Hadassah Deeply Concerned by Act of Violence against Jewish Student at Temple University
Hadassah expresses horror at learning of an act of violence against a Jewish student at Temple University last week. Hadassah deplores all forms of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and violence against any person based on their race, ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, national origin or disability. We join with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, of which Hadassah is a member, in calling for civility and security on college campuses in light of increased global anti-Semitism.
The Hadassah Foundation Awards $360,000 in Grants to U.S., Israeli Organizations
The Hadassah Foundation announced today that it awarded grants totaling $360,000 in 2014 to 22 organizations that enhance economic opportunities for women in Israel and provide leadership training to teens and young women in the United States.
Graduates of Hadassah’s Heavy Machinery Program are Saving Lives
During Operation Protective Edge, bulldozers played a critical role in destroying the tunnels dug by Hamas to infiltrate Israel. Among the heroes in this effort were graduates of Hadassah Neurim's Heavy Machinery program, which prepares its students to become drivers for military actions and rescue.
Hadassah-Neurim Provides Refuge for Border Kibbutz
For the last three weeks, Mali Yehoshafat and her four children have found refuge at Hadassah-Neurim. 125 kibbutz members—including all the children in this border agricultural commune are living in Hadassah’s Youth Village, near Netanya.
Urge Congress to Affirm Support for Israel
Israel once again finds itself in a time of crisis, forced to take military action to defend its citizens from indiscriminate rocket and mortar fire. American support and strategic partnerships are instrumental to securing Israel’s safety. In recent days over 500 rockets have been launched at Israel from Gaza, and over 75 missiles headed for populated areas were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
Operation Protective Edge
At times of unrest in Israel, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America supports the people of Israel and affirms its support for peace and security in the Middle East. We assert our unwavering support for Israel’s sovereignty and security and renew our calls for the Palestinian Authority to comply with their commitments and denounce these attacks.
Let us Bow our Heads: Mourning Eyal, Gilad and Naftali
It is with a heavy heart that we learned a few hours ago that the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have been found in Hebron. Naftali Frankel, 16, who had dual Israeli-American citizenship; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19, were abducted on their way home from school on June 12.
Hadassah Disappointed by Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., is deeply disappointed and concerned by the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
Hadassah Responds to Presbyterian Church Divestment Decision
Hadassah joins the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Israel Action Network in expressing outrage, disappointment and sadness over the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) decision to divest from three American companies because of their sales to the government of Israel. See below for excerpts from the joint JCPA/IAN statement or read the full press release on the Israel Action Network website.
Advocate for Return of Kidnapped Israeli Teens
On Thursday, June 12, three Israeli students—Naftali Frankel (16), Gilad Shaar (16), and Eyal Yifrach (19)—were abducted on their way home from religious school in the West Bank. Naftali Frankel also has dual Israeli/American citizenship.
Hadassah Congratulates Israeli President-Elect Reuven Rivlin
Hadassah congratulates Israeli President-elect Reuven Rivlin on his election as the 10th President of Israel. Rivlin, a member of the Likud party, has been a Member of the Knesset (MK) since 1988 and served twice as Speaker of the Knesset. He also served as the Minister of Communications from 2001-2003. Rivlin, a lawyer by training, was also director and chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem Sports Association and chairman of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene.
Hadassah Deeply Concerned about Palestinian Unity Government
Hadassah joins with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, of which Hadassah is a member, in expressing disappointment and deep concern at the formation of the Palestinian Authority "unity" government.
Hadassah and Young Judaea Announce Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship and Inaugural Winners
House Passes Major Sex Trafficking Legislation
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a slate of trafficking legislation—a major step forward in addressing the issues of sex trafficking and exploitation, especially of children.
Hadassah Expresses Disappointment over Continued Calls for Israel Boycotts
Today and earlier this week, the film American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs was screened at a Tel Aviv Film Festival. On May 12, activist Grace Lee Boggs, actor Danny Glover, and several others featured in the film released a statement in support of boycotting Israel and in opposition to the film’s inclusion in the festival.
May is Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Month
Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes worldwide.
Hadassah Expresses Outrage about Nigerian Kidnappings and Urges Action
Within the last 24 hours, over 70 rockets were launched at southern Israel and three rockets headed for population centers were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.
Hadassah Magazine Wins Twelve Rockower Awards
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that Hadassah Magazine has received twelve Rockower Awards, more than any other publication (magazine, newspaper or website) and more than all other magazines combined.
Jerusalem Netletter: Israeli Independence Day 5774
Barbara Sofer writes to us from Jerusalem on Memorial Day.
Hadassah’s Response to Kerry’s Use of Apartheid Term
Central to the celebration of Passover is the remembrance that once we were slaves, and now we are free. Tragically, slavery remains a modern-day reality for an estimated 27 million people worldwide—more than at any other time in history.