Urge Congress to Oppose H.R. 3
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4, the House will vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3)—the most recent attack on women's reproductive rights from Congress and state legislatures across the country
First Ever "Celebrate Israel Run"
Never doubt that one person can make a difference. We all know this is true – Henrietta Szold did it almost 100 years ago; and following in her footsteps, each of us is making a difference on the national level and in our own units.
Our Nation Remembers the Holocaust
Why do we remember? The President's Commission on the Holocaust states: "Remembering can instill caution, fortify restraint, and protect against future evil or indifference."
A Poem By Holocaust survivor Primo Levi
Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 6
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
Miss Szold's absorption in the Youth Aliyah did not divert her attention from the needs of children born in Palestine or brought there by immigrant parents. She regarded the problem from the vantage point - disadvantage would be more accurate - of her social service directorship in the Va’ad Leumi and its meager resources. When the 1936 certificate schedule was held up, Miss Szold devised a plan.
The Jerusalem Netletter 13 Nissan 5771, April 17, 2011
As you make the last arrangements for Pesach, I'm sure that your heart, like mine, alternates between plans for the future and memories of Pesach past. Yes, I remember the huge political fight I had at the table when I arrived fresh from my campus demonstrations in the 1960's.
Remembering Gilad Shalit in Your Seder
For Gilad Shalit, the Seder night will not be different from all other nights. As Jews world-over sit down at the Seder table next week with family and friends to celebrate z'man heruteynu, the festival of our freedom, Gilad Shalit spends his fourth Pesach in captivity. His Hamas captors continue to deny him any contact with his family or the outside world. But he remains in our thoughts and prayers.
Urge Your Senator to Support Rescinding the Goldstone Report
In a Washington Post op-ed, Judge Richard Goldstone, chair of the Goldstone Report on the 2008-2009 Gaza war, retracted the essential findings of that report. Judge Goldstone clarifies, "Unlike Hamas, Israel did not intentionally, as a matter of policy, target civilians in its 2008-2009 war to stop indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza." The JCPA, of which Hadassah is a member organization, welcomed Judge Goldstone's disavowal of the 2009 UN Human Rights Council-sponsored Commission Report bearing his name.
Dedication of The Marlene Greenebaum Breast Center
Baltimore resident Marlene Greenebaum knows full well how a diagnosis of breast cancer and the subsequent treatment impacts a woman’s life and the lives of her loved ones. She and her husband, Stewart, also know that the earlier the diagnosis and intervention, the better chance of survival, which is why they have been the moving force behind the creation of the Multidisciplinary Breast Center at the Hadassah University Medical Center that bears her name.
Wear Red for Equal Pay Day Tomorrow!
“If you would wear lower cut shirts, you would probably get more pay.”
— Quote from a male Wal-Mart Manager, mentioned in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart case
El Al Israel Airlines Transports 79 Tons Of Medical Equipment To Japan To Aid The Earthquake And Tsunami Relief Efforts
EL AL Israel Airlines recently carried 79 tons of medical supplies to Narita, Japan on a 747-400 freighter aircraft.
The Enormous Impact of Cochlear Implants
A Friday Story
With little fanfare and a great deal of success, for over two decades specialists in the Hadassah’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery – which all of us refer to as ENT – have been changing people’s lives. Nearly 500 people have benefited from their expertise in cochlear implantation.
Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 5
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
At dawn on the morning of September 1, 1939, a "Kindertransport" of 60 children, including 31 Youth Aliyah candidates, arrived at the English channel port of Harwich. They had left a Germany poised for attack and had been rushed through Holland which was mobilizing for defense.
Life Looking Up for People with Down Syndrome
A Friday Story
On March 21, World Down Syndrome Day is observed in many places throughout the world – including Israel. The date –3/21 – represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21 that are unique to people with Down syndrome.
Hadassah Begins Centennial Year Celebrations On Site Of Organization's First Tel Aviv Hospital
Twenty six floors above what was once the emergency room of Hadassah's Tel Aviv Hospital, nearly 300 captains of industry and commerce, government officials and veteran Tel Aviv residents saluted a century of Hadassah's contribution to Israel.
Hadassah Jerusalem Netletter
As ambulance after ambulance filled with the injured, I remembered what I'd said recently in a speech in Seattle. "I know you support many good causes. But you have to support our hospitals. We don't know what the future will be in the Middle East, but we need to be able to provide the best medical care in the world."
Hundreds of Jewish motorcyclists to gather in Virginia Beach, VA.
The Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JMA) is pleased to announce its 7th Ride to Remember (R2R). This annual event is conducted to promote remembrance of the Holocaust and through remembrance, to assure that history will not repeat itself.
Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 4
"Our work in Germany began as an emergency measure but it may spread to various parts of the world." Henrietta Szold had risked this prophecy on her departure from Palestine to attend the World Zionist Congress in Lucerne and the Youth Aliyah Conference in Amsterdam (August and September 1935).
Stand Up for Women's Health Lobby Day
Over the last couple of weeks, the onslaught of anti-choice and anti-family planning legislation has continued to move through Congress. Hadassah has joined forces with its coalition partners to stand up for women’s health and women’s reproductive rights.
The Power of Nature and the Power of People
A Friday Story
The recent massive earthquake in Japan that caused a tsunami and the implosion of the nuclear reactors was a powerful reminder of nature's ability to wreak death and destruction. Following on the heels of last month's earthquake in Chile and last year's earthquake in Haiti, we have more than enough evidence of the havoc these disasters inflict.