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Hadassah Foundation Meets!
The Board of Directors of The Hadassah Foundation met in New York to vote on grant allocations for 2011. Date: 12/15/2010


Hadassah “will not take up much of your time”: Henrietta Szold’s unrealized promise to Alice Seligsberg in 1912
News about Henrietta Szold on her 150th birthday
For Hadassah’s 25th anniversary in 1937, the Hadassah Newsletter printed a series of articles by Alice L. Seligsberg entitled, “Chronicle of Hadassah”, covering in detail the first few years of the organization. Date: 12/14/2010


Jerusalem Netletter: After Hanukkah thoughts
We have all scraped off the wax and put away our Hanukkah menorot, but we can still take to heart the message of the holiday. You get a miracle from heaven only after you make every effort on earth. Only after our Maccabbee forefathers and foremothers fought for our values did they receive the miracle of the oil which burned for eight days. Date: 12/14/2010


Human Rights Day Rally to Free Gilad Shalit
It was an exciting morning, to say the least. I had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, as well as representatives from some of the rally co-sponsors. Date: 12/13/2010


HMO: A Special Touch
Despite the devastating fire that occupied us for the week of Chanukah, the joy and laughter of the children during this special holiday remains in our minds. Date: 12/10/2010


International Human Rights Day
On December 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., Jewish community members and human rights activists will hold a rally outside the International Red Cross building in New York City, urging them to pursue all opportunities to gain access to Gilad Shalit and work towards his release. Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk will speak at the rally, in addition to Congressman Gary Ackerman, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Jerry Nadler, among others. For Hadassah members who want to attend, the International Red Cross Building is located at 801 Second Avenue, the southwest corner of East 43rd Street and Second Avenue. Date: 12/9/2010


My Night at the White House
It's not often you get invited to the White House. I had my chance this week, when I was a guest at the White House's Hanukkah party. Date: 12/6/2010


Happy Hanukah from Hadassah Medical Center
A Friday Story
Chanukah at Hadassah is always a wonderful time when the entire Medical Center seems especially filled with joy and warmth. This is particularly true in the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center where decorations delight and our staff makes sure that parents and patients – even the sickest children – can celebrate in some fashion. In the Maternity Pavilion, there are celebrations of a different sort as a record number of babies continue to be born – five to eight percent more than this time last year. Date: 12/3/2010


HMO and the Fires: A Special Report
The gigantic fire that has been waging death and destruction along the Carmel mountain near Haifa is still in full force after more than 30 hours and for the second night. Date: 12/3/2010


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


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