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Stand With Pregnant Workers Day of Action
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Peggy Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case which will have a major impact on the health and economic security of women and families across the country. Date: 12/1/2014

Erez Meltzer Appointed Chairperson of the Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors
Press Release
In response to a recent statement by the Swedish Prime Minister and a non-binding vote by the British Parliament in support of Palestinian statehood, Hadassah National President Marcie Natan released the following statement. Date: 11/25/2014

Hadassah Supports Senate Passage of Child Care Act for Working, Low-Income Families
Press Release
In response to a recent statement by the Swedish Prime Minister and a non-binding vote by the British Parliament in support of Palestinian statehood, Hadassah National President Marcie Natan released the following statement. Date: 11/18/2014

Update from Jerusalem
Recent terror attacks on innocent Israeli citizens are tragic. Once again yesterday, Hadassah Ein Kerem received five terror victims. Hadassah Medical Organization, with two extraordinary hospitals in Jerusalem, continues to treat these victims with speed, efficiency and, above all, medical excellence. Date: 11/18/2014

Sad News from Israel
On the 19th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, another act of terror in Jerusalem— the second in two weeks— has killed and injured innocent citizens waiting at a train station. Date: 11/5/2014

Hadassah Concerned by Unilateral Actions for Palestinian Statehood
Press Release
In response to a recent statement by the Swedish Prime Minister and a non-binding vote by the British Parliament in support of Palestinian statehood, Hadassah National President Marcie Natan released the following statement. Date: 10/14/2014

Helene Wecker Named 2014 Ribalow Prize Winner by Hadassah Magazine
Press Release
Hadassah Magazine is pleased to announce that Helene Wecker, author of the acclaimed novel The Golem and the Jinni, is the winner of the 2014 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Jewish fiction. For the past 30 years, Hadassah Magazine has awarded the Ribalow prize annually to an author who has created an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme. Wecker will be honored at a ceremony in early December in New York. Date: 9/22/2014

Bring Alan Gross Home From Cuba!
During the last several years, Hadassah has joined with Jewish community partners in advocating for the release of Alan Gross, a Jewish American from Maryland imprisoned for the past 5 years in Cuba. Date: 9/12/2014

Anita Nirenberg Receives the 2014 Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Anita Nirenberg, PhD, RN, PNP, BC, AOCNP, FAAN, as the recipient of the 2014 ONS Lifetime Achievement Award. Date: 9/10/2014

Dr. Sally S. Cohen Named New Editor-In-Chief of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
The Journal Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice (PPNP), a SAGE Publication, has announced that Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named Editor-in-Chief. PPNP is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal focusing on nursing and health policy. Cohen succeeds David M. Keepnews, PhD, JD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, who has served as Editor-in-Chief since 2004. Keepnews will now serve as Consulting Editor to PPNP. Date: 9/10/2014

Multi-year, Multi-Million Dollar Bequest to Hadassah Hebrew University School of Nursing
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Hadassah National Convention Major Donor Celebration Dinner in Las Vegas, Anita Levy stepped up to the microphone and joked that at the last Hadassah National Convention, she was pre-empted by the announcement of a $10 million dollar gift from Mrs. Irene Pollin to establish the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Institute. Anita offered to step aside once again if anyone wanted to top that moment. Date: 9/10/2014

Hadassah and Jewish Women International Partner to Launch “Know Your Worth” Program
Press Release
Jewish Women International (JWI) and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), are joining forces to teach women age 50 and beyond about financial literacy. Date: 9/2/2014

New Women’s Index from Hadassah Reveals Most American Women Satisfied with Work-Life Balance, Yet Nearly One in Four Female Breadwinners Left Wanting
Press Release
The results of a new survey released today by Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), reveal that most women (81 percent) are satisfied with their work-life balance – although not so intensely, as only one quarter (26 percent) self-describe as “very satisfied.” According to this new survey – The Women’s Index – the demands of professional and personal lives leave one in four (24 percent) breadwinners feeling unsatisfied. Date: 9/2/2014

Hadassah Deeply Concerned by Act of Violence against Jewish Student at Temple University
Press Release
Hadassah expresses horror at learning of an act of violence against a Jewish student at Temple University last week. Hadassah deplores all forms of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and violence against any person based on their race, ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, national origin or disability. We join with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, of which Hadassah is a member, in calling for civility and security on college campuses in light of increased global anti-Semitism. Date: 8/25/2014

The Hadassah Foundation Awards $360,000 in Grants to U.S., Israeli Organizations
The Hadassah Foundation announced today that it awarded grants totaling $360,000 in 2014 to 22 organizations that enhance economic opportunities for women in Israel and provide leadership training to teens and young women in the United States. Date: 8/15/2014

Graduates of Hadassah’s Heavy Machinery Program are Saving Lives
During Operation Protective Edge, bulldozers played a critical role in destroying the tunnels dug by Hamas to infiltrate Israel. Among the heroes in this effort were graduates of Hadassah Neurim's Heavy Machinery program, which prepares its students to become drivers for military actions and rescue. Date: 8/14/2014

Hadassah-Neurim Provides Refuge for Border Kibbutz
For the last three weeks, Mali Yehoshafat and her four children have found refuge at Hadassah-Neurim. 125 kibbutz members—including all the children in this border agricultural commune are living in Hadassah’s Youth Village, near Netanya. Date: 8/11/2014

Urge Congress to Affirm Support for Israel
Press Release
Israel once again finds itself in a time of crisis, forced to take military action to defend its citizens from indiscriminate rocket and mortar fire. American support and strategic partnerships are instrumental to securing Israel’s safety. In recent days over 500 rockets have been launched at Israel from Gaza, and over 75 missiles headed for populated areas were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Date: 7/10/2014

Operation Protective Edge
At times of unrest in Israel, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America supports the people of Israel and affirms its support for peace and security in the Middle East. We assert our unwavering support for Israel’s sovereignty and security and renew our calls for the Palestinian Authority to comply with their commitments and denounce these attacks. Date: 7/8/2014

Let us Bow our Heads: Mourning Eyal, Gilad and Naftali
It is with a heavy heart that we learned a few hours ago that the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have been found in Hebron. Naftali Frankel, 16, who had dual Israeli-American citizenship; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19, were abducted on their way home from school on June 12. Date: 7/1/2014

Hadassah Disappointed by Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., is deeply disappointed and concerned by the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Date: 6/30/2014

Hadassah Responds to Presbyterian Church Divestment Decision
Press Release
Hadassah joins the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Israel Action Network in expressing outrage, disappointment and sadness over the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) decision to divest from three American companies because of their sales to the government of Israel. See below for excerpts from the joint JCPA/IAN statement or read the full press release on the Israel Action Network website. Date: 6/23/2014

Advocate for Return of Kidnapped Israeli Teens
Press Release
On Thursday, June 12, three Israeli students—Naftali Frankel (16), Gilad Shaar (16), and Eyal Yifrach (19)—were abducted on their way home from religious school in the West Bank. Naftali Frankel also has dual Israeli/American citizenship. Date: 6/16/2014

Hadassah Congratulates Israeli President-Elect Reuven Rivlin
Press Release
Hadassah congratulates Israeli President-elect Reuven Rivlin on his election as the 10th President of Israel. Rivlin, a member of the Likud party, has been a Member of the Knesset (MK) since 1988 and served twice as Speaker of the Knesset. He also served as the Minister of Communications from 2001-2003. Rivlin, a lawyer by training, was also director and chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem Sports Association and chairman of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene. Date: 6/10/2014

Hadassah Deeply Concerned about Palestinian Unity Government
Press Release
Hadassah joins with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, of which Hadassah is a member, in expressing disappointment and deep concern at the formation of the Palestinian Authority "unity" government.   Date: 6/4/2014

Hadassah and Young Judaea Announce Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship and Inaugural Winners
Date: 5/30/2014

House Passes Major Sex Trafficking Legislation
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a slate of trafficking legislation—a major step forward in addressing the issues of sex trafficking and exploitation, especially of children. Date: 5/21/2014

Hadassah Expresses Disappointment over Continued Calls for Israel Boycotts
Today and earlier this week, the film American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs was screened at a Tel Aviv Film Festival. On May 12, activist Grace Lee Boggs, actor Danny Glover, and several others featured in the film released a statement in support of boycotting Israel and in opposition to the film’s inclusion in the festival. Date: 5/15/2014

May is Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Month
Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes worldwide. Date: 5/7/2014

Hadassah Expresses Outrage about Nigerian Kidnappings and Urges Action
Within the last 24 hours, over 70 rockets were launched at southern Israel and three rockets headed for population centers were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Date: 5/6/2014

Hadassah Magazine Wins Twelve Rockower Awards
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that Hadassah Magazine has received twelve Rockower Awards, more than any other publication (magazine, newspaper or website) and more than all other magazines combined. Date: 5/5/2014

Jerusalem Netletter: Israeli Independence Day 5774
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer writes to us from Jerusalem on Memorial Day. Date: 5/5/2014

Hadassah’s Response to Kerry’s Use of Apartheid Term
Central to the celebration of Passover is the remembrance that once we were slaves, and now we are free. Tragically, slavery remains a modern-day reality for an estimated 27 million people worldwide—more than at any other time in history. Date: 4/29/2014

Slavery: A Modern-Day Reality
Central to the celebration of Passover is the remembrance that once we were slaves, and now we are free. Tragically, slavery remains a modern-day reality for an estimated 27 million people worldwide—more than at any other time in history. Date: 4/17/2014

As Knesset Weighs Official Celebration of Aliyah, One Olah Reflects on Emigration
As the Knesset weighs a bill to recognize a day to celebrate making aliyah, one emigrant from Connecticut reflects on the journey that brought her to make aliyah. Date: 4/10/2014

Support Fair Pay for Women & Families
Today—April 8, 2014—is Equal Pay Day and there is work to do! Women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar and a single mother of two working full-time at minimum-wage is living nearly $4,000 below the federal poverty line. America’s women and families are worth more and they deserve better!
Date: 4/8/2014

The Peace Process: Updates & Uncertainty
Over the last nine months, Israelis and Palestinians have been engaged in peace negotiations coordinated by Secretary of State John Kerry. As part of the peace negotiation framework, set to expire April 29, 2014, Israel agreed to release 104 convicted terrorists in four stages and the Palestinians agreed to delay seeking any additional recognition by the United Nations and other international authorities. Date: 4/2/2014

Hadassah Foundation Celebrates Graduation of Training for Orthodox Women
Hadassah Foundation Director Rabbi Ellen Flax gave out the graduation certificates to the ten women who graduated from the joint Training Program for Haredi Early Childhood Education Counselors, at the Hebrew University. Date: 3/28/2014

Advocate for Israel's Security
Within the last 24 hours, over 70 rockets were launched at southern Israel and three rockets headed for population centers were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Date: 3/13/2014

Hadassah Foundation Announces New Leadership
NEW YORK — The Hadassah Foundation is excited to announce five new board members, hailing from California, New York and Wisconsin. Date: 3/13/2014

Building Bridges to Peace through Medicine
The rationale for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is based on generalities—many of them uninformed—about how different populations live, work, study, and co-exist in the region. In reality, Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, collaborate and cooperate on a daily basis in a hundred arenas. Date: 2/28/2014

Hadassah Medical Organization Update
Just before Shabbat in Israel, the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) announced that it is filing with the courts for Section 350 – the Israeli law that allows for an organization to restructure. Date: 2/10/2014

Hadassah Announces Hadassah Shabbat Zachor
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. is excited to announce the creation of an annual Hadassah Shabbat to be held on the Shabbat preceding Purim. Shabbat Zachor holds particular importance as Hadassah was founded during Purim and was Esther's Hebrew name. Hadassah is encouraging rabbis and congregations to become part of the first Hadassah Shabbat Zachor on March 14 and 15, 2014. Date: 2/3/2014

February is Hadassah Women's Heart Health Month
Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program, is educating women from coast to coast about the causes of heart disease, how women's symptoms differ from men's,, and how to protect yourself with a heart healthy lifestyle. Date: 1/31/2014

Stand Up For Israel
February 24-March 2 is the 10th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week in the United States, which will feature anti-Israel events, film screenings, and Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) initiatives on college campuses and in communities throughout the country. Date: 1/30/2014

Take Action for Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Every day, women and children are forced, defrauded, or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. In recent years, the United Nations, as well as the United States and Israel have made significant progress towards the elimination of trafficking; however, there is still much work to be done. Date: 1/30/2014

Jerusalem Netletter Tu B’Shevat 5774
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer wishes us a Happy Tu B'Shevat from Jerusalem and gives us an update on "Hadassah's Pot Pioneer," a researcher at Hadassah who has been studying the impact of marijuana on the sick for decades. Date: 1/16/2014

Reproductive Rights after Roe v. Wade
Today is the 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, recognizing a woman’s constitutional right to make her own reproductive health choices—including seeking access to legal abortion. Date: 1/14/2014

Urge Congress to Prevent a Nuclear Iran
Last week, Hadassah released a statementcriticizing the American Studies Association decision to issue a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Hadassah is a staunch advocate against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to tarnish and delegitimize the State of Israel. Hadassah maintains its long—standing policy against all forms of organized boycotts—opposing destructive actions in favor of constructive dialogue in order to pursue a future of peace in the Middle East. Date: 1/14/2014

Hadassah Remembers Ariel Sharon
Controversial, complex, militant, and bigger-than-life, Ariel Sharon was one of a kind. He was an IDF hero: a major general during Israel's Six-Day War and head of the Armored Reserve Division in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. His devotion to Israel, and Israeli independence, was fierce and legendary. Date: 1/11/2014

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