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Anita Nirenberg Receives the 2014 Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Anita Nirenberg, PhD, RN, PNP, BC, AOCNP, FAAN, as the recipient of the 2014 ONS Lifetime Achievement Award. Date: 9/10/2014


Dr. Sally S. Cohen Named New Editor-In-Chief of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
The Journal Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice (PPNP), a SAGE Publication, has announced that Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named Editor-in-Chief. PPNP is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal focusing on nursing and health policy. Cohen succeeds David M. Keepnews, PhD, JD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, who has served as Editor-in-Chief since 2004. Keepnews will now serve as Consulting Editor to PPNP. Date: 9/10/2014


Multi-year, Multi-Million Dollar Bequest to Hadassah Hebrew University School of Nursing
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Hadassah National Convention Major Donor Celebration Dinner in Las Vegas, Anita Levy stepped up to the microphone and joked that at the last Hadassah National Convention, she was pre-empted by the announcement of a $10 million dollar gift from Mrs. Irene Pollin to establish the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Institute. Anita offered to step aside once again if anyone wanted to top that moment. Date: 9/10/2014


Hadassah and Jewish Women International Partner to Launch “Know Your Worth” Program
Press Release
Jewish Women International (JWI) and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), are joining forces to teach women age 50 and beyond about financial literacy. Date: 9/2/2014


New Women’s Index from Hadassah Reveals Most American Women Satisfied with Work-Life Balance, Yet Nearly One in Four Female Breadwinners Left Wanting
Press Release
The results of a new survey released today by Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), reveal that most women (81 percent) are satisfied with their work-life balance – although not so intensely, as only one quarter (26 percent) self-describe as “very satisfied.” According to this new survey – The Women’s Index – the demands of professional and personal lives leave one in four (24 percent) breadwinners feeling unsatisfied. Date: 9/2/2014


The Hadassah Foundation Awards $360,000 in Grants to U.S., Israeli Organizations
The Hadassah Foundation announced today that it awarded grants totaling $360,000 in 2014 to 22 organizations that enhance economic opportunities for women in Israel and provide leadership training to teens and young women in the United States. Date: 8/15/2014


Graduates of Hadassah’s Heavy Machinery Program are Saving Lives
During Operation Protective Edge, bulldozers played a critical role in destroying the tunnels dug by Hamas to infiltrate Israel. Among the heroes in this effort were graduates of Hadassah Neurim's Heavy Machinery program, which prepares its students to become drivers for military actions and rescue. Date: 8/14/2014


Hadassah-Neurim Provides Refuge for Border Kibbutz
For the last three weeks, Mali Yehoshafat and her four children have found refuge at Hadassah-Neurim. 125 kibbutz members—including all the children in this border agricultural commune are living in Hadassah’s Youth Village, near Netanya. Date: 8/11/2014


Operation Protective Edge
At times of unrest in Israel, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America supports the people of Israel and affirms its support for peace and security in the Middle East. We assert our unwavering support for Israel’s sovereignty and security and renew our calls for the Palestinian Authority to comply with their commitments and denounce these attacks. Date: 7/8/2014


Let us Bow our Heads: Mourning Eyal, Gilad and Naftali
It is with a heavy heart that we learned a few hours ago that the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have been found in Hebron. Naftali Frankel, 16, who had dual Israeli-American citizenship; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19, were abducted on their way home from school on June 12. Date: 7/1/2014


Hadassah and Young Judaea Announce Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship and Inaugural Winners
Date: 5/30/2014


May is Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Month
Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes worldwide. Date: 5/7/2014


Hadassah Magazine Wins Twelve Rockower Awards
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that Hadassah Magazine has received twelve Rockower Awards, more than any other publication (magazine, newspaper or website) and more than all other magazines combined. Date: 5/5/2014


Jerusalem Netletter: Israeli Independence Day 5774
Barbara Sofer
Barbara Sofer writes to us from Jerusalem on Memorial Day. Date: 5/5/2014


As Knesset Weighs Official Celebration of Aliyah, One Olah Reflects on Emigration
As the Knesset weighs a bill to recognize a day to celebrate making aliyah, one emigrant from Connecticut reflects on the journey that brought her to make aliyah. Date: 4/10/2014


Hadassah Foundation Celebrates Graduation of Training for Orthodox Women
Hadassah Foundation Director Rabbi Ellen Flax gave out the graduation certificates to the ten women who graduated from the joint Training Program for Haredi Early Childhood Education Counselors, at the Hebrew University. Date: 3/28/2014


Hadassah Foundation Announces New Leadership
NEW YORK — The Hadassah Foundation is excited to announce five new board members, hailing from California, New York and Wisconsin. Date: 3/13/2014


Building Bridges to Peace through Medicine
The rationale for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is based on generalities—many of them uninformed—about how different populations live, work, study, and co-exist in the region. In reality, Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, collaborate and cooperate on a daily basis in a hundred arenas. Date: 2/28/2014


Hadassah Medical Organization Update
Just before Shabbat in Israel, the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) announced that it is filing with the courts for Section 350 – the Israeli law that allows for an organization to restructure. Date: 2/10/2014


Hadassah Announces Hadassah Shabbat Zachor
Press Release
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. is excited to announce the creation of an annual Hadassah Shabbat to be held on the Shabbat preceding Purim. Shabbat Zachor holds particular importance as Hadassah was founded during Purim and was Esther's Hebrew name. Hadassah is encouraging rabbis and congregations to become part of the first Hadassah Shabbat Zachor on March 14 and 15, 2014. Date: 2/3/2014


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