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Hadassah Awards $280,000+ in Young Judaea Scholarships
Hadassah awarded over $280,000 in scholarships for Young Judaea summer camps and Israel programs in June. The scholarships enabled some 270 children and young adults to participate in YJ programs. Date: 8/7/2013


Hadassah International Update
Hadassah International has been active over the past few months in Moscow, Melbourne, London and Brussels, raising funds for Hadassah’s hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus, while opening new doors and telling the Hadassah story around the world. Date: 8/7/2013


Hadassah Celebrates 20 Years of Family and Medical Leave Act, Advocates for Expanding Paid Leave Opportunities
Press Release
This week, Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, recognizes the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and urges Congress to expand paid leave opportunities for American workers. Date: 8/6/2013


Hadassah Approves New Policy Statements
Yesterday, Hadassah concluded its 2013 National Business Meeting by voting on three key policy issues. Hadassah’s National Board and delegates approved a statement in support of women’s economic equity and security, and reaffirmed two statements in support of medical research funding—especially funding for women's health research. Date: 8/1/2013


Hadassah Supports Netanyahu's, Kerry's Leadership in Resumption of Peace Talks
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, today expressed support for the United States and Israel, as well as the Palestinians, during Middle East peace talks due to resume this week. Marcie Natan, national president of Hadassah, released the following statement: Date: 7/29/2013


Hadassah Academic College Student Develops New Hearing Device
Mor Schwarzberg, a student at Hadassah Academic College's department of Inclusive Industrial Design has created a new instrument by which the hearing impaired can experience music and film. Date: 7/15/2013


Hadassah Centennial Campaign Wins Roaring Lion Award
Hadassah's Centennial Public Relations Campaign won the award for best public campaign of the year 2012 at the annual Roaring Lions ceremony of the Israel Public Relations Associations at Tel Aviv University on Monday. Date: 7/10/2013


Hadassah Magazine Wins Nine Rockower Awards
As in many previous years, Hadassah magazine won more awards than any other publication (magazine, newspaper or website), and more than all other magazines combined. Date: 6/27/2013


Hadassah Reaffirms Support for LGBT Equality
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, welcomes yesterday's Supreme Court rulings which call the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and dismiss California's Proposition 8, expanding same-sex couples' access to federal and other benefits. In response to these landmark decisions, Marcie Natan, Hadassah's national president, released the following statement. Date: 6/27/2013


Hadassah Reaffirms its Resolution on a Woman's Right to Choose
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, condemns the passage of the nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and views this legislation as an encroachment on a woman’s right to reproductive choice, an invasion of privacy and an erosion of individual freedom. Date: 6/20/2013


Hadassah Academic College Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Science Center
Hadassah Academic College held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, June 17, 2013 for a new building adjacent to its historic campus in downtown Jerusalem. Date: 6/18/2013


Hadassah Welcomes New Rabbinical Judges Law
In welcoming a new Israeli law that expands the size of the Israeli rabbinical judge selection committee and ensures women’s representation, Marcie Natan, national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement. Date: 6/14/2013


The Jerusalem Netletter Sivan-Tamuz Edition 5773
Barbara Sofer
Shalom from Jerusalem, where it's sandal season. Date: 6/13/2013


Hadassah Foundation Grants Fifth Annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award to Rabba Sara Hurwitz
Press Release
The Hadassah Foundation will honor Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, the first Orthodox institution to train women for religious leadership, with its Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award, at a ceremony in New York tonight. The prize honors an outstanding young female leader who advances the status of women and girls in Israel or the United States. Date: 6/11/2013


50 Years of the Equal Pay Act
On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the historic Equal Pay Act. That year postage stamps were 5 cents, a gallon of gas was 30 cents, and women earned 59 cents to a man’s dollar. Today, prices for postage and gasoline sure have changed dramatically, but women's earnings have not. Women still only earn 77 cents to a man's dollar and the wage gap hasn’t budged a cent for the last decade. America’s women are worth more and they deserve better! Date: 6/10/2013


University of South Florida Students Visits Hadassah Academic College
A group of fourteen faculty members and students from the University of South Florida visited Hadassah Academic College on May 27th for special seminars conducted by lecturers from the College's department of Politics and Communication. Date: 6/10/2013


Meir Shfeyah Holds Graduation for the Class of 2013
As usual, the Meir Shfeyah graduation was emotional and beautiful. Ninety five young men and women standing proud and tall. Date: 6/6/2013


Hadassah Remembers Senator Lautenberg
Press Release
In response to the death today of Senator Frank Lautenberg, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, released a statement. Date: 6/3/2013


Meir Shfeyah Youth Village Dedicates June Walker High School
Marcie Natan, Hadassah's 25th National President, pulled aside the satin curtains that covered the name of the late Dr. June Walker, Hadassah's 23rd President, and officially dedicated the Dr. June Walker High School for Life Sciences and Agriculture at the Meir Shfeyah Youth Village. Date: 5/30/2013


Youth Aliyah Graduate Sends a Thank You to Hadassah
Julia Nuterman, Youth Aliyah graduate, received a laptop computer courtesy of Hadassah. Date: 5/30/2013


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