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Exciting Genome Discovery and Hadassah is There!

The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a genetic analysis on a liver biopsy which revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype C2 sequence common in Southeast Asia. The reconstruction of the ancient hepatitis B virus genetic code is the oldest full viral genome described in the scientific literature to date. 

Date: 5/29/2012


New Faces of 2012
Diary of A Director General
Date: 5/29/2012


Judith Steiner- Freud: Saving Lives Through Nursing

Moving to Jerusalem saved Judith Steiner-Freud's life and in return she has spent most of the last 70 years in this city saving the lives of others.

Date: 5/24/2012


U.S., Israel and Iran: A Legislative Update
In the lead-up to the Bagdad talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the United States has expressed support for Israel and opposition to a nuclear weapons-capable Iran. Date: 5/24/2012


HAPPY YOM YERUSHALAYIM TO ALL
The pride of Hadassah was evident to all as three of our own were honored yesterday as Yakirim (Valued Citizens) of Jerusalem. Date: 5/21/2012


Israel's Presence felt in Addis Ababa
The Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa decided this year to donate the money they usually spend on the Independence Day celebrations to one of the orphanages for children with AIDS at which Hadassah Hospital Professor Engelhard volunteers, for the project of "ART, Joy & Love."   Date: 5/18/2012


Bone Marrow Transplant at Hadassah Saves the Life of a 4.5 year old Ukrainian Boy
Doctors at Hadassah create a quality of life for a 4.5 year old from the Ukraine, whose parents thought he would never be a normal boy. Date: 5/17/2012


Israeli Born Harvard Professor Returns Home
Date: 5/16/2012


Support an Inclusive VAWA, Oppose H.R. 4970
An alert distributed by the Jewish Council of Public Affairs—of which Hadassah is a member—addressing the accuracy of Sunday's 60 Minutes report on Christians in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Date: 5/15/2012


From the Mind to the Marketplace
Diary of A Director General
Date: 5/14/2012


GSW and DMR joint spring conference
The Greater Southwest Region and Dessert Mountain Region held a joint Spring Conference. Date: 5/10/2012


Hadassah Applauds Obama’s Statement Supporting Equal Rights For LGBT Couples
Press Release
In response to President Obama's statement today demonstrating support for LGBT rights, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, expressed the following statement: Date: 5/10/2012


The 9th Annual Boston Chapter Art Auction Supporting Women's Cancer Research
Last Thursday, May 3rd, the Boston Chapter of Hadassah held its 9th Annual Art Auction for the benefit of breast and ovarian cancer research at the Hadassah Hospitals. This was a record year--78 people attended, 87 items were sold, and almost $3000 was raised for this important cause! Date: 5/10/2012


Brandon Robinson, recent WUJS Israel participant
I'm a freelance video producer and am putting the finishing touches on a short film. I directed, wrote, and acted in it in addition to composing the score. I'm in the process of submitting it to film festivals.  Date: 5/9/2012


Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem to build an Interdisciplinary Science Center
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted the Hadassah Academic College a lead gift of $7.1 million to build an Interdisciplinary Science Center at its downtown Jerusalem campus.  Date: 5/9/2012


Hadassah Centennial Year Recognition
The first female editor of the Jewish Publication Society and student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Szold and her mother took a transformative 1909 trip to pre-state Israel where they witnessed firsthand the starvation and disease rampant there at the time. Date: 5/8/2012


Support Women's Employment Rights
Women's employment rights are center stage, with the introduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) today and the pay equity debate among pundits, the press, and possibly the Senate in the coming months. Date: 5/8/2012


Petition to Honor the Munich 11
It has been nearly 40 years since the 1972 Munich Olympics, where 11 Israeli athletes were killed. Hadassah is proud of it's history as a vocal advocate for the victims' families and the memory of their loved ones. Date: 5/1/2012


60 Minutes Report: Christians of the Holy Land
An alert distributed by the Jewish Council of Public Affairs—of which Hadassah is a member—addressing the accuracy of Sunday's 60 Minutes report on Christians in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Date: 4/26/2012


Happy Birthday Israel & Hadassah
Hadassah joins the international Jewish community in marking Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Independence Day) this week, and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) next month. Date: 4/25/2012


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