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Hadassah Strong Honors Libby Weiss

Everyone present at our October 28 Seattle Chapter Fall Kickoff gave rave reviews to the video introducing northwest native Libby Weiss, our honoree for the evening.  Libby serves today as head of IDF’s North American desk.  To view this amazing film, click here…..

Through Libby’s eyes, we had ringside seats to see the underground operating rooms inside Hadassah’s Sarah Davidson Wetsman Tower.  Fortified to withstand chemical and biological warfare, these surgical suites will open as soon as the funding is raised to equip them.   With matching funds, Seattle Chapter Hadassah raised over $110,000 toward this goal. 

Special thanks to Barbara Sofer, Director of Public Relations and Communications for Hadassah in Jerusalem, for producing this film for us.




You can still donate to the underground operating rooms in the Tower if you were not present at our
October 28 Kickoff.  Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar between today and December 15th.
Click on the Link Below to Donate now. 




The safest place to be

What happens to surgeries and intensive care units in Israeli hospitals when sirens go off?
With the help of local supporters, Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem will have a safe place for the
most vulnerable. Read more..



Thank you kickoff team for putting together such a wonderful event!




From left to right:  

Ruti Cohenca, Event Co-Chair

Susan Adler, President-elect Hadassah Chapter

Stephanie Schriger, Marketing and Design

Dganit Drori, Event-Co-Chair

Peg Elefant, President, Pacific Northwest Region of Hadassah

Elise Koch, Sponsorships and Volunteer Coordinator

Susie Pass, our additional team member, was unable to join us on October 22 and is not featured



For a minimum gift of $118, you can contribute to a room in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson
Hospital Tower and plant a tree in memory of the fallen soldiers of Operation Protective Edge.
More details HERE.
Hadassah's Defining Zionism in the 21st Century Series is an online monthly program
that creates a welcoming opportunity for everyone to explore various perspectives of
Zionism from the comfort of home. This program is free of charge and open to the community.

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

Israeli media: ;




Israelis run to bomb shelters for protection
Photo via @Standwithus




Hadassah's Fertility Expert Caters to Hopeful Potential Parents with New Clinic

Despite advances in fertility, many live with the pain of unfilled dreams of parenthood. Last week, Hadassah Medical Organization's fertility expert Prof. Ariel Revel met a large crowd of potential parents in Tel Aviv at an open meeting where he and other physicians from Hadassah along with colleagues from the Czech Republic revealed how a successful program has been able to overcome one of the common barriers in fertility: the need for egg donation. read more...



April is Organ Donation Month

The first heart transplant in Israel took place in 1986 at Hadassah University Medical Center. Thanks to new research and technologies, Israel has put into place new policies that could increase organ donation rates by up to 20%.

A Kidney Donation, 10 Years Later

May marks 10 years since Hadassah member Katie Edelstein donated a kidney to fellow Hadassah member Belle Simon. Since then, they have remained in each other's lives, Katie and Belle have been an inspiration to Hadassah members everywhere, and even inspired a nurse at Hadassah Ein Kerem to donate a kidney to a patient in need.

Read their stories >>


 Operation Music Aid  







Featured Pages

  • Donate
    Support Hadassah's mission by making a donation today.
  • Hadassah Nurses Deliver Baby on Icy Roadside
  • 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.
    She, too, pulled over, “I’m a nurse from Hadassah Hospital” she said. “Can I help”

  • 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

  • Israeli Hero Treated at Hadassah's Hospital on Mount Scopus
  • Israeli Prison Service Officer Ariel Twitto was on his way to pick up his children from nursery school camp after accompanying a prisoner to court when he and fellow officer, Elad Biton, heard someone shouting "Piguah!" (terror attack!).
  • 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.
  • Urge Congress to Affirm Support for Israel
  • Israel once again finds itself in a time of crisis, forced to take military action to defend its citizens from indiscriminate rocket and mortar fire. Urge Congress to affirm its unwavering, bipartisan support for Israel’s sovereignty and security, and pass the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act!

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