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Letter About Operation Protective Edge

Israelis take cover as rockets from Gaza rain down from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Courtesy of @Yair_Rosenberg

Dear Hadassah member,

Given the growing Gazan situation, Israel finds itself once again in a time of potential crisis and needs our dedicated support. We, at Hadassah, are doing everything we can in the United States, Israel and around the world to ensure that we continue to provide our mission driven support quickly, efficiently and effectively. Hadassah’s number one priority is to ensure the safety of Hadassah and HMO staff and patients, Youth Aliyah children, and Young Judaea staff and participants.

We have prepared a readiness plan which is designed to provide the support Israel needs. Here are some highlights of the plan.

HMO is prepared to:
• Serve the medical needs of all patients and to do its part in providing a place of peace, healing and safety

Youth Aliyah is prepared to:
• Shelter the families of children already at a village plus other children and their families from the south who feel threatened

Young Judaea is prepared to:
• Help secure the safety of all of their Israel-based programs by taking participants and staff out of harm’s way

HWZOA is prepared to:
• Keep everyone as updated as possible, through emails and our website.

Although we do not expect anything to happen in Jerusalem, in the event that this should change, our expert and one of the world-renowned leaders in emergency preparedness, Prof. Avi Rivkind has started checking and preparing for any eventuality. Under his initiative, HMO opened the first Trauma Unit and trained generations of physicians and nurses, throughout Israel and the world for preparedness for treatment of casualties in unconventional warfare.

Clearly during times of crisis, fast and accurate communication is essential. We will make use of all of our various platforms to communicate with you, our members, associates and donors even on Shabbat or Yom Tov. With your continued support, Hadassah is able to continue to be a leader in emergency preparedness and to deliver on our mission – simply by doing everything we can to support Israel.

If your have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Please click on our press release and talking points for any discussion about the Israel situation. Keep checking on our website hadassah.org for updates.

Thank you and Shalom,

Marcie E. Natan
Hadassah National Presdient


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