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Hadassah Foundation Announces More Than $280,000 In Grants
The Hadassah Foundation, which seeks to augment the work of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, by improving the status, health and well-being of women and girls in the United States and Israel, has awarded grants this year totaling $284,000, and is now in the process of distributing those funds, announced Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, and Donna Gerson, newly-elected Foundation Board Chair. Date: 2/2/2012

Hadassah Expresses Disappointment In Distraction To Women's Health Issues
In response to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s announcement that it will cease to contribute funding to Planned Parenthood, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today expressed concern for the future of women’s health issues.   Date: 2/1/2012

A Long And Winding Road
Diary of A Director General
Date: 1/30/2012

39 Years after Roe v. Wade
January 22nd was the 39th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which established a woman’s right to reproductive choice. Advocates on both sides of the issue have taken this opportunity to galvanize thousands of supporters, hosting marches across the country and online. Date: 1/24/2012

White House Supports Women’s Preventive Health Coverage
After several months of public debate and internal review, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its final regulations on women's preventive health coverage, requiring most employers to provide full contraceptive coverage (without co-pays). Date: 1/20/2012

Protecting Women's Rights in Israel
Hadassah National Board Enacts New Policy Statement
In response to recent discriminatory acts against women by extremists in Israel, Hadassah’s National Board voted to enact the following Zionist Affairs Policy Statement. Date: 1/18/2012

Bone Marrow Recipients Meet Their Donors
A unique and moving meeting took place recently at Hadassah Ein-Kerem hospital in Jerusalem. Two Israeli Arab children who had undergone bone marrow transplantation a year ago, met with the two bone marrow donors, Israeli Arabs also. Date: 1/16/2012

HMO Update - Thursday, 01/12/2011
The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower
Date: 1/12/2012

WJUS Participant: Brian Harmatz
Brian Harmatz, 30, from Long Beach, California, decided it was time for a career change and left corporate sales to follow his passion for music. Brian began his new career as an artist, but he was looking for something more, a new source of inspiration for his hip-hop, and Israel was where he turned. Date: 1/10/2012

New Jersey Teen Tries IDF
Young Judaeans from the US learn what being a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces means after a month volunteering for two months in the IDF Marva Program. Date: 1/9/2012

The Nuances of Neurology
Diary of A Director General
Date: 1/9/2012

U Of PENN Rejects BDS, Distances School From Upcoming BDS Conference
We are pleased to report that just a few hours ago, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn)  officially announced that the  Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) national conference, scheduled to be held on their campus in February, 2012, does not have the university`s imprimatur. Date: 1/6/2012

The Jerusalem Netletter 5772, Tevet, January 2012
*LET THEM LIVE: SEPARATING A DANGEROUS BOND BETWEEN TWINS The story hit the news wires: Hadassah physician treats Palestinian woman and separates her twins with laser. In a few cases, the story was misreported. Here's the back story. The Hadassah story. Date: 1/5/2012

An amazing letter from the Israel/Gaza/Egyptian border
Date: 12/29/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Eighth Light
The eighth day of Hanukkah is called Zot Hanukkah-This isHanukkah. One explanation is that the Torah reading for the daybegins with the words "This is Hanukkat Ha'mizbeach, the dedicationof the altar. Date: 12/28/2011

Gender Discrimination Statement from Marcie Natan
Date: 12/27/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Seventh Light
In Jewish communities of Morocco and Tunisia, the 7th night of Hanukkah was celebrated as "Hag haBanot" the holiday of girls or daughters. It was a custom to have a women's feast, to tell stories of heroic women and for young men to give their finaces gifts. Date: 12/26/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Sixth Light
Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower together with Moira and Jim Taubenfeld. Moira is the President of Puerto Rico Hadassah, and the family is celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ben in Israel tomorrow. Date: 12/25/2011

The Jerusalem Netletter: Hanukkah 5772, December 2011
Fourth & Fifth Light
Which blessing do you say first? The rule in Judaism is that the blessing you say more often comes first. Hence you might think that you say the blessing over the Shabbat candles before the Hanukkah blessings. Date: 12/24/2011

An Important Message From The National President Marcie Natan
You may have heard allegations that Hadassah Medical Center, owned by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of American (HWZOA), was late on payments to some of its suppliers. There is actually LESS to this story than has been alleged. Without context, these allegations are meaningless. It is a basic reality of operating a business that when one entity that owes another fails to fulfill its financial obligations, the second entity struggles in consequence to pay its own bills on time. Date: 12/23/2011

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