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Hag Sameah. Todah Rabah.
Happy Passover. Thank You.

On Pesach we recount our journey from slavery to freedom.

On this special holiday we thank you—for being part of Hadassah's extraordinary work, for your support of our programs, for the commitment to Israel that we share.

Friend, we wish you and your loved ones a Hag Sameah. And we send you a heartfelt Todah Rabah.

 
 

THE AFIKOMAN AND ISRAEL

The word Seder literally means order. So it should come as no surprise that the seder plate as well as the entire order of the Seder is chock full of symbolism. This year, we offer a Zionist perspective on the afikomen.

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HADASSAH MEDICAL ORGANIZATION NAMES NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL

Hadassah Medical Organization has named Professor Ehud S. Kokia its Director General.

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I applaud the effectiveness of the the hospitals over there and am glad that they saved as many people as they could. [after a recent terrorist attack]

Indigo Sage, Baton Rouge, LA
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3/23/2011              join the conversation

ESTHER THROUGH THE LENSES

From last month's hNews alone, over 400 members explored Esther Through the Lenses. Were you one of them?

Be there every month as we unveil a new lens. Be there this month when we explore Esther—fact or fiction? Be there as we look through Megillat Esther and discover the woman hidden beneath the image.

Are you in the know? Get on board today!

HADASSAH AWARDS GRANTS
TO HELP WOMEN

The Hadassah Foundation has awarded $182,000 in grants for 2011 to help women from diverse cultural groups in Israel and the American Jewish community.

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YOUNG JUDAEA YEAR COURSE PROTESTS FOR GILAD SCHALIT'S RELEASE

Precisely at noon, on Ben Yehudah Street in Jerusalem, hundreds of Young Judaea Year Course participants "froze" for five minutes to protest the plight of Gilad Schalit.

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Let's wear this beautiful Centennial Key PROUDLY.

Gail Baron, Jacksonville, FL
quote from the Hadassah facebook page
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4/9/2011              join the conversation

HADASSAH COLLEGE DESIGNS
FOR THE FUTURE

Creativity is seeing the world as it could be. Students in the Industrial Design Department at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem combine creativity with curiosity and a drive to make life more accessible and user-friendly for everyone.

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News from Hadassah Medical Organization

World Down Syndrome Conference at Hadassah Mount Scopus
Reports of a new, 100% accurate prenatal test for Down Syndrome highlighted the fifth annual World Down Syndrome Conference at Mount Scopus.

Scientists Ignore Cultural Barriers to Find the Cause of a Rare Disease
Hadassah is part of an international team led by Israeli scientists that has identified the genetic cause of a neurological disorder afflicting members of a Palestinian family.

Hadassah's State-of-the-Art Operating Rooms
Professor Avraham I. Rivkind, MD, Head of the Department of General Surgery and the Shock Trauma Unit at Hadassah Ein Kerem, talks about the cutting-edge ORs in the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower.

New Breast Health Center at Ein Kerem
The Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Center—a "one-stop shop" for women's breast care needs—was dedicated April 12 at Hadassah Ein Kerem.

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DON'T PASS-OVER THIS MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Soon, Jews around the world will sit at their Seder tables and say leshanah haba'ah beYerushalayim—next year in Jerusalem. And right now, these words could not be more meaningful at Hadassah! Whether you come to Jerusalem, or celebrate Hadassah's 2012 Centennial at home, now is perfect opportunity for you to honor Hadassah's 100-year anniversary by becoming a Life Member or gifting a loved one through Hadassah's $100 Centennial Lifetime Membership Offer.

REGISTER NOW for Hadassah's Centennial Convention in Jerusalem, October 15-18.
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NEW KEEPERS OF THE GATE CATEGORIES
Keepers of the Gate, Hadassah's annual giving program, has added two new gift categories.

An $1800 Keeper will be known as a Chai Keeper, and a $3600 Keeper will be known as a Double Chai Keeper.

$1000 will remain a Traditional or Silver Keeper, and the $5000 level will still be designated as Golden Keeper and Major Donor. Young Keeper and Associate Keeper categories are also available.

Keepers are working to accomplish their 2012 by 2012 Challenge for Regions and Big Chapters: 2012 new and/or "step up" Keepers by Hadassah's Centennial Convention in Israel in 2012. For information contact keepers@hadassah.org.

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