E-newsletter October 2009

Hadassah Medical Organization Breakthrough
   Researchers from the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem have transplanted pigment-containing visual cells derived from human embryonic stem cells, successfully preserving the structure and function of the specialized light-sensitive lining of the eye in an animal model of retinal degeneration...

HWZOA Oral Statement at the 12th Session of the U.S. Human Rights Council
  Hannah Shabathai, of Hadassah, said that the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem was a testimony to Israel's commitment to standards of compassion, respect for human rights and dignity of all human beings, irrespective of race or religion.  Within a remarkable oasis of peace, this sophisticated...



eNewsletter June 2009


E-newsletter 05/08/09

New Gottesman Bridge Creates Unified Urban Campus
   The Milton Gottesman Bridge was installed Thursday, May 7, 2009 above HaHavazelet Street at Hadassah College Jerusalem (HCJ). The Bridge creates a unified urban college campus, connecting the Esther Gottesman Center for Technology with HCJ’s  traditional home in the building that originally housed...

Hadassah-Hebrew University to open First Military Medical School
   NEW YORK – Israel's first Military Medical School will open in Jerusalem this October, Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk announced this week in New York. This fall, Israel’s newest medical program will open with fifty students and...



E-newsletter 03/06/09

Important News About Hadassah Magazine
   Effective immediately, Hadassah Magazine is switching to bimonthly publication. Despite going through important changes, Hadassah Magazine will continue to deliver the same rich and diverse content that members have come to expect.  In the months between print issues, we will have special editions and updated editorial on the magazine Web site...

Hadassah: One of Two Centers Worldwide Helping Dysautonomia Patients Avoid a Life of Suffering
   The Hadassah Medical Center is home to one of the world’s two familial dysautonomia (FD) centers, bringing treatment and longer life to patients with this incurable genetic disease, which causes almost every major bodily system to malfunctionLocated at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, the Center is headed by Prof. Channa Maayan, a specialist in children's lung diseases...



E-newsletter 02/02/09

Urge your Senators to vote for Children's Health Care Coverage
   Over eight million children in the U.S. lack health insurance and this number is rising precipitously. Uninsured children are far less likely to receive needed health care than insured children, and can suffer stunted educational and personal...

Soldiers Injured in Gaza Transferred to Hadassah
   Six Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza have been hospitalized at the Hadassah Medical Center, including the son of a Hadassah employee, who was shot in the chest. Second Lieutenant Paratrooper Amit Hizkiyahu was fortunate that the vest he was wearing absorbed the impact, which saved his...



E-newsletter 01/09/09

Hadassah Projects in Israel Respond to the Gaza Crisis
   120 North American and British high school graduates in Israel on Hadassah’s Young Judaea Year Course have responded positively to text messages (SMS’s) for volunteers to bolster IDF operations.  Beginning on Sunday, they will leave their present volunteer positions and studies for seven military bases in the center of Israel and take-up...



E-newsletter 12/26/2008

Hadassah Chicago Chapter Responds to Alleged Ponzi Scheme
   To my dear Hadassah Family,  this is a very important time for all of us. We have all been affected by current economic realities. Hadassah too has felt the pressure of today’s challenging economic conditions.  But the message that I want to bring to all of you now is one of optimism, of strength, and of hope...

Nine-year-Old Girl Suffering Rare Brain Event is Saved at Hadasah Medical Center
  
It was midnight when the telephone rang and woke up Dr. Jaques Braun. The on-call physician from Hadassah Ein Kerem Pediatric ER told Dr. Braun that they just admitted a nine-year-old girl from Jerusalem who has already been unconscious, her pupils widely diluted and her heart beat very low...

Hadassah Chicago Chapter Seeks Interns!
  
Hadassah Chicago Chapter seeks creative, ambitious and responsible undergraduate and graduate students interested in the non-profit field.  We prefer students available at least 3 days per week for three or more months.  Interns will assist as needed with both everyday tasks and special projects...



E-newsletter 12/05/08

Mumbai Chabad Victims Laid to Rest
   JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Jewish victims of the attack on the Mumbai Chabad House were laid to rest in Israel.  Thousands attended the memorial ceremony Tuesday in Kfar Chabad, near Tel Aviv, for emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg.  President Shimon Peres, Knesset members and Indian representatives, as well as Chabad leaders, were among those in attendance...

President of Hadassah College Jerusalem Nava Ben-Tzvi to Help Implement Jerusalem's "one Hundred Day Plan."
   
The newly elected Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, has established a "One Hundred Day Plan" in order to improve social programs in the city. The team will be headed by Michael Shaelm and Roy Folkman. The basis of this program will be the implementation of the "2008 Barkat Plan" presented prior to the elections...



E-newsletter 11/21/08

Barbara Sofer Wins Eliav-Sartawi Award
   Hadassah proudly announces that Barbara Sofer, Director of Public Relations and Communications, Hadassah Office in Israel, is a recipient of the 2008 Eliav-Sartawi Award. The award is for her article, entitled: "The Human Spirit: Meeting Beyond the Comfort Zone - A religious Jewish woman from Jerusalem describes her experience with her Muslim roommate from Hebron during an interfaith women's workshop in Jordan..."

Young Judaeans Take on Iron Chef
   
Participants on Hadassah’s Young Judaea Year Course Culinary Track have been studying for three months under Executive Chef Tali Friedman. "...food in Israel has really changed and the participants on the Culinary Track will benefit from being able to blend Mediterranean dishes with American cuisine..."



E-newsletter 11/07/08

Hadassah Heals Hearts Sans Surgery
   The Hadassah Medical Center’s Heart Institute has performed its first Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI), a new non-surgical procedure to treat aortic stenosis (AS), a severe degenerative disease which causes the narrowing of the aortic valve...

From Hadassah-Neurim to College Campus
   
"It felt great being a college student, even for a short time," shared Regina Abdurashitov, 17, a senior at Hadassah-Neurim Youth Village. She and fellow-student Asher Adego, 18, were chosen for excellence in scholarship and took part in an introduction to university studies and campus life this summer at ...



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