Hadassah Shabbat

February 13, 2023

The San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah will partner with Rabbi Lisa Goldstein and Congregation Shalom of San Antonio to celebrate Hadassah Shabbat during their Shabbat evening service on Friday, March 10, at 6:45 PM.

This year is the 111th anniversary of Hadassah’s founding and marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Youth Aliyah village for high school students, Meir Shefeyah, in Israel.  Hadassah was named in honor of Queen Esther and continues to provide hope, healing, and service to the Jewish people.  Coming on the heels of the Purim holiday, Hadassah Shabbat is the right time to remember and recommit to this lifesaving work.

Since founding clinics in Israel over 100 years ago, Hadassah has built two world-class hospitals and has become a world leader in medical research and cutting-edge medical treatments.  Hadassah also continues its work rescuing at-risk children; most recently, Ukranian high school refugees were welcomed and settled in Youth Aliyah villages.  Former National President Marcie Natan said that “Hadassah is an organization which inspires passion for the land of Israel, the health and wellness of people worldwide, and Jewish education.”

Congregation Shalom of San Antonio is a Reform Jewish community built on the principles of making Judaism accessible, including and accepting all who wish to engage in Jewish life.  Services are led by Rabbi Lisa Goldstein and held at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 10226 Ironside Drive.  Services may also be attended virtually by visiting Congregation Shalom’s home page https://shalomsa.org and following the links to YouTube or Zoom.

There will be an Oneg following services sponsored by the San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah.

For more information about Hadassah Shabbat, please contact Kathy O’Neill at kathyoneill@outlook.com.