January 2020


Imagine if Hadassah member Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—RBG— were not so busy on the U.S. Supreme Court.  She might be interested in attending our #MeToo program scheduled for Sunday, January 12th in Northeast Seattle.  #MeToo is a hot topic in academic science, engineering, and medicine.  Even before #MeToo, Ginsburg has long been a “fierce champion of justice, gender equality, individual dignity, and inclusivity.”  Read more about  RBG being inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Philadelphia Jewish Museum here.  The #MeToo” movement connects the generations,. Justice Ginsburg would surely encourage you to bring your daughters, granddaughters, nieces and young friends to this program.  It’ll be empowering!

Israel was also involved in issues of gender harassment before #MeToo in 2017, as described in Hadassah Magazine:  “#GamAni, the #MeToo Movement in Israel”  You can open links to other eye-opening articles, “When Rabbis Say #MeToo” and “What’s Changed in the Jewish World After #MeToo?

Continuing with our 2019-2020 empowerment theme, “Thrive:  Be the CEO of Your Life”, we’re planning programs that are of interest to all ages

  • Breast Cancer Survivors’ Stories
  • Women & the Vote on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
  • Our Eyes —Ophthalmologist on Issues like Screen Time
  • Our Backs—tips from  an Arab Israeli Spine Fellow from Hadassah Hospital
  • Our Sleep—getting the sleep you need
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the U.S. & Israel—a panel comparing stories.

Save the Date—Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020—Hadassah Gala Fundraiser!

With gratitude for your suggestions and support,

Ettie Davis, President

Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 12, 2020  10:30 am – 12:30 pm
If I’m Not Safe, No Body Is

Sexual harassment is more prevalent in academic science, engineering, and medicine than any other workplace except for the military.  Dr. Sharona Gordon, professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will discuss her career path and how her experiences lead to her current activities and founding of Below the Waterline, an organization devoted to supporting targets of sexual harassment in academia.

This conversation is appropriate and important for all. College and high-school daughters and granddaughters are most welcome!  Ettie’s granddaughters already asked to be included.

Register Here

Saturday evening, January 18 & Sunday, January 19
Limmud Seattle, Festival of Jewish Learning and Culture

The Limmud Seattle 2020 Schedule is Live

Limmud Seattle 2020 is almost here – January 18-19 at Bellevue College. Over 100 presentations to choose from in these tracks: Arts, Identity, Parenting, Singing, Torah and Text, History, Israel and more.  There’s something for everyone.

Special highlights this year include a Saturday night concert , a shuk (marketplace) with local Jewish artists, Pub LeMood, a Community Connections Lounge and ShirOlam, a musical celebration at the end of the festival.

Check it out and if you haven’t already, register before the Festival is sold out – again.

NEW THIS YEAR – The SJCC is offering childcare for 3-9 year olds whose adults are attending Limmud. Click here for additional information and to submit interest.

Sunday, January 26, 11:00 am
Join Hadassah at Connections

Celebrate the power of Jewish Women at Connections, the largest philanthropic gathering of Jewish women in the Pacific Northwest!

This year’s fundraiser celebrates female leaders and entrepreneurs, featuring Alana Newhouse, founder of Tablet Magazine and author of The 100 Most Jewish Foods.

Hadassah Member, Naomi Newman, will be honored with the Althea Stroum Woman of Distinction Award.

Other News

It is time to order your Mah Jongg Cards!

Standard cards are $8.00 & large cards are $9.00
Order your card by January 25th
Please let us know how many cards you want today
Order your card here

What People Said about the Laughter Program

I never knew I could make myself laugh for no reason and that it would be fun and therapeutic too. Great evening! Thanks! —  Connie Gould

Who knew laughing could be so fun AND be so good for you?? I got a great workout without even trying!! — Anne Jess

Membership News

Welcome to our New Members:

  • Merrill Berger
  • Anne Jess

Welcome Members New to our Chapter:

  • Judi du Nann
  • Robyn Weiss

We Mourn the Passing of:

  • Ida Kushner, mother of Liza Yusim and Ella Ernafasova