Hadassah Achieves Four Star Charity Rating
Young Judaean Donates Bone Marrow
A lot has been said about Jewish camping and Year Course in Israel experiences changing lives, and no one is a better example of that than Jared Stein, a college student from Boston, MA.
Save The Date
National Business Meeting 2013
July 30-31, 2013
Hadassah National Business Meeting & Symposium. Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore MD
Young Judaea (WUJS) Students Make Aliyah
Meet some Fall 2012 WUJS Israel participants who are considering making aliyah.
February is Heart Health Month
Cardiovascular disease affects an estimated 43 million women in the United States, but it can be avoided through education, healthy living and medical screenings. When detected early, contributing factors can be treated, preventing the development of heart disease. Empowering women and men with knowledge will enable them to live healthier lives and make appropriate medical decisions for themselves and their families. According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, during the last three decades heart disease sharply decreased in Israel, similar to the trend in Western countries. However, heart disease is still one of the major causes of death for both men and women in Israel, accounting for 17 percent of Israeli deaths last year.
WIN Volunteers Join in Planting Commemorative Trees
On Wednesday, the Winter In Netanya group participated in a tree planting ceremony-"Shtil Lekol Til" -"a plant for each rocket". 1,500 trees were planted by hundreds of soldiers and the JNF to match the estimated number of rockets fired into Israel from Gaza before and during the Pillar of Defense operation. Everyone gathered in one huge tent for the ceremony which preceded the planting.
Netletter Tu B'Shvat
Barbara Sofer reviews a bit of history and shares what is upcoming in Israel after the election season.
Marisa Obuchowski, From Baltimore to WUJS Israel
Many people who are considering a long-term experience in Israel often decide not to participate because of a fear of taking "time off". Marisa Obuchowski's recent experience on WUJS Israel is a reminder that the right blend of internships, learning, and personal growth is only an investment in one's future, not a break from it.
Hadassah Reaffirms Support for Freedom of Worship for Women at the Western Wall
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, at its winder board meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida, approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to and support for freedom of worship for all women at the Western Wall.
Diary of A Director General
By the time you read this, I imagine you will have heard that I have resigned my position of Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization. Regardless of my personal decision, I believe that HMO management and staff will do their utmost to ensure that Hadassah will continue to be a leader in Israel and throughout the world
Eli Finds His Future at Youth Aliyah
Some of the children in our Youth Aliyah villages are survivors of violence and cultural dislocation. Eli, a high school senior, moved to Israel from Romania with his mother and sister when he was ten. Despite her obvious intelligence, Eli's mother, an engineer, became overwhelmed with emotional problems. They became extreme: first she beat him and, when he became old enough, he hit her back. She called the police. He was referred to Meir Shfeyah Youth Aliyah village.
Important Message from National President Marcie Natan
Hadassah College Student's Photograph Selected for National Geographic Magazine
The photograph was one of only twelve chosen by the magazine's editors from among millions of entries from around the world.
The Hadassah Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 Tannenbaum Prize
The Hadassah Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize.
The Jerusalem Netletter Tevet 25
Barbara Sofer talks about life in Jerusalem and the way in which she frequently finds new connections to Hadassah.
Trees in Holyland Family Park will Preserve Memory of Children and Staff in Newtown, CT
Australian-Born Israeli Journalist and Terror Survivor is Featured Speaker at Hadassah Australia Event
Irris Makler, award-winning Australian-born Israeli journalist and author, who was injured in a 2009 terrorist attack in Jerusalem and treated successfully at the Hadassah Medical Center, was the featured speaker at a Melbourne community event, initiated by Hadassah Australia.
French Student Delegation Visits Hadassah Academic College
Hadassah Academic College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender yesterday welcomed 100 final year high school students from Paris and Marseilles who visited the campus to explore study opportunities.
Hadassah Applauds Netanyahu’s Plan to Evaluate Prayer at Kotel
NEW YORK —Hadassah reiterates its concern over the escalation of conflict regarding women’s prayer at the Western Wall and applauds Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to address the situation. In response to this new announcement, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement.
The Determination of Dr. Duvdevani
Diary of A Director General