A Tribute to Hadassah from Ilana Beller, a current Year Course participant
Yesterday, I found myself on a hill in Jerusalem, placing a piece of rosemary on the the grave of a woman I had never met, and just an hour before knew nothing about, and thinking, “Thank you for my identity, my friends, and my future.”
Young Judaea: Kuma Poland Journey 2010
As we are sure you have heard by now, this year's Year Course Kuma journey to Poland was one of the most meaningful weeks of the program.
Hadassah Recognized at Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony
Lt Governor Anthony Brown presented a total of 33 awards to honorees representing 13 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, during the 27th annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards ceremony. The afternoon ceremony took place at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis.
Outstanding Jewish Women
Hadassah celebrates the many mothers, daughters and women throughout our history who championed the causes important to them and changed the world.
The Jerusalem Netletter: Passover
THE JERUSALEM NETLETTER
Pesach Edition 5770, March 2010
Young Judaea honored at the 59th Annual Israel Folk Dance Festival and Festival of the Arts
Congratulations to the 2010 Young Judaea Israeli Dance Troupe after their amazing performance in the 59th Annual Israel Folk Dance Festival and Festival of the Arts at Queens College in New York City on March 21st.
IZAIA Backgrounder: Update on U.S.-Israel Relations
During the last few days, the state of U.S.-Israel relations has been a source of much discussion.
Progress at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Site
As the construction of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, progresses, the perimeter of Ben Gurion Square has been surrounded with a fence; next week digging will start there.
Hadassah Participates in JCPA Plenum and Leads the Way in Passage of Breast Cancer Resolution
On February 20-23, Hadassah joined hundreds of Jewish leaders from across the United States at the 2010 Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Plenum in Dallas, Texas. The theme of the plenum was “B’Yachad: Building Bridges – Acting Together”, which highlights working together and building relationships with friends in the Jewish community and beyond.
Young Judaea's Year Course Is Zionist, Thought-Provoking, Identity-Building And Life-Changing, Even After All These Years
Young Judaea's Year Course, like many educational programs, has recently endured
cutbacks and restructuring. As a former Young Judaean who occasionally lectures there, I have
been asked repeatedly, "Is the program as good as it was?" Unsure myself, I arranged an
informal Year Course focus group. I did not want to compare – because students cannot compare
experiences either – but to learn about today's experiences.
Young Judaea Year Course: Transform and Inspire
Sean Macdonald, a participant on Young Judaea Year Course 2009-10 is coming to the United States to speak about his participation in Garin Tzedek, a self-organized group of forty Year Course participants who are dedicating their time in Israel to providing support to Darfuri and Sudanese refugees.
Message from President Barack Obama Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
A message from President Barack Obama for the ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Hadassah Medical Personnel On The Front Lines of Haitian Relief Efforts
(January 20) Israel was among the first responders to the crisis in Haiti last week, sending IDF rescue troops and medical personnel from Hadassah and other hospitals within days of the devastating earthquake. Because of Israel’s long experience with bombs and terror attacks, the army and medical community are expert at handling emergency rescue and medical crises.
San Juan Teen's Latin Touch Brings Win to Iron Chef Team
Monique Benzaquen of San Juan, Puerto Rico wants to be a pastry chef when she grows up. So she combined her love of Israel with her love of cooking and signed up for the Culinary Track of Hadassah's Young Judaea Year Course. Benzaquen has just finished three months of the year course, and was part of the winning team in the Iron Chef competition in Jerusalem.
Remarks By President Obama on Senate Passage of Health Insurance Reform
Remarks by President Obama on the Senate passage of Health Insurance Reform.
Coloradan Wins Iron Chef Competition in Jerusalem
News You Can Use
Jason Balogh, from Denver, CO, searched amidst the fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme of Jerusalem's famed Machane Yehudah outdoor market for the winning spice that would make his team champions in the Iron Chef competition.
From Israel: A Story of Good Neighbors
I live in a region of the Galilee called the Misgav Region. It is a collection of 27 Jewish villages and a number of Arab villages. The Arab villages vary from entirely Muslim to Druze to mostly Christian to some combination of some or all of these to Bedouin.
Statement by President Obama on Hanukkah
President Obama's Hanukkah greeting.
Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (IRPSA) Due for House Floor Action
The House of Representatives is likely to vote on the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (H.R. 2194) before departing for their December break. This important action comes at a time when Iran is refusing to seriously engage with the United States and other world powers and suspend its uranium enrichment program.
Education is Primary
Education and advocacy came alive November 9, when Hadassah’s Chicago Chapter sponsored a Forum for Voters featuring candidates of both political parties in the 10th Congressional District.
ADL Praises Moral Stance Of Congress In Rejecting Biased Goldstone Report
ADL’S Foxman To Richard Goldstone: Repudiate The Report
Congress to weigh in on U.N.'s Gaza report; House resolution calls the findings (Goldstone Report) 'irredeemably biased'
The House of Representatives on Tuesday is poised to pass a nonbinding resolution condemning a controversial U.N. report on alleged Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip that has become a major complication in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's diplomacy in the Middle East this weekend.
Thank You From a Member Who Won a Hadassah Mission to Israel Thru Membership
Thank You letter from a member who won a Hadassah Mission to Israel thru membership
Open Letter to Judge Goldstone!
An open letter to Judge Goldstone from Dr David Zangen.
Beit Ar-El Dedication
Yesterday, in the presence of donors from abroad, Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk and participants in the 2009-2010 Young Judaea Year Course cut the ribbon at the dedication of Beit Ar-El, the new Young Judaea Center for Youth and Education in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Which Jewish Nonprofits Are Making a Difference?
The 2009 GreatNonprofits Jewish Choice Awards (http://www.greatnonprofits.org/jewish) will recognize the top-rated Jewish nonprofits. In the month of October, the small, medium, and large organizations with the most positive reviews will be featured on GreatNonprofits and Guidestar, the premier site for philanthropic research on the Web.
A Century Later, Tel Yehudah Campers Visit the City Where Yound Judaea's Youth Movement Began
A group of teens from Camp Tel Yehudah, Young Judaea’s National Senior Leadership Camp in Barryville, NY, recently visited the Stanton Street Shul on New York City’s Lower East Side.
The Jewish Agency Resolution
Solidarity with Dr. Yoram Blachar, President of World Medical Association
The Jewish Agency Resolution
Solidarity with Dr. Yoram Blachar, President of World Medical Association
Sponsored by Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
Building Towers in the Sky
news you can use
Nancy Falchuk can still remember the exact day (December 11, 2008) and the exact time (4:35 P.M.) when she got the phone call. It was from the chief financial officer of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, the largest Jewish organization in the world and the largest women's organization in the United States.
Hadassah Co-Sponsors Workshop at United Nations for 52nd Session of Commission on the Status of Women
Hadassah’s Department of Women’s Health, in collaboration with the United Nations Non Governmental Organizations’ Committee on Health, Soroptimist International, and the International Humanist and Ethical Union, presented What You Should Know about Cervical Cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) at the 52nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held at the United Nations in New York City on March 4th.
Hadassah Condemns Today’s Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem
Three of the Victims Treated at Hadassah Ein-Kerem
Hadassah condemns today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem, in which a Palestinian armed with a rifle opened fire inside "Merkaz Harav" Yeshiva where some 80 people were gathered to celebrate the first day of the month of Adar. Eight students were killed and, of the ten injured, three were transported to Hadassah Ein-Kerem.
Hadassah Mourns the Death of Congressman Tom Lantos
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, mourns the loss of Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA) following his battle with esophageal cancer.
Hadassah Foundation Awards 2008 Grants
Eight go to U.S. projects; 15 to Israeli organizations
Dr. Laura Lindenfeld and Dr. Elizabeth DePoy know what it is like to grow up in a large urban Jewish community such as New York City, with easy access to religious and cultural institutions and broad networks of Jewish friends and mentors.
Hadassah Applauds First New York State Stem Cell Research Grants
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds Governor Eliot Spitzer, Lieutenant Governor David Paterson, Health Commissioner Richard Daines, M.D, and the members of the Empire State Stem Cell Board for awarding the first New York State grants in support of stem cell research.
Young Judaeans Have “Life Changing” Experiences Volunteering Over Break
American high school students have a myriad of vacation opportunities available during their school break, but last week 40 Jewish high school students from across the U.S. opted to forgo vacation and relaxation, choosing instead to participate in hands-on service projects in Los Angeles, CA.
Jewish High School Students Give Up Winter Break to Volunteer in Los Angeles, CA
American high school students have a myriad of vacation opportunities available during their school break, but this year 40 Jewish high school students from across the U.S. opted to forgo vacation and relaxation, choosing instead to participate in hands-on service projects in Los Angeles, CA.
Young Judaea Year Course Expands at Tremendous Rate
Year Course, Young Judaea’s gap-year program for post high-school graduates in Israel is experiencing a joyful explosion of programming – and registration numbers. According to the latest figures, registration for the 2008-9 array of Year Course programs is nine times greater than at this time last year.
Hadassah Nursing Mission, March 20-28, 2008, Connects American and Israeli Nurses
End-of-Year Good News: Donate to Hadassah and Your Money Will Be Well Invested
Just in time for the end-of-year charitable gifting season, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has climbed the ranks of two influential charity ratings.
Hadassah Physicians Make Research Breakthroughs to Benefit Neurological Patients
New cell growth seen from harvesting and growing bone marrow stem cells
Physicians at Hadassah Medical Organization have discovered that it is possible to remove stem cells from a patient's bone marrow, to isolate these cells under special conditions, and to generate new cells. This treatment, still in the research stage, has been tested on 25 neurological patients suffering from multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
American Doctors Can Earn CME Credits While Visiting Israel
A unique opportunity to study 21st century medicine in a 3000-year-old city is Hadassah’s latest travel opportunity – with a twist.
Young American Author Dara Horn To Receive 2007 Ribalow Prize
Dara Horn, author of The World to Come, is the winner of the 2007 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, it was announced today by Hadassah Magazine, which administers the award. Given annually during Jewish Book Month to an author who has written an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme, the prize will be presented on Tuesday, November 20, in New York City.
Hadassah Disappointed by New Jersey Vote on Stem-Cell Funding
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is deeply disappointed at the failure of New Jersey voters to approve the public referendum on stem-cell research. If passed, The Stem Cell Research Bond Act would have authorized the state of New Jersey to sell a total of $450 million in bonds, providing $45 million a year over the next ten years to support ground-breaking and potentially life-saving stem cell research in the state.
Hadassah Saddened by Failure of Oregon Health Care Measure
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is saddened by the failure of Measure 50, dubbed the Healthy Kids Plan, to pass a public referendum in Oregon yesterday. If the measure had passed, taxes on cigarettes would have been raised by 84.5 cents per pack and the proceeds would have provided health coverage to more than 100,000 uninsured Oregon children.
Henrietta Szold Inducted Into National Women's Hall of Fame
Hadassah founder posthumously honored in Seneca Falls, home of women's rights movement
Nearly 150 years after her birth and more than 60 years after her death, Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame (NWHF), yesterday in Seneca Falls, NY, the birthplace of the American women's rights movement.
Hadassah Members Attend Rally Against President of Iran
A sea of red Hadassah tee-shirts were visible at today's Conference of Presidents/UJC rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations, which some 100 members of Hadassah attended.
Hadassah Women Become Hokies for a Weekend
Southern Seaboard Region Travels to Virginia Tech to Support Students
In the shadow of the September 11th anniversary, Hadassah leaders acknowledged another American tragedy this past weekend when they traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia to give comfort to Jewish students as they begin the new academic year at Virginia Tech.
Hadassah Provides Free Hebrew Classes to Darfur Refugees In Arad
Darfur refugees living in the Southern city of Arad began free Hebrew ulpan classes this week, courtesy of WUJS Arad, Hadassah’s post-university study program.
Cooperation the Answer to Mid East's Environmental Issues
Hadassah-Sponsored UN Workshop Explores Opportunities for Working Together to Defeat Challenges Presented by Global Warming and Water Shortages
Global environmental issues, which also specifically affect the Middle East, offer opportunities for cooperation between Israel and its neighbors, according to an environmental researcher and scientist working on the ground in Israel.