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Dear Friends,

Just hours ago we heard the news that Israel has sent soldiers and tanks into Gaza.

Too many times, over too many years, we have seen her young men and women fighting for Israel’s very survival. Tonight our hearts and prayers are with the soldiers and their families, and with all the people of Israel.

I have spoken with Prof. Tamar Peretz, Interim Director of Hadassah Medical Organization. She asked me to tell all of you that our hospitals are on alert and prepared for whatever may come.

Moments ago, IDF soldiers prepared themselves for combat in Gaza. Photo Courtesy the Israel Defense Forces.

Our Youth Aliyah villages have opened their doors and embraced a constant stream of children and families from the South, and will continue to do so as long as these families are in harm’s way.

Although we are far from Israel, we are comforted in knowing that our hospitals and youth villages are there to offer shelter, safety and healing when they are needed.

We pray that peace will come soon.


Marcie E. Natan
Hadassah National President


Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
50 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019





Our hospitals need your help! Israel needs your help!

Rockets from Gaza are threatening all of Israel.

Hadassah Medical Organization is mobilizing for an influx of casualties. Patients can be relocated, if necessary, to the five below-ground floors in our Hospital Tower, which are fortified against conventional, chemical and biological weapons.

Youth Aliyah is preparing to shelter the families of the children at our village, and families from the south who are threatened. Young Judaea is preparing to help secure the safety of its participants by getting them out of harm's way.

Read more HERE

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Israelis run to bomb shelters for protection
Photo via @Standwithus




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  • Snow? Ice? No problem for our fabulous Hadassah nurses!
    So it was this morning on Road 443 which leads from Modiin to Northern Jerusalem, including our  Mount Scopus hospital. The road was jammed. Traffic wasn’t moving.  Dafna Cohen, Hadassah Mount Scopus head nurse in pediatrics, was stuck at one of the crossroads.  She heard a police siren and saw cars pulled over on the side of the road. Cohen could see someone was in trouble.
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  • You Can Save A Life.....
  • Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) saves lives 365 days a year. None of those days are ordinary, or easy. HMO expects the unexpected. Just ask David Fintzi, 19, who was airlifted to HMO from a hospital in Bucharest, Romania, when they were unable to improve his condition. The Romanian medical student was hit with 27,000 volts of electricity when he unwittingly touched a train’s electric cable. He suffered severe burns and trauma throughout his body.


    The abandoned baby found in Jerusalem was transferred by the police to Hadassah Mount Scopus  where  Hadassah’s Medical Adoption Unit goes beyond medicine at each child’s check-up.


National News

  • Educational Conference in Israel Marks World Down Syndrome Day
  • As part of World Down Syndrome Day, about 100 people participated in a conference at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus on April 6, 2014, affording families of patients with Down syndrome from all over Israel an opportunity to meet with eminent specialists.
  • Support Fair Pay for Women & Families
  • Women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar and a single mother of two working full-time at minimum-wage is living nearly $4,000 below the federal poverty line. America’s women and families are worth more and they deserve better!
  • Building Bridges to Peace through Medicine
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