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Wear Red for Equal Pay Day Tomorrow!
“If you would wear lower cut shirts, you would probably get more pay.” — Quote from a male Wal-Mart Manager, mentioned in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart case Date: 4/11/2011


El Al Israel Airlines Transports 79 Tons Of Medical Equipment To Japan To Aid The Earthquake And Tsunami Relief Efforts
EL AL Israel Airlines recently carried 79 tons of medical supplies to Narita, Japan on a 747-400 freighter aircraft. Date: 4/8/2011


The Enormous Impact of Cochlear Implants
A Friday Story
With little fanfare and a great deal of success, for over two decades specialists in the Hadassah’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery – which all of us refer to as ENT – have been changing people’s lives. Nearly 500 people have benefited from their expertise in cochlear implantation. Date: 4/8/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 5
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
At dawn on the morning of September 1, 1939, a "Kindertransport" of 60 children, including 31 Youth Aliyah candidates, arrived at the English channel port of Harwich. They had left a Germany poised for attack and had been rushed through Holland which was mobilizing for defense. Date: 4/6/2011


Life Looking Up for People with Down Syndrome
A Friday Story
On March 21, World Down Syndrome Day is observed in many places throughout the world – including Israel. The date –3/21 – represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21 that are unique to people with Down syndrome.  Date: 4/5/2011


Hadassah Begins Centennial Year Celebrations On Site Of Organization's First Tel Aviv Hospital
Twenty six floors above what was once the emergency room of Hadassah's Tel Aviv Hospital, nearly 300 captains of industry and commerce, government officials and veteran Tel Aviv residents saluted a century of Hadassah's contribution to Israel. Date: 3/31/2011


Hadassah Jerusalem Netletter
As ambulance after ambulance filled with the injured, I remembered what I'd said recently in a speech in Seattle. "I know you support many good causes. But you have to support our hospitals. We don't know what the future will be in the Middle East, but we need to be able to provide the best medical care in the world." Date: 3/30/2011


Hundreds of Jewish motorcyclists to gather in Virginia Beach, VA.

The Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JMA) is pleased to announce its 7th Ride to Remember (R2R). This annual event is conducted to promote remembrance of the Holocaust and through remembrance, to assure that history will not repeat itself.

Date: 3/29/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 4
"Our work in Germany began as an emergency measure but it may spread to various parts of the world." Henrietta Szold had risked this prophecy on her departure from Palestine to attend the World Zionist Congress in Lucerne and the Youth Aliyah Conference in Amsterdam (August and September 1935). Date: 3/29/2011


Stand Up for Women's Health Lobby Day
Over the last couple of weeks, the onslaught of anti-choice and anti-family planning legislation has continued to move through Congress. Hadassah has joined forces with its coalition partners to stand up for women’s health and women’s reproductive rights. Date: 3/28/2011


The Power of Nature and the Power of People
A Friday Story
The recent massive earthquake in Japan that caused a tsunami and the implosion of the nuclear reactors was a powerful reminder of nature's ability to wreak death and destruction. Following on the heels of last month's earthquake in Chile and last year's earthquake in Haiti, we have more than enough evidence of the havoc these disasters inflict. Date: 3/25/2011


Hadassah Condemns Terror Attacks in Israel
Hadassah joins the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in expressing its outrage at the terror attacks which occurred in Israel today. Date: 3/23/2011


100th Anniversary Celebrations Begin with Katherine Merage Pavilion Dedication
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, and the Hadassah Medical Organization, recently dedicated an inner pavilion that will be part of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem Date: 3/22/2011


An Enduring Legacy
A Friday Story
Two years ago, on March 13, 2009, the 18th of Adar, we mourned the loss of Bill Davidson and remembered him with affection and admiration. On March 13, 2012 the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower will welcome its first patients, keeping with the promise of his enduring legacy. His memory serves as a blessing. Bill Davidson 1922–2009 Date: 3/18/2011


Saturday Night Is Purim
Colorful costumes! Scrumptious hamantaschen! Vibrant parties! It's Purim! A day of festivities, of food, but most importantly, a day of happiness. Date: 3/17/2011


Israel Protests Screening Of Film At UN
Israel is protesting the screening of a controversial film on the Israel-Palestinian conflict in the main hall of the United Nations General Assembly. Date: 3/16/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 3
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
German Jewish parents, conditioned to "Berufsaubildung," [apprenticeships] clamored for vocational training. Although Miss Szold was convinced that "Palestinian children with a general agricultural training are better fitted to earn a livelihood than those who have received specialized training," she supported the building of Ludwig Tietz Trade School for Boys near Kibbutz Yagur. Date: 3/16/2011


Israel Quick to Offer Aid To Quake Victims
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly offered aid to victims of Friday's massive earthquake in Japan and the first group of Israeli humanitarian experts were preparing to leave for the scene. Date: 3/15/2011


Federations Organize Relief for Victims of Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, Hawaii
The Jewish Federations of North America has opened an emergency relief fund to provide aid and support to the victims of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck Japan Date: 3/14/2011


New Focus for the Jewish Agency
Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, announced a new two-pronged focus for the organization moving into the future. The Agency will center its attention on Diaspora Jews: connecting Diaspora Jews with Israel, and overcoming the challenge of young Diaspora Jews distancing themselves from their Jewish identity. Representing Hadassah at the February meetings were Marlene Post, former National President and member of the National Board; Judy Shereck, National IZAIA (Israel, Zionist and International Affairs) Chair; and Barbara Spack, Youth Aliyah Chair and member of the National Board Date: 3/11/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 2
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
With the Government's first grant of 350 youth certificates on Novem¬ber 22, 1933, Youth Aliyah received its Magna Carta. The arrival of the first organized group in 1934 marks its Pilgrim Landing. Immediately after welcoming the pioneers, Henrietta Szold described their settling-in. Date: 3/10/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 1
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
Henrietta Szold was too immersed in living to write her life's story. But she left a storehouse of letters, journals, reports, and scholarly papers through which she is revealed as the prophetic organizer and practical visionary who accomplished her own oft-stated goal - "to make the ideal rea1." Date: 3/8/2011


Women's History & Women's Rights
Our History is Our Strength is the 2011 theme of the National Women's History Project. Today, in honor of the 100th International Women's Day, Women's History Month and a legacy of great female leaders, Hadassah advocates for the rights of women. Date: 3/8/2011


Hadassah and Justice Brandeis
Hadassah’s history with Louis D. Brandeis began with the founding of Hadassah in 1912, 4 years before his contentious confirmation hearings as Justice of the Supreme Court. Date: 3/7/2011


From Inconceivable to Feasible
A Friday Story
Some time ago, we published a story about a young woman with a potentially fatal genetic blood disease who gave birth to a healthy son after her ovarian tissues were removed, frozen and then implanted following her treatment. Shortly before that we wrote about a 33-year-old heart transplant recipient who gave birth to healthy twin girls. Just a few short years ago, these women would have been told that their becoming mothers was an impossible dream. Hadassah helped make their dreams come true. Date: 3/4/2011


Hadassah Praises Natalie Portman For Speaking Out Against Anti-Semitism
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, salutes Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman for speaking out publicly against John Galliano, Christian Dior's recently dismissed head designer.  Portman, who endorses Dior's Miss Dior Cherie perfume, recently used her spotlight from winning this year's Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan" to denounce Galliano's remarks. Date: 3/3/2011


Hadassah Swearing-In at the Supreme Court 2011
Twenty-two Life and Associate Members of Hadassah’s National Center for Attorneys’ Councils were sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on February 22 and 23, 2011. Date: 3/1/2011


We Are Our Future
A Friday Story
Visiting HMO’s Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy is an exciting and enlightening experience; speaking with the researchers and learning more about their work always gives me an insight into their hopes and dreams. Date: 2/25/2011


Young Judaeans Head for New Orleans
Sixty Young Judaeans spent their winter vacation in New Orleans, helping to rebuild the community that has yet to recover from Hurricane Katrina. This is the second year that Young Judaeans spent an Alternative Winter Break in The Big Easy. Date: 2/24/2011


You Can Count On Us With Natalie Portman
Our world is often filled with uncertainty. In good and bad times, Hadassah is prepared for any emergency. Our new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower tells the world: You can count on us. Date: 2/21/2011


The Gift of Sight
A Friday Story
Every week at our Medical Center’s Clinical Conferences we get an in depth presentation about some aspect of our Medical Center. These conferences give us all a chance to learn about the latest in research or patient care, about a unique surgical procedure, how a new piece of equipment is being used or about a specific facility and what is being done there.  Date: 2/18/2011


HMO Update - 2/17/2011
Since 2010 the former student of Bodensee-Gymnasium lives and works in Israel and qualified as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery. Back in 2001 Guggenmos already spent part of his studies in Jerusalem during the second Intifada. "This period was marked by one terror-attack followed by the next. Date: 2/17/2011


Young Judaea Year Course: A Personal Israel Experience
Part 2: Experiential Learning
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} The winter sun barely breaks horizon. Every other Young Judaea Year Course participant still is in bed. Not Americans Hannah Alexander, Tamar Gaffin-Cahn and Simon Mann-Gow. These three boarded a bus before dawn in order to traverse the badlands of the northern Negev, dog legging and hair pinning the 20-mile stretch between the quaint desert town of Arad and the ancient mountaintop fortress, Masada. Date: 2/14/2011


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu & Quartet Representative Tony Blair Announce Series of Israeli Steps Toward Peace
Date: 2/10/2011


Stem Cell Action Coalition Doubles in Size to 62 Affiliated Organizations
An initiative organized by GPI, the Coalition aims to foster public awareness about the promise of embryonic stem cell research and its translation into regenerative medicine, promote robust funding of basic research and translational medicine within ethically responsible and scientifically sound guidelines, and vigorously defend this research from unwarranted restrictions. Date: 2/10/2011


Henrietta Szold - Zionist Educator (Part 2)
In 1918 there took place in Pittsburgh one of the great Zionist conventions. A year earlier, on November 2nd, 1917, the Balfour declaration had been issued by Great Britain, giving support to the Basle Program for the establishment in Palestine of a publicly assured, legally secured home for the Jewish people. Date: 2/9/2011


The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower – The Footprint of the Future
A Friday Story
The other day, as I looked at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower from a distance and then walked through the inside, I thought back to when the construction began and how Hadassah’s skyline and future has been changed forever. Date: 2/7/2011


Henrietta Szold - Zionist, Educator (Part 1)
There is no need to fictionalize Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah, and least of all is there [a] need for Hadassah to do so. There are still in our midst many who knew her personally, who remember the manner of her speech, the clarity and integrity of her thinking, the one­ness of her purpose, who sometimes differed with her, but always were elevated and inspired by her idealism and moral stature. Date: 2/2/2011


Unrest In Egypt
Hadassah representatives have been closely following the unrest in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, participating in conference calls and engaging with partner organizations. The Advocacy Department will continue to monitor the transition of power in Egypt and its potential impact on the region, Israel and the United States. Date: 2/2/2011


Cincinnati Resident Elected To Hadassah Foundation Board
Kim Morris Heiman of SK Textile, Inc., elected to first two-year term
Date: 2/1/2011


Newton Resident Elected To Hadassah Foundation Board
Suzanne Offit, Rabbi, Staff Chaplain at Hebrew SeniorLife., elected to first two-year term
Date: 2/1/2011


Canton Resident Elected To Hadassah Foundation Board
Susan Wilkof, Hadassah National Board member, elected to first two-year term
The Hadassah Foundation, which seeks to augment the work of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, by improving the status, health and well-being of women and girls in the United States and Israel, elected new members to its board of directors and reelected current members, announced Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, and Carol M. Joseph, Foundation Board Chair. Board members were elected to serve two-year terms that began January 1 and will end on December 31, 2012. Date: 1/31/2011


Miami Beach Resident Elected To Hadassah Foundation Board
Sara Adler, Florida Director of the New Israel Fund, elected to first two-year term
The Hadassah Foundation, which seeks to augment the work of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, by improving the status, health and well-being of women and girls in the United States and Israel, elected new members to its board of directors and reelected current members, announced Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, and Carol M. Joseph, Foundation Board Chair. Board members were elected to serve two-year terms that began January 1 and will end on December 31, 2012. Date: 1/31/2011


Short Hills Resident Elected To Hadassah Foundation Board
Lonye Rasch, Hadassah National Board member, elected to first two-year term
The Hadassah Foundation, which seeks to augment the work of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, by improving the status, health and well-being of women and girls in the United States and Israel, elected new members to its board of directors and reelected current members, announced Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, and Carol M. Joseph, Foundation Board Chair. Board members were elected to serve two-year terms that began January 1 and will end on December 31, 2012. Date: 1/28/2011


Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
I join people here at home, in Israel, and around the world in commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as we mark one of the darkest, most destructive periods in human history. Date: 1/28/2011


The Hadassah Connection
A Friday Story
As you know, over the years we have acquired an international reputation for excellence, so much so that patients come to us from all over the world for care and treatment. We are also often recognized for our international outreach efforts to nearby neighbors and people in far flung places. Date: 1/28/2011


The Jerusalem Netletter: January 2011
This week I danced at a huge wedding in Ramat Gan. The bride was Yehudit, an auburn-haired sabra from a Polish-Jewish family. She coordinates National Service volunteer programs in Jerusalem, including those at Hadassah Hospital. The groom, Shai is a dark-haired sabra from a Yemenite-Jewish family. He's a real estate attorney with a Hadassah connection, too. Date: 1/28/2011


Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the publication of the Turkel Commission report
On this stage, you see the transformation of the Jewish people. The Holocaust survivors here survived an inferno that transpired on our people because we lacked the power of self-defense, and with the restoration of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel, we restored the capacity for self-defense. Date: 1/25/2011


YJ North California Scholorships
Date: 1/24/2011


Children Are Not Simply Small Adults
A Friday Story
Many times in the course of the year, Hadassah saves the lives of people whose conditions were so serious it didn't appear they would survive. While this does not happen every day, it is not a rare occurrence either. Often it is the skill and experience of our superbly trained medical staff that make the difference. Often it is the sophisticated equipment we were fortunate to acquire that is instrumental. For one five-year-old girl, Hadassah's new Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit and its talented head, Dr. Mony Benifla, made the difference. Date: 1/21/2011


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