When Hamas attacked Israel and the Israeli prime minister declared war, Hadassah responded immediately. The scope and scale of the injuries and destruction are devastating. As the war continues to unfold, so too do the needs on the ground. Hadassah hospitals are continuing to treat the most severely wounded patients while providing desperately needed mental health and rehabilitation services. Hadassah Members and donors across the US and around the world are stepping up for Israel and Hadassah in this unprecedented moment of need, helping to purchase medical equipment and devices and expand facilities to provide the best possible care. At the same time, your support is allowing Hadassah to prepare effectively for whatever the future may bring.

We urgently need your support now. Every dollar makes a difference.




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Hadassah’s Emergency Appeal FAQs

How can I help?
There is an urgent need for the kind of hard-won expertise in delivering wartime trauma care for which the Hadassah Medical Organization is well known. Your donation to Hadassah’s Heal Israel Now emergency campaign will allow us to purchase high-priority items, including state-of-the-art equipment, devices and supplies for healing and saving the lives of some of Israel’s most seriously injured.
I’m a doctor/nurse. Can I volunteer at a Hadassah hospital?
Despite the dire situation, Hadassah hospitals are stable and running efficiently. Doctors, nurses and other staff are working nonstop, shoulder-to-shoulder. Still, as doctors and nurses are being called to IDF reserve duty, there may come a time when additional personnel, including those who provide psychosocial support, are needed. At this time, we are asking certified doctors and nurses who are interested in potential future volunteer opportunities to add their information to this database
Are you accepting equipment donations?
While equipment donations can have a significant impact, there are stringent requirements related to condition, FDA approval, maintenance service, and model and manufacturer information that can be challenging to meet. Therefore, HMO generally prefers donations of funds to allow it to manage the procurement process more efficiently and allocate resources where they are most needed.
What makes Hadassah’s response unique?
Hadassah’s hospital system, as Jerusalem’s only Level-1 Trauma Center and one of only six such centers in all of Israel, is treating many of the most severely wounded patients who require complex, specialized care. Both campuses, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, are located a short helicopter ride away from the Gaza border and are equipped with helipads for emergency transports. The Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) has also launched an emergency psychiatric ER service for adults and children, given the many citizens suffering from severe anxiety and trauma responses, and is offering mental health outreach to kibbutzim in the Jerusalem region. Additionally, HMO is preparing for the long-term requirements of patient care and anticipates that every patient being treated in our hospitals will need rehabilitation. HMO is expediting the launch of two state-of-the-art underground emergency facilities within the nearly completed Gandel Rehabilitation Center at Mount Scopus and the Sara Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Ein Kerem, both of which are uniquely positioned to operate under extreme conditions.

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7 Things You Can Do Right Now

As atrocities unfold, we all want to help. However you choose to help, thank you.
We're grateful that you're part of our Hadassah community.

1. Donate

Every dollar makes a difference.

2. Advocate

Tell policymakers — from Congress to the State House to City Hall — you stand with Israel and condemn Hamas, and want them to, too.

3. Rally.

Be a part of rallies in your community.

4. Speak Out

Use our talking points on Israel at war as you stand up and speak out for Israel.

5. Fight Antisemitism.

Since the war began, antisemitism has skyrocketed. Speak out with Hadassah.

6. Remember self-care.

Breathe. Make time for the people you care about. Sleep. Eat.

7. Stay informed.

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