Human Rights Day Rally to Free Gilad Shalit
It was an exciting morning, to say the least. I had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, as well as representatives from some of the rally co-sponsors.
HMO: A Special Touch
Despite the devastating fire that occupied us for the week of Chanukah, the joy and laughter of the children during this special holiday remains in our minds.
International Human Rights Day
On December 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., Jewish community members and human rights activists will hold a rally outside the International Red Cross building in New York City, urging them to pursue all opportunities to gain access to Gilad Shalit and work towards his release. Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk will speak at the rally, in addition to Congressman Gary Ackerman, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Jerry Nadler, among others. For Hadassah members who want to attend, the International Red Cross Building is located at 801 Second Avenue, the southwest corner of East 43rd Street and Second Avenue.
My Night at the White House
It's not often you get invited to the White House. I had my chance this week, when I was a guest at the White House's Hanukkah party.
Happy Hanukah from Hadassah Medical Center
A Friday Story
Chanukah at Hadassah is always a wonderful time when the entire Medical Center seems especially filled with joy and warmth. This is particularly true in the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center where decorations delight and our staff makes sure that parents and patients – even the sickest children – can celebrate in some fashion. In the Maternity Pavilion, there are celebrations of a different sort as a record number of babies continue to be born – five to eight percent more than this time last year.
HMO and the Fires: A Special Report
The gigantic fire that has been waging death and destruction along the Carmel mountain near Haifa is still in full force after more than 30 hours and for the second night.
International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2010
On 5 December, volunteers around the world mark International Volunteer Day (IVD).
Special Menorah Used for the Candle Lighting Ceremony at the White House Hanukkah party
The menorah for tonight's ceremony is generously loaned from Congregation Beth Israel in New Orleans. It was dedicated to the congregation in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lopp in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. The Lopps were longtime congregational leaders and supporters.
Was Henrietta Szold Born on the 2nd Night of Chanukah?
News about Henrietta Szold on
her 150th birthday
By Susan Woodland, Director,
November 30th is BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day
On Tuesday, November 30, anti-Israel activists in New York City plan to demonstrate and call for boycotts of stores that sell Israeli products. This action is just one of many organized by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aiming to tarnish and delegitimize the State of Israel. In response, members of the Jewish community have designated the same day as BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day.
Kudos to HMO
Irris Makler is an Australian born free lance journalist reporting from Jerusalem about the Middle East. In 2009 she was severely wounded in her face from a rock thrown at her by Palestinians in Jerusalem. She was operated on and treated in Hadassah Ein-Kerem.
The True Bridge to Peace
Arab media seldom publishes positive stories about Israel, or Israelis. Al-Jazeera is considered to be the CNN or Fox news of the Arab world. They couldn't ignore an event where Hadassah was praised for the way it treats everyone.
Women's Rights Update
Despite a razor-thin defeat of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Wednesday, the fight for women’s rights—fair pay and an end to all forms of discrimination against women—wages on.
Flash Mob in Tel Aviv in tribute to Hadassah Medical Center
Flash Mob Dance that YJ Year Course produced in Israel this week in tribute to Hadassah Medical Center.
The Skeleton of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson is almost completed, changing forever the skyline of Hadassah campus in Ein-Kerem.
Remember Gilad Shalit on International Human Rights Day
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas four years ago, has been denied all access to humanitarian aid despite several visit requests from the International Committee of the Red Cross. This denial is an intolerable trampling of Gilad Shalit’s basic human rights, and an outright breach of the International Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention
A Special Visitor from Indiana
Some months ago, I was called by the visitors department to come to their office downstairs next to the Chagall Windows, to meet a visitor. This happens several times a day and I didn't think it was different this time.
Paycheck Fairness Vote & CEDAW Hearings
Congress has started the lame-duck session and landmark actions on key women’s issues are just days away!
Young Judaea Volunteers In New Orleans During Winter Break
Students will assist in
Hadassah Election Recap 2010
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, reaffirms
its historic commitment to encourage informed, individual involvement
in civic affairs, including voter registration and participation.