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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her life is about 1 in 8. Ashkenazi Jews have an even higher incidence of breast cancer than the general population. But breast cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence. With early diagnosis and new treatments, there are now more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.


Spread the Word

Decorate a bra for The Uplift Project Online Gallery. It's fun and free. Be creative. Be outrageous. Be part of our effort to educate America about breast cancer.

Here's how to participate >>

This Could Save Your Life

Learn how to do breast self examination with our Check it Out® for Adults video

Watch the video >>



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Celebrating the Ta Tas

"Celebrating the Ta Tas" events combine fundraising for breast cancer research at HMO, education, and unselfconscious celebration of female beauty. Women young and old, including a few with mastectomies, allow artists to decorate their bare chests with body paint.

View the spectacular results >>


Advocate for Preventive Health

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, advocate for the Women's Preventive Health Awareness Campaign Act, which would create a national public outreach and educational campaign to raise patient and provider awareness of women's preventive health.

Promote Education & Awareness
of Women's Preventive Health >>

Breast Cancer Update/Fall 2014

New Hadassah Medical Organization program for treatment and support of women with breast cancer. 

Learn more >>


BRCA Testing Controversy

Leading HMO breast cancer expert rejects universal BRCA testing of Jewish women

Thurday, October 23
7:30pm EDT

Rabbi Melissa Weintraub will present, Re-framing Israel Advocacy: Listening as a Precondition to Being Heard. She will address why efforts to cultivate sympathy for Israel aren't heard by many of the audiences advocates most want to reach, and what might be more effective.


Did you miss any of our sessions? You can watch them now


Bring Alan Gross
Home From Cuba!

Alan Gross is a Jewish American from Maryland who has been imprisoned in Cuba for 5 years for his humanitarian work with the Cuban Jewish community. Read a personal plea from a Hadassah leader who grew up with Alan and learn how you can advocate to help bring him home.



Hadassah Shabbat Zachor
Hadassah Shabbat Zachor is February 27-28, 2015. Reach out to your local Hadassah chapter to receive our updated family program materials. Get your synagogue to celebrate Hadassah's great achievements!

Ribalow Prize for Literature
The 2014 Harold U. Ribalow Prize will be awarded to Helene Wecker for The Golem and the Jinni. (HarperCollins). This year's judges were Elie Wiesel, N. Scott Momaday and Francesca Segal (last year's winner).

Hadassah Stand With Israel: Up Close And Personal Mission
led by Marcie Natan &
Miki Shulman
November 17-20, 2014

Learn more >>

Introducing the eMember
An online only membership for women 17+ who are big on caring and short on time.

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Step Up for the New Year
Hadassah giving levels are increasing after December 31, 2014. With cumulative giving, you may be closer than you think. For information call Donor Services at 800.928.0685

Washington D.C. Hosts AIPAC, Talks Media Bias
September 10, the Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah's newly established Lunch and Learn program hosted Deborah Adler (Greater Washington Director, AIPAC), Aliza Sperling (Director of Curriculum Development and Adult Education, Shalom Learning), and Alan Ronkin (Regional Director, AJC Washington DC).

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


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