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September 17, 2015
Jewish sympathy website shiva.com announces a partnership with Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. to provide content for remembering loved ones and expressing condolences.
NEW YORK, NY — Shiva.com, the resource for Jewish mourning, announced this week that it has partnered with Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., which has over 330,000 members and supporters. Hadassah now joins shiva.com’s growing list of prominent organizations to help people learn about and plan following the loss of a loved one.
With this partnership, Hadassah’s members will have direct access to the hundreds of articles in shiva.com’s Learning Center, specifically the Yahrzeit and Kaddish Center. The Yahrzeit and Kaddish Center is a resource providing information and guidance on ways to commemorate loved ones according to the Jewish faith.
“Many of our wives, mothers and grandmothers have worked tirelessly as members of Hadassah to strengthen Jewish values and the lives of women everywhere, so we know the unparalleled dedication the group brings to everything it does in the US and in Israel,” says Michael Schimmel, CEO and founder of shiva.com.
Hadassah shares similar sentiments about its new partners. “Hadassah supports its members during joyous occasions and times of sorrow,” says Marcie Natan, Hadassah’s National President, “and this partnership enables us to provide comfort and critical information at some of the most difficult times in our members’ lives.”
Hadassah provides valuable resources and services (what does "service" mean here?) following a loss. Its ‘Perpetual Yahrzeit’ program allows members to have the Kaddish prayer recited in memory of a loved one each year under the renowned Chagall Windows in the Fannie & Maxwell Abell Synagogue at Hadassah’s hospital in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. Hadassah also offers the ability to remember the lives of family members and friends through memorial plaques placed throughout its two hospitals and youth villages.
The two organizations expect the partnership to be integrated by September.
Hadassah is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With 330,000 members, associates and supporters across the country, Hadassah brings Jewish women together to effect change and advocate on criticalissues such as medical care and research, women's empowerment, and the security of Israel. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals, the world-renowned trauma center and the leading research facility in Jerusalem, Hadassah supports the delivery of exemplary patient care to over a million people every year. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace” through equality in medical treatment. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.