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Hadassah Stands with Israel

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly voted to upgrade the Palestinians' status to "non-member observer state." Visit our National Action Center for Hadassah's official response, background and ramifications of the vote, and what you can do to advocate for Israel.

Help Hadassah Help Israel Now.

As soon as conflict broke out in Israel, Hadassah established the Hadassah Readiness Fund, to be prepared for extraordinary costs in a crisis. Members and friends quickly answered the call. Funds were raised to upgrade the security system at our Mt. Scopus hospital; to help our Youth Aliyah villages feed and shelter youngsters from the South, where rockets rained around them; and to move Young Judaeans to safer locations in Jerusalem. Donate now to the Hadassah Readiness Fund

 

Here Comes Hanukkah!

Hanukkah is just around the corner. We have some last-chance-to-get-them gift suggestions to close our Centennial year and take with you into our Second Century.

Light the Virtual Menorah

Visit our special Hanukkah web pages. Light the virtual menorah, send free Hanukkah eCards, learn the blessings and how to make latkes, play Hanukkah games and more

Hanukkah Gift Giving: Order Online

As our Centennial Celebration ends, so does the opportunity to become a Hadassah Life Member for $212 and receive a sterling silver Centennial Key necklace as a special gift. Also ending December 31 is the opportunity to donate $100 or more and receive a sterling silver Centennial Lock necklace. The best part: when you give these gifts to your mom, daughter, sister, cousin or friend: you are also helping Hadassah enhance and save lives, here and in Israel.

If your gift recipient is a history buff, give her—or him—"Thin Threads:" 101 heart-tugging stories about Hadassah life-changing moments, accompanied by a century of photographs.

Feeling even more generous? Make the gift of a brick on the lovely Centennial Path at Hadassah Ein Kerem. Inscribe it with the name of someone you wish to honor or remember. One proud zayde gave each of his young grandchildren a brick, which they will visit in Israel when they are a little older. Bricks are $1500 and $5000.

"So proud and inspired by these women of Hadassah"

Toby Fischer Morse
Rockville, Maryland
from Facebook 11/27/2012
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Centennial Wrap Up

It was unforgettable: Hadassah's Centennial Celebration in Jerusalem. Relive it—or see it for the first time—with Centennial videos and photos, an update on Traveling Henrietta (she was there!) and more. See the dedication of the soaring Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, and almost 2,000 participants clogging the streets of Jerusalem and dancin' in the streets.

hadassah.org/centennial >>

New Cardiac Institute at Hadassah

A $10 million gift for the establishment of the new Linda Joy Pollin Cardiac Wellness Institute at Hadassah Ein Kerem was announced at the Founders Dinner during Convention. The Institute will enable Hadassah to provide cardiac assessment and prevention programs for Jewish, Christian and Arab communities, and to utilize the data for cardiac research that will impact women throughout the world.

Read the Press Release >>

"Our wonderful role model A woman of Valor ,and continuing to help our people and our world Kol HaKavod !"

Susan Hyman Shmalo
In response to our photo of Bernice Tannenbaum, Hadassah National President from 1976-1980;
99 years old.
from Facebook 12/5/2012
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State-of-the-Art Pediatrics Wing at Mount Scopus

Prof. Saul Merin Built Bridges to Peace

Hadassah Pioneers New Treatment for Liver Cancer

From Israel to US: Trial for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Program for Kids with Cognitive Problems is Piloted in Jerusalem School System

Community Program Has 42 New Volunteers, Age 60+

 

Read these stories and more in hMedicine online >>

A Supreme Experience: Feb.18-19

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.

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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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2012 Ribalow Prize for Literature

Hadassah Magazine awarded author Edith Pearlman the 2012 Harold U. Ribalow Prize on December 5 for her book Binocular Vision: New & Selected Storie
s, published by Lookout Books. The Ribalow Prize, administered by Hadassah Magazine, is given annually for a work of fiction on a Jewish theme published in the previous calendar year Judges for this year's prize were Elie Wiesel, N. Scott Momaday and Jonathan Freedman. Excerpts from the book will be published in Hadassah Magazine's December/January edition, mailing mid-December.

Associates' New Initiative

Four hundred Associates attended Convention. Associates have already funded the Hadassah Associates Medication Room in the Department of Internal Medicine in the new Hospital Tower. Now the National Committee of Hadassah Associates has pledged to raise an additional $36,000 by June to equip and furnish a Cardiology Department Double Patient Room in the Tower. When you donate $100 or more for this effort, your name will be listed on the Associates National Honor Roll on their website. Add your name to the Honor Roll.

Learn more about it >>

SIXT helps the children of Hadassah - be part of it! For every car rental via the partnersite you receive up to 10% discount and SIXT rent a car donates 10% to a joint project of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and Hadassah. Make your reservation through the Sixt-Hadassah partnersite: www.sixt.com/hadassah-usa. Follow Sixt via twitter.com/Sixt or access Sixt on your smart phone at sixt.com/mobile.

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