Hadassah Reaffirms Support for Assault Weapons Ban
In response to the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., that transpired Friday, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement:
A Capitol Event: Hadassah Takes the 113th Congress by Storm
Join us to welcome the members of the 113th Congress to Washington, DC and to introduce them to Hadassah.
Hadassah Academic College Begins a New Year
As the Chanuka festival approaches and time for joy and celebration is here, I am pleased to share with you the highlights on the start of our academic year.
Miracles at Mount Scopus
Diary of A Director General
Protect Charitable Giving Incentives
Leaders in Washington are locked in heated budget negotiations aimed to avoid significant spending and tax level changes—set to take effect in January—if a compromise cannot be reached. Tomorrow and Wednesday, nonprofit leaders and supporters from across the country are participating in Protect Giving Days, lobbying elected officials to protect charitable giving incentives.
Members Meet with West Bank and Gaza Correspondent on Last Day of Mission
On its last day, Hadassah's Pillar of Defense Solidarity Mission met with journalist at the Jerusalem Post and U.S. News and World Report, and correspondent to the West Bank and Gaza Khaled Abu Toameh to present a comprehensive picture of regional conflicts, including the Palestinian bid for membership in the UN and its repercussions.
Palestinians Granted Statehood Status
After years of pursuing a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) at the United Nations, the Palestinians succeeded in upgrading their status to "non-member observer state." The vote—138 in favor, 9 opposed and 41 abstentions—implicitly recognizes "Palestine" as a sovereign country and opens Israel up to further attacks and delegitimization.
Middle East Update: Palestinians at the UN
Hadassah maintains its steadfast support for Israel and affirms that the only step forward for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is direct, bilateral negotiations without pre-conditions.
Hadassah Visits Students at Neve Yam Naval Boarding School During Pillar of Defense Solidarity Mission
The students at Neve Yam Naval Boarding School were hosted by Hadassah-Neurim so they wouldn't miss school and training when Ashdod schools were closed.
An Update from the NICU at Hadassah Medical Organization
We spent the morning at Mt. Scopus, understanding the security issues, and seeing the hospital. The maternity area was filled to capacity and we were delighted to meet the mother and father of twins.< body>
Mission: Stand With Israel is Going Strong as They Meet With Avi Dichter
Hadassah's Pillar of Defense Solidarity Mission shares a light moment after a sobering update by Head of Homeland Security and former head of the General Security Services (Shabak) Avi Dichter in his offices in Tel Aviv.
Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem
I'm writing while driving from Jerusalem to Ramat Gan. The rain is falling,
Shabbat will soon envelope the country and the bus stops are filled with
soldiers returning home. I can only imagine the joy of families waiting for
This is a special edition Hadassah Action Alert with vital information for all Hadassah Members, Associates, and supporters—including breaking news, Hadassah updates and information about pro-Israel advocacy and activities.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Visits New England Chapter
Last Thursday, Hadassah New England held a reception in honor of Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, who visited Boston for a private tour last week.
Quite Close to Home
Diary of A Director General
Department of Health and Wellness Sponsors Centennial Event
On Monday, October 15, Hadassah's Department of Health and Wellness and Hadassah Israel sponsored a Centennial Preconvention Education program on Personalized Breast Cancer Care at Hadassah Medical Center at the Hadassah University Hospital- Ein Kerem Campus.
Middle East Update: Today, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense
Today, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense, killing Hamas Commander and Chief-of-Staff Ahmed Jabari. Jabari directed Hamas' Second Intifada terrorism campaign in the early 2000s and oversaw the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit in 2006.
Homeland Security Advisors Briefed at Hadassah Medical Center
At the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem a delegation of Senior Homeland Security Advisors received extensive briefings on many of the aspects of involved in emergency preparedness and response – from assuring the presence of appropriate personnel to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Celebrating the Ta Tas in North Carolina
The members of Hadassah’s Charlotte, NC chapter wanted to raise money for breast cancer research at Hadassah Medical Center. They wanted to do it in an innovative and unforgettable way—and they did!
An Update from Hadassah Academic College
This week, our College opened the 2012-13 academic year and welcomed a record number of 2,400 students from all parts of Israel to our undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.