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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


Hadassah Calls on Senate to Pass Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Urges President Bush to Reconsider Promise to Veto
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, strongly urges the Senate to pass legislation next week that would lift the Bush administration’s restrictions on the use of federal funds for stem cell research. Date: 7/14/2006


Hadassah Urges Nations to Pressure Terrorists to Release Israeli Soldiers
June Walker, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, made a statement in response to the news of today’s killing of seven Israeli soldiers and kidnapping of two on Israel’s northern border. Date: 7/12/2006


35 Major Companies Sponsor Hadassah’s 92nd National Annual Convention
Thirty-five companies from diverse fields like banking, insurance, communications, and law are corporate sponsors of the 92nd national annual convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to be held in Nashville, TN on July 23-26. Date: 7/7/2006


Hadassah’s 92nd National Convention in Nashville, TN, July 23-26 1,800 Delegates Keep in Step With Country Music Capital of the World
To the steady beat of the Nashville sound, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will hold its annual national convention in the Tennessee capital this year, Sunday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 26. It is the first time the organization, whose convention draws some 1,800 delegates from all over the U.S., will convene in the country music capital of the world and the heart of the South. Date: 7/7/2006


Hadassah Presents and Receives Rockower Awards, Jewish Journalism Highest Honor
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, played a key role recently at the yearly presentation of the Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism in Baltimore, where the American Jewish Press Association held its annual meetings. Date: 6/26/2006


Hadassah Applauds Today’s Announcement of Magen David Adom’s Admittance to International Committee for the Red Cross
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds today’s announcement from Geneva that Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s emergency services organization, has been admitted and granted its rightful status as a member of the International Committee for the Red Cross. Date: 6/21/2006


Hadassah Receives Advocacy Award From Genetics Policy Institute at Annual Conference at Stanford University
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, received the 2006 annual National Advocacy Award presented by the Genetics Policy Institute at its annual policy institute awards dinner held last night at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Date: 6/11/2006


New Technology Enhances Computer-Guided Joint Replacement Surgery; Five Operations Already Performed at Hadassah
Doctors at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem have further refined groundbreaking computer-guided joint replacement surgery by replacing electro-optics with electro-magnetic technology. This new technology not only enhances precision in the operating room, but may also shorten the patient’s recovery period and hospital stay. Date: 6/5/2006


Hadassah to Receive Advocacy Award From Genetics Policy Institute at Annual Conference at Stanford University
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is the 2006 recipient of the annual National Advocacy Award given by the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) at its annual policy institute, to be held this year June 9-11 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Date: 5/18/2006


The Hadassah Jewish Family Book of Health and Wellness
Why are so many Jewish hospitals called "Mt. Sinai"? How do you turn your kid into a mensch? Is Crohn's disease a Jewish "genetic disease"? What do the Torah and the Sages have to say about breastfeeding? These and dozens of other questions about the relationship between health and the Jewish community are answered in THE HADASSAH JEWISH FAMILY BOOK OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint; April 2006; $34.95; Cloth). Date: 3/23/2006


On Fifth Anniversary, Hadassah Foundation Awards $670,000 to Five U.S. and 12 Israeli Programs
The Hadassah Foundation celebrated its fifth anniversary of funding by announcing today the recipients of its 2006 grants, which include five grantees in the United States and 12 in Israel, for a total of $670,000. Over the last five years, the foundation has developed two areas of primary interest: projects that help low-income Israeli women achieve economic independence and programs in the U.S. Jewish community that help girls enhance their self-esteem and develop leadership skills. Date: 2/2/2006


Hadassah Passes Resolution in Support of Rights of Non-Traditional Partners
In keeping with its belief that discrimination based on race, religion, ethnic background or gender is immoral, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has taken a strong stand in support of partnership rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships. Date: 1/30/2006


Young Judaea to Offer New Three-Week Summer Program in Israel
In response to the demanding pace of modern life, Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will offer a shorter, more intensive summer program beginning in 2006. Date: 1/20/2006


Women’s Congressional Mission Visits Hadassah Medical Center During Crisis
“Fighting for the life and the recovery of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is the main item on our agenda these days. He spent his whole life fighting for us, now we are fighting for him,” Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General of Hadassah Medical Organization, told participants in the Women’s Congressional Mission who visited the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, where the Prime Minister is hospitalized. Date: 1/10/2006


A Long Night at Hadassah Medical Center: Emergency Visit From Prime Minister While Hundreds of Others Are Treated
Date: 12/19/2005


Hadassah Calls on President Bush to Sign the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds Congress for passing the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, HR 3402, in a rare Saturday session. Date: 12/19/2005


Hadassah Applauds Outcome of Diplomatic Conference in Geneva
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauded the results of the diplomatic conference concluded last night in Geneva, Switzerland, where signatories of the 1949 Geneva Convention formally recognized the “Red Crystal” for use by member agencies of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Date: 12/8/2005


For Young Judaeans, Thanksgiving Means Giving to Others
With sirens blaring and lights flashing, a five-car police escort led Caravan 4 Katrina, into Jackson, MS last night. The convoy loaded with four truckloads of non-perishable food, toys, books and games was organized by Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Date: 11/22/2005


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