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International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2010
On 5 December, volunteers around the world mark International Volunteer Day (IVD). Date: 12/3/2010


Special Menorah Used for the Candle Lighting Ceremony at the White House Hanukkah party
The menorah for tonight's ceremony is generously loaned from Congregation Beth Israel in New Orleans. It was dedicated to the congregation in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lopp in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. The Lopps were longtime congregational leaders and supporters. Date: 12/3/2010


Was Henrietta Szold Born on the 2nd Night of Chanukah?
News about Henrietta Szold on her 150th birthday
By Susan Woodland, Director, Hadassah Archives
Date: 12/2/2010


November 30th is BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day
On Tuesday, November 30, anti-Israel activists in New York City plan to demonstrate and call for boycotts of stores that sell Israeli products. This action is just one of many organized by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aiming to tarnish and delegitimize the State of Israel. In response, members of the Jewish community have designated the same day as BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day. Date: 11/24/2010


Kudos to HMO
Irris Makler is an Australian born free lance journalist reporting from Jerusalem about the Middle East. In 2009 she was severely wounded in her face from a rock thrown at her by Palestinians in Jerusalem. She was operated on and treated in Hadassah Ein-Kerem. Date: 11/23/2010


The True Bridge to Peace
Arab media seldom publishes positive stories about Israel, or Israelis. Al-Jazeera is considered to be the CNN or Fox news of the Arab world. They couldn't ignore an event where Hadassah was praised for the way it treats everyone. Date: 11/23/2010


Women's Rights Update
Despite a razor-thin defeat of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Wednesday, the fight for women’s rights—fair pay and an end to all forms of discrimination against women—wages on. Date: 11/22/2010


Flash Mob in Tel Aviv in tribute to Hadassah Medical Center
Flash Mob Dance that YJ Year Course produced in Israel this week in tribute to Hadassah Medical Center. Date: 11/19/2010


HMO Update
The Skeleton of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson is almost completed, changing forever the skyline of Hadassah campus in Ein-Kerem. Date: 11/17/2010


Remember Gilad Shalit on International Human Rights Day
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas four years ago, has been denied all access to humanitarian aid despite several visit requests from the International Committee of the Red Cross. This denial is an intolerable trampling of Gilad Shalit’s basic human rights, and an outright breach of the International Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention Date: 11/17/2010


A Special Visitor from Indiana
Some months ago, I was called by the visitors department to come to their office downstairs next to the Chagall Windows, to meet a visitor. This happens several times a day and I didn't think it was different this time. Date: 11/16/2010


Paycheck Fairness Vote & CEDAW Hearings
Congress has started the lame-duck session and landmark actions on key women’s issues are just days away! Date: 11/16/2010


Young Judaea Volunteers In New Orleans During Winter Break
Students will assist in rebuilding efforts Date: 11/12/2010


Hadassah Election Recap 2010
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, reaffirms its historic commitment to encourage informed, individual involvement in civic affairs, including voter registration and participation. Date: 11/10/2010


Remembering Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass"
November 9 – 10, 1938: the beginning of Hitler’s “final solution.” Date: 11/8/2010


The Power of Hadassah
A Friday Story
We are all familiar with the Talmudic saying, “Whoever saves a life, it is as if he has saved an entire world.” Sometimes, when we least expect it, that quote takes on new meaning. Date: 11/5/2010


Conference of Presidents Criticizes UNESCO
Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations strongly criticized the resolution passed recently by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, in which it labeled the historic and sacred Jewish burial site of Rachel’s Tomb a mosque. Date: 11/3/2010


Young Judaea Lowers Tuition To Grow Year Course Program
Despite already robust numbers in its Young Judaea Year Course program, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is renewing its commitment to ensure that the program remains at the forefront of long-term opportunities for students in Israel, making it even more affordable.  Students can attend a 2011-12 program for as little as $17,700. Date: 11/3/2010


Almost A Netletter: The Komen Race for the Cure in Jerusalem
This isn't a formal Jerusalem Netletter. It's a personal letter to you, my Hadassah friends. I'm still overflowing with emotion from the first ever Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Israel, and want to share that excitement with you. Everywhere I go in Jerusalem, I'm receiving thanks to Hadassah for making this event happen. You deserve those thanks, and I'm passing them on to yo Date: 11/1/2010


Metropolitan New York Library Council Awards $70,000 In Grants To Support Collaborative Digitization Projects
Funding awarded to four collaborative projects in the New York City and Westchester region to advance efforts to preserve and expand access to vital historical and cultural collections. Date: 11/1/2010


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