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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hadassah Physician Participates in Lung Cancer Breakthrough
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hadassah Calls on President Bush to Sign the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds Congress for passing the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, HR 3402, in a rare Saturday session.
Hadassah Applauds Outcome of Diplomatic Conference in Geneva
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauded the results of the diplomatic conference concluded last night in Geneva, Switzerland, where signatories of the 1949 Geneva Convention formally recognized the “Red Crystal” for use by member agencies of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
For Young Judaeans, Thanksgiving Means Giving to Others
With sirens blaring and lights flashing, a five-car police escort led Caravan 4 Katrina, into Jackson, MS last night. The convoy loaded with four truckloads of non-perishable food, toys, books and games was organized by Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.
Caravan 4 Katrina Destined for Jackson, MS With Toys
To Young Judaeans, Hadassah’s youth movement, Thanksgiving this year means one thing: making sure that kids who have been relocated from New Orleans to Jackson, MS have a good holiday.
On Anniversary of Zionism Equals Racism Resolution, Hadassah Encourages United Nations to Be Vigilant
On anniversary of Zionism Equals Racism resolution, Hadassah encourages United Nations to be vigilant.
Author Jenna Blum Wins 2005 Ribalow Prize
November, Jewish Book Month, kicked off with yesterday’s award of the 2005 Harold U. Ribalow Prize to Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us.
Hadassah Expresses Outrage Over Continuing Statements by Iranian Leaders
June Walker, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, expressed outrage today over reported statements by Iran’s leaders calling for Israel’s destruction.
43 Major Companies Sponsor Hadassah's 91st National Annual Convention
Forty-three companies from such diverse fields as banking, insurance, communications, and pharmaceuticals are sponsors of the 91st national annual convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to be held in Washington, DC, July 17-20.
Hadassah Announces The Appointment Of Morlie Hammer Levin As National Executive Director
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Morlie Hammer Levin as National Executive Director, effective at the beginning of September. Levin comes to Hadassah from a rich background in Jewish communal work, management consulting, and policy studies. Her most recent position was Vice President, Strategic Donor Initiatives at the Jewish Federation in Los Angeles, CA.
Hadassah Applauds Introduction Of Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Legislation In The House
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, commends the introduction of the “Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2005” in the U.S. House of Representatives by lead sponsors Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA).
Hadassah Applauds Sen. Frist For His Dramatic Support Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) for his strong support of embryonic stem cell research. In a dramatic speech on the Senate floor this morning, Senator Frist said, “while human embryonic stem cell research is still at a very early stage, the limitations put in place in 2001 will, over time, slow our ability to bring potential new treatments for certain diseases. Therefore, I believe the president’s policy should be modified.”
Hadassah Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee’s Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval today of S.1197, reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) introduced by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE). Hadassah calls upon the Senate and House leadership to bring it to a floor vote before it expires on September 30, 2005.
Hadassah Applauds Today’s Announcement That Magen David Adom Soon to Be Admitted to International Committee for the Red Cross
Hadassah Celebrates New Year By Giving $250,000 To 13 Israeli Youth-At-Risk Programs
Programs for youth at risk are themselves at risk because of the severe financial crisis in many Israeli institutions and organizations devoted to aiding children. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, has stepped forward to help with an allocation of $250,000 to support 13 endangered programs for youth at risk.
Hadassah Child Psychiatrist Joins Israeli Mission To Sri Lanka; Advises Sri Lankan Mental Healthcare Professionals On Trauma-Related Stress In Children
Prof. Esti Galili, Director, Child and Adolescent Unit, Department of Psychiatry, at the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, flew to Sri Lanka earlier this week to contribute her expertise on the psychological care of Sri Lanka's traumatized children, many of whom were orphaned by the tsunami.
Hadassah Congratulates House for House for Passage of Stem Cell Bill
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, congratulates the House of Representatives on its courageous vote approving The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 810). The bill would override President Bush’s August 9, 2001 executive order limiting federal funding of embryonic stem cell research to stem cell lines derived before that date.