June 2020

President’s Message

I have come to realize all good leaders make a practice of looking after and inspiring the people around them to bring out their best qualities. These leaders believe in doing good for others and have a feeling of fulfillment.  Hadassah Hospital leaders have set the standard to protect their staff by testing them every 5 days for COVID. To ease the loneliness and isolation of COVID-patients, read here what the staff did that other Israeli hospitals emulated.

You can also listen to the webinar here where you’ll learn Hadassah is bleeding cash doing all it can for COVID patients.  Furthermore, COVID is challenging children-at-risk in Hadassah’s Youth Aliyah villages.  Read more about this here.

I have an idea how we can all be good leaders and raise some funds, too, but I need your help.  In fact, President Obama told the nationwide graduating class, “If you don’t ask for help, you’ll never make it alone.”   Let’s honor the graduating high school and university seniors we know with personal tribute cards ordered from Seattle Hadassah.  Especially this year, these graduates need a lot of people shining a light on them.  How exciting that we in Seattle Hadassah are letting these young people know we still have the power to choose how we respond to this crisis. Click here to order.

May one mitzvah lead to another,

Ettie Davis, President

Events Calendar

Thrive: A Virtual Program on Sleep
June 2020, date TBD

Sleep deprivation doesn’t just make you tired — it affects practically every other aspect of your life, too. From your physical health and appearance to your mental state and mood.

One Book, One Hadassah
Wednesday, June 10, 4:30pm

Best-Selling Author Jennifer Weiner Looking to Have a ‘Big Summer’

Jennifer Weiner talks parenting in the age of coronavirus lockdowns, navigating social media with her teen daughters and her latest novel.

Other News


Here are only a few of the responses to your amazing presentation, “Insight On Our Eyes”.  We truly appreciate you, Thellea Leveque!

“Excellent video presentation, and excellent speaker, interesting to listen to. Quite delightful. Really informative. She gave a very good intro to eye anatomy and description of the most frequent diseases.  Her powerpoint slides and discussion were excellent.  As an R.N. I appreciated that she answered questions very clearly.”

“Interesting, great slides, well prepared and memorable. She covered a lot in 25 minutes. Great turnout. Clearly a lot of interest.” Super job moderating Ricki…

“Thellea was incredibly knowledgeable and articulate in explaining some complex ideas.”


IZZY – Stream Israel
IZZY is “the Netflix for Israel” — the first streaming platform from Israel, for global audiences! Featuring new movies, TV shows, documentaries and more, get a front-row seat to the Israel you know and love, from wherever you are in the world!IZZY will be $10/month when we launch, so pre-order it today to lock in exclusive perks and discounts — and help us get Israel’s culture and entertainment industries back on their feet!

For more information and to order click here
Judy Balint, former Seattle Hadassah member, has her book, Jerusalem Diaries, featured as a TV series on IZZY.  She spoke about this book to Beersheva Hadassah the last time she visited from her home in Israel.


Membership News


Welcome New Members:

  • Thellea Leveque
  • Laureen Light

Welcome Members New to Our Seattle Chapter

  • Amira Ahdut

Mazel Tov to:

  • Aileen and Aaron Okrent on the engagement of their son, Joshua, to Amalia Williams, daughter of Vickie and David Williams of Tacoma, WA. A Fall, 2021 wedding is planned.

We Mourn the Passing of:

  • Louis Bauman, husband of Myra Bauman and father of Carla Bauman.