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Looking Back; Looking Forward

Today's the Day! It's publication day for Thin Threads, a wonderful compilation of personal stories about Hadassah life-changing moments, and photos that look back on our first century. We will mark our first 100 years with an unforgettable Centennial Convention in Jerusalem October 15-18.

Looking forward…we are celebrating Young Judaea's historic step forward as an independent organization. And we are pleased to announce that the National Board approved the sale of Hadassah House, our West 58th Street, New York City headquarters. There's excitement ahead!


Thin Threads Publication Day Is Here!

Thin Threads, a Centennial anthology of 101 funny, sad, happy, touching, surprising, memorable, and very personal stories, is finally here!

Read about it and order yours today >>

Convention: A Learning Experience
Oct 15-18, 2012

Every delegate will attend a session of Israel: Inside the Issues. Some of the outstanding speakers will be:

John Medved, Israeli technology venture capitalist
Gideon Saar, Minister of Education
Khaled Abu Toamehm, Israeli-Arab journalist & documentary filmmaker
Yitzhak Levanon, Israel's Ambassador to Egypt
Knesset Members Einat Wilf, Isaac Herzog, and Aryeh Eldad
Sivan Rahav-Meir, television journalist
Mark Regev, spokesperson for the Prime Minister
Yehuda Avner, Prime Ministerial advisor and diplomat
Tzippi Livni, former head of the Kadimah Party
Anat Hoffman, Executive Director, Israel Religious Action Center
Avraham Infeld, Israeli and Diaspora Jewish educator
Gidi Mark, CEO of Birthright Israel
Gil Troy, Professor of History at McGill University

Register online today or call Ayelet tours at 800-237-1517.

New Independence for Young Judaea

Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement, is now an independent organization. Hadassah, which has been Young Judaea's sole sponsor since 1967and supported the movement for more than 25 years before that, will provide transition funding for three years. Read the Press Release >>

"People ask Why do I support Hadassah? -- it's the life saving work at Hadassah Medical Center ... the research with Hadasit Bio-Holdings Ltd. ... and more --- and it's not just me .... and the 330,000 members, associates and supporters ... Thanks to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research for supporting the research that Hadassah is doing with Parkinson's disease."

CarolAnn Gershuny Schwartz
Cincinatti, OH
from Facebook 7/27/2012
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Researchers Develop New, Superior Embryonic Stem Cell Lines
Researchers at Hadassah have produced, for the first time, lines of human embryonic stem cells for transplantation that are free of animal components.
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New Trial Drug Cures Patient with ALS
A new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) based on stem cell technology appears to have cured an Orthodox Rabbi in Israel.
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New York Times Spotlights
Hadassah Medical Center

A Muslim reporter for the New York Times writes of egalitarian atmosphere at Hadassah.
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Hadassah Nurse Helps Calm Child Sex Abuse Victims

Physician Awarded for Research on Diabetes Treatment

New Endoscopic Treatment for Babies Replaces Risky Surgery

Hadassah Develops New Model to ID Placenta Problem

Kenyan Doctor Achieves His Dream at Hadassah

Belgian Institute and Hadassah Forge Alliance for Cancer Research

Read these stories and more in hMedicine online >>

"Can't wait to celebrate it's 100th birthday in October in Jerusalem!"

Merry Lynne, Columbus, OH
from Facebook

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Hadassah's 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Swearing In With Hadassah Attorneys Council

Each year two dozen Hadassah Life Member and Associate attorneys are admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar on motion of a Supreme Court Bar member of the Hadassah Attorneys Council. For registration and information about the Swearing In program contact attorneyscouncils@hadassah.org. The registration deadline is December 10, 2012.

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Camp Young Judea Sprout Lake's 36TH Anniversary

On a glorious summer day, 800+ people crowded Sprout Lake's campus to renew acquaintances, reaffirm the value of Jewish camping, and revel in the panoply of activities planned for the day: Complete the ropes course, do the zip line from end to end, take a hay ride, tour the camp, meet with staff members, join the Friends of Sprout Lake, become members of the Nevatim (sprouts) Legacy Society, eat a BBQ lunch, watch an Iron Chef contest, enjoy the Parsha Players, swim, play mini golf and more. There was the petting zoo, jewelry making, basketball, archery, a Frisbee contest and the culminating activity, Zionist kite flying.

Four camp directors from the past--Marty Davis, Bobby Harris, Doron Krakow, and Larry Hoffman--came to participate, to meet with 'old' campers and to judge the Iron Chef contest. The Israel Scouts Caravan was there. Their rousing performance ended with a rendition of Hatikvah. All had a wonderful time!

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

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Kol HaKavod to Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Alan M. Tigay and his team. The magazine recently won seven Rockower Awards for excellence in Jewish journalism. The Rockowers are given annually by the American Jewish Press Association.

The seven prizes made Hadassah Magazine the biggest winner of any magazine. In two cases the magazine took both first and second place in the same category.

The mid-July National Board Meeting addressed Hadassah priorities and plans.

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Israel's relationships with its neighbors remain tenuous, putting the Israeli government and military on high alert. Below is an update on Israel's diplomatic and security status with the Palestinians, Iran, Egypt and Syria.
Read about it >>

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