Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Update: August 2011
To date, the Tower Campaign has raised more than $258
million. The Bridge
to Healing is a prominent component of the new Ein Kerem campus and will
provide an essential connection between two state-of-the-art facilities
dedicated to offering patients the most comprehensive care.
The Greater Atlanta Hadassah Chapter Of Hadassah Receives Major Grant For Its Check It Out Program
The Greater Atlanta Hadassah chapter of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has received a $10,000 grant from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation in recognition of financial representative Rita Loventhal’s outstanding volunteer commitment, as part of the company’s 17th annual national Community Service Award program.
Hadassah International Indeed – In Saudi-Arabia Also
Arab media, in general, does not like to write positively about Israel. Saudi-Arabian media is not considered to be the most open and liberal, even within the Arab world. This is why it was quite a surprise to learn that a Saudi newspaper "Al-Watan" (The homeland), recently published an article by one of its columnists, explaining the reasons for Israel's superiority in science and technology. The article gave some general figures about the number of scientific articles per person in Israel. But the one case that was brought as an example was Hadassah Tissue Typing Registry, and in particular our unique project of encouraging Israeli Arabs to register
A Most Unusual Hospital Visit
I want to
tell you about an unscheduled, unanticipated conversation I had with a
Palestinian, an encounter that helps explain and put in perspective so much
about the mindset that Israel faces, and which makes resolution of the conflict
Watch President Marcie Natan Interviewed on Shalom TV -- Online and On TV!
On August 1, Rabbi Mark S. Golub of Shalom TV interviewed newly-installed Hadassah National President Marcie Natan about how she became involved in Hadassah, what the national women’s Zionist organization means to her personally, her vision for Hadassah going forward and her thoughts on Jewish life today and in the future. The interview was streamed live online as Mark Golub interviewed Marcie.vision for Hadassah going forward and her thoughts on Jewish life today and in the future. The interview was streamed live online as Mark Golub interviewed Marcie.
WAYS – New Hadassah Biotech/Community Outreach Initiative
Hadasit - the Technology Transfer Company of Hadassah Medical Organization has launched in Afula last Friday WAYS, an incubator for joint Jewish-Arab biomed ventures in Northern Israel. WAYS is a joint venture with a group of investors and business people from the region.
Petition Against a Unilaterally Declared Palestine
Hadassah continues its support of the Community Response to Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) by co-sponsoring the Israel Action Network's online Petition Against a Unilaterally Declared Palestine . The petition calls upon the 193 Members of the United Nations to vote against endorsing a unilaterally declared Palestinian state and to promote the resumption of bilateral negotiations.
New Leadership for Associates
The annual Hadassah Associates Business meeting in Las Vegas
was packed with information and emotion.
The meeting began with a “State of the Associates” address by outgoing President
Joel Marks, followed by the installation of new NCHA officers. Mark Roth, new
NCHA President, accepted this position with commitment and passion as he spoke
to the assembled delegates and guests
Hadassah provides Young Judaea with “strong leader” for transition
Steven J. Goldberg, a longtime supporter of
Young Judaea during his tenure as one of the top professionals at Hadassah, the
Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will become the Interim Executive
Director of the youth movement as it shifts toward independence from Hadassah,
both organizations announced today.
New Hadassah National President, Marcie Natan, Live on Shalom TV
Hadassah's newly installed president, Marcie Natan, will join Mark S. Golub of Shalom TV to talk about her vision for Hadassah, how she became involved in the national women's Zionist organization, and her thoughts on Jewish life today and in the future.
Remembrance of the Past and a Passageway to the Future
On Sunday morning we marked the beginning of a new week - and another new beginning - with the opening of the new entrance to the campus through the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. When I arrived earlier, workmen were already beginning to dismantle the pedestrian bridge we have been using for so long.
HMO Update - Monday, 07/18/2011
Hadassah's "Get Well Soon" Song and updated New HMO Videos
New Hadassah President Affirms Commitment to Zionism & Advocacy
Yesterday, Marcie Natan was officially installed as Hadassah’s 25th National President. Natan was inaugurated during a ceremony at Hadassah's national business meeting in Las Vegas, attended by more than 400 national board members, delegates and Hadassah Associates.
Israel Action Network:
Community Response to UDI-UN Recognition of Palestinian State
Hadassah Israel, Zionist, and International Affairs (IZAIA) and the Hadassah United Nations Team are working closely with coalition partners to monitor the possible Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) of a Palestinian state and to help coordinate a community response. Click here to read "Community Response to UDI-UN Recognition of Palestine State", a report from the Israel Action Network.
Hadassah Elects Marcie Natan New National President
of New York, NY, and Lancaster, PA, was officially installed as National
President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, at the
recent National Business Meeting in Las Vegas. Marcie is leading the team that
will take us into Hadassah’s second century in 2012. The theme of her
acceptance speech was hineni, here I am.
Hadassah Delegates Vote In New National President
Marcie Natan, most recently Chair of Hadassah College Jerusalem,installed as Hadassah's 25th President
Final Attempt to Renew Mid-East Peace Talks
The Middle East Quartet— the U.S., European Union, United Nations and Russia—are meeting today in a final effort to restart direct peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. The Quartet affirmed in a statement on July 2 its support for direct negotiations before any declaration of Palestinian statehood. The Palestinian Authority has until July 15 to file papers with the United Nations if they plan to seek recognition by the U.N. General Assembly this fall.
San Antonians Visit Hadassah Hospital
Israeli shock trauma expert Prof. Avi
Rivkind (l), head of Hadassah’s Department of Surgery and Shock Trauma Unit explains to Mayor Julian Castro of San
Antonio, TX, how Hadassah handles both daily and mass casualty trauma
Largest Women's Zionist Organization Gathers in Las Vegas for Annual National Board and Business Meetings
Hadassah members celebrate millions of dollars raised, thousands of new members
NEW YORK – Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, will host its final national business meeting before entering its centennial year, at the Palazzo in Las Vegas from the evening of Monday, July 11, through Wednesday, July 13. More than 400 national board members, delegates, associates (men supporters of Hadassah's work) and guests will gather as Hadassah celebrates achievements in membership recruitment and fundraising for a state-of-the-art medical tower under construction at its hospital in Jerusalem.
Plans for Second Gaza Flotilla Halted
Plans for a second Gaza Flotilla were halted today when Greek authorities announced that the ships would not be granted the necessary departure paperwork. The Council of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations released a statement encouraging member agencies to thank the government of Greece for its actions. The statement can be found below.