International Human Rights Day
Tomorrow, December 10, is International Human Rights Day. Israel is consistently and unfairly criticized for its record on human rights, most often by countries with their own egregious human rights violations. Join fellow Hadassah Members, Associates, and supporters by honoring International Human Rights Day and celebrating Israel’s example as a beacon for human rights in the Middle East and around the world.
Hadassah Medical Organization Mourns Two Exceptional Colleagues
Two recent deaths have affected the staff at Hadassah Medical Organization. Arik Zukert, Director of R&D since 1994, died December 6 at home after a long and heroic fight against cancer. Dr. Ido Yatsiv, 57, Director of Hadassah's Pediatric Intensive Care unit, died December 3 as a result of massive internal bleeding following surgery.
Jewish students to volunteer in New Orleans, Navajo Nation during winter break
High school students will participate in hands-on service projects
Jewish high school students from across the United States
are once again volunteering to spend their winter vacation lending a hand
toward rebuilding and community development projects. This December, Young Judaea, the premier Zionist Youth
Movement, managed by Hadassah, will guide students as they experience
intensive, transformative community service programs in two very different
Israeli Specialists Trained in Groundbreaking Surgical Technique
An innovative procedure to remove cancerous tumors from the gastrointestinal tract was performed at the Hadassah University Medical Center’s Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases recently.
Director of Hadassah’s Pediatric ICU Dies
Dr. Ido Yatsiv, 57, director of Hadassah’s pediatric intensive care unit, died Saturday as a result of massive internal bleeding following surgery.
Iran Sanctions Update
On December 2, the Senate voted unanimously for sanctions targeting the Central Bank of Iran (CBI)—which is widely suspected of financing Iran's nuclear program—and banks that do business with it and the United States.
Howard Jacobson To Receive Harold U. Ribalow Prize
Author of The Finkler Question will receive annual literary award.
Hadassah Magazine has
announced that this year’s Harold U. Ribalow Prize will be awarded to Howard Jacobson, who wrote The Finkler Question, published in 2010. Every year, Hadassah Magazine honors an author who has created an outstanding
work of fiction on a Jewish theme. The Finkler Question also was
awarded the 2010 Man Booker Prize.
"Who knew I would get the chance to save someone's life?"
Last January, Mike Goldberg
was on a Young Judaea Birthright trip to Israel, where he and others signed up
to be bone marrow donors. Mike never thought he would be called, but In
September he was notified that he was a match for a patient dying of cancer.
Buy Israel Week
Yesterday, millions of Americans kicked off their online holiday shopping with Cyber Monday. Show your support for Israel while shopping for Hanukkah by participating in Buy Israel Week, which ends Sunday, December 4.
On November 24, 2011, a ceremony was held on Kibbutz Ketura to plant the famous date palm “Methuselah”. The ceremony was attended by distinguished guests from Israel and abroad, including Lord David Wolfson and Marcie Natan, the National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America.
Young Judaea Names Inaugural Executive Director
Hadassah and Young Judaea jointly announce Simon Klarfeld to lead the national Zionist youth movement
In its latest move toward
independence, Young Judaea announced
today that Simon Klarfeld, a highly regarded community builder and
innovative educator with critical skills in organizational change, will become
its inaugural executive director.
Klarfeld is taking the reins at a momentous time in the youth movement’s
102-year history, as it branches off from its longtime parent organization, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist
Organization of America.
From Baltimore to Jerusalem
The Autumn Mission of Hadassah, led by Aileen Bormel, left for Israel on October 25, 2011. The majority of the group was from Baltimore, though others from around the globe joined them. All the Baltimoreans became Life Members before the mission began.
The Jerusalem Netletter: 5772, November, 2011
A new Hebrew month has started: Heshvan, also called Mar-Heshvan. "Mar" means "bitter" and the month has this unhappy name because there are no holidays in it. As much as I love the holidays, I also like getting back to business as usual.
Kol Hakavod Louisville!
Please join me in wishing Michelle and her officers Mazel Tov on the chartering of the Louisville Chapter of Hadassah in Central States Region last night.
Speak Out Again for Preventive Health Services
After several months of public debate and internal review, the White House is poised to announce final regulations on women's preventive health coverage as early as next week.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.