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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
Wonderful Stories to Take You Through Shabbat
Read accounts from patients and their families about their exceptional experiences at Hadassah Hospital.
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
Exciting Announcement: 2012 Davidson Challenge Grant
The William Davidson Foundation announces new tower campaign $12.5 million challenge grant
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.
New Faces of 2012
Diary of A Director General
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
Israeli Born Harvard Professor Returns Home
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.
From the Mind to the Marketplace
Diary of A Director General