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Shabbat Shalom & L'Shana Tova!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Celebrate the New Year!
Hadassah Rosh Hashanah eCards are an easy and environmentally friendly way to wish your friends and loved ones a sweet and healthy New Year, while supporting the lifesaving, life-enhancing activities of Hadassah, in the United States and Israel.

Soul Education: A Beautiful Account of our Pilot School for Hospitalized Children
"The class is far from a “regular” art class and the school setting is far from the traditional classroom."

Director of Hadassah's Hospital at Mount Scopus Speaks on Changing Health Care at Boston Forum
This week, The Economist brought together health care leaders from around the world to talk about how health care professionals can prepare for the future. Hadassah Hospital's Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach spoke at the ‪‎Health Care Forum‬ on what the US can learn from Israel's healthcare system.

Hadassah Leadership Fellows Complete First Year
The Hadassah Fellows met in D.C. with government officials at the White House and in Congress to wrap up their first year. Learn more about the fellowship at hadassah.org/hlf.

Westchester Chapter Hosts State Assemblywoman to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking
"Human trafficking is not just another community's problem," says state Assemblywoman Amy Paulin. "It's in our community." Paulin teamed up Sunday with the Jewish women's group Hadassah to help raise awareness at a rally in Hartsdale.

WHAT WE'RE READING

UN evacuates all troops from Golan as Syria fighting worsens
Peacekeepers cross into Israel to get away from border-area battles between rebel groups and regime forces in what UN calls ‘deteriorating situation.’

Israel Names First Female Ambassador to Arab State
The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced 12 new diplomatic corps appointments on Sunday, including seven female ambassadors.

Greeeaattt... Census updates wage gap estimate to 22 cents
That women in the US make 77 cents for every dollar men make is a popular political talking point. But according to figures released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday, the number has creaked up to 78 cents.

U.N. says Palestinians, Israelis reach deal on Gaza reconstruction
The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday.

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