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Hadassah Hospital Protects and Heals in the Midst of Bedlam
Dozens were injured this morning when a bus transporting Palestinian schoolchildren and a truck collided on wet roads in northern Jerusalem. MDA and Police were alerted. Fire engines rushed to the scene near the Hizme village checkpoint that separates Jerusalem and the West Bank. Dead victims were removed from the burning vehicles. Date: 2/16/2012

Hadassah Launches Centennial Year
Chapters and Regions across the United States celebrate 100 years of the national women’s organization,
prepare for opening of new hospital tower in Jerusalem
NEW YORK – Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has launched a year of centennial anniversary celebrations, scheduled through 2012 including what will be a grand three-day milestone celebration in Jerusalem in October. The organization, founded in 1912 in New York City by Henrietta Szold and 30 other women, today numbers over 300,000 women members and men associates in the United States and supporters around the world. Date: 2/14/2012

Sharing the Vision
Diary of A Director General
Date: 2/13/2012

The Quality of Commitment
Diary of A Director General
Date: 2/13/2012

Hadassah Welcomes Obama’s Proposal To Ensure Full Contraceptive Access
Press Release
In response to President Obama's reaffirmation today that all women will have access to coverage for contraceptives, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, expressed the following statement: Date: 2/10/2012

Hadassah Joins Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign
Today, in honor of Tu B'Shvat, Hadassah reaffirms its commitment to the environment and proudly announces its participation in the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign. Hadassah National President Marcie Natan was one of 50 Jewish leaders—from across the political and religious spectrum—to join the campaign earlier this week by signing the "Jewish Environment and Energy Imperative" declaration. Date: 2/8/2012

Hadassah Grateful Komen Has Reversed Decision Related To Planned Parenthood Funding
In response to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's reversal of its decision earlier this week to cease contributing funding to Planned Parenthood, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, today expressed appreciation for the return to focus on women's health issues. Date: 2/3/2012

Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act
Yesterday, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed out of committee and is now one step closer to reauthorization. Hadassah joined nearly 1,000 coalition members in submitting a letter to Congress in support of VAWA’s reauthorization, which the chairman referenced in his statement to the committee. Date: 2/3/2012

Hadassah Foundation Announces More Than $280,000 In Grants
The Hadassah Foundation, which seeks to augment the work of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, by improving the status, health and well-being of women and girls in the United States and Israel, has awarded grants this year totaling $284,000, and is now in the process of distributing those funds, announced Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, and Donna Gerson, newly-elected Foundation Board Chair. Date: 2/2/2012

Hadassah Expresses Disappointment In Distraction To Women's Health Issues
In response to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s announcement that it will cease to contribute funding to Planned Parenthood, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today expressed concern for the future of women’s health issues.   Date: 2/1/2012

A Long And Winding Road
Diary of A Director General
Date: 1/30/2012

39 Years after Roe v. Wade
January 22nd was the 39th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which established a woman’s right to reproductive choice. Advocates on both sides of the issue have taken this opportunity to galvanize thousands of supporters, hosting marches across the country and online. Date: 1/24/2012

White House Supports Women’s Preventive Health Coverage
After several months of public debate and internal review, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its final regulations on women's preventive health coverage, requiring most employers to provide full contraceptive coverage (without co-pays). Date: 1/20/2012

Protecting Women's Rights in Israel
Hadassah National Board Enacts New Policy Statement
In response to recent discriminatory acts against women by extremists in Israel, Hadassah’s National Board voted to enact the following Zionist Affairs Policy Statement. Date: 1/18/2012

Bone Marrow Recipients Meet Their Donors
A unique and moving meeting took place recently at Hadassah Ein-Kerem hospital in Jerusalem. Two Israeli Arab children who had undergone bone marrow transplantation a year ago, met with the two bone marrow donors, Israeli Arabs also. Date: 1/16/2012

HMO Update - Thursday, 01/12/2011
The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower
Date: 1/12/2012

WJUS Participant: Brian Harmatz
Brian Harmatz, 30, from Long Beach, California, decided it was time for a career change and left corporate sales to follow his passion for music. Brian began his new career as an artist, but he was looking for something more, a new source of inspiration for his hip-hop, and Israel was where he turned. Date: 1/10/2012

New Jersey Teen Tries IDF
Young Judaeans from the US learn what being a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces means after a month volunteering for two months in the IDF Marva Program. Date: 1/9/2012

The Nuances of Neurology
Diary of A Director General
Date: 1/9/2012

U Of PENN Rejects BDS, Distances School From Upcoming BDS Conference
We are pleased to report that just a few hours ago, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn)  officially announced that the  Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) national conference, scheduled to be held on their campus in February, 2012, does not have the university`s imprimatur. Date: 1/6/2012

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