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Fighting Breast Cancer
@ Hadassah

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ashkenazi Jews are ten times more likely to carry the BRCA gene—a risk factor for developing breast cancer at some point in their lifetime—than non-Jews. Israel has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world. Here’s what we’re doing about it:

Running
Hadassah, the city of Jerusalem, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will sponsor the first-ever Susan G. Komen Israel Race for the Cure® around the walls of Old Jerusalem on October 28. You can run or support Hadassah Heelers runners from near or far.
Find out more and Sign up now

Researching
Prof. Tamar Peretz, Director of HMO’s Sharett Institute of Oncology talks about research being done on the BRCA gene and breast cancer. Read more >>

Advocating
A U.S. District Court judge has issued an injunction temporarily stopping all government funding for human embryonic stem cell research pending the appeal process. Get involved >>

 
 

TOWER UPDATE

14 of the 19 floors of the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower are now finished. Every day, the new Tower continues to grow. For more information contact the Tower HMO Campaign Department at 800.988.0685 or towercampaign@hadassah.org.

The Tower Campaign Comes to Aspen

Karen Davidson hosted a special evening at her home in Aspen, Colorado, to introduce an international group of philanthropists to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower. The event was co-hosted by Nancy Falchuck, Hadassah National President.

Karen Davidson is owner of the Detroit Pistons, The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI (the Pistons' home), and Palace Sports & Entertainment. Read More >>

Building The Tower One Room at a Time:
Hadassah Associates, Nurses' Councils, Physicians' Council Read more >>

Optometry Magazine Dedicates Issue to
Hadassah College Jerusalem

The journal of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Volume 41, Number 1, 2010, is dedicated to Hadassah College

Read more >>

Meet Two Hadassah College Graduates

A Young Judaean’s Summer at the Merkaz

By Deena

Summer was busy for us here at the Merkaz! In addition to our more regular activities, music concerts and the art gallery, we also helped organize two very successful summer camps. Read more >>

BECAUSE OF YOU AND HADASSAH
Hanna* Sings to Mama

Hanna, a gifted singer, songwriter and Na’aleh student (in Israel without her Russian family) at Hadassah's Meir Shfeyah Youth Aliyah Village, competed in a musical contest singing "Mama, How I Miss You."

Hanna's mother Lila, in Russia, was connected to her by telelphone that night to hear the song Hanna had written just for her. Read more >>

Hadassah Physicians
Fight AIDS in Africa

Three years ago the Hadassah Medical Organization and the Jerusalem AIDS Project teamed up to implement "Operation Abraham" – a medical and public health response to support scaled up efforts to expand male circumcision services for HIV prevention in several African countries. At that time, Hadassah physicians went to Swaziland, performed circumcisions and trained local physicians how to do it. Read more >>

Shofars Blast at Year Course Kick Off

Young Judaea opened its Year Course program in Jerusalem with shofars blasting, See the Jerusalem Post report >>

Isn't it Better to Give And Receive?

Here Comes Hannukah!

Give a Gift;
Get a Gift to Give


We light the first Hannukah candle December 1st. We've got some exclusive, super special limited edition gifts to offer when you support Hadassah this holiday season. Take a look...

QUICK BYTES

  • THANK YOU
    Hadassah would like to acknowledge our 2010 Corporate Sponsors. To learn more about these very generous companies please visit Hadassah's Corporate Sponsorship page

    Supporting Hadassah brings your company’s message to approximately 300,000 people nationwide, for more information (212) 451-6237 or sponsorship@hadassah.org
  • PLANNED GIVING CALCULATOR
    The PG&E website now has a do-it-yourself calculator to help you plan your Hadassah Life Income choices. Check it out – no obligation, no phone calls – just the information you need. It’s another win-win solution from Hadassah.
    www.hadassah.org/plannedgiving
  • SUPREME COURT SWEARING IN
    Join Hadassah for the experience of a lifetime: National Center for Attorneys’ Councils Supreme Court Swearing In, February 22-23 or 23-24, 2011. Begin dinner with prominent speakers and go behind the scenes of the Court. For more information contact attorneyscouncils@hadassah.org The registration deadline is January 1, 2011 and space is limited.
  • 2012 NEW KEEPERS OF THE GATE BY 2012
    Keepers of the Gate, Hadassah's annual giving program, has launched a new initiative: The 2012 by 2012 Challenge. More >>
  • International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) Contributes $1M to Hadassah
    Read more >>
  • GIFT TO HADASSAH SUPPORTS COLLABORATIVE STEM CELL RESEARCH
    Philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman of Detroit announced a $300,000 gift to Hadassah. Read more >>
  • Young Hadassah International's New Website Connects Young Leaders Around the World
    Gearing up for an active and exciting year ahead, Young Hadassah International uses its new website as an interactive forum for leaders around the globe to share upcoming events and ideas.
    yhadassah.org


 
     
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