Shavuot Begins Tonight
Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, is a two-day festival (one day in Israel and more liberal communities) celebrated seven weeks after Passover.
Young Judaea Marching
More than 200 Young Judaeans, Hadassah members, Alumni and parents came out to march up 5th Avenue to show support for the State of Israel. Led by High School Senior and Year Course bound participant, Rory Vinokur, dressed as the YJ Lion, the Judaeans joined 30,000 marchers and over a million New York spectators. The Judaeans sang Israeli songs along the entire route and cheered loudly to all who were watchin
Zion Gate, Old City of Jerusalem
It's a sunny Thursday morning in Jerusalem, and one extended family after another gathers in the passageway near the half-a-millennium-old Zion Gate. Moms, Dads, grandparents, cousins from abroad exchange family news and hugs.
June 6th - A Date to Remember
A Friday Story
The date was June 6th. The year 1967. Teddy Kolleck was the Mayor of Jerusalem; Prof. Kalman J. Mann, the Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization. The Israel Defense Forces had just recaptured Mount Scopus where the buildings of Hadassah's first hospital and the nearby Hebrew University lay abandoned.
Following in Mom's Footsteps
In 1992, Rabbi Naamah (Naami) Kelman became the first woman ordained in Israel by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). She currently is Dean of the school’s Jerusalem campus.
Hadassah Commends U.S. Decision to Avoid Durban III
Hadassah joins the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in commending the U.S. State Department decision not to participate in the Durban III Conference scheduled for September 2011 in New York City.
Bridge Over Troubled Land
The Jewish Week
Since Israel was founded, and especially during the Intifada of 2000-2004, Hadassah's Jerusalem hospitals have been known as bridges of peace, where the staff provides its medical expertise equally to people of every religion, nationality and political persuasion.
The Power of A Child's Heart
A Friday Story
ADL Applauds Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address Before Congress
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for reaffirming the close relationship between the United States and Israel, for eloquently describing Israel’s role as the only democracy in the Middle East, and for reiterating Israel’s commitment to negotiating a lasting peace with the Palestinians.
Boston’s Nancy Falchuk Honored By Hadassah
Falchuk, Hadassah National President, to be recognized at gala event
As Nancy Falchuk of Newton nears the end of her four-year tenure as National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Hadassah’s Boston Chapter plans to celebrate her many accomplishments on Thursday, May 19.
Conference of Presidents Lauds Prime Minister Netanyahu's Commitment to Peace and U.S.-Israel Relationship
In his second address to a joint session of Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the sixth Israeli Prime Minister to receive this honor, emphasized Israel’s commitment to peace along with its need for enduring security.
Hadassah Announces Major Increase In Lifetime Memberships
24,000 new lifetime memberships have raised more than $2 million
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today announced that since January 1, national lifetime membership has increased by 24,023 people, thanks to Hadassah’s Centennial Campaign.
Netanyahu Addresses AIPAC, Congress
Hadassah joins the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in lauding Prime Minister Netanyahu’s commitment to peace and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship
Read President Obama’s remarks at the AIPAC Conference
Largest AIPAC Conference Ever in Washington, D.C.More than 10,000 pro-Israel activists from all 50 states attended the AIPAC Policy Conference 2011 in Washington, D.C., Sunday evening, March 22 through Tuesday, March 24. The theme of the conference was "U.S. and Israel: Better Together." Read more
Update: U.S. - Israel Relations
Hadassah reaffirms its unwavering support for the democratically elected government of Israel and its commitment to both Israel’s security and the hope for peace.
Hadassah Responds To Abbas Op-Ed In New York Times
An op-ed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was published this week in the New York Times. Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, the Womens Zionist Organization of America, issued the following statement in response.
Demonstrations and Violence at Israel's Borders
In the days following Israel's Yom Ha'Atzma'ut celebrations, thousands of Israel's neighbors marked Yawm an-Naqba (meaning "Day of Catastrophe") by mourning Israel's creation with demonstrations and violence.
Peace, Music, Jerusalem: WUJS Program Offers Life Experience And Helps Realize Career Goals
A Houstonian is spending the next half-year in Israel promoting Israeli-Palestinian coexistence through the medium of music.
Rare Henrietta Szold Archival Film To Be Screened
Anthology Film Archives and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York are excited to present this follow-up to last year’s highly successful one-night program of films from the New York area’s diverse community of archives, museums, and libraries.
WUJS Alumni Invitation