Ways to connect and engage with Hadassah in 5783

September 21, 2022

Ways to connect and engage with Hadassah in 5783

In the lead-up to Rosh Hashanah, Hadassah CEO Naomi Adler reflects on the past year — her first as Hadassah CEO — and says, "I hope that in 5783, everyone reading this will commit to inviting others to our table. Together, we can ensure Hadassah is welcoming and inclusive to all." Read her High Holidays column. And then invite others to the Hadassah table by asking friends to join. Membership makes a great High Holiday gift.

Please note that due to the upcoming holidays, the next Hadassah@home will arrive on October 19.

Paint Pink: Art Therapy as Resilience Tool

A program for breast cancer awareness: Evolve Hadassah: The Next Generation is hosting an online national program: Paint Pink: Art Therapy as Resilience Tool. Artist and art therapist Leah Guzman discusses the many therapeutic benefits of art therapy while conducting a hands-on project. Also hear a medical update about breast cancer research from Hadassah Medical Organization. Streaming link sent upon registration. Program premieres October 2 at noon ET and is available for viewing throughout the month.

Monkeypox: Should We Hit the Panic Button?

New season, new host: We're thrilled to welcome our new Hadassah On Call podcast host, Maayan Hoffman, an American-Israeli journalist, health analyst and 3rd-generation Hadassah life member! She's kicking off Season 4 of Hadassah On Call with this timely episode, "Monkeypox: Should We Hit the Panic Button?"

Medical marijuana: an update

Medical marijuana: an update: People are fascinated by the prospect of the federal legalization of cannabis. Join us for Cannabis and the Law, an informative update on legalization efforts. Learn about the benefits and challenges physicians and patients face and the opportunities to improve medical care for cannabis users. Presented by the Hadassah Attorneys and Judges Council. Thursday, October 6, 8 pm ET.

Live with Letty Cottin Pogrebin

One Book, One Hadassah: Live with Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy. Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein interviews the feminist icon, Hadassah life member, and one of the founding editors of Ms. Magazine. In her new memoir, Pogrebin reveals the fear of shame and stigma that indelibly marked her upbringing in an immigrant Jewish family in Queens, NY, capturing universal truths about families, truth-telling and the price of guilt. Thursday, October 20, 7 pm ET.

Women.Zionism.2022: Navigating Multiple Identity Politics

Important conversation: Women. Zionism. 2022: Navigating Multiple Identity Politics. Join us for a remarkable discussion between two dynamic women, one Jewish-Latina and one Druze — Michelle Rojas-Tal, Hadassah Zionist scholar-in-residence, and Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, senior envoy for The Jewish Agency for Israel — as they discuss what it means to be a Zionist woman in 2022. Thursday, October 27, 7 pm ET.

Celebrity Chef Michael Twitty, author of Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew

Hadassah Magazine Discussion: Celebrity Chef Michael Twitty, author of Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew. Hadassah Magazine's beloved food writer Adeena Sussman interviews Michael Twitty, author of the sensational new best seller Koshersoul, which he describes as "chicken soup for the soul of Jews of African descent, the American and global Jewish peoplehood, and the folks in between." During the talk, he'll prepare a recipe from the book and answer questions. Thursday, November 3, 6 pm ET.

Engage a female teenager you know

Engage a female teenager you know: Youth today are experiencing an unprecedented level of mental health issues in these complicated times. We want to hear about those experiences. To that end, Hadassah Magazine and jGirls+ Magazine are pleased to announce their third annual teen essay contest, which asks: "Tell us a personal story about an issue that has affected your mental health." Winner will receive a $300 educational scholarship and publication in Hadassah Magazine and jGirls+ Magazine. Click for details. Deadline: October 30.


Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in NYC

Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow and leaders from Israel's medical sector discuss "The Future of Healthcare" at the Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in NYC.

Hadassah Magazine Discussion: Loss, Grief, Healing — the Journey.

Hadassah Magazine Discussion: Loss, Grief, Healing — the Journey.

Hadassah: Building the Future of Nursing In Israel

SAVE THE DATE (details to come in future emails):

  • One Book, One Hadassah: Live with Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of The Latecomer. December 7, 7 pm ET.

Hebrew@Hadassah 2022:
New Beginners Class
Are you ready to learn Hebrew? These 45-minute sessions are a wonderful opportunity for Hadassah members and Associates to learn Hebrew vocabulary and conversation skills and prepare for the upcoming 100th National Convention in Israel. The New Beginners Class runs from September 12 to December 19, Mondays at 2 pm ET. $25 per semester. Questions? Email ZionistEd@hadassah.org.

For past programs see our last Hadassah@home email or our Virtual Programming page. Follow our current Hadassah stories.