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Hadassah Expresses Disappointment over Continued Calls for Israel Boycotts
Today and earlier this week, the film American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs was screened at a Tel Aviv Film Festival. On May 12, activist Grace Lee Boggs, actor Danny Glover, and several others featured in the film released a statement in support of boycotting Israel and in opposition to the film’s inclusion in the festival. Date: 5/15/2014


May is Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Month
Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes worldwide. Date: 5/7/2014


Hadassah Expresses Outrage about Nigerian Kidnappings and Urges Action
Within the last 24 hours, over 70 rockets were launched at southern Israel and three rockets headed for population centers were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Date: 5/6/2014


Hadassah Magazine Wins Twelve Rockower Awards
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that Hadassah Magazine has received twelve Rockower Awards, more than any other publication (magazine, newspaper or website) and more than all other magazines combined. Date: 5/5/2014


Jerusalem Netletter: Israeli Independence Day 5774
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer writes to us from Jerusalem on Memorial Day. Date: 5/5/2014


Hadassah’s Response to Kerry’s Use of Apartheid Term
Central to the celebration of Passover is the remembrance that once we were slaves, and now we are free. Tragically, slavery remains a modern-day reality for an estimated 27 million people worldwide—more than at any other time in history. Date: 4/29/2014


Slavery: A Modern-Day Reality
Central to the celebration of Passover is the remembrance that once we were slaves, and now we are free. Tragically, slavery remains a modern-day reality for an estimated 27 million people worldwide—more than at any other time in history. Date: 4/17/2014


As Knesset Weighs Official Celebration of Aliyah, One Olah Reflects on Emigration
As the Knesset weighs a bill to recognize a day to celebrate making aliyah, one emigrant from Connecticut reflects on the journey that brought her to make aliyah. Date: 4/10/2014


Support Fair Pay for Women & Families
Today—April 8, 2014—is Equal Pay Day and there is work to do! Women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar and a single mother of two working full-time at minimum-wage is living nearly $4,000 below the federal poverty line. America’s women and families are worth more and they deserve better!
Date: 4/8/2014


The Peace Process: Updates & Uncertainty
Over the last nine months, Israelis and Palestinians have been engaged in peace negotiations coordinated by Secretary of State John Kerry. As part of the peace negotiation framework, set to expire April 29, 2014, Israel agreed to release 104 convicted terrorists in four stages and the Palestinians agreed to delay seeking any additional recognition by the United Nations and other international authorities. Date: 4/2/2014


Hadassah Foundation Celebrates Graduation of Training for Orthodox Women
Hadassah Foundation Director Rabbi Ellen Flax gave out the graduation certificates to the ten women who graduated from the joint Training Program for Haredi Early Childhood Education Counselors, at the Hebrew University. Date: 3/28/2014


Advocate for Israel's Security
Within the last 24 hours, over 70 rockets were launched at southern Israel and three rockets headed for population centers were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Date: 3/13/2014


Hadassah Foundation Announces New Leadership
NEW YORK — The Hadassah Foundation is excited to announce five new board members, hailing from California, New York and Wisconsin. Date: 3/13/2014


Building Bridges to Peace through Medicine
The rationale for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is based on generalities—many of them uninformed—about how different populations live, work, study, and co-exist in the region. In reality, Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, collaborate and cooperate on a daily basis in a hundred arenas. Date: 2/28/2014


Hadassah Medical Organization Update
Just before Shabbat in Israel, the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) announced that it is filing with the courts for Section 350 – the Israeli law that allows for an organization to restructure. Date: 2/10/2014


Hadassah Announces Hadassah Shabbat Zachor
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. is excited to announce the creation of an annual Hadassah Shabbat to be held on the Shabbat preceding Purim. Shabbat Zachor holds particular importance as Hadassah was founded during Purim and was Esther's Hebrew name. Hadassah is encouraging rabbis and congregations to become part of the first Hadassah Shabbat Zachor on March 14 and 15, 2014. Date: 2/3/2014


February is Hadassah Women's Heart Health Month
Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program, is educating women from coast to coast about the causes of heart disease, how women's symptoms differ from men's,, and how to protect yourself with a heart healthy lifestyle. Date: 1/31/2014


Stand Up For Israel
February 24-March 2 is the 10th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week in the United States, which will feature anti-Israel events, film screenings, and Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) initiatives on college campuses and in communities throughout the country. Date: 1/30/2014


Take Action for Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Every day, women and children are forced, defrauded, or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. In recent years, the United Nations, as well as the United States and Israel have made significant progress towards the elimination of trafficking; however, there is still much work to be done. Date: 1/30/2014


Jerusalem Netletter Tu B’Shevat 5774
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer wishes us a Happy Tu B'Shevat from Jerusalem and gives us an update on "Hadassah's Pot Pioneer," a researcher at Hadassah who has been studying the impact of marijuana on the sick for decades. Date: 1/16/2014


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