Together, let's spread light — and hope — in the new year.

Wednesday, Dec 30 2020

Reflecting on 2020 and the promise of a new year, we remember the light our Hadassah community has brought into our lives. From engaging our minds with One Book, One Hadassah's first-ever national book club event to opening our hearts during Hadassah's moving tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we came together this year to learn, reflect and grow.

Thank you for making our online community so strong. As Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow wrote recently, "Spreading light — and our focus on hope and healing — will be a big part of what we bring into our new year." If we've proven anything in 2020, it's that by coming together at Hadassah, we're spreading light — and hope — even in the darkest times. We're looking forward to coming together to make 2021 even brighter!

A Conversation With Former Knesset Member Ruth Calderon & virtual tour of the Barkan Winery

Talking Israel: Access Israel: Hadassah’s Monthly Zionist Series presents a not-to-be-missed Conversation with Former Knesset Member Ruth Calderon, a dynamic advocate of Hebrew culture and Israeli pluralism. And for all you wine lovers, the online event will end with a 20-minute virtual tour of Israel's award-winning Barkan Winery to help usher in a happy 2021! Hadassah members $18, non-members $25. Thursday, January 14, 1 pm ET.

Get In Shape, Ladies: The History and Evolution of Home Exercise for WomenFascinating look at fitness: Join us for Get In Shape, Ladies: The History and Evolution of Home Exercise for Women. We are all looking for ways to stay active and healthy at home. Natalia Petrzela, an expert on the cultural history of exercise and a licensed fitness instructor, looks at how the teachers, tools and conventions around women's at-home fitness have shifted — from Jack LaLanne to Jane Fonda, from Chippendales dancer VHS tapes to Peloton bikes. Wednesday, January 13, 7 pm ET.

Jean Chatzky, in How COVID is Hitting Women's Pocketbooks Upcoming Hadassah Magazine discussion: Jean Chatzky, longtime financial editor of NBC's Today show and creator of, joins Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein for an important conversation on How COVID is Hitting Women's Pocketbooks. Chatzky, an influential voice in promoting personal financial literacy among women, will discuss the effects COVID has had — and will continue to have — on the livelihoods and financial security of women. Hadassah members $18, non-members $25. Tuesday, January 19, 7 pm ET.

Cooking with Hadassah Magazine Cooking with Hadassah Magazine: Beloved New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark shares her citrusy olive oil challah recipe as well as a French toast recipe to make with any leftovers.

In case you missed it

Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings
One Book, One Hadassah: Interview with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

Important Updates About Our Weekly Series

Hebrew@Hadassah: All students, current and new, must register for the 2021 weekly series, a continuation of our ongoing Hebrew class. The cost for all 2021 Hebrew classes is $36. Email questions to Mondays: Beginner's Hebrew at 3 pm ET and Intermediate Hebrew at 4 pm ET. Members and Associates only, $36.

Resilience & Relaxation with Rebecca: Sessions will resume on January 5. Please register now for January sessions. Tuesdays at 4 pm ET.

For past programs see our last Hadassah@home email or our Member Engagement page. Follow our COVID-19 coverage.

NOTE: Many online events will ask for your Hadassah ID number to register.

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