Continue Support for Contraception Access
This month marked 47 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Griswold v. Connecticut, affirming a woman's right to contraception and paving the way for reproductive rights more broadly. However—nearly half a century later—the debate over contraception access is increasingly contentious.
Hadassah Urges Peace Over Divestment
Hadassah joins the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) in supporting the "Letter in Hope" and encourages Hadassah Members, Associates and supporters to join the effort. The "Letter in Hope" urges the Presbyterian Church (USA) to support peace and reject the proposed resolution calling for divestment from three companies doing business with Israel
Andi Kron, a Hadassah Member, Spending the Year Volunteering At Hadassah Neurim
Check out Andi's latest photos.
Art at Hadassah
Thousands of works of art enhance the public spaces and grounds
of Hadassah’s hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus. Their
presence provides a
Hadassah at the UN
Hadassah leaders recently attended a film screening and roundtable discussion of Cambodia: A Quest for Justice, presented by the Simon Weisenthal Museum of Tolerance, The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme and United Nations Department of Public Information.
Cincinnati Chapter Hosts Prof. Dr. Yoel Donchin at Dessert Reception
Over the past week, Dr. Donchin and Circus Mojo Founder Paul Miller have been giving presentations at the Hadassah Chapter of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the Metropolitan Club to politicians, bankers, economic developers, and business executives about the benefits of medical clowning and circus wellness for patients, staff, doctors, nurses, and families.
Stamford, CT Centennial Celebration Takes Henrietta to a Yummy Spot
Read how one chapter creatively puts Henrietta Szold into a neighborhood restaurant for more than the Centennial year. Wonder what her special dish will be?
The Fight for Pay Equity Goes On
Hadassah Members, Associates, and supporters were among thousands of Americans who made phone calls and sent letters about the Paycheck Fairness Act. These efforts helped garner several new co-sponsors, but ultimately the bill fell short of the necessary 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. On a party-line vote, 52 Senators voted for cloture (allowing the bill to proceed), while 47 opposed it.
Nurses Honored in Connecticut Region
The Connecticut Region of Hadassah honors their nurses, in recognition of their outstanding excellence in upholding the skills, caring, altruism, integrity and compassion of the profession of nursing and the selfless spirit of volunteerism, thus fostering the ideals and values that have exemplified Hadassah for 100 years.
Youth Aliyah Eishet Hayil graduates meet with Marlene Post in Abbell Synagogue
The Graduates of the Eishet Hayil program from all three of our Youth Aliyah villages came to Jerusalem, with Etti Serok, the Director of the program, and met with Past president Marlene Post. Mazal Tov to all!
Mazal Tov to Ramat Hadassah Szold High(RHS) School Graduates
How exciting that 6 years after its creation, 56% of the RHS Charlotte Jacobson High School graduates will go on to the IDF and college with Matriculation certificates. And that is 8% higher than the National Average!!!
Senate Votes on Pay Equity Tomorrow
A vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act is expected in the coming weeks, so your Senators need to hear from you now! For the next 48 hours, Hadassah and its coalition partners have joined forces for collective call-in days. Women and men from across the country are making their voices heard, bombarding the Senate with a strong, unequivocal message—America's women deserve equal pay!
UNESCO holds "Question of Palestine" Meeting
Today concludes the "United Nations International Meeting on the Question of Palestine," convened at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. Click here for the press release, distributed last week by the United Nations Department of Public Information.
Israel Government Makes Monumental Decision
The Israeli government's decision to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis and community leaders contributes to the unity of the Jewish people and the strengthening of ties with the Diaspora.
Wonderful Stories to Take You Through Shabbat
Read accounts from patients and their families about their exceptional experiences at Hadassah Hospital.
What do Harlem, Tel Yehudah, Mel Reisfield, and Social Activism Have In Common?
All are prominently featured in Born to Rise a
new book coming out next month by Young Judaean Deborah Kenny (formerly Debbie
Kuker). Order Debbie's book by tomorrow, May 31st and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Tel
Exciting Announcement: 2012 Davidson Challenge Grant
The William Davidson Foundation announces new tower campaign $12.5 million challenge grant
Exciting Genome Discovery and Hadassah is There!
The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a genetic analysis on a liver biopsy which revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype C2 sequence common in Southeast Asia. The reconstruction of the ancient hepatitis B virus genetic code is the oldest full viral genome described in the scientific literature to date.
New Faces of 2012
Diary of A Director General
Judith Steiner- Freud: Saving Lives Through Nursing
Moving to Jerusalem saved Judith Steiner-Freud's life and in
return she has spent most of the last 70 years in this city saving the lives of