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Paycheck Fairness Act!
Thanks to the advocacy of Hadassah’s Email Action Network and our partner organizations, the Paycheck Fairness Act is on the move. Similar legislation has been in Congress for the last 10 years, but it has never been this close to passage before. Date: 10/27/2010

Today's Research Is Tomorrow's Therapy
A Friday Story
On Tuesday, we held our annual Hadassah Research Day. It was truly an amazing event. HMO’s young investigators – physicians and scientists – fully supported by many of you, presented the fruits of their research in different fields. Some of the topics they are investigating are: Crohn's disease; Aortic stenosis, a type of valvular heart disease; ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease; Diabetes; Pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy; Lung cancer; and Liver Transplantation in children. Date: 10/25/2010

Change Overnight
I just had to share the latest exciting event at Hadassah-Ein Kerem, bringing the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower one step closer to reality. It is so moving that I am not waiting for Friday to send it to you. Date: 10/20/2010

Hadassah Receives $300,000 Toward Stem Cell Research
Gifts support continued Michigan-Israel collaboration to treat ALS Date: 10/19/2010

On Time On Budget
A Friday Story
This week as I was walking from the parking lot towards the Hospital I looked up and saw that work was starting on the 14th floor above ground, the 19th floor of the Tower. The metal casts are being installed so that concrete can be poured on the roof. Date: 10/19/2010

WUJS Arts Program Brings Columbus, Ohio, Artist To Israel
One young woman describes how her first trip to Israel changed her life Date: 10/19/2010

HMO Update: Being Prepared
A fire drill at the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center Date: 10/13/2010

Speak Out for Tolerance!
In response to recent acts of homophobic bullying and subsequent loss of life, Hadassah joins communities across the country in speaking out against prejudice, harassment and inequity. Hadassah encourages you to speak out for tolerance in your community. Date: 10/13/2010

A Standing Ovation for Hadassah Hospital in the City of Lights
A Friday Story
More than 1500 people filled the gilded auditorium and three balconies of the magnificent Theatre du Chatelet for the occasion in the presence of Israel's ambassador to France; his Russian counterpart; Simone Veil, former French Minister of Health and the first President of the European Parliament; French Cabinet ministers, mayors and deputy mayors – old friends and new. An ensemble of young musicians from St. Petersburg presented a musical tribute to Leonard Bernstein, who believed strongly in the healing power of music. Date: 9/29/2010

Healthy Baby Born After Frozen Ovarian Tissue Implant
Against almost all odds, 28-year-old Arin Nasser gave birth to a healthy baby boy this week thanks to a unique procedure that involved removing, freezing and implanting slices of her ovarian tissue. Date: 9/22/2010

The Growing Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower
The view from my office window was always beautiful. I could see the Jerusalem hills and the sky. In recent years I have been watching with excitement the growing of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. Now, as the skeleton of the building is almost completed, the new tower fills most of the view, and the area of the new atrium is right down there in the front. Yesterday I took a few pictures from my window. Date: 9/22/2010

Dr. William Danforth To Be Honored By Hadassah For His Advocacy Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Hadassah will honor Dr. William Danforth at Framing the Future on Sunday, September 26 at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Danforth is being recognized for his role in the passage of the Missouri Stem Cell Amendment protecting Missourians from any attempt to ban stem cell research and therapies that are permitted under federal law and available to other Americans. Date: 9/21/2010

Urge Senate to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act!
The Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House in January of 2009, but now sits in a Senate committee waiting to be placed for a vote. Eighty-four percent of American voters support legislation to help women achieve fair wages1. With only three weeks until the end of the Congressional Session, we must act now!
Date: 9/21/2010

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
We all know that sometimes things are not what they seem, that first impressions are not always accurate and that our worst fears can be groundless. Yet sometimes, the cause for concern is very real. Date: 9/17/2010

Hadasit Bio Holdings Raises NIS 11.5m in TASE Offering
In the second quarter of 2010, Hadasit recorded its first ever significant profit of NIS 13 million due to capital raised by portfolio company ProtAb. Date: 9/2/2010

Hadassah Backs Continued Stem Cell Research Funding
In response to a lawsuit challenging current stem cell research funding, a U.S. District Court judge has issued an injunction temporarily stopping all government funding for human embryonic stem cell research pending the appeal process. Date: 9/2/2010

It's Not Easy Being Green, But We're Doing our Part
A Friday Story
Our concern for the environment is another source of pride, but less well-known. Our efforts take many forms – within the Medical Center and in the community. Date: 9/1/2010

High Holiday Services on Shalom TV
For the first time on national cable television, Jewish High Holiday services will be carried across the country on Shalom TV, the free Video on Demand Jewish cable network available in more than 38 million homes. Designed for those unable to attend a synagogue service, the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur congregational programs begin airing on Shalom TV the week of September 5. Date: 8/31/2010

Gilad Shalit
On August 28, Gilad will mark his 24th birthday – his fifth in captivity. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is launching a new website, www.giladgreetings.org, to provide people across the United States, in Israel and around the world a vehicle to express their solidarity with Gilad and his family. Date: 8/18/2010

A Lion With a Prison Past
A Friday Story
It’s not every day that an official Israel Prison escort vehicle pulls up at our doors — especially not one bringing a large paper-mâché sculpture of a lion – but that’s exactly what happened yesterday at Hadassah-Ein Kerem. Date: 8/16/2010

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