Our new CEO's vision for Hadassah. Ways to engage in the weeks ahead.

November 3, 2021

Our new CEO's vision for Hadassah. Ways to engage in the weeks ahead.

"At a time when our world faces so many crises and challenges, I am convinced that the leadership, intelligence and vision of women — especially Hadassah women — are desperately needed." These are the inspiring words of our new CEO/Executive Director Naomi Adler, and you can learn more about her vision for Hadassah in this Hadassah Magazine interview.

Observing the incredible Hadassah programming taking place both nationally and locally, Naomi emphasized that, "There are unique opportunities for each of us to learn, donate, socialize and advocate." This was exemplified by the amazing efforts by our members around the country to educate more people about breast cancer risk and prevention, and to raise funds for Hadassah's hospitals for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To take advantage of more engaging opportunities for our powerful community, see the listings below.

Instant Pot Cookalong with Paula Shoyer, aka "the Kosher Baker,"

Hadassah Magazine Discussion: Instant Pot Cookalong with Paula Shoyer, aka "the Kosher Baker," in conversation with Adeena Sussman. Hadassah Magazine's beloved food writer and best-selling 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 dishes in the Instant Pot, Shoyer will make a batch of jeweled Israeli couscous and answer questions. Thursday, November 11, 12 pm ET

Let your Senators know that funding COVID-19 research is a top priority.

Urgent: action needed. Congress must enable physicians and clinicians to know how COVID-19 affects different populations in ways that will better inform treatment, improve long-term health outcomes and save lives. Through Hadassah's hospitals and our advocacy agenda, we are committed to supporting medical research and public health policies that help build a safer and healthier world.  Join Hadassah in letting your senators know that funding COVID-19 research is a top priority!

Honor our Veterans

Honoring our veterans:Join the Hadassah Associates as we commemorate America's 102nd Veterans Day with an engaging presentation to honor those who have served in the US uniformed services. Hear about the history of Veterans Day, be moved by those who have served and end with a lovely service. You'll also get an exclusive preview of the special, limited-edition Havdalah Spice Box, a beautiful, custom-made art piece you don’t want to miss out on. Thursday, November 11, 8 pm ET.

The Vixen by Francine Prose

Upcoming One Book, One Hadassah:Live with Francine Prose, author of The Vixen, in conversation with Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein. A penetrative and humorous look at the McCarthy Era and the Jewish struggle for acceptance in post-World War II America, Prose's novel follows a young Jewish man, a recent Harvard graduate, as he navigates among loyalty to his middle-class family and Jewish values, his conscience and his own ambitions in the glittering New York City publishing world. Thursday, December 9, 7 pm ET.

The Power of Purpose

Register now for an incredible event:Find your purpose and learn how to effect change at Hadassah's one-day virtual conference: The Power of Purpose. Attend live virtual panels on advocacy, women’s health, Israel and women's empowerment. High-level speakers include Marcy Syms, chair of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality, president of the Sy Syms Foundation; Dr. Rachel Fish, academic in Israeli history, Zionist thought and Middle Eastern Studies; Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (MASK); and many more. Hear about their personal challenges, their motivation and success, and how each of us can take action. Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11 am–5:30 pm ET.


The Light Of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

One Book, One Hadassah: Judy Batalion and The Light Of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos.

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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.

For past programs see our last Hadassah@home email or our Virtual Programming page. Follow our COVID-19 coverage.