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
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.
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.
Quite Close to Home
Diary of A Director General
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hadassah Congratulates President Barack Obama
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hadassah Unites in Jerusalem for 100th Anniversary Convention
Netanyahu to receive preeminent Hadassah award, Peres to welcome delegates, at three-day centennial-year culminating event
Hadassah: The Ultimate Start-Up
Diary of a Director General
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.
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!
2012 United Nations General Assembly
Hear the speeches and read overviews from the 2012 United Nations General Assembly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year, New Beginnings
Diary of a Director General
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.
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.
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.
August in the Air
Diary of a Director General
Cincinnati Welcomes Negari Family
Hadassah Medical Center Doctor, Dr. Shelly Negari and her husband, Amit, were welcomed to Cincinnati
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.
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.
Hadassah Foundation Awards 13 Bat Mitzvah Year Mini-Grants to Support Well-Being of Jewish Girls, Young Women
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.
Nancy Falchuk Meets Interns at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Nancy Falchuck Meets Interns at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. The registration deadline is December
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.
Women Helping Women
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.
Brooklyn Region Tells All
The Brooklyn Region of Hadassah produced an Archive Project book in which the entire history of the region is told.
The Mind is a Mysterious Place
Diary of a Director General
Hadassah Physicians Honored for Their Work
A week of great kavod, honor, for Hadassah this week as announcements were made all over Israel.
Hadassah publishes book sharing stories of organization’s impact on members’ lives
Thin Threads anthology part of Hadassah's centennial commemoration.
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.
Largest Women's Zionist Organization Gathers in Dallas for Annual National Board and Business Meetings
Hadassah members celebrate new leadership, refine plans for 100th anniversary
Jonathan Pollard Update
On June 16, at Hadassah’s National Business Meeting in Dallas, the Hadassah National Board approved the following motion.
Newly Renovated Baby Nursery at Mount Scopus
National Board member and Society of Major Donors Chair Debbie Levine visits the newly renovated baby nursery at Hadassah Mount Scopus. A ceremony marked the renovated delivery suites, the nursery and the patient rooms in the hospital.
A special ceremony in a special place
Israelis are used to having a Bar Mitzvah at 13-years-old and Bat Mitzvah at 12. Many Jews around the world do the same. But many birthright participants have never had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah —until they come on a Young Judaea birthright trip.
Cincinnati Chapter Honors Hospital Fellow and Hadassah Surgeon
Cincinnati Chapter Honors Cincinnati Children's Hospital Fellow and Hadassah Surgeon Dr. Yaron Armon and Dr. Marc Levitt, Director Cincinnati Children's Hospital Colorectal Center.
Diplomacy & Security: Israel and its Neighbors
An update on Israel's diplomatic and security status with the Palestinians, Iran, Egypt and Syria.
Hadassah Doctor Saves Fetus with Small Chance of Survival
A fetus with a hiatus hernia that led its abdominal organs to be compressed within the chest, was saved by Hadassah Fetal Medicine Expert Dr. Yuval Gielchinsky, using an innovative treatment that is only being performed in five to six medical centers in the world.