On August 28, Gilad will mark his 24th birthday –
his fifth in captivity. The
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is launching a
new website, www.giladgreetings.org,
to provide people across the United States, in Israel and around the world a
vehicle to express their solidarity with Gilad and his family.
A Lion With a Prison Past
A Friday Story
It’s not every day that an official Israel Prison escort vehicle pulls up at our doors — especially not one bringing a large paper-mâché sculpture of a lion – but that’s exactly what happened yesterday at Hadassah-Ein Kerem.
Ron Rudolph had enough experience in construction back in Butte, Montana to help built a therapeutic farm in Jerusalem this summer.
Someone Else Who Has Been Helped Because of You and Hadassah
Just after Shabbat ended last week, family members rushed their 65-year-old father (we’ll call him Yair) to the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine. They said his speech had suddenly become garbled and he was experiencing weakness on the right side of his body.
A Multiple Miracle
A few weeks ago, 33-year-old Sarah gave birth to premature but healthy twin girls at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus. Twins are no longer an unusual event in our busy maternity wards, but Sarah’s story is unique – and her daughters, a special legacy.
Hadassah, the Early Years on Exhibit
From now until the end of August, the Jerusalem Theater’s vast lobby is displaying “The Healing of the Daughter of My People – Hadassah, the Early Years,” a pictorial exhibit of some of Hadassah’s activities in pre-State Israel and during the first decades of the State.
Hadassah Honors 10 Miami Women With 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award
Ten women from the Galim Chapter, Greater Miami
Region, won the 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award for their community
project, Moonwalk Back to the ‘80s. The
award was presented on July 25 by Kathy Hershfield, Young Women’s chair,
at Hadassah’s National Convention in Hollywood, FL. Hadassah presents this
honor each year to young leaders whose community project most successfully
Hadassah Honors Young Women’s Council Of Harrisburg
2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award Runner-Up
Eleven women from the Harrisburg Chapter, Northern Seaboard Region, were runners-up for the 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award for founding the Young Women’s Council of Harrisburg. The award was announced at Hadassah’s National Convention in Hollywood, FL. Hadassah presents this honor each year to young leaders whose community project most successfully promotes Hadassah.
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.