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Women's Equality Day 2012
August 26, 2012 will mark 92 years since the institution of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. In 1971, Congresswoman—and Hadassah Member—Bella Abzug championed the creation of Women's Equality Day to commemorate the amendment's institution. Every year since, Women's Equality Day has been officially recognized on August 26 by presidential proclamation. Date: 8/23/2012


Anything is Possible for "I Speak Israel" Participant Josh Toch
Josh Toch, 16, a junior in Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California, has just returned from a month-long summer program in Israel. Date: 8/20/2012


Hadassah Foundation Awards 13 Bat Mitzvah Year Mini-Grants to Support Well-Being of Jewish Girls, Young Women
Press Release
To celebrate 13 years of grantmaking, the Hadassah Foundation has awarded 13 mini-grants, in honor of its “bat mitzvah year” of service, to organizations in 11 states serving Jewish young people. The 13 Bat Mitzvah Year Mini-Grants support new or expanded programming that promotes the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of Jewish girls and young women. Date: 8/20/2012


Nancy Falchuk Meets Interns at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Nancy Falchuck Meets Interns at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Date: 8/20/2012


Munich Moment of Silence at Maccabi Games
The world was profoundly disappointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s refusal to honor the Munich 11 with a moment of silence during the opening of the Olympic games in London. Date: 8/8/2012


Young Judaean Leaders End Israel Summer Experience At Hadassah Hospital
To end a summer of fun and education with good deeds, Young Judaea's leadership Machon and Discovery participants spent a day entertaining the sick children at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Date: 8/8/2012


Hadassah’s 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Swearing In With Hadassah Attorneys Council
Each year two dozen Hadassah Life Member and Associate attorneys are admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar on motion of a Supreme Court Bar member of the Hadassah Attorneys Council. For registration and information about the Swearing In program, visit www.hadassah.org/swearingin (starting September 1) or contact attorneyscouncils@hadassah.org. The registration deadline is December 10, 2012. Date: 7/31/2012


Seven Awards for Hadassah Magazine
Kol HaKavod to Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Alan M. Tigay and his team. The magazine recently won seven Rockower Awards for excellence in Jewish journalism. The Rockowers are given annually by the American Jewish Press Association.

The seven prizes made Hadassah Magazine the biggest winner of any magazine. In two cases the magazine took both first and second place in the same category.
Date: 7/31/2012


Women Helping Women
Press Release

The Hadassah Foundation, partners with U.S., Israel Women's Foundations to promote gender equality

Recent acts of illegal exclusion and discrimination against women in Israel have spurred an international movement and a unique collaboration of individual Jewish women's groups.

Date: 7/25/2012


Brooklyn Region Tells All
The Brooklyn Region of Hadassah produced an Archive Project book in which the entire history of the region is told. Date: 7/24/2012


The Mind is a Mysterious Place
Diary of a Director General
Date: 7/24/2012


Hadassah Physicians Honored for Their Work
A week of great kavod, honor, for Hadassah this week as announcements were made all over Israel. Date: 7/23/2012


Hadassah publishes book sharing stories of organization’s impact on members’ lives
Press Release
Thin Threads anthology part of Hadassah's centennial commemoration. Date: 7/23/2012


Fund for the Victims of Terror in Bulgaria
The Jewish Federations of North America along with the Jewish Agency have opened a fund to assist the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Bulgaria. See details of the fund below as well as some additional background information. Date: 7/19/2012


Largest Women's Zionist Organization Gathers in Dallas for Annual National Board and Business Meetings
Press Release
Hadassah members celebrate new leadership, refine plans for 100th anniversary Date: 7/18/2012


Jonathan Pollard Update
On June 16, at Hadassah’s National Business Meeting in Dallas, the Hadassah National Board approved the following motion. Date: 7/17/2012


Newly Renovated Baby Nursery at Mount Scopus
National Board member and Society of Major Donors Chair Debbie Levine visits the newly renovated baby nursery at Hadassah Mount Scopus. A ceremony marked the renovated delivery suites, the nursery and the patient rooms in the hospital. Date: 7/10/2012


A special ceremony in a special place
Israelis are used to having a Bar Mitzvah at 13-years-old and Bat Mitzvah at 12. Many Jews around the world do the same. But many birthright participants have never had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah —until they come on a Young Judaea birthright trip. Date: 7/9/2012


Cincinnati Chapter Honors Hospital Fellow and Hadassah Surgeon
Cincinnati Chapter Honors Cincinnati Children's Hospital Fellow and Hadassah Surgeon Dr. Yaron Armon and Dr. Marc Levitt, Director Cincinnati Children's Hospital Colorectal Center. Date: 7/5/2012


Diplomacy & Security: Israel and its Neighbors
An update on Israel's diplomatic and security status with the Palestinians, Iran, Egypt and Syria. Date: 7/3/2012


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