January 2019

President’s Message

A Conversation between Outgoing President, Susan Adler (SA),
and Incoming President, Ettie Davis (ED)

SA: Ettie, how did chairing the Gala prepare you for becoming President?
ED: I discovered all kinds of members had amazing talents and equally amazing friends they brought into our Hadassah community. People liked being part of a big event for a good cause and felt good about giving their time to make the Gala successful. I learned to give very specific details to get a job done. I researched Hadassah’s history.
SA: I realized you possessed the ability to not only create a vision, but also to mobilize an incredible team of countless volunteers who joined you in realizing your vision. Now, what is your vision for 2019?
ED: Inspired by a Barnard College holiday video, my vision is to have a year-long theme —“Opening Doors”— to the core issues at the heart of Hadassah: including health and wellness, research advances, women’s health equity, Zionism and Israel. “Opening Doors” reflects our culture of welcoming people into our homes to share and learn from each other, coming away with new insights and good feelings.
SA: What’s the best-kept secret of Seattle Hadassah?
ED: I believe it’s that Hadassah is the place for women to get the training to grow their leadership skills. Representative Tana Senn concluded her address at the Gala with Donna Shalala’s powerful words: “I predict that one day a Hadassah member will be President of the United States.”
SA and ED: We’re looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Kick-off event for the year!!
Susan Adler, President   Ettie Davis, President Elect
Events Calendar

January 8, 6:30-9:00pm Program Planning Task Force Meeting

Ettie Davis and Susan Adler are pulling together the coolest women leaders we know for a Program Planning Task Force brainstorm that will create the key programs for our 2019 year. This is a one-shot gathering to generate lively ideas that align with Hadassah’s priorities for advocacy, Israel, women’s health equity and research. 

RSVP by January 4 here

January 13, 2:00-4:00pm Opening Doors to 2019

Join us for a Dynamic Conversation with Kindra Cooper, Advocacy Chair of the Pacific Northwest Region. Kindra will be speaking about “How to talk about that Zionist Piece in Hadassah’s Name?”. We will also be installing our 2019 board and hearing about the highlights of 2018. Light Kosher refreshments will be served.

All Hadassah supportsers welcome. 
RSVP by January 6 here.

January 27, 11:00am-1:00pm Connections

We are proud to support our Community Partner, The Jewish Federation, sponsor of Connections.
Please join Ettie Davis, Table Captain, at the Hadassah table.

To reserve your place email Ettie and sign up for Connections here.

March 23-31, April 6-7 Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Join us at this annual event. Seattle Hadassah will be sponsoring the movie ’93Queen’. 

Advocacy Update

Hadassah Advocacy: Tips for Getting Started

The reservation I hear most frequently from members contemplating Hadassah advocacy is, “Where do I start?” Other concerns include; “I don’t know what to say” and “I’m not sure who to talk to.” The good news is that there is good news! Hadassah has you covered.

One of the things I love most about Hadassah advocacy is that Hadassah literally does all the hard work for its members – publishing concise and easy-to-understand policy statements online, scheduling member visits with elected officials, offering coaching and support by email and phone, even customizing printed materials for members to leave behind with their representatives. But, I am already getting ahead of myself. Read More

Membership News

Welcome New Hadassah Members

  • Arielle Behar
  • Eliana Behar
  • Eileen King Rubenstein

Welcome Members New to Our Seattle Chapter

  • Carla Merkow
  • Corey Polk

We mourn the passing of

  • Roslyn Cohen, mother of Gary Cohen and mother-in-law of Hadassah member Beryl Cohen.

Tributes to Hadassah can be made online here.

Do you have news of family events to share with us? We are happy to include announcements about weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays, births, and passings in the Membership News section of our monthly newsletter. Please send notices to Seattle@haddash.org.

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