Building Bridges to Peace through Medicine
The rationale for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is based on generalities—many of them uninformed—about how different populations live, work, study, and co-exist in the region. In reality, Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, collaborate and cooperate on a daily basis in a hundred arenas.
Hadassah Medical Organization Update
Just before Shabbat in Israel, the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) announced that it is filing with the courts for Section 350 – the Israeli law that allows for an organization to restructure.
Hadassah Announces Hadassah Shabbat Zachor
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. is excited to announce the
creation of an annual Hadassah Shabbat to be held on the Shabbat preceding Purim.
Shabbat Zachor holds particular importance as Hadassah was founded during Purim and
was Esther's Hebrew name. Hadassah is encouraging rabbis and congregations to
become part of the first Hadassah Shabbat Zachor on March 14 and 15, 2014.
February is Hadassah Women's Heart Health Month
Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program, is educating women from coast to coast about the causes of heart disease, how women's symptoms differ from men's,, and how to protect yourself with a heart healthy lifestyle.
Jerusalem Netletter Tu B’Shevat 5774
Barbara Sofer wishes us a Happy Tu B'Shevat from Jerusalem and gives us an update on "Hadassah's Pot Pioneer," a researcher at Hadassah who has been studying the impact of marijuana on the sick for decades.
Hadassah Remembers Ariel Sharon
Controversial, complex, militant, and bigger-than-life, Ariel Sharon was one of a kind. He was an IDF hero: a major general during Israel's Six-Day War and head of the Armored Reserve Division in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. His devotion to Israel, and Israeli independence, was fierce and legendary.
What's Happening at Hadassah
Diary of A Director General
It is my privilege and pleasure to continue the tradition of HMO Directors General and periodically share with you some of the interesting and exciting events that take place every day here at HMO.
Neurim Youth Village Kids Revel with Music Gifted by Hadassah
Nothing is as enticing as an opened package, but kids at Hadassah Neurim Youth Aliyah Village waited patiently to open theirs because one of Israel's hottest music groups was coming to open the packages together with them.
Hadassah Responds to the NYTimes article
In her important November 26 article, "In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted," Roni Caryn Rabin delves into a complicated subject; however she fails to fully give credit where credit is due.
Francesca Segal to Receive Harold U. Ribalow Prize
Author Francesca Segalis the winner of the 2013 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for outstanding Jewish fiction.Hadassah Magazinehas presented the literary award for 30 years. Segal will be honored December 4th in New York City.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes is an international epidemic that affects 25.8 million Americans. Over 10% of all women in the US have diabetes. Read more
Kristallnacht—The Night of Broken Glass—was the beginning of Hitler's Final Solution and the Shoah. On November 9, 1938 Nazi storm troopers in Germany and Austria ransacked, demolished and burnt 1000 synagogues, 7000 Jewish businesses, countless Jewish schools, hospitals and community buildings. Rampant looting took place—not by the Nazis, but by civilians. Violence erupted in hundreds of communities, some where only a few Jewish families lived. Almost 100 Jews were murdered and 30,000 were sent off to concentration camps.
Professor Yoram Weiss Named New Medical Director of Hadassah’s Ein Kerem Hospital
Hadassah Medical Organization Director General Avigdor Kaplan has named Hadassah physician Prof Yoram Weiss as the new medical director of Hadassah Ein Kerem.
Hadassah Remembers Former Prime Minister of Israel Yitzchak Rabin z"l
Former Prime Minister of Israel Yitzchak Rabin z"l was a Sabra who served in the IDF in both the Palmach and the Haganah. Rabin was one of the fighters who opened the road to Jerusalem in 1948.
Hadassah on Shalom TV
Hadassah was on Shalom TV Tuesday, October 9.
Sukkot: Rejoicing in the World's Beauty
Sukkot is an eight-day celebration of the Earth's harvest. In the days of the Temple, Jews flocked to Jerusalem to take part in a water ceremony as well as numerous grain and animal sacrifices. Today, we traditionally participate in a number of rituals that bring us in contact with the wonders of the world around us
Harvest With a Goal
Before dawn on the day before the harvest festival of Sukkoth, a dozen and a half teens are crouching in the vineyards of Meir Shfeya Youth Village, picking the best purple clusters. Their classmates are already on holiday vacation, but they have volunteered to stay behind to help with the grape harvest of the ripe carignan grapes that will be used for the village winery. This fieldwork will also help compensate the Village for their participation in the forthcoming educational trip to Ethiopia in November. Most of the students come from Ethiopian backgrounds—they were either born in Ethiopia or are children of immigrants from Ethiopia. Others are non-Ethiopian Israelis who were chosen for outstanding citizenship in the village.
Wreath Laid in Israel on Behalf of Hadassah
Barbara Goldstein, Deputy Director of the Hadassah Office in Israel, laid a memorial wreath on behalf of 330,000 members, Associates and supporters of Hadassah at the 9/11 JNF/KKL Memorial Ceremony in the Jerusalem Forest on September 11, 2013.
Hadassah Academic College Breaks Ground for Helmsley Science Center
Hadassah Academic College broke ground in late spring for a new seven-story Interdisciplinary Science Center building.
Jerusalem Netletter: Holiday Wishes and a Request
The Jerusalem Netletter
Yom Kippur 2013