Update from Jerusalem
Recent terror attacks on innocent Israeli citizens are tragic. Once again yesterday, Hadassah Ein Kerem received five terror victims. Hadassah Medical Organization, with two extraordinary hospitals in Jerusalem, continues to treat these victims with speed, efficiency and, above all, medical excellence.
Sad News from Israel
On the 19th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, another act of terror in Jerusalem— the second in two weeks— has killed and injured innocent citizens waiting at a train station.
Helene Wecker Named 2014 Ribalow Prize Winner by Hadassah Magazine
Hadassah Magazine is pleased to announce that Helene Wecker, author of the acclaimed novel The Golem and the Jinni, is the winner of the 2014 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Jewish fiction. For the past 30 years, Hadassah Magazine has awarded the Ribalow prize annually to an author who has created an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme. Wecker will be honored at a ceremony in early December in New York.
Anita Nirenberg Receives the 2014 Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Anita Nirenberg, PhD, RN, PNP, BC, AOCNP, FAAN, as the recipient of the 2014 ONS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Sally S. Cohen Named New Editor-In-Chief of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
The Journal Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice (PPNP), a SAGE Publication, has announced that Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named Editor-in-Chief. PPNP is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal focusing on nursing and health policy. Cohen succeeds David M. Keepnews, PhD, JD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, who has served as Editor-in-Chief since 2004. Keepnews will now serve as Consulting Editor to PPNP.
Multi-year, Multi-Million Dollar Bequest to Hadassah Hebrew University School of Nursing
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Hadassah National Convention Major Donor Celebration Dinner in Las Vegas, Anita Levy stepped up to the microphone and joked that at the last Hadassah National Convention, she was pre-empted by the announcement of a $10 million dollar gift from Mrs. Irene Pollin to establish the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Institute. Anita offered to step aside once again if anyone wanted to top that moment.
Hadassah and Jewish Women International Partner to Launch “Know Your Worth” Program
Jewish Women International (JWI) and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), are joining forces to teach women age 50 and beyond about financial literacy.
New Women’s Index from Hadassah Reveals Most American Women Satisfied with Work-Life Balance, Yet Nearly One in Four Female Breadwinners Left Wanting
The results of a new survey released today by Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), reveal that most women (81 percent) are satisfied with their work-life balance – although not so intensely, as only one quarter (26 percent) self-describe as “very satisfied.” According to this new survey – The Women’s Index – the demands of professional and personal lives leave one in four (24 percent) breadwinners feeling unsatisfied.
The Hadassah Foundation Awards $360,000 in Grants to U.S., Israeli Organizations
The Hadassah Foundation announced today that it awarded grants totaling $360,000 in 2014 to 22 organizations that enhance economic opportunities for women in Israel and provide leadership training to teens and young women in the United States.
Graduates of Hadassah’s Heavy Machinery Program are Saving Lives
During Operation Protective Edge, bulldozers played a critical role in destroying the tunnels dug by Hamas to infiltrate Israel. Among the heroes in this effort were graduates of Hadassah Neurim's Heavy Machinery program, which prepares its students to become drivers for military actions and rescue.
Hadassah-Neurim Provides Refuge for Border Kibbutz
For the last three weeks, Mali Yehoshafat and her four children have found refuge at Hadassah-Neurim. 125 kibbutz members—including all the children in this border agricultural commune are living in Hadassah’s Youth Village, near Netanya.
Operation Protective Edge
At times of unrest in Israel, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America supports the people of Israel and affirms its support for peace and security in the Middle East. We assert our unwavering support for Israel’s sovereignty and security and renew our calls for the Palestinian Authority to comply with their commitments and denounce these attacks.
Let us Bow our Heads: Mourning Eyal, Gilad and Naftali
It is with a heavy heart that we learned a few hours ago that the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have been found in Hebron. Naftali Frankel, 16, who had dual Israeli-American citizenship; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19, were abducted on their way home from school on June 12.
Hadassah and Young Judaea Announce Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship and Inaugural Winners
May is Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Month
Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes worldwide.
Hadassah Magazine Wins Twelve Rockower Awards
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that Hadassah Magazine has received twelve Rockower Awards, more than any other publication (magazine, newspaper or website) and more than all other magazines combined.
Jerusalem Netletter: Israeli Independence Day 5774
Barbara Sofer writes to us from Jerusalem on Memorial Day.
As Knesset Weighs Official Celebration of Aliyah, One Olah Reflects on Emigration
As the Knesset weighs a bill to recognize a day to celebrate making aliyah, one emigrant from Connecticut reflects on the journey that brought her to make aliyah.
Hadassah Foundation Celebrates Graduation of Training for Orthodox Women
Hadassah Foundation Director Rabbi Ellen Flax gave out the graduation certificates to the ten women who graduated from the joint Training Program for Haredi Early Childhood Education Counselors, at the Hebrew University.
Hadassah Foundation Announces New Leadership
NEW YORK — The Hadassah Foundation is excited to announce five new board members, hailing from California, New York and Wisconsin.