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Hadassah Troubled by Recent Call by Fringe Group of British Doctors to Expel IMA From WMA
“Science and medicine should not know any political or geographical borders.”
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is deeply concerned by the recent call by a fringe group of 130 British doctors to expel the Israel Medical Association (IMA) from the World Medical Association (WMA), published in The Guardian newspaper. Date: 5/17/2007


Hadassah Hospitals Central Figures in Six Day War
40th Anniversary of war is 40th anniversary of return of Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus
Israel’s hospitals have always been central to its war efforts, but probably no other hospital figured as largely in the early years of the state as Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus. The upcoming 40th anniversary of the Six Day War is also the 40th anniversary of the return of the Mt. Scopus hospital to Hadassah’s hands as a vital medical facility in service of the Jerusalem public. Date: 5/14/2007


New Year Course Program Out of This World
Olami II: Lost Jewish Communities
Discovering the lost Jewish communities of the world is the goal of the latest addition to the growing constellation of Year Course programs. Now, as Young Judaea’s award-winning Year Course in Israel celebrates its fiftieth year, Year Course participants will be able to travel to the furthest reaches of the globe to learn about four extraordinary communities with deep-rooted connections to the Jewish people. Date: 5/1/2007


Hadassah Applauds House Passage of GINA, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act
Urges Senate to Take Swift Action
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds the House of Representatives for today’s overwhelming passage of the “Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2007,” HR 493. In addition, Hadassah thanks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for scheduling this first-time vote on this vital bill, and its sponsors Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), and its 165 co-sponsors. Date: 4/25/2007


Hadassah Deeply Disappointed with Today's Supreme Court Ruling
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is deeply disappointed with today's Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the ban on late-term abortions, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. With this decision, Hadassah feels that the Court has inappropriately inserted itself into the personal lives of American women. Date: 4/18/2007


June Walker Nominated to Chair Conference of Presidents
James S. Tisch, Past Chairman of the Conference of Presidents and Chairman of its 2007 Nominating Committee, reported to the Conference of Presidents the recommendation of the Nominating Committee that June Walker, President of Hadassah, be the next Conference Chairman beginning June 1, 2007. Date: 4/16/2007


President of Hadassah College Jerusalem to Light Torch
One of Two Hadassah Representatives to Be Given Honor at Annual Ceremony on Mt. Herzl
Prof. Nava Ben-Zvi, President of Hadassah College Jerusalem, will be among those honored by the State of Israel to light a torch at the annual Memorial Day/Independence Day observances on Mt. Herzl, Monday evening, April 23. Date: 4/16/2007


Hadassah Applauds Senate Passage Today of Stem-Cell Act
Strongly Urges President to Sign this Legislation into Law
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds today’s passage by the Senate of The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (S. 5). The measure passed with a plurality of 63 votes, enough for a decisive victory but not enough for the two-thirds majority needed to override an anticipated Presidential veto. Date: 4/11/2007


Hadassah Applauds NY State Legislature for Allocating Funding for Stem Cell Research
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, today hailed the New York State legislature for approving $100 million to fund stem-cell research and regenerative medicine in this budget year, with an expectation of a total of one billion dollars over the next 10 years. Date: 4/2/2007


New House Bill Would Increase Access to Colorectal Cancer Screenings and Treatment for the Uninsured and Underinsured
Legislation Could Help Save Thousands of Lives
U.S. Representatives Kay Granger (R-TX) and Albert Wynn (D-MD) today introduced legislation that would increase access to colorectal screening and treatment services to medically underserved men and women who would not otherwise be able to obtain them. Date: 3/28/2007


Hadassah Receives $75 Million Gift for Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
William and Karen Davidson on behalf of Guardian Industries donate to new inpatient tower
Date: 3/5/2007


FAQS on HPV Vaccine for Women and Girls
This week, the discussion about the vaccine against cervical cancer (Human Papillomavirus [HPV]) made its way onto the front page and into prime time television. To help readers understand the importance and value of the vaccine for all girls and women, aged 9-26, Hadassah’s Department of Women’s Health and Advocacy has compiled the most common FAQs. Date: 2/9/2007


Women on Periphery in Israel Still Struggling
Tel Aviv University Professor Seeks Gender Equality Through Economic Empowerment
As reports of sexual harassment charges at the highest levels dominate the news from Jerusalem, the good news is that these events are paradoxically “a sign of the strength of Israeli legal institutions,” as pertains to the status of women in Israel, according to Dr. Neta Ziv, Tel Aviv University Professor and the director of a legal clinic supported by the Hadassah Foundation. Date: 2/8/2007


Hadassah Strongly Urges UN Member States to Pass Resolution Rejecting Holocaust Denial
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, appeals to nations of good conscience to condemn all forms of Holocaust denial and strongly urges a vote in favor of a United Nations-sponsored resolution which urges “all Member States unreservedly to reject any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, or in activities to this end.” Date: 1/24/2007


Hadassah Passes National Board Resolution to Balance Religion in the Workplace With Civil Liberties
Date: 1/18/2007


Hadassah Applauds Passage Today of H.R. 3
Strongly Urges Favorable Stem-Cell Legislation to Become Law
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds today’s passage in the House of Representatives of The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 3). By a vote of 253 to 174, the House confirmed the overwhelming will of the American people, who are in favor of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research to advance this potentially lifesaving frontier of science. Date: 1/11/2007


Hadassah Foundation Announces 2007 Grants
Five U.S. and 15 Israeli Programs Receive Funding
A seventh-grader receives a cell phone from her boyfriend as a present. She and her family consider this a thoughtful gesture: this “nice, Jewish boy” cares about her enough to give her a device that can ensure her safety. But, over time, the teen realizes that her boyfriend is calling at all hours, day and night. Date: 1/3/2007


Dr. Nava Ben-Zvi Honored with Major Award from University of South Florida
Hadassah College Jerusalem President Receives First President’s Global Leadership Award
Nava Ben-Zvi, the visionary President of Hadassah College Jerusalem, received the first President’s Global Leadership Award from the University of South Florida this past weekend. Date: 12/18/2006


Young Judaea Offers New Year Course Program: Olami
Year Course Celebrates 50 Years by Adding International Trips
Israel has been shaped by the dreams of millions of Jewish immigrants from communities around the globe. And now, as Young Judaea’s award-winning Year Course in Israel celebrates its fiftieth year, participants will be able to retrace those steps. Date: 12/18/2006


Hadassah Names Rick Annis Chief Financial Officer
Rick Annis, of Old Tappan, NJ, has been named Chief Financial Officer of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. His appointment, effective January 8, 2007, follows a thorough search by the largest Jewish women’s organization in the U.S. to fill its top financial position. Date: 12/15/2006


Tamar Yellin, British First-Time Novelist, Receives 2006 Ribalow Award
Tamar Yellin, author of The Genizah at the House of Shepher, received the 2006 Harold U. Ribalow Prize earlier this week at a ceremony at The Center for Jewish History in Manhattan. Administered by the award-winning Hadassah Magazine, the Ribalow Prize is given annually to an author who has created an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme. Date: 12/14/2006


Hadassah Applauds Congressional Vote Ratifying Magen David Adom’S Admittance To The International Committee For The Red Cross
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, applauds the actions of the 109th Congress in ratifying the recognition of the Red Crystal symbol as an insignia of neutrality and which clears the way for Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel's emergency services organization, being admitted and granted its rightful status as a full member of the International Committee for the Red Cross. Date: 12/13/2006


Israel: Post Election Analysis
An IZAIA Briefing With Policy Expert Kenneth Pollack
Earlier this week, the National Israel, Zionist and International Affairs (IZAIA) Department sponsored a special briefing by policy expert, Dr. Kenneth Pollack. Dr. Pollack is Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies. Date: 12/1/2006


2006 Ribalow to Go to Tamar Yellin, British First-Time Novelist
One of the highlights of Jewish Book Month will be the presentation on December 12 of the 2006 Harold U. Ribalow Prize to Tamar Yellin, author of The Genizah at the House of Shepher. Date: 11/14/2006


Hadassah Applauds Votes Against Abortion Ban and for Embryonic Stem Cell Research
June Walker, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, made a public statement about votes against abortion ban and embryonic stem cell research. Date: 11/8/2006


Hadassah Foundation Elects New Chair Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson Takes Reins of Largest Jewish Women’s Foundation
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, Director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, has been elected Chair of the board of the Hadassah Foundation, it was announced by June Walker, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Date: 10/27/2006


Hadassah Physician Participates in Lung Cancer Breakthrough
Date: 10/26/2006


What’s Cooking? at Hadassah College new Cookbook Features recipes From the Culinary Arts Department of Hadassah College Jerusalem
Wondering how to cook the tantalizing dishes served up in Israeli restaurants? What’s Cooking at Hadassah College? offers a unique look at Israeli cuisine with recipes mixing influences from the Middle East, Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe. Date: 9/14/2006


Hadassah College Jerusalem and the Northern Front
At Hadassah College Jerusalem (HCJ), the war in Lebanon has unfortunately hit very close to home. On Sunday, August 6, Yehuda Greenfeld, a first year student in the Biotechnology Department, who had only recently been called up for reserve duty with his paratrooper unit, was one of 12 Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed at Kfar Giladi. Date: 8/9/2006


Hadassah Teams Travel Daily to Nahariya Under Bombardment
On July 24, Nahariya Mayor Jackie Sabag met Hadassah team members outside City Hall. "Many medical institutions promised to help us,” he said. “But it’s you who came." Date: 8/8/2006


From US to Haifa: Hadassah Solidarity Mission Heads To North
Seventy activists from Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Movement of America, will arrive in Israel tomorrow, August 8, in a powerful statement of solidarity for the Jewish state. Despite the recent attack on Haifa, they will travel directly there, where they will spend the night. Date: 8/7/2006


Hadassah Announces Creation Of Hadassah WUJS Arad
Programmatics to be developed and supervised by Hadassah’s Zionist youth movement
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, announced today that on August 1 the program that was formerly under the auspices of the World Union of Jewish Students’ (WUJS) Institute in Arad formally became Hadassah WUJS Arad. Date: 8/7/2006


Rabbi Irving And Blu Greenberg Receive Henrietta Szold Award
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, conferred its highest honor, the Henrietta Szold Award, on Rabbi Irving Greenberg and his wife, Blu Greenberg, each in recognition of their outstanding leadership in the Jewish community. Date: 8/4/2006


Hadassah Deeply Disappointed by Presidential Veto of Stem Cell Legislation
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today expressed profound disappointment at President Bush’s decision to veto critical legislation that would have advanced stem cell research. Date: 7/19/2006


Hadassah Welcomes Senate Passage of Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Urges Bush to Reconsider Promised Veto
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today applauded the Senate’s passage of legislation that would lift the Bush administration’s restriction on the use of federal funds for stem cell research, while expressing outrage at Presidents Bush’s vow to veto this critical bill. Date: 7/18/2006


Hadassah Responds to Crisis in Israel on Multiple Levels
With the crisis in Israel deepening and the circle of safety tightening, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has taken a number of steps to both ensure the safety of those it serves and hold out a helping hand to others. Date: 7/17/2006


Hadassah Calls on Senate to Pass Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Urges President Bush to Reconsider Promise to Veto
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, strongly urges the Senate to pass legislation next week that would lift the Bush administration’s restrictions on the use of federal funds for stem cell research. Date: 7/14/2006


Hadassah Urges Nations to Pressure Terrorists to Release Israeli Soldiers
June Walker, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, made a statement in response to the news of today’s killing of seven Israeli soldiers and kidnapping of two on Israel’s northern border. Date: 7/12/2006


35 Major Companies Sponsor Hadassah’s 92nd National Annual Convention
Thirty-five companies from diverse fields like banking, insurance, communications, and law are corporate sponsors of the 92nd national annual convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to be held in Nashville, TN on July 23-26. Date: 7/7/2006


Hadassah’s 92nd National Convention in Nashville, TN, July 23-26 1,800 Delegates Keep in Step With Country Music Capital of the World
To the steady beat of the Nashville sound, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will hold its annual national convention in the Tennessee capital this year, Sunday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 26. It is the first time the organization, whose convention draws some 1,800 delegates from all over the U.S., will convene in the country music capital of the world and the heart of the South. Date: 7/7/2006


Hadassah Presents and Receives Rockower Awards, Jewish Journalism Highest Honor
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, played a key role recently at the yearly presentation of the Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism in Baltimore, where the American Jewish Press Association held its annual meetings. Date: 6/26/2006


Hadassah Applauds Today’s Announcement of Magen David Adom’s Admittance to International Committee for the Red Cross
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds today’s announcement from Geneva that Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s emergency services organization, has been admitted and granted its rightful status as a member of the International Committee for the Red Cross. Date: 6/21/2006


Hadassah Receives Advocacy Award From Genetics Policy Institute at Annual Conference at Stanford University
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, received the 2006 annual National Advocacy Award presented by the Genetics Policy Institute at its annual policy institute awards dinner held last night at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Date: 6/11/2006


New Technology Enhances Computer-Guided Joint Replacement Surgery; Five Operations Already Performed at Hadassah
Doctors at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem have further refined groundbreaking computer-guided joint replacement surgery by replacing electro-optics with electro-magnetic technology. This new technology not only enhances precision in the operating room, but may also shorten the patient’s recovery period and hospital stay. Date: 6/5/2006


Hadassah to Receive Advocacy Award From Genetics Policy Institute at Annual Conference at Stanford University
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is the 2006 recipient of the annual National Advocacy Award given by the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) at its annual policy institute, to be held this year June 9-11 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Date: 5/18/2006


The Hadassah Jewish Family Book of Health and Wellness
Why are so many Jewish hospitals called "Mt. Sinai"? How do you turn your kid into a mensch? Is Crohn's disease a Jewish "genetic disease"? What do the Torah and the Sages have to say about breastfeeding? These and dozens of other questions about the relationship between health and the Jewish community are answered in THE HADASSAH JEWISH FAMILY BOOK OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint; April 2006; $34.95; Cloth). Date: 3/23/2006


On Fifth Anniversary, Hadassah Foundation Awards $670,000 to Five U.S. and 12 Israeli Programs
The Hadassah Foundation celebrated its fifth anniversary of funding by announcing today the recipients of its 2006 grants, which include five grantees in the United States and 12 in Israel, for a total of $670,000. Over the last five years, the foundation has developed two areas of primary interest: projects that help low-income Israeli women achieve economic independence and programs in the U.S. Jewish community that help girls enhance their self-esteem and develop leadership skills. Date: 2/2/2006


Hadassah Passes Resolution in Support of Rights of Non-Traditional Partners
In keeping with its belief that discrimination based on race, religion, ethnic background or gender is immoral, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has taken a strong stand in support of partnership rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships. Date: 1/30/2006


Young Judaea to Offer New Three-Week Summer Program in Israel
In response to the demanding pace of modern life, Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will offer a shorter, more intensive summer program beginning in 2006. Date: 1/20/2006


Women’s Congressional Mission Visits Hadassah Medical Center During Crisis
“Fighting for the life and the recovery of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is the main item on our agenda these days. He spent his whole life fighting for us, now we are fighting for him,” Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General of Hadassah Medical Organization, told participants in the Women’s Congressional Mission who visited the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, where the Prime Minister is hospitalized. Date: 1/10/2006


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