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Diplomacy & Security: Israel and its Neighbors
An update on Israel's diplomatic and security status with the Palestinians, Iran, Egypt and Syria. Date: 7/3/2012


Hadassah Doctor Saves Fetus with Small Chance of Survival
A fetus with a hiatus hernia that led its abdominal organs to be compressed within the chest, was saved by Hadassah Fetal Medicine Expert Dr. Yuval Gielchinsky, using an innovative treatment that is only being performed in five to six medical centers in the world. Date: 7/3/2012


Help for Those Affected by the Fires in Colorado Springs
Information on how to help those impacted by the fires in Colorado. Date: 7/3/2012


Trail Angels at Hadassah Ein-Kerem
Hadassah Ein-Kerem volunteers to make "Trail Angel" station for trekkers on The Israel Trail. Date: 7/3/2012


Independence Day for Young Judaea
Press Release
Hadassah empowers Zionist youth movement, forges ongoing partnership Date: 7/2/2012


Hadassah Welcomes Court's Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act
Press Release
Hadassah welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, affirming our commitment to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality affordable health care. Date: 6/28/2012


Hadassah Joins in International Demand to Honor Munich’s Slain Olympians
Hadassah joins the international call for a minute of silence at the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics, on July 27, to remember the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Olympic Games 40 years ago. Date: 6/27/2012


Democratic Party Women Leaders Visit Hadassah Mount Scopus
New Director of Mount Scopus Levzion-Korach takes a group of highly-ranked Democratic leaders on a tour of our facility. Their tour is being sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Date: 6/26/2012


An Update from Israel, from Marcie Natan
Marcie’s synopsis of President Shimon Peres’ address at the opening of the General Assembly of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Date: 6/25/2012


Hadassah New England goes to BIO International Convention
Hadassah New England participated in the BIO International Convention, one of the largest Biotechnology events in the world, held this year at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Date: 6/25/2012


Good news! Ayelet Tours Provides Discounts for Flights to Convention in Israel
Hadassah's Centennial Convention tour operator, Ayelet Tours, has announced new special discounts for flights to Convention in Israel: $50 off per seat for any published EL AL Israel Airlines coach fare and $100 off per seat for any available Business Class fare. Departures to Israel between October 8 and October 14, 2012, are eligible for the discounts. Date: 6/22/2012


Hadassah Foundation Awards Fourth Annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award To Israeli High Tech Innovator
Press Release
The Hadassah Foundation this week presented its Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award to Ifat Baron, the founder and Executive Director of IT Works, an Israeli nonprofit. The prize honors an outstanding young female leader who has advanced the status of women and girls in Israel or the United States. Date: 6/22/2012


More From Andi Kron, a Hadassah Member, Spending the Year Volunteering At Hadassah Neurim
Check out Andi Kron's latest report for our Youth Aliyah Village as another school year comes to a successful close. Date: 6/21/2012


A Patient-Centered Pair
Date: 6/20/2012


Changes and Challenges at Hadassah
In a lengthy and thorough assessment of Hadassah's present and future, Jewish Week (June 19, 2012) asks, Can Hadassah, At 100, Go Virtual? The reporter looks at the organization's current successes and future challenges, and interviews Hadassah members, new and old. Date: 6/20/2012


Hadassah Magazine Biggest Winner of Jewish Press Awards for Excellence
Hadassah Magazine Sweeps American Jewish Press Association Awards. Date: 6/20/2012


Israeli Cabinet Minister Visits Alma Mater Hadassah Neurim
On Tuesday, June 19, Moshe Kahlon , Minister of Communications and Minister of Welfare and Social Services visited Hadassah Neurim, where he graduated in 1978. Date: 6/20/2012


Hadassah Announces Sale of its Building
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with BOB 57 LLC for the sale of its building at 50 West 58th Street for the sum of $71.5 million. Date: 6/19/2012


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. Date: 6/18/2012


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 Date: 6/15/2012


Andi Kron, a Hadassah Member, Spending the Year Volunteering At Hadassah Neurim
Check out Andi's latest photos. Date: 6/14/2012


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 calming environment. Date: 6/13/2012


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. Date: 6/13/2012


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. Date: 6/6/2012


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? Date: 6/6/2012


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. Date: 6/6/2012


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. Date: 6/5/2012


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! Date: 6/5/2012


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!!! Date: 6/4/2012


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! Date: 6/4/2012


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. Date: 6/1/2012


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. Date: 5/31/2012


Wonderful Stories to Take You Through Shabbat
Read accounts from patients and their families about their exceptional experiences at Hadassah Hospital. Date: 5/31/2012


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 Yehudah. Date: 5/30/2012


Exciting Announcement: 2012 Davidson Challenge Grant
The William Davidson Foundation announces new tower campaign $12.5 million challenge grant  Date: 5/29/2012


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. 

Date: 5/29/2012


New Faces of 2012
Diary of A Director General
Date: 5/29/2012


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 others.

Date: 5/24/2012


U.S., Israel and Iran: A Legislative Update
In the lead-up to the Bagdad talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the United States has expressed support for Israel and opposition to a nuclear weapons-capable Iran. Date: 5/24/2012


HAPPY YOM YERUSHALAYIM TO ALL
The pride of Hadassah was evident to all as three of our own were honored yesterday as Yakirim (Valued Citizens) of Jerusalem. Date: 5/21/2012


Israel's Presence felt in Addis Ababa
The Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa decided this year to donate the money they usually spend on the Independence Day celebrations to one of the orphanages for children with AIDS at which Hadassah Hospital Professor Engelhard volunteers, for the project of "ART, Joy & Love."   Date: 5/18/2012


Bone Marrow Transplant at Hadassah Saves the Life of a 4.5 year old Ukrainian Boy
Doctors at Hadassah create a quality of life for a 4.5 year old from the Ukraine, whose parents thought he would never be a normal boy. Date: 5/17/2012


Israeli Born Harvard Professor Returns Home
Date: 5/16/2012


Support an Inclusive VAWA, Oppose H.R. 4970
An alert distributed by the Jewish Council of Public Affairs—of which Hadassah is a member—addressing the accuracy of Sunday's 60 Minutes report on Christians in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Date: 5/15/2012


From the Mind to the Marketplace
Diary of A Director General
Date: 5/14/2012


GSW and DMR joint spring conference
The Greater Southwest Region and Dessert Mountain Region held a joint Spring Conference. Date: 5/10/2012


Hadassah Applauds Obama’s Statement Supporting Equal Rights For LGBT Couples
Press Release
In response to President Obama's statement today demonstrating support for LGBT rights, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, expressed the following statement: Date: 5/10/2012


The 9th Annual Boston Chapter Art Auction Supporting Women's Cancer Research
Last Thursday, May 3rd, the Boston Chapter of Hadassah held its 9th Annual Art Auction for the benefit of breast and ovarian cancer research at the Hadassah Hospitals. This was a record year--78 people attended, 87 items were sold, and almost $3000 was raised for this important cause! Date: 5/10/2012


Brandon Robinson, recent WUJS Israel participant
I'm a freelance video producer and am putting the finishing touches on a short film. I directed, wrote, and acted in it in addition to composing the score. I'm in the process of submitting it to film festivals.  Date: 5/9/2012


Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem to build an Interdisciplinary Science Center
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted the Hadassah Academic College a lead gift of $7.1 million to build an Interdisciplinary Science Center at its downtown Jerusalem campus.  Date: 5/9/2012


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