Young Judaea's Year Course Is Zionist, Thought-Provoking, Identity-Building And Life-Changing, Even After All These Years
Young Judaea's Year Course, like many educational programs, has recently endured
cutbacks and restructuring. As a former Young Judaean who occasionally lectures there, I have
been asked repeatedly, "Is the program as good as it was?" Unsure myself, I arranged an
informal Year Course focus group. I did not want to compare – because students cannot compare
experiences either – but to learn about today's experiences.
Young Judaea Year Course: Transform and Inspire
Sean Macdonald, a participant on Young Judaea Year Course 2009-10 is coming to the United States to speak about his participation in Garin Tzedek, a self-organized group of forty Year Course participants who are dedicating their time in Israel to providing support to Darfuri and Sudanese refugees.
Message from President Barack Obama Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
A message from President Barack Obama for the ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Hadassah Medical Personnel On The Front Lines of Haitian Relief Efforts
(January 20) Israel was among the first responders to the crisis in Haiti last week, sending IDF rescue troops and medical personnel from Hadassah and other hospitals within days of the devastating earthquake. Because of Israel’s long experience with bombs and terror attacks, the army and medical community are expert at handling emergency rescue and medical crises.
San Juan Teen's Latin Touch Brings Win to Iron Chef Team
Monique Benzaquen of San Juan, Puerto Rico wants to be a pastry chef when she grows up. So she combined her love of Israel with her love of cooking and signed up for the Culinary Track of Hadassah's Young Judaea Year Course. Benzaquen has just finished three months of the year course, and was part of the winning team in the Iron Chef competition in Jerusalem.
Remarks By President Obama on Senate Passage of Health Insurance Reform
Remarks by President Obama on the Senate passage of Health Insurance Reform.
Coloradan Wins Iron Chef Competition in Jerusalem
News You Can Use
Jason Balogh, from Denver, CO, searched amidst the fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme of Jerusalem's famed Machane Yehudah outdoor market for the winning spice that would make his team champions in the Iron Chef competition.
From Israel: A Story of Good Neighbors
I live in a region of the Galilee called the Misgav Region. It is a collection of 27 Jewish villages and a number of Arab villages. The Arab villages vary from entirely Muslim to Druze to mostly Christian to some combination of some or all of these to Bedouin.
Statement by President Obama on Hanukkah
President Obama's Hanukkah greeting.
Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (IRPSA) Due for House Floor Action
The House of Representatives is likely to vote on the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (H.R. 2194) before departing for their December break. This important action comes at a time when Iran is refusing to seriously engage with the United States and other world powers and suspend its uranium enrichment program.
Education is Primary
Education and advocacy came alive November 9, when Hadassah’s Chicago Chapter sponsored a Forum for Voters featuring candidates of both political parties in the 10th Congressional District.
ADL Praises Moral Stance Of Congress In Rejecting Biased Goldstone Report
ADL’S Foxman To Richard Goldstone: Repudiate The Report
Congress to weigh in on U.N.'s Gaza report; House resolution calls the findings (Goldstone Report) 'irredeemably biased'
The House of Representatives on Tuesday is poised to pass a nonbinding resolution condemning a controversial U.N. report on alleged Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip that has become a major complication in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's diplomacy in the Middle East this weekend.
Thank You From a Member Who Won a Hadassah Mission to Israel Thru Membership
Thank You letter from a member who won a Hadassah Mission to Israel thru membership
Open Letter to Judge Goldstone!
An open letter to Judge Goldstone from Dr David Zangen.
Beit Ar-El Dedication
Yesterday, in the presence of donors from abroad, Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk and participants in the 2009-2010 Young Judaea Year Course cut the ribbon at the dedication of Beit Ar-El, the new Young Judaea Center for Youth and Education in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Which Jewish Nonprofits Are Making a Difference?
The 2009 GreatNonprofits Jewish Choice Awards (http://www.greatnonprofits.org/jewish) will recognize the top-rated Jewish nonprofits. In the month of October, the small, medium, and large organizations with the most positive reviews will be featured on GreatNonprofits and Guidestar, the premier site for philanthropic research on the Web.
Good News From HMO: Tranplant Patients
On August 2nd we sent out a report about a marathon of organ transplantations which took place in the last few weeks. Two hearts, two livers and one kidney had been transplanted at the Hadassah hospital at Ein Kerem in the course of 48 hours.
A Century Later, Tel Yehudah Campers Visit the City Where Yound Judaea's Youth Movement Began
A group of teens from Camp Tel Yehudah, Young Judaea’s National Senior Leadership Camp in Barryville, NY, recently visited the Stanton Street Shul on New York City’s Lower East Side.