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.
Help for Those Affected by the Fires in Colorado Springs
Information on how to help those impacted by the fires in Colorado.
Trail Angels at Hadassah Ein-Kerem
Hadassah Ein-Kerem volunteers to make "Trail Angel" station for trekkers on The Israel Trail.
Independence Day for Young Judaea
Hadassah empowers Zionist youth movement, forges ongoing partnership
Hadassah Welcomes Court's Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act
Hadassah welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, affirming our commitment to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality affordable health care.
Hadassah Joins in International Demand to Honor Munich’s Slain Olympians
Hadassah joins the international call for a minute of silence at the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics, on July 27, to remember the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Olympic Games 40 years ago.
Democratic Party Women Leaders Visit Hadassah Mount Scopus
New Director of Mount Scopus Levzion-Korach takes a group of highly-ranked Democratic leaders on a tour of our facility. Their tour is being sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
An Update from Israel, from Marcie Natan
Marcie’s synopsis of President Shimon Peres’ address at the opening of the General Assembly of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Hadassah New England goes to BIO International Convention
Hadassah New England participated in the BIO International Convention, one of the largest Biotechnology events in the world, held this year at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Good news! Ayelet Tours Provides Discounts for Flights to Convention in Israel
Hadassah's Centennial Convention tour operator, Ayelet Tours, has announced new special discounts for flights to Convention in Israel: $50 off per seat for any published EL AL Israel Airlines coach fare and $100 off per seat for any available Business Class fare. Departures to Israel between October 8 and October 14, 2012, are eligible for the discounts.
Hadassah Foundation Awards Fourth Annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award To Israeli High Tech Innovator
The Hadassah Foundation this week presented its Bernice S. Tannenbaum Award to Ifat Baron, the founder and Executive Director of IT Works, an Israeli nonprofit. The prize honors an outstanding young female leader who has advanced the status of women and girls in Israel or the United States.
More From Andi Kron, a Hadassah Member, Spending the Year Volunteering At Hadassah Neurim
Check out Andi Kron's latest report for our Youth Aliyah Village as another school year comes to a successful close.
A Patient-Centered Pair
Changes and Challenges at Hadassah
In a lengthy and thorough assessment of Hadassah's present and future, Jewish Week (June 19, 2012) asks, Can Hadassah, At 100, Go Virtual? The reporter looks at the organization's current successes and future challenges, and interviews Hadassah members, new and old.
Hadassah Magazine Biggest Winner of Jewish Press Awards for Excellence
Hadassah Magazine Sweeps American Jewish Press Association Awards.
Israeli Cabinet Minister Visits Alma Mater Hadassah Neurim
On Tuesday, June 19, Moshe Kahlon , Minister of Communications and Minister of Welfare and Social Services visited Hadassah Neurim, where he graduated in 1978.
Hadassah Announces Sale of its Building
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with BOB 57 LLC for the sale of its building at 50 West 58th Street for the sum of $71.5 million.
Continue Support for Contraception Access
This month marked 47 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Griswold v. Connecticut, affirming a woman's right to contraception and paving the way for reproductive rights more broadly. However—nearly half a century later—the debate over contraception access is increasingly contentious.
Hadassah Urges Peace Over Divestment
Hadassah joins the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) in supporting the "Letter in Hope" and encourages Hadassah Members, Associates and supporters to join the effort. The "Letter in Hope" urges the Presbyterian Church (USA) to support peace and reject the proposed resolution calling for divestment from three companies doing business with Israel
Andi Kron, a Hadassah Member, Spending the Year Volunteering At Hadassah Neurim
Check out Andi's latest photos.
Art at Hadassah
Thousands of works of art enhance the public spaces and grounds
of Hadassah’s hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus. Their
presence provides a
Hadassah at the UN
Hadassah leaders recently attended a film screening and roundtable discussion of Cambodia: A Quest for Justice, presented by the Simon Weisenthal Museum of Tolerance, The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme and United Nations Department of Public Information.
Cincinnati Chapter Hosts Prof. Dr. Yoel Donchin at Dessert Reception
Over the past week, Dr. Donchin and Circus Mojo Founder Paul Miller have been giving presentations at the Hadassah Chapter of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the Metropolitan Club to politicians, bankers, economic developers, and business executives about the benefits of medical clowning and circus wellness for patients, staff, doctors, nurses, and families.
Stamford, CT Centennial Celebration Takes Henrietta to a Yummy Spot
Read how one chapter creatively puts Henrietta Szold into a neighborhood restaurant for more than the Centennial year. Wonder what her special dish will be?
The Fight for Pay Equity Goes On
Hadassah Members, Associates, and supporters were among thousands of Americans who made phone calls and sent letters about the Paycheck Fairness Act. These efforts helped garner several new co-sponsors, but ultimately the bill fell short of the necessary 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. On a party-line vote, 52 Senators voted for cloture (allowing the bill to proceed), while 47 opposed it.
Nurses Honored in Connecticut Region
The Connecticut Region of Hadassah honors their nurses, in recognition of their outstanding excellence in upholding the skills, caring, altruism, integrity and compassion of the profession of nursing and the selfless spirit of volunteerism, thus fostering the ideals and values that have exemplified Hadassah for 100 years.
Youth Aliyah Eishet Hayil graduates meet with Marlene Post in Abbell Synagogue
The Graduates of the Eishet Hayil program from all three of our Youth Aliyah villages came to Jerusalem, with Etti Serok, the Director of the program, and met with Past president Marlene Post. Mazal Tov to all!
Mazal Tov to Ramat Hadassah Szold High(RHS) School Graduates
How exciting that 6 years after its creation, 56% of the RHS Charlotte Jacobson High School graduates will go on to the IDF and college with Matriculation certificates. And that is 8% higher than the National Average!!!
Senate Votes on Pay Equity Tomorrow
A vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act is expected in the coming weeks, so your Senators need to hear from you now! For the next 48 hours, Hadassah and its coalition partners have joined forces for collective call-in days. Women and men from across the country are making their voices heard, bombarding the Senate with a strong, unequivocal message—America's women deserve equal pay!
UNESCO holds "Question of Palestine" Meeting
Today concludes the "United Nations International Meeting on the Question of Palestine," convened at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. Click here for the press release, distributed last week by the United Nations Department of Public Information.
Israel Government Makes Monumental Decision
The Israeli government's decision to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis and community leaders contributes to the unity of the Jewish people and the strengthening of ties with the Diaspora.
Wonderful Stories to Take You Through Shabbat
Read accounts from patients and their families about their exceptional experiences at Hadassah Hospital.
What do Harlem, Tel Yehudah, Mel Reisfield, and Social Activism Have In Common?
All are prominently featured in Born to Rise a
new book coming out next month by Young Judaean Deborah Kenny (formerly Debbie
Kuker). Order Debbie's book by tomorrow, May 31st and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Tel
Exciting Announcement: 2012 Davidson Challenge Grant
The William Davidson Foundation announces new tower campaign $12.5 million challenge grant
Exciting Genome Discovery and Hadassah is There!
The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a genetic analysis on a liver biopsy which revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype C2 sequence common in Southeast Asia. The reconstruction of the ancient hepatitis B virus genetic code is the oldest full viral genome described in the scientific literature to date.
New Faces of 2012
Diary of A Director General
Judith Steiner- Freud: Saving Lives Through Nursing
Moving to Jerusalem saved Judith Steiner-Freud's life and in
return she has spent most of the last 70 years in this city saving the lives of
U.S., Israel and Iran: A Legislative Update
In the lead-up to the Bagdad talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the United States has expressed support for Israel and opposition to a nuclear weapons-capable Iran.
HAPPY YOM YERUSHALAYIM TO ALL
The pride of Hadassah was evident to all as three of our own were honored yesterday as Yakirim (Valued Citizens) of Jerusalem.
Israel's Presence felt in Addis Ababa
The Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa decided this year to donate the money they usually spend on the Independence Day celebrations to one of the orphanages for children with AIDS at which Hadassah Hospital Professor Engelhard volunteers, for the project of "ART, Joy & Love."
Bone Marrow Transplant at Hadassah Saves the Life of a 4.5 year old Ukrainian Boy
Doctors at Hadassah create a quality of life for a 4.5 year old from the Ukraine, whose parents thought he would never be a normal boy.
Israeli Born Harvard Professor Returns Home