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Mar
24
Sun
Advocacy Training 101 @ Emailed Upon Registration
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Advocacy Training 101 @ Emailed Upon Registration

This class will include practical advocacy skills including how to identify your representatives and strategies for effectively communicating with elected officials. We will also present sample email and telephone scripts, and describe how typical day-in-the-district meetings — involving elected officials, their staff, and constituents — unfold.

Registration is required for this class and all participants must register and bring ID.

Mar
28
Thu
Dinner with the Director of 93Queen @ Bamboo Garden Vegetarian Cuisine 
Mar 28 @ 4:45 pm

 

Q: How can I go to dinner with the director of 93QUEEN?
A:

RSVP by March 25 using the form below

4:45 pm  Arrive at the Bamboo Garden Vegetarian Cuisine.

Parking: $5 Parking fee to park in the Bamboo Garden lot during dinner and the film. 

5:00 pm  Have pre-ordered dinner in a Hadassah room at the restaurant

Dinner Cost: Ettie Davis will collect $20 cash or check payable to her. This will cover your dinner and the director’s.

5:45 pm  Director will take Uber to Uptown Theater for 6:00 pm meeting. Walk 4 blocks or Uber with director to Uptown

6:30 pm:  “93Queen” film.  90 min.  Q & A. follows.

 

Don’t forget to get your ticket to 93Queen

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93Queen @ SIFF Cinema Uptown
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Seattle Hadassah is proudly sponsoring the Film 93Queen in conjunction with the Seattle Film Festival.

93QUEEN follows RACHEL “RUCHIE” FREIER, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC


93QUEEN is set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, where EMS corps have long been the province of men. Though the neighborhood is home to the largest volunteer ambulance corps in the world known as Hatzolah, that organization has steadfastly banned women from its ranks.

Now Ruchie and an engaging cast of dogged Hasidic women are risking their reputations—and, literally, the futures of their children—by taking matters into their own hands to provide dignified emergency medical care to the Hasidic women and girls of Borough Park.

With unprecedented and exclusive access, 93QUEEN follows the formation and launch of Ezras Nashim through the organization’s first year on the ground. The spine of the film observes the highs—and the lows—of creating an organization against incredible odds, as well as the women’s struggles to “have it all” as wives and mothers. In a society where most women don’t drive—and a few minutes can mean the difference between life and death—how do female EMTs transport themselves to the scene of an emergency? And how does Ezras Nashim combat a behemoth like Hatzolah, which possesses political clout not only in Borough Park, but throughout New York City?

In the midst of this already ground-breaking endeavor, Ruchie announces that she had decided to take her burgeoning feminism even further: She entered the race for civil court judge in Brooklyn’s 5th Municipal Court District.

Through it all, we see Ruchie & Co. grappling to balance their faith with their nascent feminism, even as they are confronted by the patriarchal attitudes that so dominate Hasidic society. As Ruchie observes, while making dinner at 3 a.m., “I sometimes wonder why God created me a woman. If I’d have been born a Hasidic man, I don’t think I would have half the problems I have.”

Would you like to have dinner with the director of 93Queen? Signup Here

Apr
3
Wed
The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow @ A Private Home in the Seward Park Area
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Hadassah, in conjunction with the Hadassah Pacific Northwest Region, is excited to announce the formation of a Zionist Book Club. For our first book we have selected The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow by McGill University Professor Gil Troy.

Professor Troy’s book examines Zionism through six lenses, each corresponding to a school of Zionist thought: Political, Revisionist, Labor, Religious, Cultural and Diaspora. Book club members will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on what Israel and Zionism mean in the context of their daily lives. Troy, who served as the scholar in residence for Hadassah’s Milestone Mission to Israel last year, has generously offered his book to Hadassah as a fundraising opportunity. For a $30 donation to Hadassah, members will receive a copy of this text along with a face plate signed by the author.  Click here to make your donation and receive your signed copy of The Zionist Ideas.

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Zionism, how to talk about Zionism and how to be an effective advocate on behalf of the State of Israel.

This event will be facilitated by Regional Advocacy Chair Kindra Cooper. Meetings will be held in Seward park and the address will be sent to those that RSVP. Members outside of the Seattle area will be able to participate by Zoom. Zoom is an free online video conferencing service. 

Discussions for this book will be March 6, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15 and May 29th. 

Please sign and join us at our next meeting. There is no need to register for each book club meeting, just the first one you will be attending.
Apr
7
Sun
The Light of Hope @ Regal Cinebarre Issaquah 8
Apr 7 @ 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Two Seattle Hadassah members—Janice Kaplan-Klein and Ellen Rose Kret—are sponsoring a powerful drama, “The Light of Hope”, which focuses on the inspired work of a young Red Cross nurse, Elizabeth Eidenbenz, who saved mothers and babies during the Holocaust.  All of us in Hadassah can appreciate her can-do spirit: “Where there is great suffering, you don’t ask questions. You help.”

About the Film

“When there is great suffering, you don’t ask questions. You help.” – Elisabeth Eidenbenz

In the early 1940s, refugees from all over Europe sought shelter in the south of France on the northern Catalan Spanish border, fleeing persecution from the Nazis and Franco’s regime, and the horrid conditions of the Vichy camps and Spanish Civil War. Among them were countless pregnant women and their little children. The internment camps offered these families little to no medical attention nor protection from the cold. Enter young Red Cross nurse Elisabeth Eidenbenz, who transformed an old villa into a birth clinic to save hundreds of mothers and children from certain death.

Despite many hardships, the villa becomes a safe haven resounding with children’s laughter until 1942, when the fascists try to shut it down, spurring Eidenbenz and her staff to bravely put their own lives in danger to avoid closure. This true inspiring story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz (1913-2011) and her female co-workers at the Elne maternity home reminds us that humanity can prevail, even in the most inhumane circumstances. More

Shoelaces @ Regal Cinebarre Issaquah 8
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Billed as a comedy, Hadassah Hospital is the hospital scene for this inspiring story of a special-needs son’s courageous action.

About the Film

A heartwarming story of a complicated relationship between the special-needs adult son of an aging father, who abandoned him as a child because of his disability. When his ex-wife is killed in a traffic accident, it falls to Reuven (Dov Glickman, SHTISEL), a cranky sixty-something Jerusalem garage owner, to take care of his grieving, special-needs son Gadi (Nevo Kimchi, FOOTNOTE), now in his thirties. When Reuven’s kidneys start to fail, Gadi feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful by donating one of his own. This complicated relationship explores society’s attitude toward those who are differently abled with sensitivity, the goal of director Jacob Goldwasser, himself the father of a special-needs son.

2018 Israeli Academy Ophir Awards Winner – Best Supporting Actor: Doval’e Glickman.

Director’s Statement

Jacob Goldwasser: “SHOELACES is a special project for me. As a father of a special-needs son, I never felt that the depiction of special-needs characters on film rang true. However, when I saw Nevo Kimchi’s work, I was dumbfounded. He created a special-needs character, who was human and real, filled with humor, optimism and charm.”

Apr
17
Wed
The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow @ A Private Home in the Seward Park Area
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Hadassah, in conjunction with the Hadassah Pacific Northwest Region, is excited to announce the formation of a Zionist Book Club. For our first book we have selected The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow by McGill University Professor Gil Troy.

Professor Troy’s book examines Zionism through six lenses, each corresponding to a school of Zionist thought: Political, Revisionist, Labor, Religious, Cultural and Diaspora. Book club members will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on what Israel and Zionism mean in the context of their daily lives. Troy, who served as the scholar in residence for Hadassah’s Milestone Mission to Israel last year, has generously offered his book to Hadassah as a fundraising opportunity. For a $30 donation to Hadassah, members will receive a copy of this text along with a face plate signed by the author.  Click here to make your donation and receive your signed copy of The Zionist Ideas.

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Zionism, how to talk about Zionism and how to be an effective advocate on behalf of the State of Israel.

This event will be facilitated by Regional Advocacy Chair Kindra Cooper. Meetings will be held in Seward park and the address will be sent to those that RSVP. Members outside of the Seattle area will be able to participate by Zoom. Zoom is an free online video conferencing service. 

Discussions for this book will be March 6, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15 and May 29th. 

Please sign and join us at our next meeting. There is no need to register for each book club meeting, just the first one you will be attending.
May
1
Wed
The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow @ A Private Home in the Seward Park Area
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Hadassah, in conjunction with the Hadassah Pacific Northwest Region, is excited to announce the formation of a Zionist Book Club. For our first book we have selected The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow by McGill University Professor Gil Troy.

Professor Troy’s book examines Zionism through six lenses, each corresponding to a school of Zionist thought: Political, Revisionist, Labor, Religious, Cultural and Diaspora. Book club members will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on what Israel and Zionism mean in the context of their daily lives. Troy, who served as the scholar in residence for Hadassah’s Milestone Mission to Israel last year, has generously offered his book to Hadassah as a fundraising opportunity. For a $30 donation to Hadassah, members will receive a copy of this text along with a face plate signed by the author.  Click here to make your donation and receive your signed copy of The Zionist Ideas.

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Zionism, how to talk about Zionism and how to be an effective advocate on behalf of the State of Israel.

This event will be facilitated by Regional Advocacy Chair Kindra Cooper. Meetings will be held in Seward park and the address will be sent to those that RSVP. Members outside of the Seattle area will be able to participate by Zoom. Zoom is an free online video conferencing service. 

Discussions for this book will be March 6, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15 and May 29th. 

Please sign and join us at our next meeting. There is no need to register for each book club meeting, just the first one you will be attending.
May
15
Wed
The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow @ A Private Home in the Seward Park Area
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Hadassah, in conjunction with the Hadassah Pacific Northwest Region, is excited to announce the formation of a Zionist Book Club. For our first book we have selected The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow by McGill University Professor Gil Troy.

Professor Troy’s book examines Zionism through six lenses, each corresponding to a school of Zionist thought: Political, Revisionist, Labor, Religious, Cultural and Diaspora. Book club members will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on what Israel and Zionism mean in the context of their daily lives. Troy, who served as the scholar in residence for Hadassah’s Milestone Mission to Israel last year, has generously offered his book to Hadassah as a fundraising opportunity. For a $30 donation to Hadassah, members will receive a copy of this text along with a face plate signed by the author.  Click here to make your donation and receive your signed copy of The Zionist Ideas.

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Zionism, how to talk about Zionism and how to be an effective advocate on behalf of the State of Israel.

This event will be facilitated by Regional Advocacy Chair Kindra Cooper. Meetings will be held in Seward park and the address will be sent to those that RSVP. Members outside of the Seattle area will be able to participate by Zoom. Zoom is an free online video conferencing service. 

Discussions for this book will be March 6, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15 and May 29th. 

Please sign and join us at our next meeting. There is no need to register for each book club meeting, just the first one you will be attending.
May
29
Wed
The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow @ A Private Home in the Seward Park Area
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Hadassah, in conjunction with the Hadassah Pacific Northwest Region, is excited to announce the formation of a Zionist Book Club. For our first book we have selected The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow by McGill University Professor Gil Troy.

Professor Troy’s book examines Zionism through six lenses, each corresponding to a school of Zionist thought: Political, Revisionist, Labor, Religious, Cultural and Diaspora. Book club members will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on what Israel and Zionism mean in the context of their daily lives. Troy, who served as the scholar in residence for Hadassah’s Milestone Mission to Israel last year, has generously offered his book to Hadassah as a fundraising opportunity. For a $30 donation to Hadassah, members will receive a copy of this text along with a face plate signed by the author.  Click here to make your donation and receive your signed copy of The Zionist Ideas.

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Zionism, how to talk about Zionism and how to be an effective advocate on behalf of the State of Israel.

This event will be facilitated by Regional Advocacy Chair Kindra Cooper. Meetings will be held in Seward park and the address will be sent to those that RSVP. Members outside of the Seattle area will be able to participate by Zoom. Zoom is an free online video conferencing service. 

Discussions for this book will be March 6, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15 and May 29th. 

Please sign and join us at our next meeting. There is no need to register for each book club meeting, just the first one you will be attending.