"Israel needs at least 1,000 additional nurses over the next ten years if it is to meet the health needs" of its skyrocketing population, according to an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report cited in The Australian Jewish News. This news from Israel is of great concern to us at Hadassah, where nursing is such an integral part of our history.
Watch this inspiring video and read this story on our website about nursing in Israel today, and what you can do to support Hadassah nurses and ensure compassionate, cutting-edge health care for the people of Israel. Then read on for our current listing of upcoming programs.
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.
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. Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein interviews Judy Batalion, whose book, our first nonfiction selection, brings to life little-known true stories of rebellion and bravery by a resourceful group of Jewish women who acted as couriers, spies, smugglers and saboteurs in the ghettos of Poland. Thursday, October 28, 7 pm ET.
Hadassah Magazine Discussion:Instant Pot Cookalong with Paula Shoyer, aka "the Kosher Baker," joined by Adeena Sussman. Hadassah Magazine's beloved food writer and best-selling cookbook author Adeena Sussman interviews Paula Shoyer, author of five best-selling cookbooks — including her latest, The Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook. As the two chefs discuss the merits of preparing Jewish classics, holiday foods and exotic global recipes in the Instant Pot, Shoyer will walk participants through one of the book's recipes and answer questions. Thursday, November 11, 12 pm ET.
Take action for women's health: 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 to ask your senators to oppose reproductive health restrictions and support women's health and reproductive rights.
Engage a female teenager you know: Young Jews are being confronted by antisemitism in ways not seen for generations — in school, on social media, in their communities. We want to hear about those experiences. To that end, Hadassah Magazineand jGirls Magazine, an online publication by and for Jewish teenage girls and young women, are pleased to announce their second annual teen essay contest that asks: Tell us about a time in your life when antisemitism affected you and how you responded. Deadline: November 5.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
SAVE THE DATE (details in future emails):
- December 9, 7 pm ET: One Book, One Hadassah: Live with Francine Prose and The Vixen.
- January 9, 2022, 11 am - 5:30 pm ET: The Power of Purpose (virtual) Conference. Save the date!
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.