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Celebration of the Century

Hadassah's Celebration of the Century is here. In less than two weeks, October 15 -18, Hadassah members, families, Associates and supporters will descend on Jerusalem for a moment in history that will not come again. But even if you are not in Jerusalem, there are many ways to experience the Centennial Convention and support Hadassah's Centennial initiatives. This is no time to stand on the sidelines!

Visit the Centennial Homepage for more information >>

Convention Highlights

Mayor Nir Barkat will officially welcome Hadassah to Jerusalem on Tuesday, October 16, at Safra Square. That evening, Israeli President Shimon Peres will speak at the dedication of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. On Thursday, October 18, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will accept the Henrietta Szold Award at the Centennial Gala. Time is short, but you can still register by calling Ayelet Travel (800-237-1517) or register online.


Watch What Happens!

We will live stream key events on our website www.hadassah.org. On Tuesday, October 16, see the Convention Opening Program at Safra Square at approximately 9:00 am EDT, and the Hospital Tower Dedication Ceremony at about 2:00 pm, EDT. On Thursday, October 18, watch Prime Minister Netanyahu at our Centennial Gala, about 12:30 pm. If you miss the live streaming, video of these events will be available on our site. Be sure to check out photos and commentary on our website during the week of Convention .

Sign up to receive reminders with direct links to the live events
at hadassah.org/livestream-reminder>>

"When Henrietta Szold herself invites you to a Facebook event, how exactly can you refuse?"

Kate Akiko Brody Nachman
Hudson, New Hampshire
from Facebook 8/29/2012
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Hadassah Centennial
Commemorative Stamp

Israel has issued a collectible stamp in celebration of Hadassah's Centennial. Sheets of stamps and the First Day Cover are available in the US.

See all the details >>

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

Hear the editor of Thin Threads—101 poignant tales and anecdotes about Hadassah life-changing moments—and Barbara Sofer, Director of Public Relations at Hadassah Israel, discuss some of the stories in this wonderful book.

Watch the video and
order your copy of Thin Threads. >>

Walk the Centennial Path

You can leave your mark in Jerusalem without even being there! Inscribe your name on a brick on the Centennial Path at Hadassah Ein Kerem, home of the soaring new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower. Or inscribe the name of someone you want to honor, or remember. Every brick means another life saved.

See all the details >>

Hadassah Centennial
Documentary on JLTV

Watch this engrossing documentary, featuring black and white archival footage and some of the incredible women who are part of Hadassah today.

See it on Jewish Living Television (JLTV)
at www.jltv.tv/hadassah >>

"A dream come true. Looking forward to this wonderful opportunity to share in our birthplace, birthright. Shalom, Rivkah."

Robyn Frankel Martin
North Bellmore, New York
from Facebook 7/8/2012
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The Hospital Tower: "One of the Most Important Buildings in [Jerusalem]"

Patient No.3 Saved with World-First Stem Cell Treatment

Clinical Trial Tests Deep Brain Stimulation to Relieve Depression

Read these stories and more in hMedicine online >>

A Supreme Experience: Feb.19-20 & Feb. 20-21

Registration Deadline 12/10/12

Hadassah's exclusive Swearing In Program is the ultimate backstage pass to the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court. Not an attorney? Register an attorney friend, relative or colleague and attend as a guest! Give the gift of Hadassah Membership/Associateship to any attorney (in practice for 3 years or more) for immediate eligibility. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is limited to 24 attorneys and guests, so act fast! Registration deadline: December 10, 2012. For registration and additional information, visit www.hadassah.org/swearingin or contact attorneyscouncils@hadassah.org.

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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Read Hadassah Magazine book reviews

Give two specials gifts in one – a lifetime membership in Hadassah and a sterling silver key to unlock the next 100 years of Hadassah miracles. Enroll someone you love today for just $212. Upon request, recipients will receive a Hanukkah greeting with their welcome packet and sterling necklace.


The National Committee of Hadassah Associates (NCHA) is proud to announce its selection of Jack Wiadro as the 2012 National Associate of the Year "Centennial Man" recipient.

Read about it >>


  • When Breast Cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98%.
  • Educate Yourself.
  • Check Yourself.

For information on Hadassah's Check It Out for Adults program, visit hadassah.org/checkitout

Voter registration deadlines are fast approaching! Register yourself and others and learn about policy issues important locally, to women and the Jewish community. Review Hadassah's Policy Statements, get advocacy information and contact your legislators anytime on the Hadassah Advocacy webpage and the National Action Center.



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