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Hadassah Foundation Announces 2007 Grants
Five U.S. and 15 Israeli Programs Receive Funding
A seventh-grader receives a cell phone from her boyfriend as a present. She and her family consider this a thoughtful gesture: this “nice, Jewish boy” cares about her enough to give her a device that can ensure her safety. But, over time, the teen realizes that her boyfriend is calling at all hours, day and night. Date: 1/3/2007


Dr. Nava Ben-Zvi Honored with Major Award from University of South Florida
Hadassah College Jerusalem President Receives First President’s Global Leadership Award
Nava Ben-Zvi, the visionary President of Hadassah College Jerusalem, received the first President’s Global Leadership Award from the University of South Florida this past weekend. Date: 12/18/2006


Young Judaea Offers New Year Course Program: Olami
Year Course Celebrates 50 Years by Adding International Trips
Israel has been shaped by the dreams of millions of Jewish immigrants from communities around the globe. And now, as Young Judaea’s award-winning Year Course in Israel celebrates its fiftieth year, participants will be able to retrace those steps. Date: 12/18/2006


Hadassah Names Rick Annis Chief Financial Officer
Rick Annis, of Old Tappan, NJ, has been named Chief Financial Officer of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. His appointment, effective January 8, 2007, follows a thorough search by the largest Jewish women’s organization in the U.S. to fill its top financial position. Date: 12/15/2006


Tamar Yellin, British First-Time Novelist, Receives 2006 Ribalow Award
Tamar Yellin, author of The Genizah at the House of Shepher, received the 2006 Harold U. Ribalow Prize earlier this week at a ceremony at The Center for Jewish History in Manhattan. Administered by the award-winning Hadassah Magazine, the Ribalow Prize is given annually to an author who has created an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme. Date: 12/14/2006


Hadassah Applauds Congressional Vote Ratifying Magen David Adom’S Admittance To The International Committee For The Red Cross
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, applauds the actions of the 109th Congress in ratifying the recognition of the Red Crystal symbol as an insignia of neutrality and which clears the way for Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel's emergency services organization, being admitted and granted its rightful status as a full member of the International Committee for the Red Cross. Date: 12/13/2006


Israel: Post Election Analysis
An IZAIA Briefing With Policy Expert Kenneth Pollack
Earlier this week, the National Israel, Zionist and International Affairs (IZAIA) Department sponsored a special briefing by policy expert, Dr. Kenneth Pollack. Dr. Pollack is Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies. Date: 12/1/2006


2006 Ribalow to Go to Tamar Yellin, British First-Time Novelist
One of the highlights of Jewish Book Month will be the presentation on December 12 of the 2006 Harold U. Ribalow Prize to Tamar Yellin, author of The Genizah at the House of Shepher. Date: 11/14/2006


Hadassah Applauds Votes Against Abortion Ban and for Embryonic Stem Cell Research
June Walker, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, made a public statement about votes against abortion ban and embryonic stem cell research. Date: 11/8/2006


Hadassah Foundation Elects New Chair Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson Takes Reins of Largest Jewish Women’s Foundation
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, Director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, has been elected Chair of the board of the Hadassah Foundation, it was announced by June Walker, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Date: 10/27/2006


Hadassah Physician Participates in Lung Cancer Breakthrough
Date: 10/26/2006


What’s Cooking? at Hadassah College new Cookbook Features recipes From the Culinary Arts Department of Hadassah College Jerusalem
Wondering how to cook the tantalizing dishes served up in Israeli restaurants? What’s Cooking at Hadassah College? offers a unique look at Israeli cuisine with recipes mixing influences from the Middle East, Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe. Date: 9/14/2006


Hadassah College Jerusalem and the Northern Front
At Hadassah College Jerusalem (HCJ), the war in Lebanon has unfortunately hit very close to home. On Sunday, August 6, Yehuda Greenfeld, a first year student in the Biotechnology Department, who had only recently been called up for reserve duty with his paratrooper unit, was one of 12 Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed at Kfar Giladi. Date: 8/9/2006


Hadassah Teams Travel Daily to Nahariya Under Bombardment
On July 24, Nahariya Mayor Jackie Sabag met Hadassah team members outside City Hall. "Many medical institutions promised to help us,” he said. “But it’s you who came." Date: 8/8/2006


From US to Haifa: Hadassah Solidarity Mission Heads To North
Seventy activists from Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Movement of America, will arrive in Israel tomorrow, August 8, in a powerful statement of solidarity for the Jewish state. Despite the recent attack on Haifa, they will travel directly there, where they will spend the night. Date: 8/7/2006


Hadassah Announces Creation Of Hadassah WUJS Arad
Programmatics to be developed and supervised by Hadassah’s Zionist youth movement
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, announced today that on August 1 the program that was formerly under the auspices of the World Union of Jewish Students’ (WUJS) Institute in Arad formally became Hadassah WUJS Arad. Date: 8/7/2006


Rabbi Irving And Blu Greenberg Receive Henrietta Szold Award
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, conferred its highest honor, the Henrietta Szold Award, on Rabbi Irving Greenberg and his wife, Blu Greenberg, each in recognition of their outstanding leadership in the Jewish community. Date: 8/4/2006


Hadassah Deeply Disappointed by Presidential Veto of Stem Cell Legislation
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today expressed profound disappointment at President Bush’s decision to veto critical legislation that would have advanced stem cell research. Date: 7/19/2006


Hadassah Welcomes Senate Passage of Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Urges Bush to Reconsider Promised Veto
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today applauded the Senate’s passage of legislation that would lift the Bush administration’s restriction on the use of federal funds for stem cell research, while expressing outrage at Presidents Bush’s vow to veto this critical bill. Date: 7/18/2006


Hadassah Responds to Crisis in Israel on Multiple Levels
With the crisis in Israel deepening and the circle of safety tightening, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has taken a number of steps to both ensure the safety of those it serves and hold out a helping hand to others. Date: 7/17/2006


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