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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


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