Mission and Vision
NASSAU REGION MISSION STATEMENT
The Nassau Region of Hadassah strives to implement the Mission Statement of National Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of American, by encouraging its members to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force here in Nassau County.
By transmitting the hopes and dreams expressed in Hadassah’s projects and programs in Israel and in the United States, the Region educates and inspires Hadassah leaders of today and tomorrow.
The Nassau Region bases all of its activities on the Jewish values of Tzedakah, study and community involvement.
The Nassau Region serves as a liaison between National Hadassah and its own units by disseminating National materials and by sharing original Region materials. The Region supports its units by providing training and counterparts for their officers. The Region further strengthens its units by providing effective programming, education, fundraising, membership and communication opportunities.
The Nassau Region fosters in its members love for Israel and Judaism, and respect for each other. It inspires them to value their roles as leaders in the Jewish community and in American society, and to pass those tenets on to subsequent generations.
Below is a thumbnail sketch of Hadassah’s 5 Projects.
HADASSAH MEDICAL ORGANIZATION
Today, Hadassah sets the standard for health care in the Middle East. The Hadassah Medical Organization includes two hospitals, five schools, out-patients clinics, research facilities and community health centers. We treat over one million patients annually and educate health care professionals without regard to race, religion, or national origin. A world-class university medical institution, Hadassah has achieved a global reputation for excellence in caring and curing. It is distinguished by its innovative approach to complex medical problems and the cooperative efforts of its medical and research teams to provide individualized attention to individual problems. A premier teaching hospital and research center, the MedicalCenter is equipped with the most sophisticated diagnostic, treatment and research equipment enabling its world renowned faculty to furnish the most modern medical care in an atmosphere that embraces excellence. Half of all medical research in Israel is conducted at Hadassah. Hadassah Medical Organization was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.
HADASSAH COLLEGE, JERUSALEM
Hadassah College Jerusalem (HCJ), a unique academic institution, nurtures, open minds and educates students to contend with the challenges of our modern, professionally driven society. Established over 35 years ago to meet the changing needs in Israel for trained professionals, HCJ provides a practical, intensive, and enriching academic experience for students from all over Israel. The College is committed to creating the environment for exceptional education, social interaction, and cultural enrichment that students require to gain meaningful professional placement and meet the needs of Israeli industries. HCJ offers a variety of educational programs and the curricula remain apace with the changes in science, medicine, industry, and communications. The College prepares young men and women to take their place in Israel's ever-changing economy. HadassahCollege offers two and four year accredited college degree programs. Its graduates have almost 100% placement.
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND
Hadassah and the Jewish National Fund have been partners in action since 1926, when they formed an effective and compassionate coalition. Today, our organizations are united in an effort to help Israel avoid an environmental catastrophe. Hadassah funded the Tirzah Reservoir in Israel's Jordan Valley. Over the next few years, as many as 100 additional reservoirs will be needed to insure that Israel has the water that it requires. Over the past century, JNF has planted over 200 million trees, built over 150 dams and reservoirs, developed over 250,000 acres of land, created more than 400 parks throughout Israel and educated students around the world about Israel and the environment. Through the support of donors, JNF was able to ensure that Israel was the only nation in the world to end the 20th century with more trees than it had at the beginning.
YOUTH ALIYAH / CHILDREN AT RISK
Founded in 1934 as a rescue movement to bring Germany’s Jewish children to Palestine, in over 60 years, Youth Aliyah has served the needs of more than 300,000 children from more than 80 lands. Youth Aliyah remains Israel’s primary program for child rescue. Each youngster receives solace, support, and a second chance. This project sets Israel’s disadvantaged children on the path to a successful future. Young immigrants and “at- risk” native Israelis, many of whom are victims of abuse, receive counseling and supportive services in Youth Aliyah day centers, kibbutzim, and youth villages. Today Hadassah’s main focus is on three residential villages and five youth day centers. In addition to retaining a special interest in these facilities, Hadassah contributes substantial grants for educational and cultural enrichment program for the entire Youth Aliyah network. From Hebrew language lessons and classes on Jewish heritage to athletic opportunities and art programs, Youth Aliyah students are given the extra help and attention they need to become productive members of Israeli society.
Fully funded by Hadassah, Young Judaea is Hadassah’s peer led, religiously pluralist Zionist Youth movement. Its mission is to build and strengthen Jewish identity and connection to Israel, and to bring its members closer to Israel ideologically, spiritually, and physically. The best way to ensure American Jewish continuity is to instill a love of Israel and Judaism from generation to generation. That is why Young Judaea is one of our most treasured projects. This youth movement sponsors clubs, camps, and Israel travel programs. As an investment in our future, more than half of our Young Judaeans receive scholarship assistance. They develop a vibrant and living connection to their Jewish heritage. Studies have shown that Young Judaeans who have attended Hadassah’s renowned year course program in Israel assume leadership roles in the American Jewish community in record numbers.
Hadassah's American Initiatives
Hadassah is pleased to offer programs, educational materials, and resources to enhance and educate our communities to create awareness of the important issues of today. Our programming and community outreach are the result of collaborative efforts that explore important issues through the Jewish lens, the legislative perspective, Jewish education, Zionist ideas, Israeli programs, health education, social action, and community service. Our programming is varied and compelling because these issues impact all our lives.
Here are just a few of the many programs offered through Hadassah:
Training Wheels / Al Galgalim
Hebrew Studies: Ivrit la Hadassah
Healthy Women / Healthy Lives
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Date With The State
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