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Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 3
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
German Jewish parents, conditioned to "Berufsaubildung," [apprenticeships] clamored for vocational training. Although Miss Szold was convinced that "Palestinian children with a general agricultural training are better fitted to earn a livelihood than those who have received specialized training," she supported the building of Ludwig Tietz Trade School for Boys near Kibbutz Yagur. Date: 3/16/2011


Israel Quick to Offer Aid To Quake Victims
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly offered aid to victims of Friday's massive earthquake in Japan and the first group of Israeli humanitarian experts were preparing to leave for the scene. Date: 3/15/2011


Federations Organize Relief for Victims of Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, Hawaii
The Jewish Federations of North America has opened an emergency relief fund to provide aid and support to the victims of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck Japan Date: 3/14/2011


New Focus for the Jewish Agency
Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, announced a new two-pronged focus for the organization moving into the future. The Agency will center its attention on Diaspora Jews: connecting Diaspora Jews with Israel, and overcoming the challenge of young Diaspora Jews distancing themselves from their Jewish identity. Representing Hadassah at the February meetings were Marlene Post, former National President and member of the National Board; Judy Shereck, National IZAIA (Israel, Zionist and International Affairs) Chair; and Barbara Spack, Youth Aliyah Chair and member of the National Board Date: 3/11/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 2
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
With the Government's first grant of 350 youth certificates on Novem¬ber 22, 1933, Youth Aliyah received its Magna Carta. The arrival of the first organized group in 1934 marks its Pilgrim Landing. Immediately after welcoming the pioneers, Henrietta Szold described their settling-in. Date: 3/10/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 1
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
Henrietta Szold was too immersed in living to write her life's story. But she left a storehouse of letters, journals, reports, and scholarly papers through which she is revealed as the prophetic organizer and practical visionary who accomplished her own oft-stated goal - "to make the ideal rea1." Date: 3/8/2011


Hadassah and Justice Brandeis
Hadassah’s history with Louis D. Brandeis began with the founding of Hadassah in 1912, 4 years before his contentious confirmation hearings as Justice of the Supreme Court. Date: 3/7/2011


From Inconceivable to Feasible
A Friday Story
Some time ago, we published a story about a young woman with a potentially fatal genetic blood disease who gave birth to a healthy son after her ovarian tissues were removed, frozen and then implanted following her treatment. Shortly before that we wrote about a 33-year-old heart transplant recipient who gave birth to healthy twin girls. Just a few short years ago, these women would have been told that their becoming mothers was an impossible dream. Hadassah helped make their dreams come true. Date: 3/4/2011


Hadassah Praises Natalie Portman For Speaking Out Against Anti-Semitism
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, salutes Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman for speaking out publicly against John Galliano, Christian Dior's recently dismissed head designer.  Portman, who endorses Dior's Miss Dior Cherie perfume, recently used her spotlight from winning this year's Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan" to denounce Galliano's remarks. Date: 3/3/2011


Hadassah Swearing-In at the Supreme Court 2011
Twenty-two Life and Associate Members of Hadassah’s National Center for Attorneys’ Councils were sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on February 22 and 23, 2011. Date: 3/1/2011


We Are Our Future
A Friday Story
Visiting HMO’s Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy is an exciting and enlightening experience; speaking with the researchers and learning more about their work always gives me an insight into their hopes and dreams. Date: 2/25/2011


Young Judaeans Head for New Orleans
Sixty Young Judaeans spent their winter vacation in New Orleans, helping to rebuild the community that has yet to recover from Hurricane Katrina. This is the second year that Young Judaeans spent an Alternative Winter Break in The Big Easy. Date: 2/24/2011


You Can Count On Us With Natalie Portman
Our world is often filled with uncertainty. In good and bad times, Hadassah is prepared for any emergency. Our new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower tells the world: You can count on us. Date: 2/21/2011


The Gift of Sight
A Friday Story
Every week at our Medical Center’s Clinical Conferences we get an in depth presentation about some aspect of our Medical Center. These conferences give us all a chance to learn about the latest in research or patient care, about a unique surgical procedure, how a new piece of equipment is being used or about a specific facility and what is being done there.  Date: 2/18/2011


HMO Update - 2/17/2011
Since 2010 the former student of Bodensee-Gymnasium lives and works in Israel and qualified as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery. Back in 2001 Guggenmos already spent part of his studies in Jerusalem during the second Intifada. "This period was marked by one terror-attack followed by the next. Date: 2/17/2011


Young Judaea Year Course: A Personal Israel Experience
Part 2: Experiential Learning
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} The winter sun barely breaks horizon. Every other Young Judaea Year Course participant still is in bed. Not Americans Hannah Alexander, Tamar Gaffin-Cahn and Simon Mann-Gow. These three boarded a bus before dawn in order to traverse the badlands of the northern Negev, dog legging and hair pinning the 20-mile stretch between the quaint desert town of Arad and the ancient mountaintop fortress, Masada. Date: 2/14/2011


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu & Quartet Representative Tony Blair Announce Series of Israeli Steps Toward Peace
Date: 2/10/2011


Henrietta Szold - Zionist Educator (Part 2)
In 1918 there took place in Pittsburgh one of the great Zionist conventions. A year earlier, on November 2nd, 1917, the Balfour declaration had been issued by Great Britain, giving support to the Basle Program for the establishment in Palestine of a publicly assured, legally secured home for the Jewish people. Date: 2/9/2011


The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower – The Footprint of the Future
A Friday Story
The other day, as I looked at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower from a distance and then walked through the inside, I thought back to when the construction began and how Hadassah’s skyline and future has been changed forever. Date: 2/7/2011


Henrietta Szold - Zionist, Educator (Part 1)
There is no need to fictionalize Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah, and least of all is there [a] need for Hadassah to do so. There are still in our midst many who knew her personally, who remember the manner of her speech, the clarity and integrity of her thinking, the one­ness of her purpose, who sometimes differed with her, but always were elevated and inspired by her idealism and moral stature. Date: 2/2/2011


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