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High Holiday Services on Shalom TV
For the first time on national cable television, Jewish High Holiday services will be carried across the country on Shalom TV, the free Video on Demand Jewish cable network available in more than 38 million homes. Designed for those unable to attend a synagogue service, the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur congregational programs begin airing on Shalom TV the week of September 5. Date: 8/31/2010


Gilad Shalit
On August 28, Gilad will mark his 24th birthday – his fifth in captivity. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is launching a new website, www.giladgreetings.org, to provide people across the United States, in Israel and around the world a vehicle to express their solidarity with Gilad and his family. Date: 8/18/2010


A Lion With a Prison Past
A Friday Story
It’s not every day that an official Israel Prison escort vehicle pulls up at our doors — especially not one bringing a large paper-mâché sculpture of a lion – but that’s exactly what happened yesterday at Hadassah-Ein Kerem. Date: 8/16/2010


Amirim!!!!
Ron Rudolph had enough experience in construction back in Butte, Montana to help built a therapeutic farm in Jerusalem this summer. Date: 8/16/2010


Someone Else Who Has Been Helped Because of You and Hadassah
Just after Shabbat ended last week, family members rushed their 65-year-old father (we’ll call him Yair) to the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine. They said his speech had suddenly become garbled and he was experiencing weakness on the right side of his body. Date: 8/12/2010


Hadassah, the Early Years on Exhibit
From now until the end of August, the Jerusalem Theater’s vast lobby is displaying “The Healing of the Daughter of My People – Hadassah, the Early Years,” a pictorial exhibit of some of Hadassah’s activities in pre-State Israel and during the first decades of the State. Date: 7/27/2010


Hadassah Honors 10 Miami Women With 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award
Ten women from the Galim Chapter, Greater Miami Region, won the 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award for their community project, Moonwalk Back to the ‘80s. The award was presented on July 25 by Kathy Hershfield, Young Women’s chair, at Hadassah’s National Convention in Hollywood, FL. Hadassah presents this honor each year to young leaders whose community project most successfully promotes Hadassah. Date: 7/25/2010


Hadassah Honors Young Women’s Council Of Harrisburg
2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award Runner-Up
Eleven women from the Harrisburg Chapter, Northern Seaboard Region, were runners-up for the 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award for founding the Young Women’s Council of Harrisburg. The award was announced at Hadassah’s National Convention in Hollywood, FL. Hadassah presents this honor each year to young leaders whose community project most successfully promotes Hadassah. Date: 7/25/2010


Urge Senate to Ratify CEDAW:
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Since, 1980, Hadassah has shown its strong support for ratification of CEDAW and affirmed in 1994 that “it is imperative that the United States, a leader in the human rights arena and an active party in drafting the document, honor its international commitments and ratify the Convention . . .” Hadassah is proud to join the CEDAW Task Force of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for a Week of Action to support U.S. ratification. Date: 7/13/2010


Hadassah Goes to Market
As we gear up for the weekend - and many people here are getting ready to go shopping at Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda market - I wanted to share this with you. Date: 7/12/2010


Join in JNF's Forest Fire Emergency Campaign to Raise $1 Million
On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, forest fires raged across Israel, destroying over 300,000 trees and burning over 750 acres of forested and open areas. Arson is suspected in many cases, and conditions worsened due to Israel's severe heat wave. Date: 7/7/2010


Zionism Lives and Breathes: A Puerto Rican Perspective
As a first-time delegate at the World Zionist Congress I was particularly interested in reading Professor Gil Troy's opinion piece of June 16 about the Congress. With all due respect to Professor Troy, I was disappointed in how critical he was of the Congress. Date: 7/6/2010


Thank You for Supporting Comprehensive Iran Sanctions
As the leading state sponsor of international terrorism, a nuclear-armed Iran would pose unacceptable threats to Israel, the United States and to the world. Date: 6/28/2010


Former Prime Minister of Spain Calls for Unwavering Support of Israel by the West
For far too long now it has been unfashionable in Europe to speak up for Israel. In the wake of the recent incident on board a ship full of anti-Israeli activists in the Mediterranean, it is hard to think of a more unpopular cause to champion. Date: 6/24/2010


Sandra L. Gomberg Named President & Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Hospital
Sandra L. Gomberg, RN, MSN, has beennamed President and Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Hospital(TUH), effective immediately. Temple University Hospital is the flagshiphospital of the Temple University Health System and the primary academicteaching site for Temple University’s School of Medicine. Date: 6/17/2010


Remarks by Rabbi Jackie Ellenson
Rabbi Jackie Ellenson delivered remarks to the Executive Committee on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Date: 6/15/2010


Update from Ron Krumer, Director, External Relations, HMO, Jerusalem
It is not yet 3:00 p.m. and I have already been involved in so many things here at Hadassah. I started my day handling the media and other public aspects of treating two policemen who were shot in a terror attack south of Hebron. Date: 6/15/2010


Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize Recipient Honored
The Hadassah Foundation awarded the Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize to Lena Gurary, Executive Director of Supportive Community: Women’s Development Center [Sviva Tomehet], on June 7th in New York City. Date: 6/14/2010


Reid Statement Supporting Israel’s Right To Self-Defense
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to the recent incident in the Mediterranean Sea Date: 6/8/2010


Hadassah Engaged in Gaza Flotilla Situation
Over the last few days, Hadassah representatives have been actively engaged in the unfolding Gaza Flotilla situation. Yesterday, Hadassah hosted a presentation by Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriela Shalev, to the Jewish Non-Governmental Organizations affiliated with the U.N. Economic and Social Council. Date: 6/3/2010


Ros-Lehtinen Discusses Support for Israel with National President of Hadassah
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, met earlier today with Ms. Nancy Falchuk, the National President of Hadassah. Date: 6/1/2010


Remarks By President Obama at Reception in Honor of Jewish American Heritage Month
President Obama welcomes the first ever event held at the White House to honor Jewish American Heritage Month. Date: 6/1/2010


Dancin’ in the Street: Year Course Hits YouTube

A joyful Young Judaea Year Course “flash mob” rocked the mall at Bat-Yam May 18—and it’s a hit on You Tube. Watch here >>

What’s a “flash mob”? It’s the latest performance craze here, in Israel and around the world. A well-rehearsed group surprises the public with an unexpected, attention-grabbing dance (or other act) and, when it’s done, stroll away as if nothing had happened.
Date: 5/21/2010


Hadassah mourns the passing of Charlotte Jacobson, Former Hadassah President
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, mourns the passing of Charlotte Jacobson, one of the towering figures of the Zionist movement, who died Friday, May 14, in Florida. In addition to serving as Hadassah’s National President from 1964 to 1968, over the course of the past 60 years she occupied a vast range of key positions in the American and world Zionist leadership. Date: 5/17/2010


2010 Convention Highlights: Speakers and Sessions
News about upcoming speakers and more. Date: 5/11/2010


Carol Joseph Meets Project Participants, Hadassah Foundation
Carol M. Joseph, the new chair of the Hadassah Foundation, recently visited the Nekudat Chen Women's Center in Holon one of many sites in Israel that is piloting Saving for the Future. Developed by Hadassah Foundation grantee, Economic Empowerment for Women (EEW) in Haifa, the program promotes asset development among low-income women who manage micro-enterprises. Date: 5/11/2010


Hadassah Joins Campaign for Immigration Reform
In response to recent immigration legislation in Arizona, Hadassah joined 70 other Jewish organizations, rabbis and prominent individuals to support the We Were Strangers, Too: the Jewish Campaign for Immigration Reform. Date: 5/7/2010


A Little Night Music in Chicago
It was a magical evening, blending the diverse and colorful cultures of Israel. Hadassah’s Chicago Chapter raised over $50,000 with a musical performance by Noa, one of Israel’s leading international concert and recording artists. Date: 5/6/2010


Hadassah Celebrates National Nurses’ Week

In honor of National Nurses’ Week, May 6-12, Hadassah salutes its nurses who have volunteered their wonderful talents, even amidst difficult economic times, to positively impact others.

Date: 5/6/2010


Watch Our Very Own Cablevision Stars!
Nancy Falchuk and Shelley Sherman interviewed by Stewart Ain (reporter for Jewish Week). Date: 5/5/2010


Live Hatikva 2010
Broadcasted live from South America. Date: 5/3/2010


Remarks by David Axelrod at the National Jewish Democratic Council
Good evening. Thank you, David and Marc for your gracious introduction. I’d also like to thank Michael Adler, Marc Stanley, David Harris, and of course Ira Forman for their leadership of this important organization. Date: 4/27/2010


A Tribute to Hadassah from Ilana Beller, a current Year Course participant
Yesterday, I found myself on a hill in Jerusalem, placing a piece of rosemary on the the grave of a woman I had never met, and just an hour before knew nothing about, and thinking, “Thank you for my identity, my friends, and my future.” Date: 4/23/2010


Young Judaea: Kuma Poland Journey 2010
As we are sure you have heard by now, this year's Year Course Kuma journey to Poland was one of the most meaningful weeks of the program. Date: 4/21/2010


Hadassah Recognized at Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony
Lt Governor Anthony Brown presented a total of 33 awards to honorees representing 13 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, during the 27th annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards ceremony. The afternoon ceremony took place at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. Date: 4/20/2010


Outstanding Jewish Women
Hadassah celebrates the many mothers, daughters and women throughout our history who championed the causes important to them and changed the world. Date: 4/8/2010


The Jerusalem Netletter: Passover
THE JERUSALEM NETLETTER
Pesach Edition 5770, March 2010
Date: 4/1/2010


Young Judaea honored at the 59th Annual Israel Folk Dance Festival and Festival of the Arts
Congratulations to the 2010 Young Judaea Israeli Dance Troupe after their amazing performance in the 59th Annual Israel Folk Dance Festival and Festival of the Arts at Queens College in New York City on March 21st. Date: 3/26/2010


IZAIA Backgrounder: Update on U.S.-Israel Relations
During the last few days, the state of U.S.-Israel relations has been a source of much discussion. Date: 3/19/2010


Progress at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Site
As the construction of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, progresses, the perimeter of Ben Gurion Square has been surrounded with a fence; next week digging will start there. Date: 3/11/2010


Hadassah Participates in JCPA Plenum and Leads the Way in Passage of Breast Cancer Resolution
On February 20-23, Hadassah joined hundreds of Jewish leaders from across the United States at the 2010 Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Plenum in Dallas, Texas. The theme of the plenum was “B’Yachad: Building Bridges – Acting Together”, which highlights working together and building relationships with friends in the Jewish community and beyond. Date: 2/23/2010


Young Judaea's Year Course Is Zionist, Thought-Provoking, Identity-Building And Life-Changing, Even After All These Years
Young Judaea's Year Course, like many educational programs, has recently endured cutbacks and restructuring. As a former Young Judaean who occasionally lectures there, I have been asked repeatedly, "Is the program as good as it was?" Unsure myself, I arranged an informal Year Course focus group. I did not want to compare – because students cannot compare experiences either – but to learn about today's experiences. Date: 2/18/2010


Young Judaea Year Course: Transform and Inspire
Sean Macdonald, a participant on Young Judaea Year Course 2009-10 is coming to the United States to speak about his participation in Garin Tzedek, a self-organized group of forty Year Course participants who are dedicating their time in Israel to providing support to Darfuri and Sudanese refugees. Date: 2/3/2010


Message from President Barack Obama Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
A message from President Barack Obama for the ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Date: 2/1/2010


Hadassah Medical Personnel On The Front Lines of Haitian Relief Efforts

(January 20) Israel was among the first responders to the crisis in Haiti last week, sending IDF rescue troops and medical personnel from Hadassah and other hospitals within days of the devastating earthquake. Because of Israel’s long experience with bombs and terror attacks, the army and medical community are expert at handling emergency rescue and medical crises.

Date: 1/19/2010


San Juan Teen's Latin Touch Brings Win to Iron Chef Team
Monique Benzaquen of San Juan, Puerto Rico wants to be a pastry chef when she grows up. So she combined her love of Israel with her love of cooking and signed up for the Culinary Track of Hadassah's Young Judaea Year Course. Benzaquen has just finished three months of the year course, and was part of the winning team in the Iron Chef competition in Jerusalem. Date: 1/4/2010


Remarks By President Obama on Senate Passage of Health Insurance Reform
Remarks by President Obama on the Senate passage of Health Insurance Reform. Date: 12/24/2009


Coloradan Wins Iron Chef Competition in Jerusalem
News You Can Use
Jason Balogh, from Denver, CO, searched amidst the fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme of Jerusalem's famed Machane Yehudah outdoor market for the winning spice that would make his team champions in the Iron Chef competition. Date: 12/23/2009


From Israel: A Story of Good Neighbors
I live in a region of the Galilee called the Misgav Region. It is a collection of 27 Jewish villages and a number of Arab villages. The Arab villages vary from entirely Muslim to Druze to mostly Christian to some combination of some or all of these to Bedouin. Date: 12/17/2009


Statement by President Obama on Hanukkah
President Obama's Hanukkah greeting. Date: 12/14/2009


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