Urge Senate to Ratify CEDAW:
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Since, 1980, Hadassah has shown its strong support for ratification of CEDAW and affirmed in 1994 that “it is imperative that the United States, a leader in the human rights arena and an active party in drafting the document, honor its international commitments and ratify the Convention . . .” Hadassah is proud to join the CEDAW Task Force of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for a Week of Action to support U.S. ratification.
Hadassah Goes to Market
As we gear up for the weekend - and many people here are getting ready to go shopping at Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda market - I wanted to share this with you.
Join in JNF's Forest Fire Emergency Campaign to Raise $1 Million
On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, forest fires raged across Israel, destroying over 300,000 trees and burning over 750 acres of forested and open areas. Arson is suspected in many cases, and conditions worsened due to Israel's severe heat wave.
Zionism Lives and Breathes: A Puerto Rican Perspective
As a first-time delegate at the World Zionist Congress I was particularly interested in reading Professor Gil Troy's opinion piece of June 16 about the Congress. With all due respect to Professor Troy, I was disappointed in how critical he was of the Congress.
Thank You for Supporting Comprehensive Iran Sanctions
As the leading state sponsor of international terrorism, a nuclear-armed Iran would pose unacceptable threats to Israel, the United States and to the world.
Former Prime Minister of Spain Calls for Unwavering Support of Israel by the West
For far too long now it has been unfashionable in Europe to speak up for Israel. In the wake of the recent incident on board a ship full of anti-Israeli activists in the Mediterranean, it is hard to think of a more unpopular cause to champion.
Sandra L. Gomberg Named President & Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Hospital
Sandra L. Gomberg, RN, MSN, has beennamed President and Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Hospital(TUH), effective immediately. Temple University Hospital is the flagshiphospital of the Temple University Health System and the primary academicteaching site for Temple University’s School of Medicine.
Remarks by Rabbi Jackie Ellenson
Rabbi Jackie Ellenson delivered remarks to the Executive Committee on Wednesday, June 9, 2010.
Update from Ron Krumer, Director, External Relations, HMO, Jerusalem
It is not yet 3:00 p.m. and I have already been involved in so many things here at Hadassah. I started my day handling the media and other public aspects of treating two policemen who were shot in a terror attack south of Hebron.
Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize Recipient Honored
The Hadassah Foundation
awarded the Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize to Lena Gurary, Executive
Director of Supportive Community: Women’s Development Center [Sviva Tomehet],
on June 7th in New York City.
Reid Statement Supporting Israel’s Right To Self-Defense
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to the recent incident in the Mediterranean Sea
Hadassah Engaged in Gaza Flotilla Situation
Over the last few days, Hadassah representatives have been actively engaged in the unfolding Gaza Flotilla situation. Yesterday, Hadassah hosted a presentation by Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriela Shalev, to the Jewish Non-Governmental Organizations affiliated with the U.N. Economic and Social Council.
Ros-Lehtinen Discusses Support for Israel with National President of Hadassah
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, met earlier today with Ms. Nancy Falchuk, the National President of Hadassah.
Remarks By President Obama at Reception in Honor of Jewish American Heritage Month
President Obama welcomes the first ever event held at the White House to honor Jewish American Heritage Month.
Dancin’ in the Street: Year Course Hits YouTube
A joyful Young Judaea Year Course “flash mob” rocked the mall at Bat-Yam May 18—and it’s a hit on You Tube. Watch here >>
What’s a “flash mob”? It’s the latest performance craze here, in Israel and around the world. A well-rehearsed group surprises the public with an unexpected, attention-grabbing dance (or other act) and, when it’s done, stroll away as if nothing had happened.
Hadassah mourns the passing of Charlotte Jacobson, Former Hadassah President
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, mourns the passing of Charlotte Jacobson, one of the towering figures of the Zionist movement, who died Friday, May 14, in Florida. In addition to serving as Hadassah’s National President from 1964 to 1968, over the course of the past 60 years she occupied a vast range of key positions in the American and world Zionist leadership.
2010 Convention Highlights: Speakers and Sessions
News about upcoming speakers and more.
Carol Joseph Meets Project Participants, Hadassah Foundation
Carol M. Joseph, the new chair of the Hadassah Foundation,
recently visited the Nekudat Chen Women's Center in Holon one of many sites in
Israel that is piloting Saving for the Future. Developed by Hadassah
Foundation grantee, Economic Empowerment for Women (EEW) in Haifa, the program promotes asset development among low-income women who
Hadassah Joins Campaign for Immigration Reform
In response to recent immigration legislation in Arizona, Hadassah joined 70 other Jewish organizations, rabbis and prominent individuals to support the We Were Strangers, Too: the Jewish Campaign for Immigration Reform.
A Little Night Music in Chicago
It was a magical evening, blending the diverse and colorful cultures of Israel. Hadassah’s Chicago Chapter raised over $50,000 with a musical performance by Noa, one of Israel’s leading international concert and recording artists.