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Art at Hadassah
Thousands of works of art enhance the public spaces and grounds of Hadassah’s hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus. Their presence provides a calming environment. Date: 6/13/2012

Hadassah at the UN
Hadassah leaders recently attended a film screening and roundtable discussion of Cambodia: A Quest for Justice, presented by the Simon Weisenthal Museum of Tolerance, The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme and United Nations Department of Public Information. Date: 6/13/2012

Cincinnati Chapter Hosts Prof. Dr. Yoel Donchin at Dessert Reception
Over the past week, Dr. Donchin and Circus Mojo Founder Paul Miller have been giving presentations at the Hadassah Chapter of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the Metropolitan Club to politicians, bankers, economic developers, and business executives about the benefits of medical clowning and circus wellness for patients, staff, doctors, nurses, and families. Date: 6/6/2012

Stamford, CT Centennial Celebration Takes Henrietta to a Yummy Spot
Read how one chapter creatively puts Henrietta Szold into a neighborhood restaurant for more than the Centennial year. Wonder what her special dish will be? Date: 6/6/2012

The Fight for Pay Equity Goes On
Hadassah Members, Associates, and supporters were among thousands of Americans who made phone calls and sent letters about the Paycheck Fairness Act.  These efforts helped garner several new co-sponsors, but ultimately the bill fell short of the necessary 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. On a party-line vote, 52 Senators voted for cloture (allowing the bill to proceed), while 47 opposed it. Date: 6/6/2012

Nurses Honored in Connecticut Region
The Connecticut Region of Hadassah honors their nurses, in recognition of their outstanding excellence in upholding the skills, caring, altruism, integrity and compassion of the profession of nursing and the selfless spirit of volunteerism, thus fostering the ideals and values that have exemplified Hadassah for 100 years. Date: 6/5/2012

Youth Aliyah Eishet Hayil graduates meet with Marlene Post in Abbell Synagogue
The Graduates of the Eishet Hayil program from all three of our Youth Aliyah villages came to Jerusalem, with Etti Serok, the Director of the program, and met with Past president Marlene Post. Mazal Tov to all! Date: 6/5/2012

Mazal Tov to Ramat Hadassah Szold High(RHS) School Graduates
How exciting that 6 years after its creation, 56% of the RHS Charlotte Jacobson High School graduates will go on to the IDF and college with Matriculation certificates. And that is 8% higher than the National Average!!! Date: 6/4/2012

Senate Votes on Pay Equity Tomorrow
A vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act is expected in the coming weeks, so your Senators need to hear from you now! For the next 48 hours, Hadassah and its coalition partners have joined forces for collective call-in days. Women and men from across the country are making their voices heard, bombarding the Senate with a strong, unequivocal message—America's women deserve equal pay! Date: 6/4/2012

UNESCO holds "Question of Palestine" Meeting
Today concludes the "United Nations International Meeting on the Question of Palestine," convened at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. Click here for the press release, distributed last week by the United Nations Department of Public Information. Date: 6/1/2012

Israel Government Makes Monumental Decision
The Israeli government's decision to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis and community leaders contributes to the unity of the Jewish people and the strengthening of ties with the Diaspora. Date: 5/31/2012

Wonderful Stories to Take You Through Shabbat
Read accounts from patients and their families about their exceptional experiences at Hadassah Hospital. Date: 5/31/2012

What do Harlem, Tel Yehudah, Mel Reisfield, and Social Activism Have In Common?
All are prominently featured in Born to Rise a new book coming out next month by Young Judaean Deborah Kenny (formerly Debbie Kuker). Order Debbie's book by tomorrow, May 31st and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Tel Yehudah. Date: 5/30/2012

Exciting Announcement: 2012 Davidson Challenge Grant
The William Davidson Foundation announces new tower campaign $12.5 million challenge grant  Date: 5/29/2012

Exciting Genome Discovery and Hadassah is There!

The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a genetic analysis on a liver biopsy which revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype C2 sequence common in Southeast Asia. The reconstruction of the ancient hepatitis B virus genetic code is the oldest full viral genome described in the scientific literature to date. 

Date: 5/29/2012

New Faces of 2012
Diary of A Director General
Date: 5/29/2012

Judith Steiner- Freud: Saving Lives Through Nursing

Moving to Jerusalem saved Judith Steiner-Freud's life and in return she has spent most of the last 70 years in this city saving the lives of others.

Date: 5/24/2012

U.S., Israel and Iran: A Legislative Update
In the lead-up to the Bagdad talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the United States has expressed support for Israel and opposition to a nuclear weapons-capable Iran. Date: 5/24/2012

The pride of Hadassah was evident to all as three of our own were honored yesterday as Yakirim (Valued Citizens) of Jerusalem. Date: 5/21/2012

Israel's Presence felt in Addis Ababa
The Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa decided this year to donate the money they usually spend on the Independence Day celebrations to one of the orphanages for children with AIDS at which Hadassah Hospital Professor Engelhard volunteers, for the project of "ART, Joy & Love."   Date: 5/18/2012

Bone Marrow Transplant at Hadassah Saves the Life of a 4.5 year old Ukrainian Boy
Doctors at Hadassah create a quality of life for a 4.5 year old from the Ukraine, whose parents thought he would never be a normal boy. Date: 5/17/2012

Israeli Born Harvard Professor Returns Home
Date: 5/16/2012

Support an Inclusive VAWA, Oppose H.R. 4970
An alert distributed by the Jewish Council of Public Affairs—of which Hadassah is a member—addressing the accuracy of Sunday's 60 Minutes report on Christians in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Date: 5/15/2012

From the Mind to the Marketplace
Diary of A Director General
Date: 5/14/2012

GSW and DMR joint spring conference
The Greater Southwest Region and Dessert Mountain Region held a joint Spring Conference. Date: 5/10/2012

Hadassah Applauds Obama’s Statement Supporting Equal Rights For LGBT Couples
Press Release
In response to President Obama's statement today demonstrating support for LGBT rights, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, expressed the following statement: Date: 5/10/2012

The 9th Annual Boston Chapter Art Auction Supporting Women's Cancer Research
Last Thursday, May 3rd, the Boston Chapter of Hadassah held its 9th Annual Art Auction for the benefit of breast and ovarian cancer research at the Hadassah Hospitals. This was a record year--78 people attended, 87 items were sold, and almost $3000 was raised for this important cause! Date: 5/10/2012

Brandon Robinson, recent WUJS Israel participant
I'm a freelance video producer and am putting the finishing touches on a short film. I directed, wrote, and acted in it in addition to composing the score. I'm in the process of submitting it to film festivals.  Date: 5/9/2012

Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem to build an Interdisciplinary Science Center
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted the Hadassah Academic College a lead gift of $7.1 million to build an Interdisciplinary Science Center at its downtown Jerusalem campus.  Date: 5/9/2012

Hadassah Centennial Year Recognition
The first female editor of the Jewish Publication Society and student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Szold and her mother took a transformative 1909 trip to pre-state Israel where they witnessed firsthand the starvation and disease rampant there at the time. Date: 5/8/2012

Support Women's Employment Rights
Women's employment rights are center stage, with the introduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) today and the pay equity debate among pundits, the press, and possibly the Senate in the coming months. Date: 5/8/2012

Petition to Honor the Munich 11
It has been nearly 40 years since the 1972 Munich Olympics, where 11 Israeli athletes were killed. Hadassah is proud of it's history as a vocal advocate for the victims' families and the memory of their loved ones. Date: 5/1/2012

60 Minutes Report: Christians of the Holy Land
An alert distributed by the Jewish Council of Public Affairs—of which Hadassah is a member—addressing the accuracy of Sunday's 60 Minutes report on Christians in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Date: 4/26/2012

Happy Birthday Israel & Hadassah
Hadassah joins the international Jewish community in marking Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Independence Day) this week, and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) next month. Date: 4/25/2012

HMO Update - Wednesday 4/25/2012
Yom Hazikaron 4/25/12
Memorial Day at Hadassah Medical Organization
Date: 4/25/2012

Jerusalem Netletter: Independence Day
I'd like to take this opportunity to honor our physician soldiers. One aspect of life in Israel is that in addition to putting in long days treating patients and doing creative research, a large percentage of our physicians are officers in the IDF. They continue to serve in Reserve Units until their fifties. Date: 4/25/2012

Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is finally expected on the Senate floor for a vote this week! The legislation currently has 61 co-sponsors—a filibuster-proof majority—but is still lacking wide-spread bipartisan support. Date: 4/24/2012

Our Patients, Our Doctors
Diary of A Director General
Date: 4/23/2012

Young Judaea Moves Closer Toward Operating Independently
Press Release
NEW YORK – Young Judaea inked an agreement this week that positions it “a short time away” from becoming an independent organization, the youth movement said today in a joint announcement with Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, which has been its parent and sole sponsor since 1967. Date: 4/20/2012

Important Information
Date: 4/19/2012

Jerusalem Netletter: Yom Hashoah
Yom Hashoah
Date: 4/19/2012

April 17th is Equal Pay Day!
Fact: A woman with comparable education and experience earns only 77 cents, compared to every dollar made by her male counterparts. That's an average of over $10,000 in lost wages every year! Show your support for pay equity and get America’s women out of the RED! Date: 4/16/2012

Hadassah Names New Executive Director/CEO
Press Release

Dr. Janice Weinman 
Date: 4/10/2012

The Jerusalem Netletter 5772, 13 Nissan Edition 5772, April 5, 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: 4/5/2012

The Season of Renewal
Diary of A Director General
Date: 4/5/2012

International Criminal Court Rejects Gaza War Investigation
Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution to establish a "Fact Finding Mission on the Influence of Settlements on Palestinians," prompting Israel to suspend all ties with the Council. Thirty-six countries voted in favor, the United States opposed and 10 abstained. Date: 4/4/2012

Israel & the UN Human Rights Council
Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution to establish a "Fact Finding Mission on the Influence of Settlements on Palestinians," prompting Israel to suspend all ties with the Council. Thirty-six countries voted in favor, the United States opposed and 10 abstained. Date: 3/28/2012

The Other Side of the Mountain
Diary of A Director General
Date: 3/26/2012

First patients move into revolutionary new tower at Hadassah’s hospital in Jerusalem
Press Release
Recently Youth Aliyah students traveled to Poland to visit several Jewish Heritage sites, including many concentration camps. Below is a short collection of photos documenting their journey to Treblinka. Date: 3/19/2012

Social Networking of Another Kind
Date: 3/13/2012

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