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Dear Hadassah Members,

See Featured Pages below for the November issue of "Hadassah Happenings". We hope you will join us at our upcoming programs and events!

As our Centennial Year Celebration is winding down, there is a short time to make that special someone a life member of Hadassah for $212. This offer will only be around until December 31, and then Life Membership will be $360. What a great Chanukah present!

Our new Sara Wetsman Davidson Tower in Jerusalem was dedicated during our Convention last month and below in Featured Pages is our National President, Marci Natan's account of Hadassah's extraordinary Centennial Convention.

Many members have expressed the desire to help those in need after Hurricane Sandy. Below is Hadassah's response from Marci Natan explaining how you can make a donation.

November 1, 2012

Dear Friends,

The devastation of Hurricane Sandy saddens us deeply for those who have been affected in either large or small ways. So many of you have called in, e-mailed or written to find out about the safety and status of Hadassah volunteers and staff. We are grateful that, as far as we know, none of our members or staff have been hurt; we hope the inconveniences of the storm pass quickly.

Roz Rosen, Ronnie Rosen and Phyllis Berlas and staff of the Member and Unit Services division are in touch with the chapter chairs of every affected unit to make sure that they are safe. In the eventuality that you need help, please inform them, as they are keeping a log of needs that require attention.

Also, in the traditional Hadassah spirit, if you are able, please help those in your community in need and/or give to your local or state relief efforts, or to Jewish Federations of North America's Hurricane Relief Fund. You can visit Federations' website for additional information and to donate. Here is the link to their site:


All of us here at Hadassah offer our prayers for those affected by the hurricane and send heartfelt wishes for your families' safety, good health and renewed spirit.


Marcie Natan
National President


Website Administrator:

Sheryl-Lynn Makela

National News

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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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