Advocacy

Celebrating Jewish Victories After Pittsburgh

Between the waves of grief following the anti-Semitic murders in Pittsburg and the rising tide of anxiety as we watch the attack on southern Israel from our diaspora homes, it would be easy to succumb to the undertow of negativity—to find ourselves awash in anger, fear, heartbreak, or hopelessness. But darkness is not the whole story; it never is.

Advocate Extraordinaire

Mix a Jewish Seattle lawyer with two master’s degrees—one in bioethics, another in public administration—and you get powerhouse advocate Kindra Cooper. After joining the board of directors for Hadassah’s Seattle chapter, Cooper dove right into service as their Advocacy Committee Chair. Within months, Cooper was representing Hadassah at state level Jewish advocacy events including a …

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Word? Reclaiming Zionism

I recently returned home from Israel, where I was traveling with Hadassah’s Milestone Mission celebrating 100 years of the Hadassah Hospital at Mt. Scopus, 100 years of the Hadassah School of Nursing, and 70 years of the State of Israel. I was privileged to visit both Hadassah hospitals, the Western Wall, Hadassah’s Meir Shfeya Youth …

Seattle Hadassah Meeting with U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s Office

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, three members of Seattle Hadassah met with Kate Baumgartner, Seattle Outreach Director for U.S. Senator Patty Murray. Seattle Hadassah President Susan Adler, Seattle Chapter Advocacy Committee Chair Kindra Cooper, and Seattle Chapter Member Jacqueline Silver attended the meeting at the request of Hadassah National, who is seeking the Senator’s support …