Hadassah Plans SOS: State Of Stem Cells, Largest Ever Advocacy Day; Members Will Advocate In 42 State Capitals For Legislation To Provide Stem-Cell Research Funding
With state funding initiatives for embryonic stem cell research in the news almost daily, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is launching a major national initiative this spring to encourage state legislators across the U.S. to pass favorable stem-cell research laws in their states.
Hadassah Praises Senate Passage Of Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill Urges House Of Representatives To Quickly Follow Suit
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, praised the Senate for its unanimous approval (98-0) of the “Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act” (S. 306). The Senate passed identical legislation in 2003 and had President Bush’s support, but the House of Representatives failed to act and the bill died when the last Congress adjourned.
Hadassah Research Reveals: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Predicted Through A Simple Blood Test
Researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem have discovered that a simple blood test might enable psychiatrists to predict if a person will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), while still in the emergency room, a few hours after the traumatic event occurred.
Hadassah Rolls Out Special Needs Training Wheels Program
In time for the new school year and the High Holidays, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has rolled out a dynamic and comprehensive nationwide Jewish education program for children with special needs.
Hadassah Salutes President Bush For Historic Signing Of GINA, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, salutes President Bush for signing into law the “Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act” (GINA) (H.R. 493). Hadassah also applauds Congress for its hard work in passing this historic legislation, as well as the leadership of the GINA’s chief sponsors, Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Judy Biggert (R-IL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Sens. Olympia Snow (R-ME) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), and its co-sponsors.
Hadassah Supports Student Pro-Israel Efforts At Duke University
Concerned about the anti-Israel environment on college campuses, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has once again acted to ensure that Jewish students have the resources necessary to empower themselves in the face of intense pressure from Palestinian programming.
Hadassah Thanks House Of Representatives And Rep. Eric Cantor For Special Appropriation To Hadassah
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is extremely pleased that the House of Representatives today voted to approve HR 1268, making emergency supplemental appropriations. According to the House conference report, “the conferees recognize the importance of adequate healthcare for Palestinian women and children…and recommend $2,000,000 to support the healthcare activities of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.”
Hadassah Wishes Senator Kennedy Well
Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, made a statement upon hearing the sad news of Senator Ted Kennedy's diagnosis with a malignant brain tumor.
Hadassah Workshop Announced for UN Conference in Paris
At the United Nation’s 61st Annual Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference, Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America will run a workshop on one of its flagship causes: women’s rights in health. This year’s DPI/NGO Conference will be held in Paris, France, at the beginning of September at the UNESCO Headquarters.
Hadassah’s Annual National Convention To Take Place In Washington, DC, July 17-20
Close to 2,000 Hadassah members from all over the United States will gather in Washington, DC for the annual national convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to be held Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20, 2004.
Hadassah’s Attorneys Council Offers Opportunity For Swearing-In At U.S. Supreme Court In Nation’s Capital
For attorneys, a swearing-in at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC is one of the most prestigious and meaningful events of their professional lives. This year, the National Attorneys’ Council of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has secured two dates for qualified attorneys, who are also Hadassah members, to be sworn-in at the highest court in the land.
Happy Birthday President Peres!
House Speaker Pelosi Hosted By National President Falchuk At The Hadassah Medical Center
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan Congressional leadership delegation visited Hadassah Medical Center last week to learn about their world-class emergency initiatives, information that could be critical to the United States in the event of another attack.
Joyce Rabin, Of Woodmere, To Chair Hadassah’S 91St National Convention In Washington, Dc, July 17-20
National President June Walker has named Joyce Rabin of Woodmere, NY, to serve as Co-Chair of the 91st National Convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Some 2,000 delegates will attend the annual gathering to be held Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in Washington, DC.
Judy And Sidney Swartz Center For Emergency Medicine Dedicated At Hadassah Medical Center At Ein Kerem
With the windy hills of Jerusalem as a backdrop underneath a Purim moon, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, celebrated its 93rd birthday last night by dedicating its newest facility, the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine at Ein Kerem.
Judy Palkovitz, Of Pittsburg, To Chair Hadassah’S 91St National Convention In Washington, DC, July 17-20
National President June Walker has named Judy Palkovitz of Pittsburg, PA to serve as Co-Chair of the 91st National Convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Some 2,000 delegates will attend the annual gathering to be held Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in Washington, DC.
June Walker Elected To Third Term As National President Of Hadassah 91St National Convention Ends With A Rousing Day On Capitol Hill
June Walker, of Rockaway, NJ, was elected to her third term as the 23rd National President of Hadassah at the organization’s 91st annual convention, which just concluded in Washington, DC.
June Walker Re-Elected Hadassah National President
June Walker of Rockaway, New Jersey, was re-elected the National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, at the organization’s annual national convention held last month in Phoenix, AZ. She is the organization’s 23rd national president, a post to which she can be re-elected three times for a total of four years; this is her second year in office.
Leah Reicin, Of Skokie, Addresses Youth Assembly At Un
Hadassah National Board member, Leah Reicin, of Skokie, Illinois, was a keynote speaker today at the three-day Youth Assembly at the United Nations. In her capacity as the Hadassah National Chair of Youth Aliyah, Reicin told the dramatic story of this Israeli national youth-service project, beginning in the 1930s when Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, took on the task of saving the lives of German Jewish children.
Major Laboratory Breakthrough In Parkinson's Disease Research At Hadassah Medical Center In Jerusalem
In what is considered a major medical breakthrough, researchers at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem have succeeded in showing that human embryonic stem cells can improve the functioning of a laboratory rat with Parkinson's Disease. Findings of the research were published in the recent edition of the prestigious magazine Stem Cells.