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A Standing Ovation for Hadassah Hospital in the City of Lights
A Friday Story
More than 1500 people filled the gilded auditorium and three balconies of the magnificent Theatre du Chatelet for the occasion in the presence of Israel's ambassador to France; his Russian counterpart; Simone Veil, former French Minister of Health and the first President of the European Parliament; French Cabinet ministers, mayors and deputy mayors – old friends and new. An ensemble of young musicians from St. Petersburg presented a musical tribute to Leonard Bernstein, who believed strongly in the healing power of music. Date: 9/29/2010


Healthy Baby Born After Frozen Ovarian Tissue Implant
Against almost all odds, 28-year-old Arin Nasser gave birth to a healthy baby boy this week thanks to a unique procedure that involved removing, freezing and implanting slices of her ovarian tissue. Date: 9/22/2010


The Growing Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower
The view from my office window was always beautiful. I could see the Jerusalem hills and the sky. In recent years I have been watching with excitement the growing of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. Now, as the skeleton of the building is almost completed, the new tower fills most of the view, and the area of the new atrium is right down there in the front. Yesterday I took a few pictures from my window. Date: 9/22/2010


Dr. William Danforth To Be Honored By Hadassah For His Advocacy Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Hadassah will honor Dr. William Danforth at Framing the Future on Sunday, September 26 at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Danforth is being recognized for his role in the passage of the Missouri Stem Cell Amendment protecting Missourians from any attempt to ban stem cell research and therapies that are permitted under federal law and available to other Americans. Date: 9/21/2010


Urge Senate to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act!
The Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House in January of 2009, but now sits in a Senate committee waiting to be placed for a vote. Eighty-four percent of American voters support legislation to help women achieve fair wages1. With only three weeks until the end of the Congressional Session, we must act now!
Date: 9/21/2010


A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
We all know that sometimes things are not what they seem, that first impressions are not always accurate and that our worst fears can be groundless. Yet sometimes, the cause for concern is very real. Date: 9/17/2010


Hadassah Backs Continued Stem Cell Research Funding
In response to a lawsuit challenging current stem cell research funding, a U.S. District Court judge has issued an injunction temporarily stopping all government funding for human embryonic stem cell research pending the appeal process. Date: 9/2/2010


It's Not Easy Being Green, But We're Doing our Part
A Friday Story
Our concern for the environment is another source of pride, but less well-known. Our efforts take many forms – within the Medical Center and in the community. Date: 9/1/2010


High Holiday Services on Shalom TV
For the first time on national cable television, Jewish High Holiday services will be carried across the country on Shalom TV, the free Video on Demand Jewish cable network available in more than 38 million homes. Designed for those unable to attend a synagogue service, the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur congregational programs begin airing on Shalom TV the week of September 5. Date: 8/31/2010


Gilad Shalit
On August 28, Gilad will mark his 24th birthday – his fifth in captivity. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is launching a new website, www.giladgreetings.org, to provide people across the United States, in Israel and around the world a vehicle to express their solidarity with Gilad and his family. Date: 8/18/2010


A Lion With a Prison Past
A Friday Story
It’s not every day that an official Israel Prison escort vehicle pulls up at our doors — especially not one bringing a large paper-mâché sculpture of a lion – but that’s exactly what happened yesterday at Hadassah-Ein Kerem. Date: 8/16/2010


Amirim!!!!
Ron Rudolph had enough experience in construction back in Butte, Montana to help built a therapeutic farm in Jerusalem this summer. Date: 8/16/2010


Someone Else Who Has Been Helped Because of You and Hadassah
Just after Shabbat ended last week, family members rushed their 65-year-old father (we’ll call him Yair) to the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine. They said his speech had suddenly become garbled and he was experiencing weakness on the right side of his body. Date: 8/12/2010


Hadassah, the Early Years on Exhibit
From now until the end of August, the Jerusalem Theater’s vast lobby is displaying “The Healing of the Daughter of My People – Hadassah, the Early Years,” a pictorial exhibit of some of Hadassah’s activities in pre-State Israel and during the first decades of the State. Date: 7/27/2010


Hadassah Honors 10 Miami Women With 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award
Ten women from the Galim Chapter, Greater Miami Region, won the 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award for their community project, Moonwalk Back to the ‘80s. The award was presented on July 25 by Kathy Hershfield, Young Women’s chair, at Hadassah’s National Convention in Hollywood, FL. Hadassah presents this honor each year to young leaders whose community project most successfully promotes Hadassah. Date: 7/25/2010


Hadassah Honors Young Women’s Council Of Harrisburg
2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award Runner-Up
Eleven women from the Harrisburg Chapter, Northern Seaboard Region, were runners-up for the 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award for founding the Young Women’s Council of Harrisburg. The award was announced at Hadassah’s National Convention in Hollywood, FL. Hadassah presents this honor each year to young leaders whose community project most successfully promotes Hadassah. Date: 7/25/2010


Urge Senate to Ratify CEDAW:
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Since, 1980, Hadassah has shown its strong support for ratification of CEDAW and affirmed in 1994 that “it is imperative that the United States, a leader in the human rights arena and an active party in drafting the document, honor its international commitments and ratify the Convention . . .” Hadassah is proud to join the CEDAW Task Force of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for a Week of Action to support U.S. ratification. Date: 7/13/2010


Hadassah Goes to Market
As we gear up for the weekend - and many people here are getting ready to go shopping at Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda market - I wanted to share this with you. Date: 7/12/2010


Join in JNF's Forest Fire Emergency Campaign to Raise $1 Million
On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, forest fires raged across Israel, destroying over 300,000 trees and burning over 750 acres of forested and open areas. Arson is suspected in many cases, and conditions worsened due to Israel's severe heat wave. Date: 7/7/2010


Zionism Lives and Breathes: A Puerto Rican Perspective
As a first-time delegate at the World Zionist Congress I was particularly interested in reading Professor Gil Troy's opinion piece of June 16 about the Congress. With all due respect to Professor Troy, I was disappointed in how critical he was of the Congress. Date: 7/6/2010


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