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.
2013 Israeli Elections Results
Join the conversation! Learn more about the Israeli political system, connect to election analysis and share your thoughts about the election results.
WIN Volunteers Join in Planting Commemorative Trees
On Wednesday, the Winter In Netanya group participated in a tree planting ceremony-"Shtil Lekol Til" -"a plant for each rocket". 1,500 trees were planted by hundreds of soldiers and the JNF to match the estimated number of rockets fired into Israel from Gaza before and during the Pillar of Defense operation. Everyone gathered in one huge tent for the ceremony which preceded the planting.
Support Pay Equity!
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, but the fight for pay equity is far from over.
Netletter Tu B'Shvat
Barbara Sofer reviews a bit of history and shares what is upcoming in Israel after the election season.
Hadassah National Board Votes on Policy Issues
Yesterday, Hadassah concluded its winter board meeting by voting on two key policy issues. The National Board of Hadassah reaffirmed the statement it made in 2000 in support of stronger gun control legislation and expanded it to call for a ban on assault weapons. The National Board also approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to and support for freedom of worship for all women at the Western Wall.
Marisa Obuchowski, From Baltimore to WUJS Israel
Many people who are considering a long-term experience in Israel often decide not to participate because of a fear of taking "time off". Marisa Obuchowski's recent experience on WUJS Israel is a reminder that the right blend of internships, learning, and personal growth is only an investment in one's future, not a break from it.
40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, recognizing a woman's constitutional right to make her own reproductive health choices—including seeking access to legal abortion. Forty years later, the fight continues with new attacks on reproductive rights launched every year. Defeats of these proposals are hard fought and victories hard won.
Hadassah Reaffirms Support for Freedom of Worship for Women at the Western Wall
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, at its winder board meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida, approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to and support for freedom of worship for all women at the Western Wall.
Diary of A Director General
By the time you read this, I imagine you will have heard that I have resigned my position of Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization. Regardless of my personal decision, I believe that HMO management and staff will do their utmost to ensure that Hadassah will continue to be a leader in Israel and throughout the world
Eli Finds His Future at Youth Aliyah
Some of the children in our Youth Aliyah villages are survivors of violence and cultural dislocation. Eli, a high school senior, moved to Israel from Romania with his mother and sister when he was ten. Despite her obvious intelligence, Eli's mother, an engineer, became overwhelmed with emotional problems. They became extreme: first she beat him and, when he became old enough, he hit her back. She called the police. He was referred to Meir Shfeyah Youth Aliyah village.
Important Message from National President Marcie Natan
Hadassah College Student's Photograph Selected for National Geographic Magazine
The photograph was one of only twelve chosen by the magazine's editors from among millions of entries from around the world.
The Hadassah Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 Tannenbaum Prize
The Hadassah Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize.
The Jerusalem Netletter Tevet 25
Barbara Sofer talks about life in Jerusalem and the way in which she frequently finds new connections to Hadassah.
Trees in Holyland Family Park will Preserve Memory of Children and Staff in Newtown, CT
Australian-Born Israeli Journalist and Terror Survivor is Featured Speaker at Hadassah Australia Event
Irris Makler, award-winning Australian-born Israeli journalist and author, who was injured in a 2009 terrorist attack in Jerusalem and treated successfully at the Hadassah Medical Center, was the featured speaker at a Melbourne community event, initiated by Hadassah Australia.