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Cranes Exit Tower Site
With only 17 weeks until its first patients are welcomed, the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower is craneless!!! The familiar Hadassah Ein-Kerem skyline, which included two to four cranes during recent years, is clean now, and the Davidson Tower can be seen with all its glory. Date: 11/16/2011

Hollywood Comes to Hadassah
On November 14, 2011, an impressive group of Hollywood actors, writers, directors and media leaders – members of The Creative Coalition – visited the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, the flagship of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Date: 11/16/2011

Morningstar And The Emmys
I recently participated on the Events Committee for the MorningStar Commission, organizing a salon entitled, “Outstanding Women of the Emmys: The Changing Images of Jewish Women on TV." Date: 11/16/2011

November is Diabetes Month
The World Health Organization estimates the number of people suffering from diabetes worldwide now stands at well over 200 million. It believes this figure will rise to 370 million by 2030. But hope is on the horizon. Date: 11/16/2011

The Road to Tzedakah
Laura Simon, President of the Sharon Chapter, New York Region, will be fulfilling a lifelong dream when she takes her children and grandchildren to Jerusalem next month. And she has a wonderful surprise in store for them. After a private tour of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother & Child Center at Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem, where her grandchildren will meet some of the young patients, six Road to Recovery tiles on the walls of the hospital will be unveiled. Each tile will carry the name of one grandchild. Date: 11/16/2011

Hadassah Medical Organization Board Names Its First Woman Chairman
The board of directors of Hadassah Medical Organization, the pioneering health care provider for the State of Israel, today named Esther Dominissini its chairman. Dominissini, Director General at the National Insurance Institute in Jerusalem, is the first woman to lead the HMO board. Date: 11/11/2011

Increase Sanctions on Iran
This week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report on the status of Iran’s nuclear capabilities, revealing clear evidence that Iran has continued developing a weaponized nuclear program. Date: 11/10/2011

Hadassah Welcomes New Director General
Hadassah Medical Organization, the pioneering health care provider for the State of Israel, welcomes Professor Ehud S. Kokia as its Director General. 
Date: 11/8/2011

Hadassah Joins HERvotes Coalition
Tomorrow is Election Day and the official start of the 2012 election season. Hadassah—a longtime supporter voter engagement initiatives—is proud to announce its membership in HERvotes, a coalition of women’s organizations mobilizing civic engagement around women’s Health and Economic Rights (HER) for the 2012 election season. Date: 11/7/2011

History Comes Alive Before Our Eyes: Henrietta Szold, 1946 Film
Henrietta Szold, a film produced by Hadassah in 1946, underwent preservation and digitization in 2011, thanks to a grant from the Women's Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & TV, and a donation from Hadassah’s YEAR outgoing presidents. Date: 11/7/2011

New Director General Takes Helm Of Hadassah Medical Organization In Israel
NEW YORK – Hadassah Medical Organization, the pioneering health care provider for the State of Israel, today welcomed Professor Ehud S. Kokia as its Director General. Date: 11/1/2011

Hadassah Mourns Marla Gilson, 60, Jewish Lobbyist, Democratic Party Activist
Marla Gilson, the veteran Washington lobbyist for Jewish causes, who fought tirelessly for stem cell research and other potentially life-saving measures, succumbed herself Saturday to an acute form of leukemia. Date: 10/31/2011

HMO Update - Monday 10/31/2011
Seeking to further their knowledge of Israeli emergency preparedness measures, a delegation of high-ranking Law Enforcement officials from northeastern United States recently visited the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. Date: 10/31/2011

UNESCO Approves Palestinian Membership
Today, in a vote of 107-14 (with 52 abstentions), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization General Conference approved the Palestinian membership application. The United States, Israel, Canada and Germany were among those who opposed the measure. Notable votes in favor included Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa and France. The United Kingdom abstained. Date: 10/31/2011

Urge HHS to Protect Women's Healthcare Access
Over the last several weeks, American's have seen a continuous onslaught of attacks against women's reproductive rights. State legislatures across the country are seeking to declare a fertilized egg a person, the House of Representatives passed legislation denying women life saving medical care, and Congress is once again threatening funding for family planning services. Date: 10/26/2011

Update: Palestinian UNESCO Membership
Next Monday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is expected to approve the Palestinian’s application for membership. State Department lawyers have reviewed existing American legislation and see no way around the laws, which would necessitate an automatic cutoff of U.S. funding to UNESCO should the Palestinians gain membership. U.S. dues and contributions to UNESCO make up 22 percent of the organization's budget. Date: 10/25/2011

A “Mosaic of Peace” at HMO
A 41-year-old Palestinian from Bethlehem received the kidney of a 38-year-old Israeli who died from a stroke at Hadassah. Date: 10/24/2011

Hadassah Welcomes Home Gilad Shalit!
Today, Hadassah's Members, Associates and supporters join the worldwide Jewish community in celebrating Gilad Shalit's homecoming. Date: 10/18/2011

Welcome Home Gilad Shalit
Today, Hadassah’s Members, Associates and supporters join the worldwide Jewish community in celebrating Gilad Shalit’s homecoming. Date: 10/18/2011

Netanyahu Announces Deal to Free Gilad Shalit
Israel and Hamas reportedly have arrived at a prisoner exchange agreement that would free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Date: 10/11/2011

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