Expressing gratitude — in prayer, song and charitable acts — is central to Judaism. This makes Thanksgiving perhaps the most Jewish of secular holidays. With Thanksgiving approaching, as we reflect on the things for which we are grateful, connecting with our Hadassah community is certainly something to appreciate.
In the spirit of gratitude, consider sharing Hadassah with friends and family. During this time of anxiety and isolation for so many, a gift membership to Hadassah provides connection, comfort and community. It's the perfect gift to be given — and enjoyed — without leaving home. Gift a membership now at hadassah.org/HanukkahIsHere.
Tel Aviv graffiti talk: Join Elinoy Kisslove, Tel Aviv-based graffiti artist and activist, for an illustrated talk about the vibrant street art scene in Tel Aviv, Israel. We'll explore the question, "Is graffiti art or vandalism?" as well as how graffiti paints life into unexpected corners. Part of Access Israel: Hadassah's monthly online Zionist series. Tomorrow, November 19, 3 pm ET.
Listen up: Hadassah On Call's latest podcast episode, "Post-COVID Health Issues and Life After the Pandemic," features Dr. Neville Berkman, the head of a new clinic at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem that evaluates recovered COVID-19 patients. Find out the state of the coronavirus in Israel and just when we can expect a cure. Tomorrow, November 19.
Calling all mothers and daughters: A recent survey suggests that mother-daughter relationships are stronger since the pandemic. Do you have a story to share for possible publication in Hadassah Magazine about how your relationship with your mother or daughter (or both!) has changed or evolved during COVID-19? Send up to 200 words to email@example.com. Deadline: November 23.
- Hear from courageous young women: Jewish students today are targeted not only with antisemitism but with anti-Jewish hatred attacking their relationship with Israel. In Antisemitism on Campus: Two Women’s Struggle to Protect Jewish Students Nationwide you'll hear from two extraordinary women — one an accomplished attorney, the other a student activist — about bringing their fights against campus antisemitism to the highest levels of the US government. Monday, November 23, 8 pm ET.
- A special conversation with Omer Yankelevich: Is there a connection between Diaspora Jewry and Israel? Explore this question during Access Israel: A Pre-Hanukkah Conversation between Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevich and Hadassah National President, Rhoda Smolow. Minister Yankelevich is the first Haredi woman to become an Israeli cabinet minister. Thursday, December 3, 1:30 pm ET.
Remembering a heroic nurse: In Taking Action in Times of Need: Lillian Wald, Henry Street Settlement, and the Lower East Side, author Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier will talk about Lillian Wald, a heroic nurse who inspired Henrietta Szold, and her establishment of the Henry Street Settlement: a place of healing and action. Presented by the Hadassah Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Council and open to all. Thursday, December 3, 8 pm ET.
One Book, One Hadassah: Join the next edition of Hadassah's national book club as Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein interviews Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings. Rosner, inspired by the stories of hidden Jewish children during World War II, has written a poignant novel about the power of music and the bonds of love between a mother and her daughter in 1940s Poland. Wednesday, December 16, 7 pm ET.
Cooking with Hadassah Magazine: We have a cornucopia of pareve and vegan-friendly Thanksgiving recipes: pumpkin dinner rolls, maple-butternut squash puree, and chestnut, mushroom and fennel stuffing — plus many more!
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