Hadassah

Hadassah Hospital Helps Educate Mikvah Attendants To Bolster Women’s Health

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

After a woman emerges from the ritual bath (mikveh) and wraps herself in a towel, says mikveh attendant Daniella Salomon (left), “I keep an eye out” for anything unusual.

The role of the mikvah attendant in Israel has undergone a transformation in recent years. As an active advocate for women’s health, the Hadassah Medical Organization partnered with the Jerusalem-based Eden Center to offer special training that enables the attendants to identify medical problems and possible abuse.

As Dr. Dvora Bauman (right), a senior obstetrician/gynecologist at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and director of its Bat-Ami Center for Victims of Sexual Abuse, explains, if an attendant sees a bruise or other signs of trauma on a woman’s body, “it’s time to gently ask, ‘Has anyone hurt you?’ It may be the only time a woman will disclose these things.”

Read more in The New York Jewish Week.

Listen to Dr. Bauman’s podcast about sexual abuse.

Learn more about the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Related Stories

alt_text

Monday, Sep 16 2019

Hadassah Australia Will Help Ethiopian Israelis Achieve Their Dream

Barely 11 percent of Ethiopian Jewish students attend university in Israel, as compared to 42 percent of their counterparts in the general population.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, Sep 6 2019

Creating an Exceptional Bar Mitzvah Experience

Thirty members of the Moises Jafif family from Mexico, along with their friends, came to Israel to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Jak Jafif at the Kotel (the western wall of the ancient Temple Mount).

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, Sep 6 2019

New, Larger Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Opens at Hadassah

With a $4.75-million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Hadassah Medical Organization has opened a new pediatric bone marrow transplantation...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, Sep 6 2019

An Oasis of Peace

In the Jerusalem Post, Hadassah President Ellen Hershkin writes about Middle East peace, shared society and dignity for all.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More