Read President Obama’s remarks at the AIPAC Conference
Largest AIPAC Conference Ever in Washington, D.C.More than 10,000 pro-Israel activists from all 50 states attended the AIPAC Policy Conference 2011 in Washington, D.C., Sunday evening, March 22 through Tuesday, March 24. The theme of the conference was "U.S. and Israel: Better Together." Read more
Update: U.S. - Israel Relations
Hadassah reaffirms its unwavering support for the democratically elected government of Israel and its commitment to both Israel’s security and the hope for peace.
Hadassah Responds To Abbas Op-Ed In New York Times
An op-ed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was published this week in the New York Times. Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, the Womens Zionist Organization of America, issued the following statement in response.
Demonstrations and Violence at Israel's Borders
In the days following Israel's Yom Ha'Atzma'ut celebrations, thousands of Israel's neighbors marked Yawm an-Naqba (meaning "Day of Catastrophe") by mourning Israel's creation with demonstrations and violence.
Peace, Music, Jerusalem: WUJS Program Offers Life Experience And Helps Realize Career Goals
A Houstonian is spending the next half-year in Israel promoting Israeli-Palestinian coexistence through the medium of music.
Rare Henrietta Szold Archival Film To Be Screened
Anthology Film Archives and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York are excited to present this follow-up to last year’s highly successful one-night program of films from the New York area’s diverse community of archives, museums, and libraries.
WUJS Alumni Invitation
Hadassah Acknowledges Significance Of Commitment To Birthright Israel
New York Mayor Michael
Bloomberg issued a proclamation on Wednesday declaring May Birthright Israel
Month in New York.
Hadassah Applauds Longtime Volunteer, Staffer, For Being Named Official Beaconlighter
NEW YORK – Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, salutes Barbara Goldstein, deputy director of the Hadassah Office in Israel, for being named by an Israeli Independence Day committee to serve as one of 12 people to light a beacon of hope at Israel’s Independence Day ceremony. Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, will be celebrated on Monday, May 9 this year.
Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 7
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
the end of August 1942 the Youth Aliyah office was thrown into a state of
excitement by the report that 933 Jewish children - attached to a group
of 14,000 Poles - had landed at Pahlevi, the Persian port on the Caspian Sea.
Miss Szold reported:
Harness The Power Of Truth
Imagine living for 65 years not knowing what happened to a family member during the Holocaust and then suddenly discovering the truth in a document you never knew existed.
Urge Congress to Oppose H.R. 3
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4, the House will vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3)—the most recent attack on women's reproductive rights from Congress and state legislatures across the country
First Ever "Celebrate Israel Run"
Never doubt that one person can make a difference. We all know this is true – Henrietta Szold did it almost 100 years ago; and following in her footsteps, each of us is making a difference on the national level and in our own units.
Our Nation Remembers the Holocaust
Why do we remember? The President's Commission on the Holocaust states: "Remembering can instill caution, fortify restraint, and protect against future evil or indifference."
A Poem By Holocaust survivor Primo Levi
Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 6
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
Miss Szold's absorption in the Youth Aliyah did not divert her attention from the needs of children born in Palestine or brought there by immigrant parents. She regarded the problem from the vantage point - disadvantage would be more accurate - of her social service directorship in the Va’ad Leumi and its meager resources. When the 1936 certificate schedule was held up, Miss Szold devised a plan.
The Jerusalem Netletter 13 Nissan 5771, April 17, 2011
As you make the last arrangements for Pesach, I'm sure that your heart, like mine, alternates between plans for the future and memories of Pesach past. Yes, I remember the huge political fight I had at the table when I arrived fresh from my campus demonstrations in the 1960's.
Remembering Gilad Shalit in Your Seder
For Gilad Shalit, the Seder night will not be different from all other nights. As Jews world-over sit down at the Seder table next week with family and friends to celebrate z'man heruteynu, the festival of our freedom, Gilad Shalit spends his fourth Pesach in captivity. His Hamas captors continue to deny him any contact with his family or the outside world. But he remains in our thoughts and prayers.
Urge Your Senator to Support Rescinding the Goldstone Report
In a Washington Post op-ed, Judge Richard Goldstone, chair of the Goldstone Report on the 2008-2009 Gaza war, retracted the essential findings of that report. Judge Goldstone clarifies, "Unlike Hamas, Israel did not intentionally, as a matter of policy, target civilians in its 2008-2009 war to stop indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza." The JCPA, of which Hadassah is a member organization, welcomed Judge Goldstone's disavowal of the 2009 UN Human Rights Council-sponsored Commission Report bearing his name.
Dedication of The Marlene Greenebaum Breast Center
Baltimore resident Marlene Greenebaum knows full well how a diagnosis of breast cancer and the subsequent treatment impacts a woman’s life and the lives of her loved ones. She and her husband, Stewart, also know that the earlier the diagnosis and intervention, the better chance of survival, which is why they have been the moving force behind the creation of the Multidisciplinary Breast Center at the Hadassah University Medical Center that bears her name.