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We have a year—and a century—to celebrate. The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower soars over Jerusalem. A complete photo chronology of our first 100 years, accompanied by 101 wonderful Hadassah stories, has been published. We look back on extraordinary accomplishments that no one could have predicted when Hadassah was founded in 1912. As we step into a New Year and, soon, into our second century, we wish you and your families good health, prosperity and peace. Shanah Tovah!

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Moving Forward

As we look toward the Hebrew New Year 5773, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous support of Hadassah.



If you haven't yet registered for the Centennial Convention, October 15 -18 in Jerusalem, what are you waiting for? Israel's Prime Minister and President, and Jerusalem's Mayor—and 1600+ Hadassah sisters, Associates, families and supporters—will be part of a dazzling four days during which we will dedicate the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. Be with us to close out our first century and begin the next.

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

Thin Threads! 101 Stories!
Special Offer Ends Nov. 30

Thin Threads, Hadassah's Centennial Commemorative anthology of 101 funny, sad, happy, touching, surprising, memorable, and very personal stories, is here! It's the only complete photographic chronology of Hadassah's first 100 years.

Read about it and Purchase Online >>

With every purchase of six books, you may purchase one leather-bound, signed Collector's Edition at half off, $90.00. Individuals and units are eligible to take part in this special offer (pdf).

"We're a five generation Hadassah family, the youngest Life Member, now almost 14, having been born at Hadassah, Mount Scopus. Her great-great grandmother was a founding member of an early Hadassah chapter in Brooklyn. Thank you to all those women who never saw Israel but gave so much and worked so hard on the faith that it was the right and important thing to do."

Karen Gordon Lakin, Jerusalem, Israel
from Facebook 8/29/2012
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Vitamin D Supplements Increase Survival for Heart Patients
Noting that Vitamin D deficiency is "highly prevalent" in patients with heart failure (HF) and "a significant predictor of reduced survival," Hadassah Medical Center physicians determined that Vitamin D supplementation was associated with improved outcome.
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Muhammad Ali's Daughter Visits Neurology Experts
Rasheda Ali, daughter of the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, visited Hadassah this summer where she met with Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, Director of Hadassah's Multiple Sclerosis Center, and Prof. Tamir Ben-Hur, head of Neurology.
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Med Students Hold Terror Drill at Jerusalem Rail Station

International Recognition for Hadassah Physicians and Nurse

Placental Stem Cell Therapy Saves Patient with Bone Marrow Failure

Read these stories and more in hMedicine online >>

"Can't wait to get there in Oct. Incredible!"

Lynne Markovitz Savran,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
from Facebook 8/30/2012
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Hadassah's 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Swearing In With Hadassah Attorneys Council

Join Hadassah in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and be sworn into the Supreme Court Bar next February. This continuing Attorneys Council program is the ultimate professional outreach program, but space is limited to 24 attorneys (12 per day)—Package A: February 19-20 or Package B: February 20-21. For registration and additional information about the Swearing In program or the Hadassah Attorneys Council, please visit www.hadassah.org/swearingin or contact attorneyscouncils@hadassah.org. This program always sells out so act fast, the registration deadline is December 10, 2012.

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Get Out and Vote!

Did you know? The women's suffrage movement in the United States influenced and inspired Hadassah's leaders and policies. Henrietta Szold's sister Rachel S. Jastrow—founder of Hadassah's second chapter in 1914 and a liaison to the Wisconsin Legislature for the Women's Suffrage Movement—was instrumental in helping Wisconsin become the first state to ratify women's right to vote.



Last Call To Register!

Attending Convention in Jerusalem? Don't miss the opportunity to hear a panel discussion Hadassah's world-renowned physicians on Monday, October 15, 1:00-3:30 pm at Ein Kerem. Read more >>


Join Hadassah coalition partner CancerCare for free Connect® Workshops. Experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone. Register Now >>

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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Hadassah's Nurses and Physicians Councils will join for a spectacular Centennial Program in Israel, October 14 and 15, 2012: A Bridge of Healing to the World. Learn from Hadassah Medical Organization medical and nursing leaders, and prominent scientists. The groups will be together for dinner October 14 and the morning of October 15; in the afternoon the will have separate programs.

Register Now for Convention

Learn about physicians
pre-tour and CMEs (pdf)

Learn about the nursing
pre-tour and CEUs (pdf)

The National Associates have raised $2M for Hadassah stem cell research. The effort was the vision of Howard Kaplan z'l, former president of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates.

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Hurry! Registration for free Winter/Spring 2012-13 Taglit-Birthright Israel trips with Young Judaea opens at 10:00am EDT on Wednesday, September 12.
Go to details and registration >>

Young Judaea became an independent entity on July 2, 2012. Moving forward, Hadassah and Young Judaea will continue to have a special relationship. Our histories are tightly intertwined. We share a common mission and values. We both strive to inspire a passion and commitment to Israel, and support Jewish continuity.

Young Judaea kicks off its independence with an accomplished board of directors, most of them leaders who grew up in the movement and are now returning to help it energize the ties that bind American Jewish youth to each other, the global Jewish community, and Israel.
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Help drive the construction of Hadassah's new Pediatric ICU in Jerusalem. When you rent a car from Sixt in any country, you will help Hadassah and get a special Hadassah discount for yourself! Make your reservation through the Sixt-Hadassah partner site: www.sixt.com/hadassah-usa. Follow Sixt via twitter.com/SixtUK or access Sixt your smart phone at sixt.co.uk/mobile.



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