Stepping into leadership in Hadassah meant filling big shoes, but I have felt so supported by my Board and mentored by Susan Adler and Jacquie Bayley. I hope all of you in Seattle Hadassah feel you really belong and feel welcomed at programs, where I celebrate all the new faces and the gathering of new and old friends. I celebrate the 25—and counting—new Annual Givers. And I am very proud of Seattle Hadassah’s tradition of standing tall with other organizations in our Community.
While our lives go on far from the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Hadassah connects us to Syria, to something positive: Hadassah pediatric cardiologists are healing the hearts of Syrian children. Read More.
Hadassah connects us to the Kurds when four Kurdish doctors secretly came to Hadassah Hospital to learn emergency pediatric medicine. After they returned home, a Hadassah doctor developed a WhatsApp group to offer Kurdish doctors 24/7 consultation. I proudly celebrate belonging to Hadassah.
Lastly, as women and Zionists, I feel we are connected more closely to Israel and outer space with Jewish American astronaut, Jessica Meir, who took an Israeli flag with her as part of the first all-female spacewalk. Israeli President Rivlin praised her “for taking us with you”. When Jessica writes, “We hope Friday’s adventure invigorates the power of all who dare to dream!”, she reconnects us to our own Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold’s saying, “When you dream, dream big!”
With gratitude to Hadassah, especially at Thanksgiving,
Ettie Davis, President, Seattle Hadassah
We are truly grateful for your participation and support.
we gathered to celebrate
our Keepers of the Gate and Chai Society members.
Thanks so much to our guest speakers,
Steven Hochstadt and Stephen Sass,
who shared their uplifting story of life-saving treatment at Hadassah Hospital.
Thanks also to our gracious hosts, Amy and David Fulton, for welcoming us into their stunning home!
If you haven’t already, it’s never too late
to make your own annual commitment:
Chai Society … $180 – $999
Keeper of the Gate … $1,000+
Please consider your gift to Hadassah today!
Questions? Contact Deni Hirsh.
Welcome New Members
- Lynn Howell
- Sylvia Angel
- Hilary Benson
Welcome Members New to our Seattle Chapter
- Linda Berg
Mazel Tov to
- Naomi and Jon Newman on the B’not Mitzvah of their twin daughters Eliana and Adina
We Mourn the Passing of
- Bryan Scott Levy, son of Gary and Renee Levy
- Lucy Sytman, wife of Alex Sytman and mother of Paul Sytman, Donna Peha and Daniel Sytman
- Goldie Feinberg, mother of Chava Sprecher and Louis Feinberg
Tributes to Hadassah can be made online here.
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