I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony,
Fighting antisemitism with Hadassah partners
In our Seattle Community.
I’d like to make Holocaust education
Happen across the land,
Hadassah members can make a difference
By literally lending a hand.
I’d like you to urge your legislator to sign
The Never Again Education Act,
Spread the word and with your help,
We can make an impact. (click here)
For our sake and for our children’s sake,
L’Shanah Tovah Tikavenu,
Ettie Davis, President, Seattle Hadassah
Upcoming Advocacy Opportunities
By Kindra Cooper, Regional Advocacy Chair
Did you know that Representative Dr. Kim Schrier of Washington’s 8th Congressional District is JUST HOME FROM ISRAEL? Schrier visited Israel as part of a 41-member Congressional delegation trip organized by AIPAC. Hadassah Seattle and Hadassah Pacific Northwest are working to put together a Day in the District meeting with Rep. Schrier to discuss Hadassah policy priorities including combating antisemitism. If you would be interested in participating in a Day in the District meeting to visit Dr. Schrier’s office, please contact Kindra Cooper here.
Looking to get involved on a slightly larger scale? Our chapter is looking for someone to represent Hadassah as part of the Jewish Community Action Network, a coalition of local Jewish organizations and leaders who advocate on behalf of Jewish policy priorities at the state and local levels of government. For additional information, including the possibility of sharing the role with a co-representative, contact Kindra and Ettie here.
Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance
By Rochelle Kochin, Seattle Hadassah Recording Secretary
Seattle Hadassah Board Member, Deni Hirsh, and I attended a course on Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle on August 13th. Presenters included Dee Simon, Baral Family Executive Director of the Holocaust Center, and Hilary Bernstein, Bernstein Education Consulting (formerly Executive Director PNW ADL). The course included a short tour of the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s Light in the Darkness exhibit and covered the history of antisemitism, antisemitism today, and responding to antisemitism and intolerance. (more)
Welcome New Members
- Patricia Peterson
Welcome Members New to Our Seattle Chapter
- Susan Faurer
- Nava Gazitt
- Rachael Moss
- Samantha Schwarz
- Gavriella Berk
- Ruth Chana Berk
Mazel Tov to
- Rochelle Kochin on her short story, Bubbe’s an Alien, winning second place in the Jewish in Seattle’s fiction contest
We Mourn the Passing of
- Paul Kleinstein, husband of Jackie Kleinstein and father of JJ and Isabella Kleinstein
- Rabbi Joel Zaiman, father of Rabbi Elana Zaiman
- Eva Ansell, mother of Carol Grant
- Diane “Didi” Liebowitz
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@hadassah.org.
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