Hadassah Welcomes New Rabbinical Judges Law
In welcoming a new Israeli law that expands the size of the Israeli rabbinical judge selection committee and ensures women’s representation, Marcie Natan, national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement.
The Jerusalem Netletter Sivan-Tamuz Edition 5773
Shalom from Jerusalem, where it's sandal season.
Hadassah Foundation Grants Fifth Annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award to Rabba Sara Hurwitz
The Hadassah Foundation will honor Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, the first Orthodox institution to train women for religious leadership, with its Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award, at a ceremony in New York tonight. The prize honors an outstanding young female leader who advances the status of women and girls in Israel or the United States.
50 Years of the Equal Pay Act
On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the historic Equal Pay Act. That year postage stamps were 5 cents, a gallon of gas was 30 cents, and women earned 59 cents to a man’s dollar. Today, prices for postage and gasoline sure have changed dramatically, but women's earnings have not. Women still only earn 77 cents to a man's dollar and the wage gap hasn’t budged a cent for the last decade. America’s women are worth more and they deserve better!
University of South Florida Students Visits Hadassah Academic College
A group of
fourteen faculty members and students from the University of South
Florida visited Hadassah Academic College on May 27th for special
seminars conducted by lecturers from the College's department of
Politics and Communication.
Meir Shfeyah Holds Graduation for the Class of 2013
As usual, the Meir Shfeyah graduation was emotional and beautiful. Ninety five young men and women standing proud and tall.
Hadassah Remembers Senator Lautenberg
In response to the death today of Senator Frank Lautenberg, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, released a statement.
Meir Shfeyah Youth Village Dedicates June Walker High School
Marcie Natan, Hadassah's 25th National President, pulled aside the satin curtains that covered the name of the late Dr. June Walker, Hadassah's 23rd President, and officially dedicated the Dr. June Walker High School for Life Sciences and Agriculture at the Meir Shfeyah Youth Village.
Youth Aliyah Graduate Sends a Thank You to Hadassah
Julia Nuterman, Youth Aliyah graduate, received a laptop computer courtesy of Hadassah.
Support Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
Make Yom Yerushalayim a day of celebration and a day of action!
National President Marcie Natan Strengthens Hadassah's Bond with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
This year, as part of their annual fundraising events, the Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah brought in National President Marcie Natan, as the guest speaker at three events and had her meet personally with other Hadassah supporters in the community. She also toured Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and heard from CCHMC doctors, including one Hadassah doctor in the United States working and studying for three years, about the incredible benefits to CCHMC and the two Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem brought about by the Israel Exchange Program (IEP). This was capped off by Councilmen P.G. Sittenfeld giving Marcie and Chapter President Bonnie Juran Ullner a Proclamation signed by the mayor proclaiming it Hadassah Day in Cincinnati on April 25, 2013.
Hadassah Welcomes Continued Progress Toward Expanding Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall
On April 22, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved Natan Sharansky's proposals to expand egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall and today, April 25, a Jerusalem District Court ruled in favor of women's rights to pray at the Wall. In response, today, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement:
Governor O’Malley and University of Maryland, Baltimore President Visit Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Dr. Jay Perman, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, visited the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine in Jerusalem today as part of a mission to fortify relationships between Maryland and Israel trauma care and emergency medicine and research. Perman also visited the trauma center at Hadassah Medical Center.
Jerusalem Netletter: Independence Day 2013
are featuring blue and white all week. One
make-up company is even promoting blue eye shadow and blue nail
polish. Flags are flying on and buildings and cars. Every street
corner offers stacks of barbecue equipment for sale.
Memorial Day at Hadassah Medical Center
Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, shares photos and a word with us on Yom HaZikaron.
April is National Donate Life Month!
According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network—the only national patient waiting list and most comprehensive archive of organ donation data—28,053 organ transplants were completed in 2012 from 14,013 donors. This minute, over 117,000 people are candidates on the organ transplant waiting list.
Hadassah Congratulates Sharansky, Netanyahu for Progress Toward Expanding Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall
In response to Natan Sharansky's proposals regarding prayer at the Western Wall, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement:
Equal Pay Day 2013
April 9 is Equal Pay Day 2013. Since Equal Pay day was established in 1996—17 years ago—the wage gap has decreased by only 4 cents. At this rate, the wage gap won't close until 2057—45 years from now! America's women are worth more and they deserve better.
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
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