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The NEWS From Baltimore:
Our second century is off to a dynamic start

Hadassah's 96th National Business Meeting & Symposium, July 30 and 31 in Baltimore, will go down in Hadassah history as one of the organization's most productive—and enthusiastic—meetings ever.

Major programming initiatives, innovative and strategic, were officially launched, and powerful advocacy policy statements were passed. Learn about the Choose Where to Make Your Impact campaign, Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program, Hadassah Leadership Fellows, and Hadassah's new policy statements.

Check out photos from the meeting and Save the Date for our 97th National Business Meeting, July 21-24, 2014, in fabulous Las Vegas.


Choose Where to Make Your Impact

Hadassah members, Associates and donors impact lives every day. Now you choose where to make your impact: Donate and select any of nine Hadassah Medical Organization's areas of expertise; help equip and furnish the state-of-the-art Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower; support education and Jewish continuity through Young Judaea or Youth Aliyah; become a Life Member or impact someone's life through the gift of Life Membership; study, develop leadership skills, and advocate—for your health, for women, for Israel—through our U.S. Initiatives.

Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program™

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among women in the U.S. and worldwide, yet, up to 82% of heart disease is preventable. Women's symptoms are different from men's, and often go unrecognized. The Every Beat Counts program will educate women from coast to coast, informing them about heart healthy living, and the incredible care and research at HMO's Heart Insitute.



" Productive meetings in Baltimore and some fun too! Great to see all my Hadassah sisters!!"

Michelle Goldberg, Shoreline, Washington
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Hadassah Leadership Fellows

The new Hadassah Leadership Fellows program is a selective two-year program designed to attract and develop the next generation of Hadassah leadership and to participate in Impact Boards related to specific areas of interest: women's health and medical research, venture capitalism, public policy, and social justice.

The program will involve missions to Washington D.C. and Israel, seminars on topics related to the Impact Boards, skills development, and will concentrate on the institutionalization of leadership in order to ensure long-term commitment and involvement in the organization's future.

Highlights From Baltimore


Watch our Highlight Reel from the Baltimore meetings >>

MORE BALTIMORE VIDEOS:

President Marcie Natan

Executive Director and CEO Janice Weinman

Update from Hadassah Medical Organization

Hezbollah and the Global Footprint of Terroism

Hadassah: Making an Impact on Medicine Today

Bioethics: The Catch-22 in Medicine and Health Care

Israel/US Relations, The Changing Landscape

New Policy Statements

Hadassah's National Board and delegates approved three key policy issues. The first is a statement in support of women's economic equity and security; the others reaffirm previous positions in support of medical research funding—especially funding for women's health research.

Advocacy

Family and Medical Leave Act
This week, Hadassah, recognizes the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and urges Congress to expand paid leave opportunities for American workers. "For Hadassah, the Family and Medical Leave Act was an important step 20 years ago, but today, more can—and must—be done to support the economic equity and security of women and families," said Hadassah National President Marcie Natan.

Iran Sanctions
On July 31, the House of Representatives passed the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013. Thank Congress for continuing to support Iran Sanctions, and urge your Senators and President Obama to enact the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act.


QUICK BYTES

Happy Birthday President Peres
Board members and delegates in Baltimore took time out to send a musical birthday greeting to Israeli President Shimon Peres, who turned 90 on August 2, 2013.

Hadassah Awards $280,000+ in Young Judaea Scholarships

Hadassah International Update

You're a Click Away from a Great Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

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