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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

Hadassah Elects Nancy Falchuk, of Newton Center, MA, New National President
24th National President Comes From Background of Zionism, Medicine, and Volunteerism
Nancy Falchuk of Newton Center, MA, was elected this week as National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, at the organization’s annual National Convention, just concluded in New York City. Date: 7/19/2007

Mayor Bloomberg Receives Hadassah's Highest Honor
The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, this week received the Henrietta Szold Award at the 93rd National Convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, just concluded in New York City. Szold, the founder of Hadassah, was a Jewish-American patriot, a fervent Zionist, and a great humanitarian; in October, she will be posthumously inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY. Date: 7/19/2007

Star-Studded Business Forum on Israel in New York City
Opening event of 93rd Hadassah National Convention
A star-studded line-up of CEOs and entrepreneurs working in and with Israel will be the centerpiece of an Israel-US Business Forum, in New York City, Sunday, July 15, at an opening event of the 93rd National Hadassah Convention. Date: 6/22/2007

93rd National Hadassah Convention Set for New York City
Annual opportunity for Jewish women to connect with each other and Israel takes place July 15-18
The pressing issues facing us as Jewish citizens of the U.S. and the world is the focus of this year’s annual national convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to be held in New York, July 15-18, 2007. Date: 6/21/2007

Hadassah Deeply Disappointed by Presidential Veto of Stem Cell Legislation
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today expressed profound disappointment at Presidents Bush’s decision to veto legislation that would have advanced stem-cell research. Date: 6/20/2007

Hadassah Congratulates Shimon Peres
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, sends its warmest congratulations to Shimon Peres upon his election as Israel’s ninth president. Date: 6/13/2007

Hadassah Encouraged by House Vote and New Stem-Cell Research
Urges President not to rule out any avenues for research
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is greatly encouraged by the research published this week that indicates that skin cells in laboratory mice can be engineered to behave as stem cells, vastly widening the possibilities of seeking cures and relief for the tens of millions of Americans suffering from intractable chronic diseases. Date: 6/7/2007

Hadassah Troubled by Recent Call by Fringe Group of British Doctors to Expel IMA From WMA
“Science and medicine should not know any political or geographical borders.”
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is deeply concerned by the recent call by a fringe group of 130 British doctors to expel the Israel Medical Association (IMA) from the World Medical Association (WMA), published in The Guardian newspaper. Date: 5/17/2007

Hadassah Hospitals Central Figures in Six Day War
40th Anniversary of war is 40th anniversary of return of Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus
Israel’s hospitals have always been central to its war efforts, but probably no other hospital figured as largely in the early years of the state as Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus. The upcoming 40th anniversary of the Six Day War is also the 40th anniversary of the return of the Mt. Scopus hospital to Hadassah’s hands as a vital medical facility in service of the Jerusalem public. Date: 5/14/2007

New Year Course Program Out of This World
Olami II: Lost Jewish Communities
Discovering the lost Jewish communities of the world is the goal of the latest addition to the growing constellation of Year Course programs. Now, as Young Judaea’s award-winning Year Course in Israel celebrates its fiftieth year, Year Course participants will be able to travel to the furthest reaches of the globe to learn about four extraordinary communities with deep-rooted connections to the Jewish people. Date: 5/1/2007

Hadassah Applauds House Passage of GINA, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act
Urges Senate to Take Swift Action
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds the House of Representatives for today’s overwhelming passage of the “Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2007,” HR 493. In addition, Hadassah thanks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for scheduling this first-time vote on this vital bill, and its sponsors Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), and its 165 co-sponsors. Date: 4/25/2007

Hadassah Deeply Disappointed with Today's Supreme Court Ruling
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is deeply disappointed with today's Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the ban on late-term abortions, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. With this decision, Hadassah feels that the Court has inappropriately inserted itself into the personal lives of American women. Date: 4/18/2007

June Walker Nominated to Chair Conference of Presidents
James S. Tisch, Past Chairman of the Conference of Presidents and Chairman of its 2007 Nominating Committee, reported to the Conference of Presidents the recommendation of the Nominating Committee that June Walker, President of Hadassah, be the next Conference Chairman beginning June 1, 2007. Date: 4/16/2007

President of Hadassah College Jerusalem to Light Torch
One of Two Hadassah Representatives to Be Given Honor at Annual Ceremony on Mt. Herzl
Prof. Nava Ben-Zvi, President of Hadassah College Jerusalem, will be among those honored by the State of Israel to light a torch at the annual Memorial Day/Independence Day observances on Mt. Herzl, Monday evening, April 23. Date: 4/16/2007

Hadassah Applauds Senate Passage Today of Stem-Cell Act
Strongly Urges President to Sign this Legislation into Law
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds today’s passage by the Senate of The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (S. 5). The measure passed with a plurality of 63 votes, enough for a decisive victory but not enough for the two-thirds majority needed to override an anticipated Presidential veto. Date: 4/11/2007

Hadassah Applauds NY State Legislature for Allocating Funding for Stem Cell Research
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, today hailed the New York State legislature for approving $100 million to fund stem-cell research and regenerative medicine in this budget year, with an expectation of a total of one billion dollars over the next 10 years. Date: 4/2/2007

New House Bill Would Increase Access to Colorectal Cancer Screenings and Treatment for the Uninsured and Underinsured
Legislation Could Help Save Thousands of Lives
U.S. Representatives Kay Granger (R-TX) and Albert Wynn (D-MD) today introduced legislation that would increase access to colorectal screening and treatment services to medically underserved men and women who would not otherwise be able to obtain them. Date: 3/28/2007

Hadassah Receives $75 Million Gift for Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
William and Karen Davidson on behalf of Guardian Industries donate to new inpatient tower
Date: 3/5/2007

FAQS on HPV Vaccine for Women and Girls
This week, the discussion about the vaccine against cervical cancer (Human Papillomavirus [HPV]) made its way onto the front page and into prime time television. To help readers understand the importance and value of the vaccine for all girls and women, aged 9-26, Hadassah’s Department of Women’s Health and Advocacy has compiled the most common FAQs. Date: 2/9/2007

Women on Periphery in Israel Still Struggling
Tel Aviv University Professor Seeks Gender Equality Through Economic Empowerment
As reports of sexual harassment charges at the highest levels dominate the news from Jerusalem, the good news is that these events are paradoxically “a sign of the strength of Israeli legal institutions,” as pertains to the status of women in Israel, according to Dr. Neta Ziv, Tel Aviv University Professor and the director of a legal clinic supported by the Hadassah Foundation. Date: 2/8/2007

Hadassah Strongly Urges UN Member States to Pass Resolution Rejecting Holocaust Denial
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, appeals to nations of good conscience to condemn all forms of Holocaust denial and strongly urges a vote in favor of a United Nations-sponsored resolution which urges “all Member States unreservedly to reject any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, or in activities to this end.” Date: 1/24/2007

Hadassah Passes National Board Resolution to Balance Religion in the Workplace With Civil Liberties
Date: 1/18/2007

Hadassah Applauds Passage Today of H.R. 3
Strongly Urges Favorable Stem-Cell Legislation to Become Law
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, applauds today’s passage in the House of Representatives of The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 3). By a vote of 253 to 174, the House confirmed the overwhelming will of the American people, who are in favor of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research to advance this potentially lifesaving frontier of science. Date: 1/11/2007

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. Date: 1/3/2007

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. Date: 12/18/2006

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. Date: 12/18/2006

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. Date: 12/15/2006

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. Date: 12/14/2006

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. Date: 12/13/2006

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. Date: 12/1/2006

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. Date: 11/14/2006

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. Date: 11/8/2006

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. Date: 10/27/2006

Hadassah Physician Participates in Lung Cancer Breakthrough
Date: 10/26/2006

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. Date: 9/14/2006

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. Date: 8/9/2006

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." Date: 8/8/2006

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. Date: 8/7/2006

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. Date: 8/7/2006

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. Date: 8/4/2006

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