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HAPPY 102nd BIRTHDAY, HADASSAH!

This year in Jerusalem!

 

At Our Next Meeting, 
CELEBRATE A SPECIAL OCCASION.
BECOME A "HOSTESS OF THE MONTH". 
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Click here for our March-April, 2014 Chevra Bulletin. 

An updated bulletin will be available at the end of August. 

 

WEEKLY HADASSAH BRIEFING

 Here are the Numbers, as of July 23, 2014:

25 soldiers are currently hospitalized at HMO. Unfortunately, the number grows every day.

8 more wounded soldiers arrived at Hadassah Medical Organization’s shock trauma unit this morning. 
2 are in intensive care. 
are in the orthopedics unit 
14 are in the ophthalmology, maxillofacial, ear-nose-throat, surgery and neurosurgery units. 

70 HMO physicians, nurses and staff have been mobilized by the Israel Defense Forces.
53 more have had a spouse called up.

This is our hospital. These are our patients. Extraordinary times need extraordinary resources.

Please give today. And please give generously.

Israel needs Hadassah, Hadassah needs you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Israel.


Marcie E. Natan
Hadassah National President








Readiness Fund: Operation Protective Edge

Friday, July 11, 2014

National President Marcie Natan on Operation Protective Edge
"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," she says.

Her Excellency Marie Bashir Sees Bridges to Peace at Hadassah's Hospitals 
"You are in the best place in the world, where everyone cares for your son," Her Excellency, Professor and Governor of New South Wales Marie Bashir said.

hCoast to Coast: read about chapter events from around the country 


WHAT WE'RE READING

Hamas boosts rocket range, reaching deeper into Israel
The dramatically improved range of Hamas' rocket arsenal is allowing the militant group to reach deeper into Israel and expose a wider swath of the country to risk, Israeli officials and analysts say.

U.S. calls for restraint, confirms Israel’s right to defense
Despite mounting tension between Israel and Gaza, most speakers at Haaretz conference in Tel Aviv focused on peace process with Palestinians.

Senate Democrats Introduce New Contraception Legislation to Combat Hobby Lobby Ruling
Senate Democrats are pushing back against the Supreme Court's ruling that allows for-profit businesses to deny health insurance coverage for contraception to female employees on religious grounds.

Israel, Hamas trade rocket fire as military ramps up offensive on Gaza strip
Air raid sirens wailed across JerusalemThursday as Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets across Israel, while the country’s military stepped up its offensive against the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

*The views expressed by any authors in the Weekly Briefing who are not official Hadassah representatives are solely the personal views of such author and do not represent the views of Hadassah. The inclusion of such article in Hadassah's Weekly Briefing shall not be deemed or interpreted to be, or used as an endorsement or approval by Hadassah (express or implied) of either the author or the views expressed in such author's article. Additionally, please note that Hadassah does not endorse or oppose, directly or indirectly, any candidates for public office, nor does Hadassah comment on particular candidates' policy positions or any campaign-related issues.

FROM THE DESK OF MARCIE NATAN
June 30, 2014

It is with a heavy heart that we learned a few hours ago that the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have been found in Hebron. Naftali Frankel, 16, who had dual Israeli-American citizenship; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19, were abducted on their way home from school on June 12.

It is a sad day for Israel and the Jewish people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these young men and the people of Israel in this time of grief.

We urge all leaders throughout the world to condemn the kidnapping and brutal murder of these innocents.

We do not know what developments will unfold in the coming days, or what actions Israel may take. Hadassah stands with Israel and supports its right to protect and defend its sovereignty and security.

We encourage you to express your condolences and support to the government and people of Israel. You can send messages mentioning that you are a Hadassah member to Prime Minister Netanyahu, your local Israeli Consulate or via social media.

Zichronom livracha. May the memories of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal be for a blessing.

Marcie Natan

National President

 From the desk of Anat Hoffman (Women of the Wall):

 

July 2, 2014

 

Action Alert: Send Condolence Letters to the Bereaved Families

How much evil can we bear in one short week?

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I share with you that the body of a 15-year-old boy, Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, was found early this morning in Jerusalem.  There are signs of much violence on his body.  Right now, riots are breaking out in his neighborhood Shuafat in East Jerusalem.  Last night, the streets of Jerusalem were lined with hundreds of rioters shouting "death to Arabs" and "revenge."

Yesterday I wept with millions over the bodies of Eyal, Naftali and Gilad who were murdered by their Arab captors. Today I am choking up with tears over an innocent Arab boy who appears to have been murdered in their revenge.

We have been monitoring previous cases of attacks against Arabs and discovered that no charges were made in either, because the files were "lost."

We must harness our energies to push the police to find all of the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The same resources that are devoted to find and punish the murderers of Eyal, Naftali, and Gilad should be devoted to finding the murderers of Muhammad Hussein.

I am turning to you today to help us fight a growing wave of racism in Israel. It is our responsibility to stop this ugliness. The pivotal moment has arrived.  I am on my way to join thousands at a Tag Meir (Light Tag) demonstration at 5:30pm at Cat Square, right near Ben Yehuda street.  I am going to voice my outrage at the futility of these murders, and proclaim that, "we mourn. We do not avenge."

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind (Mahatma Gandhi).

Yours, 
Anat Hoffman


Action Alert: Send Condolence Letters to the Bereaved Families

The bereaved family of Eyal Fraenkel issued a statement this morning:
"There is no difference between blood and blood. Murder is murder, whatever the nationality and age.  There is no justification, no forgiveness and no atonement for any kind of murder."

If you agree, use our form to write to the families of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Sa'ar, and Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir to express your condolences.

 

 

CHEVRA UPCOMING EVENTS:

JULY

17th Thurs.  Book & Study Group - The Innocents

 24th  Thursday -Pizza Party at Sheila G's

AUGUST

10th Sunday - Our Book & Author and Luncheon!

Your invitation should have arrived via e-mail on July 11, 2014. 

SEND YOUR CHECK AND REGISTRATION FORM BEFORE AUGUST 5th! 

                Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Ellie's 50s Diner

         Join us to hear from Ellen Brazer, author of And So It Was Written (which was discussed at our June Study Group).  Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, and shop with our vendors. Lots of fun and surprises!

This event is open to all - bring your friends and family for a truly special afternoon.

COUVERT: $36    The e-mail you received has all the details. 

 

Chevra is an open evening chapter serving members from Coral Springs to North Palm Beach.  Contact Chevra Membership team by calling the Region office at 561-498-1012 or e-mail floridaatlantic@hadassah.org   for information.

 CHECK OUT CHEVRA'S WEBSITE AND BULLETIN AT www.hadassah.org/floridaatlanticchevra.

WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL GROUP FOR OUR "YOUNGER" SET - If you are in your 20's, 30's and 40's, watch this space for activities geared just for you -
(A part of Chevra Chapter)
A group designed just for the younger crowd!

 We are 20's to 49, married, single, with children
 or without, living in the west
 Delray/Boynton/Lake Worth area.

We're interested in doing our own thing and helping to raise
                                 money for Hadassah at the same time.
 

Interested in more info? 
CONTACT Sherry at the Florida Atlantic Region office: floridaatlantic@hadassah.org or call 561-498-1012.               

 

DON'T BELONG TO A GATED COMMUNITY CHAPTER? WORKING DURING THE DAY?  LOOKING FOR A GREAT GROUP OF FRIENDLY WOMEN TO MEET?

COME CHECK OUT OUR CHAPTER!

The Chevra Chapter of Hadassah is a vibrant group of about 290 women (and Men Associates) who meet in the evenings or on Sundays.  Every month of the year, our open chapter offers a variety of interesting and informative programs for our members to choose from.

READ ALL ABOUT OUR FOUNDER , HENRIETTA SZOLD, ON THE 102nd ANNIVERSARY OF HADASSAH.

 

DID YOU MISS IT?  IN OCTOBER, 2012, WE WERE IN JERUSALEM FOR HADASSAH'S CENTENNIAL!

In 2014, we are going to LAS VEGAS for the National Convention!  Join us in July 21-23 at the Venetian Hotel.

Call Anne Lee Weiner at the Region office, 561-498-1012 if you are planning to attend.  Registration materials are on-line now - go to www.floridaatlantic.hadassah.org.

Please contact us at sheilacglass@gmail.com  or ssteinb@gmail.com for more information.  We look forward to having you join us.

 

Featured Pages

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  • 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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