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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. Date: 6/26/2006


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. Date: 6/21/2006


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. Date: 6/11/2006


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. Date: 6/5/2006


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. Date: 5/18/2006


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). Date: 3/23/2006


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. Date: 2/2/2006


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. Date: 1/30/2006


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. Date: 1/20/2006


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. Date: 1/10/2006


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. Date: 12/19/2005


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. Date: 12/8/2005


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. Date: 11/22/2005


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. Date: 11/10/2005


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. Date: 11/10/2005


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. Date: 11/9/2005


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. Date: 10/31/2005


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.

Hadassah Convention Sets Capital Example For Power Of Women 1,500 To Advocate On Hill; Roster Of Elected And Appointed Officials To Speak To 2,000 Delegates
With Washington, DC as its convention site, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will set a capital example for the power of women in the nation’s seat of government. One of the many highlights of the Hadassah National Convention, to be held July 17-20, will be a visit to Capitol Hill by some 1,500 Hadassah members from 37 states, who will hold more than 150 meetings with their own Members of Congress.

Hadassah Doctors Fly To Sri Lanka To Aid Tsunami Victims
Four doctors from the Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem left Israel for Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday to aid victims of an undersea earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia.

Hadassah Establishes Emergency Fund To Help Medical Professionals Volunteer Their Services In South Asia
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has set up a fund for South Asian tsunami relief. Money donated to Hadassah in the U.S. for this purpose will be used to assist a number of Hadassah staff physicians, nurses and other medical personnel who have volunteered to travel from Israel to Southeast Asia to provide their skilled services to the relief efforts.

Hadassah Establishes Program For Young Women To Take A Stand!
A newly established program at Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is capturing the attention and imagination of its young leaders and donors: in one day at the recent annual convention, Take a Stand! raised $180,000.

Hadassah Establishes Relief Fund For Hurricane Victims
With many months of recovery and reconstruction work needed to repair the devastation left by Hurricane Charley, Hadassah the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has launched a special appeal to raise assistance funds.

Hadassah Grieves Death Of Christopher Reeve
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, joins with all Americans in grieving the loss of Christopher Reeve, who even in the face of overwhelming physical disability maintained his courage of conviction and ability to act on it. We send his family our deepest condolences.

Hadassah Hails Federal Court Ruling Finding So-Called ‘Partial-Birth Abortion Ban’ Unconstitutional
Hadassah applauds today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Casey (Southern District, New York) that finds the so-called ‘Partial-Birth Abortion Ban,' signed by President Bush last year, unconstitutional on the grounds that it does not include an exception permitting the banned procedure when necessary to preserve a woman’s health.

Hadassah Mourns Former National President June Walker
June Walker, former National President of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, from 2003 – 2007, has passed away after a long illness.

Hadassah Passes Resolution Calling For End To Trafficking Of Women
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, this week passed a resolution calling upon all nations to make the elimination of the trafficking of women a priority by strengthening anti-trafficking legislation, sharing information, aggressively prosecuting traffickers, and mounting public information campaigns.

Hadassah Pathologist Finds Anti-Inflamatory Drugs Effective In Preventing Liver Cancer
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be effective tools in preventing liver cancer, according to researchers at Hadassah Medical Center in the Ein Kerem suburb of Jerusalem and the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. The findings have been released today on the prestigious scientific journal Nature Web site, in the “Advanced On-Line Publication” site, prior to publication in a future issue of Nature.

Hadassah Plans SOS: State Of Stem Cells, Largest Ever Advocacy Day; Members Will Advocate In 42 State Capitals For Legislation To Provide Stem-Cell Research Funding
With state funding initiatives for embryonic stem cell research in the news almost daily, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is launching a major national initiative this spring to encourage state legislators across the U.S. to pass favorable stem-cell research laws in their states.

Hadassah Praises Senate Passage Of Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill Urges House Of Representatives To Quickly Follow Suit
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, praised the Senate for its unanimous approval (98-0) of the “Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act” (S. 306). The Senate passed identical legislation in 2003 and had President Bush’s support, but the House of Representatives failed to act and the bill died when the last Congress adjourned.

Hadassah Research Reveals: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Predicted Through A Simple Blood Test
Researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem have discovered that a simple blood test might enable psychiatrists to predict if a person will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), while still in the emergency room, a few hours after the traumatic event occurred.

Hadassah Rolls Out Special Needs Training Wheels Program
In time for the new school year and the High Holidays, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has rolled out a dynamic and comprehensive nationwide Jewish education program for children with special needs.

Hadassah Salutes President Bush For Historic Signing Of GINA, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, salutes President Bush for signing into law the “Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act” (GINA) (H.R. 493). Hadassah also applauds Congress for its hard work in passing this historic legislation, as well as the leadership of the GINA’s chief sponsors, Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Judy Biggert (R-IL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Sens. Olympia Snow (R-ME) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), and its co-sponsors.

Hadassah Supports Student Pro-Israel Efforts At Duke University
Concerned about the anti-Israel environment on college campuses, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has once again acted to ensure that Jewish students have the resources necessary to empower themselves in the face of intense pressure from Palestinian programming.

Hadassah Thanks House Of Representatives And Rep. Eric Cantor For Special Appropriation To Hadassah
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is extremely pleased that the House of Representatives today voted to approve HR 1268, making emergency supplemental appropriations. According to the House conference report, “the conferees recognize the importance of adequate healthcare for Palestinian women and children…and recommend $2,000,000 to support the healthcare activities of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.”

Hadassah Wishes Senator Kennedy Well
Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, made a statement upon hearing the sad news of Senator Ted Kennedy's diagnosis with a malignant brain tumor.

Hadassah Workshop Announced for UN Conference in Paris
At the United Nation’s 61st Annual Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference, Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America will run a workshop on one of its flagship causes: women’s rights in health. This year’s DPI/NGO Conference will be held in Paris, France, at the beginning of September at the UNESCO Headquarters.

Hadassah’s Annual National Convention To Take Place In Washington, DC, July 17-20
Close to 2,000 Hadassah members from all over the United States will gather in Washington, DC for the annual national convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to be held Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20, 2004.

Hadassah’s Attorneys Council Offers Opportunity For Swearing-In At U.S. Supreme Court In Nation’s Capital
For attorneys, a swearing-in at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC is one of the most prestigious and meaningful events of their professional lives. This year, the National Attorneys’ Council of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has secured two dates for qualified attorneys, who are also Hadassah members, to be sworn-in at the highest court in the land.

House Speaker Pelosi Hosted By National President Falchuk At The Hadassah Medical Center
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan Congressional leadership delegation visited Hadassah Medical Center last week to learn about their world-class emergency initiatives, information that could be critical to the United States in the event of another attack.

Joyce Rabin, Of Woodmere, To Chair Hadassah’S 91St National Convention In Washington, Dc, July 17-20
National President June Walker has named Joyce Rabin of Woodmere, NY, to serve as Co-Chair of the 91st National Convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Some 2,000 delegates will attend the annual gathering to be held Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in Washington, DC.

Judy And Sidney Swartz Center For Emergency Medicine Dedicated At Hadassah Medical Center At Ein Kerem
With the windy hills of Jerusalem as a backdrop underneath a Purim moon, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, celebrated its 93rd birthday last night by dedicating its newest facility, the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine at Ein Kerem.

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