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Hadassah Physicians Make Research Breakthroughs to Benefit Neurological Patients
New cell growth seen from harvesting and growing bone marrow stem cells
Physicians at Hadassah Medical Organization have discovered that it is possible to remove stem cells from a patient's bone marrow, to isolate these cells under special conditions, and to generate new cells. This treatment, still in the research stage, has been tested on 25 neurological patients suffering from multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Date: 11/26/2007

American Doctors Can Earn CME Credits While Visiting Israel
A unique opportunity to study 21st century medicine in a 3000-year-old city is Hadassah’s latest travel opportunity – with a twist. Date: 11/15/2007

Young American Author Dara Horn To Receive 2007 Ribalow Prize
Dara Horn, author of The World to Come, is the winner of the 2007 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, it was announced today by Hadassah Magazine, which administers the award. Given annually during Jewish Book Month to an author who has written an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme, the prize will be presented on Tuesday, November 20, in New York City. Date: 11/13/2007

Hadassah Disappointed by New Jersey Vote on Stem-Cell Funding
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is deeply disappointed at the failure of New Jersey voters to approve the public referendum on stem-cell research. If passed, The Stem Cell Research Bond Act would have authorized the state of New Jersey to sell a total of $450 million in bonds, providing $45 million a year over the next ten years to support ground-breaking and potentially life-saving stem cell research in the state. Date: 11/7/2007

Hadassah Saddened by Failure of Oregon Health Care Measure
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is saddened by the failure of Measure 50, dubbed the Healthy Kids Plan, to pass a public referendum in Oregon yesterday. If the measure had passed, taxes on cigarettes would have been raised by 84.5 cents per pack and the proceeds would have provided health coverage to more than 100,000 uninsured Oregon children. Date: 11/7/2007

Henrietta Szold Inducted Into National Women's Hall of Fame
Hadassah founder posthumously honored in Seneca Falls, home of women's rights movement
Nearly 150 years after her birth and more than 60 years after her death, Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame (NWHF), yesterday in Seneca Falls, NY, the birthplace of the American women's rights movement. Date: 10/8/2007

Hadassah Members Attend Rally Against President of Iran
A sea of red Hadassah tee-shirts were visible at today's Conference of Presidents/UJC rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations, which some 100 members of Hadassah attended. Date: 9/24/2007

Hadassah Women Become Hokies for a Weekend
Southern Seaboard Region Travels to Virginia Tech to Support Students
In the shadow of the September 11th anniversary, Hadassah leaders acknowledged another American tragedy this past weekend when they traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia to give comfort to Jewish students as they begin the new academic year at Virginia Tech. Date: 9/11/2007

Hadassah Provides Free Hebrew Classes to Darfur Refugees In Arad
Darfur refugees living in the Southern city of Arad began free Hebrew ulpan classes this week, courtesy of WUJS Arad, Hadassah’s post-university study program. Date: 9/10/2007

Cooperation the Answer to Mid East's Environmental Issues
Hadassah-Sponsored UN Workshop Explores Opportunities for Working Together to Defeat Challenges Presented by Global Warming and Water Shortages
Global environmental issues, which also specifically affect the Middle East, offer opportunities for cooperation between Israel and its neighbors, according to an environmental researcher and scientist working on the ground in Israel. Date: 9/6/2007

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Spotlighted at UN
Workshop Sponsored by Hadassah Looks at Jordan River Water Usage and Rights
A model of environmental cooperation in the Middle East will be front and center at the upcoming 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference at the United Nations, Wednesday, September 5-Friday, September, 7. Date: 8/16/2007

Young Judaea Year Course Increases 25 Percent Over Last Year
Three new tracks give participants widest choice ever for meaningful Israel experience
When the 382 U.S. and Canadian participants in the 2007-2008 Young Judaea Year Course program leave for Israel at the end of the month, they will constitute the largest class ever and one that is an impressive 25 percent bigger than last year’s. Date: 8/16/2007

Hadassah Members from Atlanta Push Fundraising Goal Over the Top
Take a Stand!, Hadassah’s fundraising/advocacy program for young women, reached its initial three-year goal of $1 million in just two years – in a most unusual, and dramatic way – at Hadassah’s recent national convention held in New York City. Date: 8/13/2007

Hadassah Honors Four Chapters/Regions with IZAIA Award
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, recently recognized two chapters and two regions with its third annual Israel, Zionist, and International Affairs (IZAIA) Award for Study, Advocacy, and Action. Date: 7/30/2007

Hadassah Honors Nassau Region with American Affairs Award
The Nassau Region of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, was awarded the National American Affairs/Domestic Policy Award at the organization’s 93rd National Convention in New York, New York. Cherie Feinberg and Professor Annette Labovitz organized the winning program. Date: 7/30/2007

Hadassah Honors Outstanding Jewish Education Units
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has honored five local chapters with the Hannah L. Goldberg Award, recognizing their outstanding group-study programs in Jewish education. Date: 7/30/2007

Hadassah Honors Robert L. Hopp with 2006-2007 Outstanding Associate Award
Robert L. Hopp, from Great Neck, New York, was named the 2006-2007 Outstanding Associate, the highest honor awarded to an Associate for exceptional service. The award was presented to Hopp at the 93rd National Convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, in New York, New York. Date: 7/30/2007

Hadassah Honors Two Outstanding Leaders with the Judith Epstein Memorial Award
Dafna Michaelson of the Desert-Mountain Region and Deborah Wiskind of the Westchester Region were awarded the Judith Epstein Memorial Award at the organization’s 93rd National Convention in New York, NY. Date: 7/30/2007

Hadassah Leadership Academy Alumnae Association Awards Cynthia Kramer the HLA Distinguished Alumna Award
Cynthia Kramer, of St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded the Hadassah Leadership Academy (HLA) Distinguished Alumna Award, the highest recognition the HLA Alumnae Association gives its members. The award was created to honor an HLA graduate who demonstrates leadership, service, and significant achievements that benefit Hadassah and the recipient’s local community. It was presented at the 93rd National Convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, in New York, New York. Date: 7/30/2007

Hadassah Announces $164 Million Raised Toward Construction of Sarah Wetsman Davidson Inpatient Tower at Hadassah Medical Center
Inspired by its historical imperative to build the land of Israel and the medical and educational infrastructure of Jerusalem, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today announced that it had raised $164 million toward the construction of the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower on the campus of Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem. Date: 7/19/2007

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