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Endings, Beginnings, and Celebrations.

We have much to celebrate today. Hadassah members and Associates, and the worldwide Jewish community, rejoice at the safe return to Israel of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit after five years in captivity. It is a happy ending to a long and difficult story. We just celebrated Simhat Torah, when we concluded our reading of the Torah and began the cycle again, with dance and song. One year from now, we will rejoice again as we gather in Jerusalem for the Celebration of the Century. We will mark the end of Hadassah's first century, and the start of our second hundred years. We will dedicate the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Ein Kerem, Hadassah's gift to the people of Israel for our Centennial. Welcome home Gilad. L'hayim. Hag sameah.


Hadassah Med School Grad New CEO of
Harvard's Teaching Hospital

Dr. Kevin Tabb, a graduate of the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, is the new President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the teaching hospital of Harvard University. Read the story >>

Clinical Trial Begins for New Drug to Treat Stroke
A Phase IIa clinical trial with a medicine to treat ischemic stroke has begun at Hadassah, based on the research of Prof. Abd Al-Roof Higazi, head of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Ein-Kerem.Read the story >>

Hadassah Research Brings Diabetes Cure a Step Closer
Hope for a future cure of insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes received a boost from the research findings of a multi-year project. Read the story >>

Saving a Toddler with a Huge Liver Tumor
Diagnosed with a large liver tumor, two-year-old, 22-pound Ilana was treated by Hadassah's multidisciplinary team with a course of chemotherapy directly into the arteries of her liver. Read her success story >>

Physicians Council Plans Centennial Program
Hadassah's National Physicians Council will host a pre-Centennial Convention Continuing Education Program in Jerusalem, Oct. 14-15, 2012. Read the story >>

Read these stories and more on our
NEW website feature hMedicine >>

October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month

Hadassah is partnering with CancerCare to bring you the third in a series of webinars this month:

October 28 - Current Perspectives on Early Stage Breast Cancer

There is no charge to participate, but registration is required.

Register Now >>

Living In a Metaphorical Sukkah

This year, the Festival of Sukkot falls during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The sukkah, the hut that Jews inhabit during the autumn harvest festival, represents the fragility of life. The winds blow and the rains fall, leaving its dwellers vulnerable to the elements. Abuse victims live in a metaphorical sukkah every day, never knowing when a gust of abuse will sweep away the sparse protection over their heads.


Because of You and Hadassah

Hadassah Neurim: "Driving Force" in Self Realization

Orphaned by his parents' anti-Semitic murder in Russia and disinterested in school, Danny's* grandparents in Natanya knew he needed the support provided at Hadassah Neurim youth village.


"I'm new to Hadassah. I'm hoping I can make a difference and meet a lot of new great people."

Terry-Ann Lynch
from Facebook 10/2011
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Our Matriarchs

During the Hebrew month of Tishrei, we sit in sukkahs (booths) visiting with our Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah and discussing the Holy Days that have passed. We look to the future and realize that we must have a plan that includes tzedakah (charity).


Young Judaeans Head for New Orleansand the Navajo Nation: Register Now

Young Judaea's Alternative Winter Break will conduct its high school age program in 2011 in two different communities in the United States: New Orleans and with the Navajo Nation in Arizona. To register email winterbreak@youngjudaea.org or visit youngjudaea.org/awb.

Register today >>


Only 357 days remain before we begin the Celebration of the Century! 1300 people have already registered for Hadassah's Centennial Convention in Jerusalem, October 15-18, 2012. Be part of this fantastic celebration where we will dedicate the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.

Register today >>

"5 years ago we heard Giliad's family speak at National Convention in NYC . I think of the past 5 years with my beautiful son and am so grateful for his mother's relief! Mazel tov!"

Roz Josephs Ferrell, Texas
regarding the release of Gilad Shalit
from Facebook 10/18/2011
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Esther Through The  Advocacy Lens

Take a ten-minute break each month to learn something new and to find out what women across the country are saying about "Esther Through the Lenses."

To what extent do you see a parallel between Haman's accusations and modern day assertions that pro-Israel advocates do not have America's best interests at heart?

Join the conversation
with this month's lens, Advocacy. >>

The Path to Healing

A patient at Hadassah Ein Kerem sits with her boyfriend in beautiful Miriam's Garden, behind the Mother & Child Center, where Hadassah's Centennial Path will be laid in 2012.

Learn how to add your name,
or the nameof someone you love,
to a brick on this special path. >>

Thin Threads Centennial Commemorative Book:Real Stories of Hadassah Life Changing Moments

Why is this book different from all other books?Because, all other books are read and put away; this book will be read, cherished, and passed on to future generations.

All other books deal with people and places we may never know, while this book tells the stories of Hadassah - our beloved organization.

Be part of history for our Centennial Celebration! Send us your Hadassah Thin Thread story. or download the flyer


Share ideas and Hadassah know-how, and see what keeps our members busy across the USA. Local news from north, south, east and west.

Adopt-a-Patient Fundraiser Helps Sharett Institute

Florida Atlantic Region Sponsors Event

Hadassah Co-Sponsors JNF Breakfast

Group Holds Fashion Show

Hilton Head Chapter Hosts Israeli Diplomat

Hadassah Educates Local Community

Read these stories and more on our NEW website feature hCoast-to-Coast >>


Over 400 Hadassah documents, audio files and pictures are newly available for your perusal, or your use. See a Bulletin from 1914; experience events through the voices of the people who were there, from 1949 to 1978; and see pictures of past generations of Hadassah women. Find out how this came to be and start your journey through the past.

UP! UP! UP!The Sarah Wetsman Davidson TowerBuilding a 19 story tower in Jerusalem brings stress--and satisfaction.

From Hadassah Magazine

Calling All Doctors!
Camp Judaea, in Hendersonville, NC, needs physicians to staff its Health Care Clinic for summer 2012. Doctors can serve for one week or more during Session 1: June 18-July 12 or Session 2: July 16-August 9. The camp covers travel, stipend, and North Carolina volunteer licensure. The physicians will have private, air-conditioned accommodations with Internet.

See Young Judaea in action and spend some quality time in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Contact Diane Snyder 301-785-0919 or djssmd@aol.com

Men and Women: Celebrate Israel! Volunteer, learn and tour with Hadassah's WIN program.

Take a 10-minute break each month to learn something new and to find out what women across the country are saying about "Esther Through the Lenses." Five sessions are online now and your journey can start at any time. Celebrating this New Year with Hadassah's sweet study—your online oasis awaits!

Get Well Soon!Feeling under the weather? Got a friend who needs some cheering? Send her the Get Well Soon video and brighten her day. Watch now

Are you a Hadassah family that receives multiple magazines?
Remember, you can email membership@hadassah.org to have one or more of your subscriptions suspended. Subscriptions can always be reinstated in the future if members of the household move to a new address.

Hadassah's Email Action Network

Want to know if or when a Palestinian state is declared when the UN meets?

Need draft letters to Congress about women's rights?

Join Hadassah's Email Action Network to get up-to-the-minute public policy information on the issues that affect women, Israel and the Jewish community.

To register, visit the Get Our Newsletter section on the right hand side of Hadassah's homepage . Enter your name, email and click Email Action Network—easy as 1, 2, 3!

Be informed and make your voice heard. Join the Email Action Network Today!

Also of Interest...

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