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Celebrate Purim with Hadassah

Purim arrives at sundown on March 15, but you can start celebrating now.

Visit hadasssah.org/purim to learn about Purim traditions, find Purim recipes and crafts projects, and fill your virtual Mishloach Manot basket. Each $10 item in your basket supports the extraordinary work of Hadassah.

Shabbat Zachor is the Shabbat before Purim

The first annual Hadassah Shabbat Zachor is March 14-15. Celebrate women's empowerment and Hadassah's 102nd anniversary. You have one week left to engage your local synagogue to celebrate this upcoming event.

Get everything you need by downloading your
Shabbat Zachor in a Box >>

Virtual Conversations:
Our Next Book and Author Experience

Join us for a book and author experience! Hadassah and The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute present the next Virtual Conversations on April 28, 2014, 7:30-8:30 pm, featuring Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel by Talia Carner. Start reading the book and learn how you can join the conversation.

Start reading the book and join the conversation at
hadassah.org/virtualConversations >>

March Is Women's History Month

Hadassah recognizes the generations of women who have inspired and motivated others to action. Feel proud to stand side by side with these great women who championed the causes important to them and changed the world.

Who do you think are the Most Outstanding Jewish American Women of our time, and why?
Now taking nominations >>

"A testament to what Hadassah is and does.....Mazel tov to all"

Robyn Frankel Martin, March 4, 2014
Regarding Adi Hudja, a memorable Hadassah patient, with Prof. Rivkind at her wedding
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Hadassah Attorneys at the High Court

Members of Hadassah's National Attorneys' Council were sworn in before the nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court, February 24 & 25. One group of attorneys enjoyed a meeting with Justice Elena Kagan; the second group met with Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (a Life Member of Hadassah). The Swearing In program, now in its 15th year, is strictly limited to 12 participants per day.

Read a first-hand account of the event >>

Now is the Time to Become A Founder

Donation levels for Founders and the Society of Major Donors are going up in July 2014. Become a Founder today for $25,000; Founders level will increase to $36,000. Join the Society of Major Donors today for $100,000; SMD level will increase to $120,000. Your donations to date are cumulative.

For information contact Hadassah Donor Services 800.928.0685 or donorservices@hadassah.org >>


Las Vegas, July 21-23, 2014, Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino

You won't want to miss these special guest speakers:

  • Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal editor
  • Ari Shavit, author of the highly acclaimed My Promised Land (Be ready! See a review and buy the book here)
  • Daniel Silva #1 New York Times best-selling author
  • Jamie Gangel NBC Today Show national correspondent
  • Just announced:
    Recipients of the 2014 Henrietta Szold Award: Israel Defense Forces Special First Responders Unit. Accepting on their behalf, distinguished members of the unit, Hadassah Profs. Avi Rivkind and Dan Engelhard

To receive registration details, go to
hadassah.org/convention2014 >>

Hadassah Medical Organization Recovery

Watch a recent video conversation between National President Marcie Natan and HMO Director General Avigdor Kaplan. Keep on top of the news by checking our HMO Update web page often; it is updated on a daily basis.

Last chance to sign the Hadassah petition to the Government of Israel in support of HMO. Our goal is 10,000 signatures; we have over 8000 to date. The petition closes Thursday, March 13.



Now Accepting Submissions  for Ribalow Prize for Fiction
The Harold U. Ribalow prize is an annual fiction award presented for an outstanding English-language work of fiction on a Jewish theme by an author deserving of further recognition. The deadline for submissions is April 20, 2014.

March is
National Nutrition Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but up to 82% of heart disease can be prevented. Nutrition is a vital factor in that equation, and an important part of Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program. Besides eating fruits and vegetables, eating breakfast and sharing family dinners, rather than eating on the run, have been shown to help control obesity, a major factor in heart disease.

Hadassah at the United Nations
Thirty Hadassah members visited the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on February 25 and learned about some of the worldwide issues identified by the UN as critical.

WUJS: Israel Program for College Grads
Young Judaea's WUJS is a five-month immersion program in Israel for college graduates, 21-35 years old. WUJS provides long-term opportunities to combine study, volunteering and professional internships. Read participant Allie Friedman's experience interning at the Jerusalem Post.

Take a Trip With Hadassah
Book by March 31, 2014 and save $150 per person on one of our exciting excursions. 

Hadassah Radiologist, Dr Benny Koplewitz, Travels to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Benny Koplewitz and Rabbi Dov Lipman

...read this full story and many more Hadassah stories
in hCoast-to-Coast


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