Advocate for Comprehensive Gun Control Legislation
On April 8, 2013, Congress returned from a two-week recess to the issue of gun control at the top of its agenda. Over the last several months, Hadassah has worked with its coalition partners to advocate for comprehensive gun control legislation addressing firearms, improved access to mental health services, and a conversation about violence in the media.
Jerusalem Netletter: Yom Hashoah 5773
THE JERUSALEM NETLETTER
Support Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
Over the last several months, more than 50 companies have filed court cases challenging the Contraception Mandate—the proposal announced in January of 2012 that requires most insurance policies to include free contraceptive coverage (no co-pays). These companies claim that the religious beliefs of the organization—or even the boss’s own views—should determine what contraceptive coverage is available for all employees.
HAC Student Wins Second Place in Yad Vashem's Worldwide Poster Contest
Mr. Nimrod Levi, a 26 year old first year student in the Department of Photographic Communications at Hadassah Academic College was awarded second prize in Yad Vashem's annual worldwide poster competition.
Gay Rights at the Supreme Court
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a landmark gay rights case: United States v. Windsor. The case addresses the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which federally defines marriage—and all rights and benefits associated with that designation—as a union between a man and a woman.
Netletter Nissan 2013
Barbara Sofer reviews the last few months of events in Israel.
A Passover Message, Update from Hadassah Academic College
President of Hadassah Academic College Bertold Fridlender shares some important developments.
A Day To Remember
The fourth day of the month of Nisan marks the yahrtzieits of 79 Hadassah doctors, nurses and medical personnel who were killed in the Hadassah Medical Convoy Massacre.
German "Bild" Magazine Highlights Hadassah College Creation
Mr. Ittai Kirshenbaum, a student of Universal Industrial Design at Hadassah Academic College created and designed an original multi-use chair within the framework of his current undergraduate degree studies.
Support Gun Violence Prevention
At the Jewish Council for Public Affairs Plenum this week, Hadassah was proud to co-sponsor and support a policy resolution that called for limiting access to the most dangerous weapons and ammunition, waiting periods, volume sales restrictions, background checks, diligent enforcement of regulations, efforts to improve access to mental health services, and a conversation about violence in media.
"Give Me That Old-Time Zionism"
Jerusalem Young Judaean/Junior Hadassah/ Hadassah-Israel President Completes 22 Years of Service for WZO.
Hadassah Achieves Four Star Charity Rating
Young Judaean Donates Bone Marrow
A lot has been said about Jewish camping and Year Course in Israel experiences changing lives, and no one is a better example of that than Jared Stein, a college student from Boston, MA.
Hadassah Condemns Turkish Prime Minister’s Comments on Zionism
In response to the comments by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan denigrating Zionism, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., released the following statement.
Hadassah Applauds House Reauthorization of Inclusive, Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act
In response to today’s House passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement:
Tomorrow House Votes on VAWA
The House is voting tomorrow on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Urge your Representatives to oppose the House version of the bill and vote in favor of the Senate VAWA legislation!
Buy Israel Week 2013
February 25 is the start of Buy Israel Week, a project organized by online consumer discount site jdeal.com, several Jewish publications, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and the Manufacturers Association of Israel, among others.
Young Judaea (WUJS) Students Make Aliyah
Meet some Fall 2012 WUJS Israel participants who are considering making aliyah.
Women's Rights Update
A women's rights update on the Violence Against Women Act, contraception mandate, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and pay equity.
February is Heart Health Month
Cardiovascular disease affects an estimated 43 million women in the United States, but it can be avoided through education, healthy living and medical screenings. When detected early, contributing factors can be treated, preventing the development of heart disease. Empowering women and men with knowledge will enable them to live healthier lives and make appropriate medical decisions for themselves and their families. According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, during the last three decades heart disease sharply decreased in Israel, similar to the trend in Western countries. However, heart disease is still one of the major causes of death for both men and women in Israel, accounting for 17 percent of Israeli deaths last year.