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Netletter Tu B'Shvat
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer reviews a bit of history and shares what is upcoming in Israel after the election season. Date: 1/24/2013

Hadassah National Board Votes on Policy Issues
Yesterday, Hadassah concluded its winter board meeting by voting on two key policy issues. The National Board of Hadassah reaffirmed the statement it made in 2000 in support of stronger gun control legislation and expanded it to call for a ban on assault weapons. The National Board also approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to and support for freedom of worship for all women at the Western Wall. Date: 1/23/2013

Marisa Obuchowski, From Baltimore to WUJS Israel
Many people who are considering a long-term experience in Israel often decide not to participate because of a fear of taking "time off". Marisa Obuchowski's recent experience on WUJS Israel is a reminder that the right blend of internships, learning, and personal growth is only an investment in one's future, not a break from it. Date: 1/23/2013

40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, recognizing a woman's constitutional right to make her own reproductive health choices—including seeking access to legal abortion. Forty years later, the fight continues with new attacks on reproductive rights launched every year. Defeats of these proposals are hard fought and victories hard won. Date: 1/22/2013

Hadassah Reaffirms Support for Freedom of Worship for Women at the Western Wall
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, at its winder board meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida, approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to and support for freedom of worship for all women at the Western Wall. Date: 1/22/2013

Farewell Diary
Diary of A Director General
By the time you read this, I imagine you will have heard that I have resigned my position of Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization. Regardless of my personal decision, I believe that HMO management and staff will do their utmost to ensure that Hadassah will continue to be a leader in Israel and throughout the world Date: 1/17/2013

Eli Finds His Future at Youth Aliyah
Some of the children in our Youth Aliyah villages are survivors of violence and cultural dislocation. Eli, a high school senior, moved to Israel from Romania with his mother and sister when he was ten. Despite her obvious intelligence, Eli's mother, an engineer, became overwhelmed with emotional problems. They became extreme: first she beat him and, when he became old enough, he hit her back. She called the police. He was referred to Meir Shfeyah Youth Aliyah village. Date: 1/16/2013

Important Message from National President Marcie Natan
Date: 1/14/2013

Hadassah College Student's Photograph Selected for National Geographic Magazine
The photograph was one of only twelve chosen by the magazine's editors from among millions of entries from around the world. Date: 1/8/2013

The Hadassah Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 Tannenbaum Prize
The Hadassah Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize. Date: 1/8/2013

The Jerusalem Netletter Tevet 25
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer talks about life in Jerusalem and the way in which she frequently finds new connections to Hadassah. Date: 1/7/2013

Trees in Holyland Family Park will Preserve Memory of Children and Staff in Newtown, CT
Date: 12/28/2012

Australian-Born Israeli Journalist and Terror Survivor is Featured Speaker at Hadassah Australia Event
Irris Makler, award-winning Australian-born Israeli journalist and author, who was injured in a 2009 terrorist attack in Jerusalem and treated successfully at the Hadassah Medical Center, was the featured speaker at a Melbourne community event, initiated by Hadassah Australia. Date: 12/27/2012

French Student Delegation Visits Hadassah Academic College
Hadassah Academic College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender yesterday welcomed 100 final year high school students from Paris and Marseilles who visited the campus to explore study opportunities. Date: 12/26/2012

Hadassah Applauds Netanyahu’s Plan to Evaluate Prayer at Kotel
In response to the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., that transpired Friday, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement: Date: 12/26/2012

Hadassah Applauds Netanyahu’s Plan to Evaluate Prayer at Kotel
Press Release
NEW YORK —Hadassah reiterates its concern over the escalation of conflict regarding women’s prayer at the Western Wall and applauds Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to address the situation.  In response to this new announcement, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement. Date: 12/26/2012

The Determination of Dr. Duvdevani
Diary of A Director General
Date: 12/26/2012

The Jerusalem Netletter Tevet 5773
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer, in Jerusalem, had a run-in with the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. She only had good reviews. Date: 12/26/2012

Hadassah Academic College Students Design 2013 Maccabiah Games Torch
The 2013 Maccabiah Games Torch is designed by students from Hadassah Academic College. Date: 12/17/2012

Hadassah Reaffirms Support for Assault Weapons Ban
In response to the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., that transpired Friday, Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, released the following statement: Date: 12/17/2012

A Capitol Event: Hadassah Takes the 113th Congress by Storm
Join us to welcome the members of the 113th Congress to Washington, DC and to introduce them to Hadassah. Date: 12/7/2012

Hadassah Academic College Begins a New Year
As the Chanuka festival approaches and time for joy and celebration is here, I am pleased to share with you the highlights on the start of our academic year. Date: 12/6/2012

Miracles at Mount Scopus
Diary of A Director General
Date: 12/6/2012

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

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