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Meir Shfeyah Youth Village Dedicates June Walker High School
Marcie Natan, Hadassah's 25th National President, pulled aside the satin curtains that covered the name of the late Dr. June Walker, Hadassah's 23rd President, and officially dedicated the Dr. June Walker High School for Life Sciences and Agriculture at the Meir Shfeyah Youth Village. Date: 5/30/2013

Youth Aliyah Graduate Sends a Thank You to Hadassah
Julia Nuterman, Youth Aliyah graduate, received a laptop computer courtesy of Hadassah. Date: 5/30/2013

Support Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
Make Yom Yerushalayim a day of celebration and a day of action! Date: 5/8/2013

National President Marcie Natan Strengthens Hadassah's Bond with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
This year, as part of their annual fundraising events, the Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah brought in National President Marcie Natan, as the guest speaker at three events and had her meet personally with other Hadassah supporters in the community. She also toured Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and heard from CCHMC doctors, including one Hadassah doctor in the United States working and studying for three years, about the incredible benefits to CCHMC and the two Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem brought about by the Israel Exchange Program (IEP). This was capped off by Councilmen P.G. Sittenfeld giving Marcie and Chapter President Bonnie Juran Ullner a Proclamation signed by the mayor proclaiming it Hadassah Day in Cincinnati on April 25, 2013. Date: 5/1/2013

Hadassah Welcomes Continued Progress Toward Expanding Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall
Press Release
On April 22, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved Natan Sharansky's proposals to expand egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall and today, April 25, a Jerusalem District Court ruled in favor of women's rights to pray at the Wall. In response, today, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement: Date: 4/25/2013

Governor O’Malley and University of Maryland, Baltimore President Visit Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine
Press Release
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Dr. Jay Perman, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, visited the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine in Jerusalem today as part of a mission to fortify relationships between Maryland and Israel trauma care and emergency medicine and research. Perman also visited the trauma center at Hadassah Medical Center. Date: 4/24/2013

Jerusalem Netletter: Independence Day 2013
Dress stores are featuring blue and white all week. One make-up company is even promoting blue eye shadow and blue nail polish. Flags are flying on and buildings and cars. Every street corner offers stacks of barbecue equipment for sale. Date: 4/16/2013

Memorial Day at Hadassah Medical Center
Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, shares photos and a word with us on Yom HaZikaron. Date: 4/15/2013

April is National Donate Life Month!
According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network—the only national patient waiting list and most comprehensive archive of organ donation data—28,053 organ transplants were completed in 2012 from 14,013 donors. This minute, over 117,000 people are candidates on the organ transplant waiting list. Date: 4/10/2013

Hadassah Congratulates Sharansky, Netanyahu for Progress Toward Expanding Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall
Press Release
In response to Natan Sharansky's proposals regarding prayer at the Western Wall, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement: Date: 4/10/2013

Equal Pay Day 2013
April 9 is Equal Pay Day 2013. Since Equal Pay day was established in 1996—17 years ago—the wage gap has decreased by only 4 cents. At this rate, the wage gap won't close until 2057—45 years from now! America's women are worth more and they deserve better. Date: 4/9/2013

Advocate for Comprehensive Gun Control Legislation
On April 8, 2013, Congress returned from a two-week recess to the issue of gun control at the top of its agenda. Over the last several months, Hadassah has worked with its coalition partners to advocate for comprehensive gun control legislation addressing firearms, improved access to mental health services, and a conversation about violence in the media. Date: 4/8/2013

Jerusalem Netletter: Yom Hashoah 5773
Yom Hashoah
Date: 4/8/2013

Support Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
Over the last several months, more than 50 companies have filed court cases challenging the Contraception Mandate—the proposal announced in January of 2012 that requires most insurance policies to include free contraceptive coverage (no co-pays). These companies claim that the religious beliefs of the organization—or even the boss’s own views—should determine what contraceptive coverage is available for all employees. Date: 4/4/2013

HAC Student Wins Second Place in Yad Vashem's Worldwide Poster Contest
Mr. Nimrod Levi, a 26 year old first year student in the Department of Photographic Communications at Hadassah Academic College was awarded second prize in Yad Vashem's annual worldwide poster competition. Date: 4/3/2013

Gay Rights at the Supreme Court
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a landmark gay rights case: United States v. Windsor. The case addresses the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which federally defines marriage—and all rights and benefits associated with that designation—as a union between a man and a woman. Date: 3/28/2013

Netletter Nissan 2013
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer reviews the last few months of events in Israel. Date: 3/20/2013

A Passover Message, Update from Hadassah Academic College
President of Hadassah Academic College Bertold Fridlender shares some important developments. Date: 3/19/2013

A Day To Remember
The fourth day of the month of Nisan marks the yahrtzieits of 79 Hadassah doctors, nurses and medical personnel who were killed in the Hadassah Medical Convoy Massacre. Date: 3/14/2013

German "Bild" Magazine Highlights Hadassah College Creation
Mr. Ittai Kirshenbaum, a student of Universal Industrial Design at Hadassah Academic College created and designed an original multi-use chair within the framework of his current undergraduate degree studies. Date: 3/13/2013

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