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Protect Charitable Giving Incentives
Leaders in Washington are locked in heated budget negotiations aimed to avoid significant spending and tax level changes—set to take effect in January—if a compromise cannot be reached. Tomorrow and Wednesday, nonprofit leaders and supporters from across the country are participating in Protect Giving Days, lobbying elected officials to protect charitable giving incentives. Date: 12/3/2012


Members Meet with West Bank and Gaza Correspondent on Last Day of Mission
On its last day, Hadassah's Pillar of Defense Solidarity Mission met with journalist at the Jerusalem Post and U.S. News and World Report, and correspondent to the West Bank and Gaza Khaled Abu Toameh to present a comprehensive picture of regional conflicts, including the Palestinian bid for membership in the UN and its repercussions. Date: 11/29/2012


Palestinians Granted Statehood Status
After years of pursuing a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) at the United Nations, the Palestinians succeeded in upgrading their status to "non-member observer state." The vote—138 in favor, 9 opposed and 41 abstentions—implicitly recognizes "Palestine" as a sovereign country and opens Israel up to further attacks and delegitimization. Date: 11/29/2012


Middle East Update: Palestinians at the UN
Hadassah maintains its steadfast support for Israel and affirms that the only step forward for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is direct, bilateral negotiations without pre-conditions. Date: 11/28/2012


Hadassah Visits Students at Neve Yam Naval Boarding School During Pillar of Defense Solidarity Mission
The students at Neve Yam Naval Boarding School were hosted by Hadassah-Neurim so they wouldn't miss school and training when Ashdod schools were closed. Date: 11/27/2012


An Update from the NICU at Hadassah Medical Organization
We spent the morning at Mt. Scopus, understanding the security issues, and seeing the hospital. The maternity area was filled to capacity and we were delighted to meet the mother and father of twins. Date: 11/26/2012


Mission: Stand With Israel is Going Strong as They Meet With Avi Dichter
Hadassah's Pillar of Defense Solidarity Mission shares a light moment after a sobering update by Head of Homeland Security and former head of the General Security Services (Shabak) Avi Dichter in his offices in Tel Aviv. Date: 11/26/2012


Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem
I'm writing while driving from Jerusalem to Ramat Gan. The rain is falling, Shabbat will soon envelope the country and the bus stops are filled with soldiers returning home. I can only imagine the joy of families waiting for them! Date: 11/23/2012


Ceasefire Reached
This is a special edition Hadassah Action Alert with vital information for all Hadassah Members, Associates, and supporters—including breaking news, Hadassah updates and information about pro-Israel advocacy and activities.  Date: 11/21/2012


Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Visits New England Chapter
Last Thursday, Hadassah New England held a reception in honor of Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, who visited Boston for a private tour last week. Date: 11/20/2012


Quite Close to Home
Diary of A Director General
Date: 11/19/2012


Department of Health and Wellness Sponsors Centennial Event
On Monday, October 15, Hadassah's Department of Health and Wellness and Hadassah Israel sponsored a Centennial Preconvention Education program on Personalized Breast Cancer Care at Hadassah Medical Center at the Hadassah University Hospital- Ein Kerem Campus. Date: 11/14/2012


Middle East Update: Today, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense
Today, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense, killing Hamas Commander and Chief-of-Staff Ahmed Jabari. Jabari directed Hamas' Second Intifada terrorism campaign in the early 2000s and oversaw the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit in 2006. Date: 11/14/2012


Homeland Security Advisors Briefed at Hadassah Medical Center
At the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem a delegation of Senior Homeland Security Advisors received extensive briefings on many of the aspects of involved in emergency preparedness and response – from assuring the presence of appropriate personnel to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Date: 11/12/2012


Celebrating the Ta Tas in North Carolina
The members of Hadassah’s Charlotte, NC chapter wanted to raise money for breast cancer research at Hadassah Medical Center. They wanted to do it in an innovative and unforgettable way—and they did! Date: 11/9/2012


An Update from Hadassah Academic College
This week, our College opened the 2012-13 academic year and welcomed a record number of 2,400 students from all parts of Israel to our undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Date: 11/7/2012


Hadassah Congratulates President Barack Obama
Press Release
Date: 11/7/2012


Head of Hadassah Pediatric Urology Visits Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Dr. Ezekiel Landau, the Director of the Pediatric Urology Department of Hadassah Hospital, Bloomberg Mother and Child Center recently visited the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Date: 11/6/2012


Get Out and Vote! - Election Day 2012
On November 6, Americans will elect a President, the full U.S. House of Representatives, one-third of the U.S. Senate, eleven state governors, and many other local officials. Hadassah urges its Members, Associates, and supporters to exercise their right to vote and encourage friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to do the same! Date: 11/5/2012


The Partnership between Hadassah, WZOA and the Jewish National Fund/Keren Kayemet L'Yisrael
Here is your opportunity to see exactly what the partnership between Hadassah, WZOA and the Jewish National Fund/Keren Kayemet L'Yisrael has accomplished over a century of time. Share with your friends, your family and members. Date: 11/1/2012


Women's Rights Update
2012Today is the first ever United Nations International Day of the Girl Child. Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women (the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women), pledged that UN Women will work with governments and other partners to advance girls' education, health and well-being in order to attain a world where girls can live free from fear, violence and discrimination. Date: 10/11/2012


Hadassah Unites in Jerusalem for 100th Anniversary Convention
Press Release
Netanyahu to receive preeminent Hadassah award, Peres to welcome delegates, at three-day centennial-year culminating event
Date: 10/10/2012


Hadassah: The Ultimate Start-Up
Diary of a Director General

Date: 10/10/2012


2012 Associates “Centennial Man”: Jack Wiadro
The National Committee of Hadassah Associates (NCHA) is proud to announce its selection of Jack Wiadro as the 2012 National Associate of the Year “Centennial Man” recipient. Date: 10/3/2012


Hadassah Collectible Commemorative Stamp Available Now!
Check out the Hadassah Centennial Stamp and learn how to get some for yourself and your loved ones in Israel! Date: 10/3/2012


2012 United Nations General Assembly
Hear the speeches and read overviews from the 2012 United Nations General Assembly.
Date: 9/28/2012


National Voter Registration Day
Today is National Voter Registration Day, of which Hadassah is an organizational partner. Visit the campaign website to learn about voter registration and search for events in your area. Remember, deadlines vary by state, so check with your state election offices for details. Date: 9/25/2012


As Hadassah Celebrates its 100th Anniversary, Chapter Honors Four 100-Year-Old Members
Four Main Line Hadassah members were each queen for the day as they marked their 100th birthday at a recent celebration honoring their contributions to the charitable organization. Date: 9/24/2012


Young Judaea Year Course 2012-2013 Has Arrived
Some 250 recent high school graduates from across Europe, North America, and even Puerto Rico, gathered under a twilight sky in the ancient city of Jerusalem. The young people were sitting in clusters on mats laid out across a grassy lawn in the heart of a quaint garden neighborhood. Suddenly the call of a shofar, a ritual ram’s horn, pierced the evening. Date: 9/19/2012


Attacks on U.S. Diplomats
Hadassah joins the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the greater Jewish community in condemning the attacks on U.S. diplomats in Egypt and Libya and praying for the year 5773 to be one of cooperation and peace. A statement from JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow can be found below. Date: 9/13/2012


New Year, New Beginnings
Diary of a Director General

Date: 9/13/2012


Associates Raise $2M for Stem Cell Research
The National Associates Team is proud and excited to announce that its $2M goal in support of stem cell research at the Hadassah Medical Organization has been reached! It was the vision and inspiration of Howard Kaplan, former president of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates that ignited this initiative with the support of the NCHA Executive Board. Date: 9/5/2012


Get Out and Vote!
Did you know? The women’s suffrage movement in the United States influenced and inspired Hadassah’s leaders and policies. Henrietta Szold’s sister Rachel S. Jastrow—founder of Hadassah’s second chapter in 1914 and a liaison to the Wisconsin Legislature for the Women's Suffrage Movement—was instrumental in helping Wisconsin become the first state to ratify women's right to vote. Date: 9/5/2012


The Jewish Agency Invites You to Be a Part of History
The Jewish Agency for Israel is inviting you to be part of history, and build personal relationships with new immigrants from Ethiopia and take home special memories. Date: 9/4/2012


August in the Air
Diary of a Director General

Date: 8/27/2012


Cincinnati Welcomes Negari Family
Hadassah Medical Center Doctor, Dr. Shelly Negari and her husband, Amit, were welcomed to Cincinnati Date: 8/23/2012


Women's Equality Day 2012
August 26, 2012 will mark 92 years since the institution of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. In 1971, Congresswoman—and Hadassah Member—Bella Abzug championed the creation of Women's Equality Day to commemorate the amendment's institution. Every year since, Women's Equality Day has been officially recognized on August 26 by presidential proclamation. Date: 8/23/2012


Anything is Possible for "I Speak Israel" Participant Josh Toch
Josh Toch, 16, a junior in Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California, has just returned from a month-long summer program in Israel. Date: 8/20/2012


Hadassah Foundation Awards 13 Bat Mitzvah Year Mini-Grants to Support Well-Being of Jewish Girls, Young Women
Press Release
To celebrate 13 years of grantmaking, the Hadassah Foundation has awarded 13 mini-grants, in honor of its “bat mitzvah year” of service, to organizations in 11 states serving Jewish young people. The 13 Bat Mitzvah Year Mini-Grants support new or expanded programming that promotes the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of Jewish girls and young women. Date: 8/20/2012


Nancy Falchuk Meets Interns at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Nancy Falchuck Meets Interns at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Date: 8/20/2012


Munich Moment of Silence at Maccabi Games
The world was profoundly disappointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s refusal to honor the Munich 11 with a moment of silence during the opening of the Olympic games in London. Date: 8/8/2012


Young Judaean Leaders End Israel Summer Experience At Hadassah Hospital
To end a summer of fun and education with good deeds, Young Judaea's leadership Machon and Discovery participants spent a day entertaining the sick children at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Date: 8/8/2012


Hadassah’s 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Swearing In With Hadassah Attorneys Council
Each year two dozen Hadassah Life Member and Associate attorneys are admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar on motion of a Supreme Court Bar member of the Hadassah Attorneys Council. For registration and information about the Swearing In program, visit www.hadassah.org/swearingin (starting September 1) or contact attorneyscouncils@hadassah.org. The registration deadline is December 10, 2012. Date: 7/31/2012


Seven Awards for Hadassah Magazine
Kol HaKavod to Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Alan M. Tigay and his team. The magazine recently won seven Rockower Awards for excellence in Jewish journalism. The Rockowers are given annually by the American Jewish Press Association.

The seven prizes made Hadassah Magazine the biggest winner of any magazine. In two cases the magazine took both first and second place in the same category.
Date: 7/31/2012


Women Helping Women
Press Release

The Hadassah Foundation, partners with U.S., Israel Women's Foundations to promote gender equality

Recent acts of illegal exclusion and discrimination against women in Israel have spurred an international movement and a unique collaboration of individual Jewish women's groups.

Date: 7/25/2012


Brooklyn Region Tells All
The Brooklyn Region of Hadassah produced an Archive Project book in which the entire history of the region is told. Date: 7/24/2012


The Mind is a Mysterious Place
Diary of a Director General
Date: 7/24/2012


Hadassah Physicians Honored for Their Work
A week of great kavod, honor, for Hadassah this week as announcements were made all over Israel. Date: 7/23/2012


Hadassah publishes book sharing stories of organization’s impact on members’ lives
Press Release
Thin Threads anthology part of Hadassah's centennial commemoration. Date: 7/23/2012


Fund for the Victims of Terror in Bulgaria
The Jewish Federations of North America along with the Jewish Agency have opened a fund to assist the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Bulgaria. See details of the fund below as well as some additional background information. Date: 7/19/2012


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