2012 United Nations General Assembly
Hear the speeches and read overviews from the 2012 United Nations General Assembly.
National Voter Registration Day
Today is National Voter Registration Day, of which Hadassah is an organizational partner. Visit the campaign website to learn about voter registration and search for events in your area. Remember, deadlines vary by state, so check with your state election offices for details.
As Hadassah Celebrates its 100th Anniversary, Chapter Honors Four 100-Year-Old Members
Four Main Line Hadassah members were each queen for the day as they marked their 100th birthday at a recent celebration honoring their contributions to the charitable organization.
Young Judaea Year Course 2012-2013 Has Arrived
Some 250 recent high school graduates from across Europe, North America, and even Puerto Rico, gathered under a twilight sky in the ancient city of Jerusalem. The young people were sitting in clusters on mats laid out across a grassy lawn in the heart of a quaint garden neighborhood. Suddenly the call of a shofar, a ritual ram’s horn, pierced the evening.
Attacks on U.S. Diplomats
Hadassah joins the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the greater Jewish community in condemning the attacks on U.S. diplomats in Egypt and Libya and praying for the year 5773 to be one of cooperation and peace. A statement from JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow can be found below.
New Year, New Beginnings
Diary of a Director General
Associates Raise $2M for Stem Cell Research
The National Associates Team is proud and excited to announce that its $2M goal in support of stem cell research at the Hadassah Medical Organization has been reached! It was the vision and inspiration of Howard Kaplan, former president of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates that ignited this initiative with the support of the NCHA Executive Board.
Get Out and Vote!
Did you know? The women’s suffrage movement in the United States
influenced and inspired Hadassah’s leaders and policies. Henrietta Szold’s
sister Rachel S. Jastrow—founder of Hadassah’s second chapter in 1914 and a
liaison to the Wisconsin Legislature for the Women's Suffrage Movement—was
instrumental in helping Wisconsin become the first state to ratify women's
right to vote.
The Jewish Agency Invites You to Be a Part of History
The Jewish Agency for Israel is inviting you to be part of history, and build personal relationships with new immigrants from Ethiopia and take home special memories.
August in the Air
Diary of a Director General
Cincinnati Welcomes Negari Family
Hadassah Medical Center Doctor, Dr. Shelly Negari and her husband, Amit, were welcomed to Cincinnati
Women's Equality Day 2012
August 26, 2012 will mark 92 years since the institution of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. In 1971, Congresswoman—and Hadassah Member—Bella Abzug championed the creation of Women's Equality Day to commemorate the amendment's institution. Every year since, Women's Equality Day has been officially recognized on August 26 by presidential proclamation.
Anything is Possible for "I Speak Israel" Participant Josh Toch
Josh Toch, 16, a junior in Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California, has just returned from a month-long summer program in Israel.
Hadassah Foundation Awards 13 Bat Mitzvah Year Mini-Grants to Support Well-Being of Jewish Girls, Young Women
To celebrate 13 years of grantmaking, the Hadassah Foundation has awarded 13 mini-grants, in honor of its “bat mitzvah year” of service, to organizations in 11 states serving Jewish young people. The 13 Bat Mitzvah Year Mini-Grants support new or expanded programming that promotes the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of Jewish girls and young women.
Nancy Falchuk Meets Interns at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Nancy Falchuck Meets Interns at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Munich Moment of Silence at Maccabi Games
The world was profoundly disappointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s refusal to honor the Munich 11 with a moment of silence during the opening of the Olympic games in London.
Young Judaean Leaders End Israel Summer Experience At Hadassah Hospital
To end a summer of fun and education with good deeds, Young Judaea's leadership Machon and Discovery participants spent a day entertaining the sick children at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
Hadassah’s 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Swearing In With Hadassah Attorneys Council
Each year two dozen Hadassah Life Member and Associate
attorneys are admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar on motion of a
Supreme Court Bar member of the Hadassah Attorneys Council. For registration
and information about the Swearing In program, visit www.hadassah.org/swearingin (starting September 1)
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is December
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.
Women Helping Women
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.