As we head to year's end, newspapers, magazines and websites are filled with their annual "best of" lists. In that spirit, we bring you our all-new roundup of Hadassah's best podcasts of the year You'll love this selection of 18 episodes, a Jewish celebration of life and our impact! In the mix: Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine goes behind the scenes at Hadassah's hospitals; The Branch takes you into the lives of Jews and Arabs in Israel creating shared society; and Women of Vision features inspiring women who have seen a need and taken action. Read the full list here.
For anyone hunkering down for the winter — or for those fortunate enough to have warm weather for walking — listening to these informative, inspiring podcasts is an excellent way to connect with Hadassah wherever you are. Read on for more ways to engage in the weeks ahead.
Last chance to register: How will you make an impact in 2022? Meet the changemakers who will help you find your purpose. Don't miss your chance to sign up for Hadassah's one-day virtual conference: The Power of Purpose. Our newly announced addition is Lesley Stahl, legendary broadcast journalist and co-editor of 60 Minutes. You'll also hear from Jenna Bush Hager, co-host of NBC's TODAY Show and best-selling author, alongside an all-star roster of incredible speakers. Attend live virtual panels and interactive workshops on advocacy, women's health, Israel and women's empowerment. Register now at hadassah.org/powerofpurpose. Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11 am ET.
Get ready to act:Join us for The Road Beyond Roe: Advocating for Reproductive Rights. It's 49 years after the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, and the fight for reproductive rights rages on. Don't sit by waiting for another court to decide — join us to get energized and take action! Hear from pioneering advocates, policymakers, medical professionals and Hadassah leaders about what's at stake for our right to choose and how to make our voices heard. Register now.Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 7 pm ET.
Hadassah Magazine Discussion:Antisemitism on Campus: What You Need to Know. Hadassah MagazineExecutive Editor Lisa Hostein moderates a panel that includes attorney Alyza Lewin, a leading figure in the legal fight against antisemitism at multiple universities; Tilly Shemer, executive director of Hillel at the University of Michigan; and prominent student activists who are mobilizing, organizing and taking to social media to combat rising Jew hatred and bias. Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7 pm ET.
Support Holocaust education in public schools: Hadassah proudly supported last year's Never Again Education Act to advance Holocaust education. Take the next step. Urge the Department of Education to include a question in this year's Civil Rights Data Collection survey to address whether public schools are teaching students the lessons of the Holocaust.
Empower yourself to fight cancer: Watch The ART of Empowering Health — Awareness, Research & Treatment: Cancer Prevention, Education & Resilience Seminar. This online program features an impressive lineup of experts from top US hospitals and Hadassah's hospitals. Topics include risk assessment and genetic testing; how research leads to treatment and better outcomes; genetic risk and treatment decisions, and coping with cancer. Whether you're interested in reducing your personal risk of cancer, are supporting a loved one or are grappling with a diagnosis yourself, this seminar is for you. Sunday, January 30, 2022, 1 pm ET.
Candid talk on Zionism: If we truly care about safeguarding Israel's future, we must support young Jews who are out there defending Zionism, even if it's in ways that are different from how we've traditionally talked about Israel. Join us for What Zionism Means to Me: Young Jewish Women Share Their Truths, the first in a new Hadassah series, Evolving Zionism: A Safe Space for Candid Conversations. Hear from passionate young women who are redefining Zionism for themselves and defending it to their peers and in public circles, in this panel moderated by Stephanie Hausner, Program Officer of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Join this safe space to listen and learn — and be inspired. Thursday, February 3, 2022, 7 pm ET.
Share your stories: Join the Hadassah Writers’ Circle and write essays for the Hadassah website and various media outlets. We will guide you through the writing process and help you prepare first-person pieces about topics of your choosing: what it means to be part of Hadassah, our hospitals and medical care, our advocacy, Shabbat, the holidays or experiences close to your heart. Now seeking stories about heart health, women's empowerment, Purim, Passover and Yom HaShoah. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in Jerusalem: We're thrilled to invite you to join us for Hadassah's 100th National Convention: Together in Israel: Our Pride. Our Purpose. It will take place November 14-17, 2022 (provided health regulations allow). This is our first convention in Israel in a decade and our best lineup yet! Share your Hadassah pride and purpose and leave inspired to continue your support for Hadassah and for Israel. Take advantage of our special Early Bird discount and save $250 per person when you register by February 28.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
SAVE THE DATE (details to come in future emails):
- Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7 pm ET: One Book, One Hadassah: Live with Rachel Sharona Lewis, author of The Rabbi Who Prayed With Fire.
Hebrew@Hadassah 2022: Join us for our upcoming beginner and intermediate Hebrew classes. Each 50-minute session will cover vocabulary and conversational Hebrew. This is a wonderful opportunity for Hadassah members and Associates to interact with others and practice your Hebrew speaking skills. Classes are $36 per semester and run from January 3, 2022 through June 27, 2022. Register today for the Beginner's Class or the Intermediate Class. Upon payment, you will receive a link to order online materials needed for the class. Questions? Email us at EducationandAdvocacy@Hadassah.org.