Hadassah Packs Power into TED Minis
Hadassah Mini-TED Talk speakers, from left to right: Debbie Roberson, Michelle Feibus, Michelle Natinsky and Arlene Maze. Credit: Lisa Zeevi.
By Michelle Feibus and Lori Kline
The Austin Chapter of Hadassah hosted its second TED mini, "Power of Women Who Do," March 26. With nearly 40 women—and a few associate member men—in attendance, minds and spirits were enriched by four dynamic speakers while palates were delighted by treats provided by chapter members.
Award-winning Realtor Arlene Maze spoke glowingly about the current Austin housing trend, with interesting tidbits regarding how to best prepare one’s home to be placed on the market.
The insightful Michelle Natinsky presented a powerful presentation utilizing the fist as a model of the human brain, explaining how understanding the logic and emotional centers of the brain can lead to better interpersonal relationships.
Programming Chair Michelle Feibus provided detailed and practical information regarding the basics of Medicare, and the enthusiastic Lauren Lewis detailed a fantastic, Austin-based exercise program free to individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, as well as tidbits about the extensive benefits of exercise for all.
Funds were collected to assist purchase library books at the Hadassah Nancy Falchuk Education Enrichment Center at the Meir Shfeyah Youth Aliyah Village. The village serves a total of 600 students, comprised of 300 residential and 300 day students. The organization is requesting dollars so that the teachers in Israel can pick out the best titles for their students.
Donations are still appreciated to help this library effort. Please send checks to Jenna Julien, Hadassah, WZOA, 40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. Please clearly state in the memo, "Meir Shfeyah Youth Aliyah Village." ■