadassah will be a part of it. How will you connect with Hadassah and our community of passionate, empowered women and Associates? Start with the listings below, and know that Hadassah@home will keep you updated about all we have to offer.
Urgent! Take action: Hadassah has and always will stand for women’s reproductive rights and empowering women with the knowledge to make critical health decisions for themselves and their families. We must respond by urgently passing the Women's Health Protection Act — removing barriers to care and defending the right to choose. Visit our National Action Center page today and fill out a form to contact your legislators and support women's health and reproductive rights.
Tonight! Sign up now: Our popular Hadassah Magazine Discussion series continues with Live with Anita Diamant: From The Red Tent to Menstrual Activism. Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein will interview best-selling author and journalist Anita Diamant, whose most recent book, Period. End of Sentence., explores the cultural taboos and perceived shame surrounding menstruation — and champions an emerging generation of activists advocating for solutions. Tuesday, September 14, 7 pm ET.
Life lessons from a brilliant physician: Join us for Letter to a Young Female Physician: Life Lessons for All with author Dr. Suzanne Koven in conversation with Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein as she discusses her struggles with balancing work with marriage and parenthood, burnout, body image, and "imposter syndrome." This will inform and inspire those inside and outside of medicine. Presented by the Hadassah Physicians Council and open to all. Monday, October 4, 8 pm ET.
Stay informed on Jewish genetics: Did you know that Ashkenazi Jewish women and men are disproportionately likely to carry hereditary genetic mutations that can increase their risk for disease? Join us for What's In Your Genes? What You Need to Know About Jewish Genetics with Deborah Wasserman, MS, genetic counselor, and Tamar Adar, manager of genetic counseling, as they share advances in genetic testing for pre-conception, cancer screening and Parkinson’s research. Plus, hear incredible survivor stories! Presented by the Hadassah Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council and open to all. Tuesday, October 12, 8 pm ET.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Women & COVID-19: From Trauma to Resilience: Learn skills for coping with trauma of all kinds from Dr. Shiri Ben-David, director of the Rehabilitation Psychology Internship Program at the Hadassah Medical Organization.
New Hope in the Fight Against COVID-19: The latest episode of the Hadassah On Call podcast features an update on a new treatment for COVID-19 patients from the Hadassah Medical Organization's Prof. Dror Mevorach.
SAVE THE DATE (details in future emails):
- October 28, 7 pm ET: One Book, One Hadassah: Interview with Judy Batalion, author of The New York Times bestseller The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos.
- November 11, 12 pm ET: Hadassah Magazine Discussion: Instant Pot Cookalong with Paula Shoyer, aka "the Kosher Baker," joined by Adeena Sussman
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.