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A Tribute to Hadassah from Ilana Beller, a current Year Course participant
Yesterday, I found myself on a hill in Jerusalem, placing a piece of rosemary on the the grave of a woman I had never met, and just an hour before knew nothing about, and thinking, “Thank you for my identity, my friends, and my future.” Date: 4/23/2010

Young Judaea: Kuma Poland Journey 2010
As we are sure you have heard by now, this year's Year Course Kuma journey to Poland was one of the most meaningful weeks of the program. Date: 4/21/2010

Hadassah Recognized at Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony
Lt Governor Anthony Brown presented a total of 33 awards to honorees representing 13 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, during the 27th annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards ceremony. The afternoon ceremony took place at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. Date: 4/20/2010

Outstanding Jewish Women
Hadassah celebrates the many mothers, daughters and women throughout our history who championed the causes important to them and changed the world. Date: 4/8/2010

The Jerusalem Netletter: Passover
Pesach Edition 5770, March 2010
Date: 4/1/2010

Young Judaea honored at the 59th Annual Israel Folk Dance Festival and Festival of the Arts
Congratulations to the 2010 Young Judaea Israeli Dance Troupe after their amazing performance in the 59th Annual Israel Folk Dance Festival and Festival of the Arts at Queens College in New York City on March 21st. Date: 3/26/2010

IZAIA Backgrounder: Update on U.S.-Israel Relations
During the last few days, the state of U.S.-Israel relations has been a source of much discussion. Date: 3/19/2010

Progress at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Site
As the construction of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, progresses, the perimeter of Ben Gurion Square has been surrounded with a fence; next week digging will start there. Date: 3/11/2010

Hadassah Participates in JCPA Plenum and Leads the Way in Passage of Breast Cancer Resolution
On February 20-23, Hadassah joined hundreds of Jewish leaders from across the United States at the 2010 Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Plenum in Dallas, Texas. The theme of the plenum was “B’Yachad: Building Bridges – Acting Together”, which highlights working together and building relationships with friends in the Jewish community and beyond. Date: 2/23/2010

Young Judaea's Year Course Is Zionist, Thought-Provoking, Identity-Building And Life-Changing, Even After All These Years
Young Judaea's Year Course, like many educational programs, has recently endured cutbacks and restructuring. As a former Young Judaean who occasionally lectures there, I have been asked repeatedly, "Is the program as good as it was?" Unsure myself, I arranged an informal Year Course focus group. I did not want to compare – because students cannot compare experiences either – but to learn about today's experiences. Date: 2/18/2010

Young Judaea Year Course: Transform and Inspire
Sean Macdonald, a participant on Young Judaea Year Course 2009-10 is coming to the United States to speak about his participation in Garin Tzedek, a self-organized group of forty Year Course participants who are dedicating their time in Israel to providing support to Darfuri and Sudanese refugees. Date: 2/3/2010

Message from President Barack Obama Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
A message from President Barack Obama for the ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Date: 2/1/2010

Hadassah Medical Personnel On The Front Lines of Haitian Relief Efforts

(January 20) Israel was among the first responders to the crisis in Haiti last week, sending IDF rescue troops and medical personnel from Hadassah and other hospitals within days of the devastating earthquake. Because of Israel’s long experience with bombs and terror attacks, the army and medical community are expert at handling emergency rescue and medical crises.

Date: 1/19/2010

San Juan Teen's Latin Touch Brings Win to Iron Chef Team
Monique Benzaquen of San Juan, Puerto Rico wants to be a pastry chef when she grows up. So she combined her love of Israel with her love of cooking and signed up for the Culinary Track of Hadassah's Young Judaea Year Course. Benzaquen has just finished three months of the year course, and was part of the winning team in the Iron Chef competition in Jerusalem. Date: 1/4/2010

Remarks By President Obama on Senate Passage of Health Insurance Reform
Remarks by President Obama on the Senate passage of Health Insurance Reform. Date: 12/24/2009

Coloradan Wins Iron Chef Competition in Jerusalem
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Jason Balogh, from Denver, CO, searched amidst the fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme of Jerusalem's famed Machane Yehudah outdoor market for the winning spice that would make his team champions in the Iron Chef competition. Date: 12/23/2009

From Israel: A Story of Good Neighbors
I live in a region of the Galilee called the Misgav Region. It is a collection of 27 Jewish villages and a number of Arab villages. The Arab villages vary from entirely Muslim to Druze to mostly Christian to some combination of some or all of these to Bedouin. Date: 12/17/2009

Statement by President Obama on Hanukkah
President Obama's Hanukkah greeting. Date: 12/14/2009

Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (IRPSA) Due for House Floor Action
The House of Representatives is likely to vote on the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (H.R. 2194) before departing for their December break. This important action comes at a time when Iran is refusing to seriously engage with the United States and other world powers and suspend its uranium enrichment program. Date: 12/1/2009

Education is Primary
Education and advocacy came alive November 9, when Hadassah’s Chicago Chapter sponsored a Forum for Voters featuring candidates of both political parties in the 10th Congressional District. Date: 11/17/2009

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