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Jerusalem Netletter Tu B’Shevat 5774
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer wishes us a Happy Tu B'Shevat from Jerusalem and gives us an update on "Hadassah's Pot Pioneer," a researcher at Hadassah who has been studying the impact of marijuana on the sick for decades. Date: 1/16/2014


Reproductive Rights after Roe v. Wade
Today is the 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, recognizing a woman’s constitutional right to make her own reproductive health choices—including seeking access to legal abortion. Date: 1/14/2014


Urge Congress to Prevent a Nuclear Iran
Last week, Hadassah released a statementcriticizing the American Studies Association decision to issue a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Hadassah is a staunch advocate against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to tarnish and delegitimize the State of Israel. Hadassah maintains its long—standing policy against all forms of organized boycotts—opposing destructive actions in favor of constructive dialogue in order to pursue a future of peace in the Middle East. Date: 1/14/2014


Hadassah Remembers Ariel Sharon
Controversial, complex, militant, and bigger-than-life, Ariel Sharon was one of a kind. He was an IDF hero: a major general during Israel's Six-Day War and head of the Armored Reserve Division in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. His devotion to Israel, and Israeli independence, was fierce and legendary. Date: 1/11/2014


What's Happening at Hadassah
Diary of A Director General
It is my privilege and pleasure to continue the tradition of HMO Directors General and periodically share with you some of the interesting and exciting events that take place every day here at HMO. Date: 1/10/2014


Support Israel & Academic Freedom
Last week, Hadassah released a statementcriticizing the American Studies Association decision to issue a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Hadassah is a staunch advocate against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to tarnish and delegitimize the State of Israel. Hadassah maintains its long—standing policy against all forms of organized boycotts—opposing destructive actions in favor of constructive dialogue in order to pursue a future of peace in the Middle East. Date: 12/23/2013


American Studies Association Decision to Adopt an Israel Boycott Resolution a Violation of Academic Freedom
Hadassah joins with the Israel Action Network in expressing concern about the American Studies Association's (ASA) recent decision to adopt a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The Israel Action Network (IAN) is a strategic initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), of which Hadassah is a member. Date: 12/17/2013


Neurim Youth Village Kids Revel with Music Gifted by Hadassah
Nothing is as enticing as an opened package, but kids at Hadassah Neurim Youth Aliyah Village waited patiently to open theirs because one of Israel's hottest music groups was coming to open the packages together with them. Date: 12/17/2013


Advocate for Gun Control in Memory of Sandy Hook
Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which ended the lives of 20 students and 6 staff members. Since then, more than 11,000 Americans have been murdered by guns. Join coalition partners in today’s interfaith call-in and advocacy day to end gun violence! Date: 12/16/2013


International Human Rights Day 2013
Today is International Human Rights Day—65 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations. Eleanor Roosevelt, the U.S. Delegate to the United Nations—and Honorary Chairwoman of Hadassah’s Youth Aliyah—chaired the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, created in 1947, and championed the creation of the declaration. Date: 12/10/2013


Buy Israeli Goods for Hanukkah
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: 12/4/2013


Hadassah Responds to the NYTimes article
In her important November 26 article, "In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted," Roni Caryn Rabin delves into a complicated subject; however she fails to fully give credit where credit is due. Date: 11/27/2013


Interim Agreement on Iranian Nuclear Program
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., joins with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in its response to the interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. Date: 11/25/2013


Francesca Segal to Receive Harold U. Ribalow Prize
Author Francesca Segalis the winner of the 2013 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for outstanding Jewish fiction.Hadassah Magazinehas presented the literary award for 30 years. Segal will be honored December 4th in New York City. Date: 11/21/2013


November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes is an international epidemic that affects 25.8 million Americans. Over 10% of all women in the US have diabetes. Read more Date: 11/21/2013


Urge Senate to Support Fair Minimum Wage Act
Press Release
For the past four years, the federal minimum wage has been stuck at just $7.25 per hour and the rate for tipped workers ($2.13 per hour) has not increased in over twenty years! Far too many American families are living paycheck to paycheck—struggling to afford life’s most basic necessities. Date: 11/20/2013


Hadassah Pledges Relief and Aid to Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
Press Release
In response to the deadly typhoon in the Philippines that has already left tens of thousands of innocent victims dead and countless others suffering, members of the worldwide medical community have joined together to do all they can to lend a helping hand. Date: 11/14/2013


Remembering Kristallnacht
Kristallnacht—The Night of Broken Glass—was the beginning of Hitler's Final Solution and the Shoah. On November 9, 1938 Nazi storm troopers in Germany and Austria ransacked, demolished and burnt 1000 synagogues, 7000 Jewish businesses, countless Jewish schools, hospitals and community buildings. Rampant looting took place—not by the Nazis, but by civilians. Violence erupted in hundreds of communities, some where only a few Jewish families lived. Almost 100 Jews were murdered and 30,000 were sent off to concentration camps. Date: 11/8/2013


Senate Passes LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act
November 7, 2013, the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote of 64-32, but it now moves to the House, where it faces tough opposition. Thank your Senators for standing up against discrimination and urge your Representatives to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)! Date: 11/7/2013


Women's Rights Update
Press Release
Eighty percent of all working women will become pregnant at some point in their lifetime. Today marks the 35th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, but more still needs to be done to protect pregnant workers' rights. Date: 10/31/2013


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