Boulder Hadassah Celebrates Shabbat Zachor

hadassahThe Boulder chapter of Hadassah is pleased to announce that Congregations Har Hashem and Bonai Shalom will be participating in Hadassah Shabbat Zachor on February 27-28 and will be incorporating some aspects about Hadassah into their Shabbat services. Shabbat Zachor, which is celebrated around the holiday of Purim, holds particular importance as Hadassah was founded during Purim and was Esther’s Hebrew name.

Hadassah Shabbat will celebrate Parshat Zachor, reminding us how evil can be transformed into good, focusing on the victory of Israel over Amalek and of Esther and Vashti over oppression and discrimination.  As an organization of over 330,000 women across the country, Hadassah will read Parshat Zachor as a reclaiming of Vashti as a force against discrimination.  As the Rabbinical Assembly states, ” The story of Esther emphasizes Jewish women’s pivotal role in our communities.”  The Rabbinical Assembly encourages congregations to reflect on women’s equality during Hadassah Shabbat.

Shabbat Zachor was chosen because of its particular importance to Hadassah, provider of medical care in Israel to patients regardless of race, religion or nationality, and in international disaster relief. Hadassah is committed to providing medical attention and care around the world and Hadassah Shabbat brings these important values to light.

 

About Shirley Gang

Longtime Boulder resident and active participant in Boulder Hadassah. Our chapter strives to bring our members and associates programming to create community, advocate for women's rights, promote health and well-being around the world, support Hadassah hospitals in Israel, and provide information on issues of concern.

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