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Seven Awards for Hadassah Magazine
Kol HaKavod to Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Alan M. Tigay and his team. The magazine recently won seven Rockower Awards for excellence in Jewish journalism. The Rockowers are given annually by the American Jewish Press Association.

The seven prizes made Hadassah Magazine the biggest winner of any magazine. In two cases the magazine took both first and second place in the same category.
Date: 7/31/2012

Women Helping Women
Press Release

The Hadassah Foundation, partners with U.S., Israel Women's Foundations to promote gender equality

Recent acts of illegal exclusion and discrimination against women in Israel have spurred an international movement and a unique collaboration of individual Jewish women's groups.

Date: 7/25/2012

Brooklyn Region Tells All
The Brooklyn Region of Hadassah produced an Archive Project book in which the entire history of the region is told. Date: 7/24/2012

The Mind is a Mysterious Place
Diary of a Director General
Date: 7/24/2012

Hadassah Physicians Honored for Their Work
A week of great kavod, honor, for Hadassah this week as announcements were made all over Israel. Date: 7/23/2012

Hadassah publishes book sharing stories of organization’s impact on members’ lives
Press Release
Thin Threads anthology part of Hadassah's centennial commemoration. Date: 7/23/2012

Fund for the Victims of Terror in Bulgaria
The Jewish Federations of North America along with the Jewish Agency have opened a fund to assist the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Bulgaria. See details of the fund below as well as some additional background information. Date: 7/19/2012

Largest Women's Zionist Organization Gathers in Dallas for Annual National Board and Business Meetings
Press Release
Hadassah members celebrate new leadership, refine plans for 100th anniversary Date: 7/18/2012

Jonathan Pollard Update
On June 16, at Hadassah’s National Business Meeting in Dallas, the Hadassah National Board approved the following motion. Date: 7/17/2012

Newly Renovated Baby Nursery at Mount Scopus
National Board member and Society of Major Donors Chair Debbie Levine visits the newly renovated baby nursery at Hadassah Mount Scopus. A ceremony marked the renovated delivery suites, the nursery and the patient rooms in the hospital. Date: 7/10/2012

A special ceremony in a special place
Israelis are used to having a Bar Mitzvah at 13-years-old and Bat Mitzvah at 12. Many Jews around the world do the same. But many birthright participants have never had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah —until they come on a Young Judaea birthright trip. Date: 7/9/2012

Cincinnati Chapter Honors Hospital Fellow and Hadassah Surgeon
Cincinnati Chapter Honors Cincinnati Children's Hospital Fellow and Hadassah Surgeon Dr. Yaron Armon and Dr. Marc Levitt, Director Cincinnati Children's Hospital Colorectal Center. Date: 7/5/2012

Diplomacy & Security: Israel and its Neighbors
An update on Israel's diplomatic and security status with the Palestinians, Iran, Egypt and Syria. Date: 7/3/2012

Hadassah Doctor Saves Fetus with Small Chance of Survival
A fetus with a hiatus hernia that led its abdominal organs to be compressed within the chest, was saved by Hadassah Fetal Medicine Expert Dr. Yuval Gielchinsky, using an innovative treatment that is only being performed in five to six medical centers in the world. Date: 7/3/2012

Help for Those Affected by the Fires in Colorado Springs
Information on how to help those impacted by the fires in Colorado. Date: 7/3/2012

Trail Angels at Hadassah Ein-Kerem
Hadassah Ein-Kerem volunteers to make "Trail Angel" station for trekkers on The Israel Trail. Date: 7/3/2012

Independence Day for Young Judaea
Press Release
Hadassah empowers Zionist youth movement, forges ongoing partnership Date: 7/2/2012

Hadassah Welcomes Court's Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act
Press Release
Hadassah welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, affirming our commitment to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality affordable health care. Date: 6/28/2012

Hadassah Joins in International Demand to Honor Munich’s Slain Olympians
Hadassah joins the international call for a minute of silence at the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics, on July 27, to remember the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Olympic Games 40 years ago. Date: 6/27/2012

Democratic Party Women Leaders Visit Hadassah Mount Scopus
New Director of Mount Scopus Levzion-Korach takes a group of highly-ranked Democratic leaders on a tour of our facility. Their tour is being sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Date: 6/26/2012

An Update from Israel, from Marcie Natan
Marcie’s synopsis of President Shimon Peres’ address at the opening of the General Assembly of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Date: 6/25/2012

Hadassah New England goes to BIO International Convention
Hadassah New England participated in the BIO International Convention, one of the largest Biotechnology events in the world, held this year at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Date: 6/25/2012

Good news! Ayelet Tours Provides Discounts for Flights to Convention in Israel
Hadassah's Centennial Convention tour operator, Ayelet Tours, has announced new special discounts for flights to Convention in Israel: $50 off per seat for any published EL AL Israel Airlines coach fare and $100 off per seat for any available Business Class fare. Departures to Israel between October 8 and October 14, 2012, are eligible for the discounts. Date: 6/22/2012

Hadassah Foundation Awards Fourth Annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award To Israeli High Tech Innovator
Press Release
The Hadassah Foundation this week presented its Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award to Ifat Baron, the founder and Executive Director of IT Works, an Israeli nonprofit. The prize honors an outstanding young female leader who has advanced the status of women and girls in Israel or the United States. Date: 6/22/2012

More From Andi Kron, a Hadassah Member, Spending the Year Volunteering At Hadassah Neurim
Check out Andi Kron's latest report for our Youth Aliyah Village as another school year comes to a successful close. Date: 6/21/2012

A Patient-Centered Pair
Date: 6/20/2012

Changes and Challenges at Hadassah
In a lengthy and thorough assessment of Hadassah's present and future, Jewish Week (June 19, 2012) asks, Can Hadassah, At 100, Go Virtual? The reporter looks at the organization's current successes and future challenges, and interviews Hadassah members, new and old. Date: 6/20/2012

Hadassah Magazine Biggest Winner of Jewish Press Awards for Excellence
Hadassah Magazine Sweeps American Jewish Press Association Awards. Date: 6/20/2012

Israeli Cabinet Minister Visits Alma Mater Hadassah Neurim
On Tuesday, June 19, Moshe Kahlon , Minister of Communications and Minister of Welfare and Social Services visited Hadassah Neurim, where he graduated in 1978. Date: 6/20/2012

Hadassah Announces Sale of its Building
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with BOB 57 LLC for the sale of its building at 50 West 58th Street for the sum of $71.5 million. Date: 6/19/2012

Continue Support for Contraception Access
This month marked 47 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Griswold v. Connecticut, affirming a woman's right to contraception and paving the way for reproductive rights more broadly. However—nearly half a century later—the debate over contraception access is increasingly contentious. Date: 6/18/2012

Hadassah Urges Peace Over Divestment
Hadassah joins the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) in supporting the "Letter in Hope" and encourages Hadassah Members, Associates and supporters to join the effort. The "Letter in Hope" urges the Presbyterian Church (USA) to support peace and reject the proposed resolution calling for divestment from three companies doing business with Israel Date: 6/15/2012

Andi Kron, a Hadassah Member, Spending the Year Volunteering At Hadassah Neurim
Check out Andi's latest photos. Date: 6/14/2012

Art at Hadassah
Thousands of works of art enhance the public spaces and grounds of Hadassah’s hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus. Their presence provides a calming environment. Date: 6/13/2012

Hadassah at the UN
Hadassah leaders recently attended a film screening and roundtable discussion of Cambodia: A Quest for Justice, presented by the Simon Weisenthal Museum of Tolerance, The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme and United Nations Department of Public Information. Date: 6/13/2012

Cincinnati Chapter Hosts Prof. Dr. Yoel Donchin at Dessert Reception
Over the past week, Dr. Donchin and Circus Mojo Founder Paul Miller have been giving presentations at the Hadassah Chapter of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the Metropolitan Club to politicians, bankers, economic developers, and business executives about the benefits of medical clowning and circus wellness for patients, staff, doctors, nurses, and families. Date: 6/6/2012

Stamford, CT Centennial Celebration Takes Henrietta to a Yummy Spot
Read how one chapter creatively puts Henrietta Szold into a neighborhood restaurant for more than the Centennial year. Wonder what her special dish will be? Date: 6/6/2012

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. Date: 6/6/2012

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. Date: 6/5/2012

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! Date: 6/5/2012

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!!! Date: 6/4/2012

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! Date: 6/4/2012

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. Date: 6/1/2012

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. Date: 5/31/2012

Wonderful Stories to Take You Through Shabbat
Read accounts from patients and their families about their exceptional experiences at Hadassah Hospital. Date: 5/31/2012

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 Yehudah. Date: 5/30/2012

Exciting Announcement: 2012 Davidson Challenge Grant
The William Davidson Foundation announces new tower campaign $12.5 million challenge grant  Date: 5/29/2012

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. 

Date: 5/29/2012

New Faces of 2012
Diary of A Director General
Date: 5/29/2012

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 others.

Date: 5/24/2012

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