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Good News from Jerusalem

National President Marcie Natan announced May 22 that the Israeli Court had approved a recovery plan for Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO.) The plan will put HMO on the path to financial stability, while preserving HWZOA's (Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America) ownership and control of HMO. Read about the specifics of the agreement in our talking points memo and continue to check our website hadassah.org/HMOupdate for the most current information.


Pope Francis at Mt. Scopus

On his recent visit to Jerusalem, Pope Francis landed on the heliport at Hadassah's hospital on Mt. Scopus. He was greeted by Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, Director General of HMO- Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, and Prof. Menachem Ben-Sasson, President of Hebrew University. During his visit, the Pope visited Yad Vashem and the Kotel (Western Wall.)

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"I just finished reading this wonderful book [My Promised Land by Ari Shavit]! You are very lucky to have him at the Hadassah Convention in July. Love you all"

Meet Ari Shavit at the Hadassah Convention
Register Today >>

Malena Puterbaugh, Lakeland FL
from Facebook May 21, 2014
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Open Your Heart & Equip Our Tower

HMO's Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, is already home to the hospital's Neurosciences Center, and Departments of Cardiothoracics, Orthopedic and Vascular Surgery, and others. We need to finish equipping and furnishing the Tower. When you make a tax deductible $100 donation to the Tower Campaign, a beautiful sterling silver open heart necklace is your thank you gift.

Donate today and receive your free necklace >>

CONVENTION 2014: July 21-23

Earlybird Extended
Earlybird prices have been extended for a limited time. Don't miss the learning, the laughing, the friendship, the excitement that Convention has to offer. Register today!

Keynote speaker for the Gala Opening Plenary on Monday, July 21, will be Randi Zuckerberg, digital media marketing whiz and inspiring entrepreneur.

Other speakers include:

  • Israeli author Ari Shavit
  • Wall Street Journal's Bret Louis Stephens
  • Journalist/professor Gil Troy
  • Novelist Daniel Silva
  • TV correspondent Jamie Gangel

Keep Celebrating!

Everyone attending Convention is invited to a dessert reception on Monday night, July 21, following the thrilling opening plenary session. The reception will celebrate the 18th birthday of Keepers of the Gate, Hadassah's premier annual giving program. Learn about Keepers of the Gate.

Major Donor Dinner Celebration

It's a warm, wonderful, not-to-be-missed event, Tuesday evening, July 22. You are eligible to attend if you are a Guardian Donor, Member of the Society of Major Donors, Founder, or if you have given a one-time gift of at least $5,000 since or during our Centennial year (2012). Questions? Please call Ruth Maffa: 781 538-5463 remaffa@hadassah.org

Just announced:

  • Live entertainment by ABBAFAB, a Las Vegas-style show and tribute to the music of ABBA
  • Special guest appearance by a grateful Hadassah patient

Register for this dinner and more as part of your Convention registration.  Already registered?  That's OK, you can change your registration at any time by logging in.

Register Now
(early bird prices ends soon)


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to our Hadassah Associates and to all the men who stand with the women of Hadassah.

Hadassah's Defining Zionism in the 21st Century Program

Today, Sunday June 1 at 4:00 -  5:00pm EDT
Israel and the USA: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship
with Former Ambassador Yoram Ettinger broadcasting live from Jerusalem

Tune in this afternoon
at 4pm EDT

This program will be fully captioned


July 9, 2014 7:30pm EDT
Why Zionism is Relevant to Us as American Jews

with Arnold M. Eisen
Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary

Register now for this
and future sessions


Vist hadassah.org/advocacy regularly to stay up-to-date on what we are fighting for.


Virtual Conversations On Demand!

Did you miss the Virtual Conversation with Talia Carner, author of Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel? You can see a video of the entire discussion, in which she talks about growing up in Israel, her grandmother's influence, and her journey to becoming a novelist.

Leaders of Tomorrow Award
Winners of the first annual, highly selective Leaders of Tomorrow Award for Young Women, sponsored by Hadassah and Young Judaea, are Naomi Farahan of Carmel, IN and Jamie Smith of Lexington, KY. The high school students will receive full tuition for a four-week Young Judaea Teen Summer Program in Israel.

Step Up Extended
Founders and Society of Major Donors giving levels, set to increase in July, have been extended through the end of 2014. Act now, before December 31. With cumulative giving, you may be closer than you think.

For information contact:
Ruth Emanuel Maffa (Founders)
rmaffa@hadassah.org 781.538.5463
Jaime Seltzer(Society of Major Donors)
jseltzer@hadassah.org 860.559.1547

Delray Beach Chapter Does "Paint the Tatas"

Artist Helen Weisberg prepares to paint one of the models at Hadassah's "Paint the Ta-Tas Day" event at the Diagnostic Centers of America in Delray Beach.

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