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May 19, 2011 Below is a statement from Hadassah’s National President Nancy Falchuk, in response to the recent op-ed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the New York Times. Hadassah’s coalition partner The Israel Project has released an action alert, also found below, with a succinct synopsis of the current situation in Israel and […]

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc received approval from Israel’s Health Ministry for a clinical trial of its adult stem cell therapy for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). “The trial represents a significant step forward in our goal of using stem cells with neuro restoration capabilities to treat ALS,” Adrian Harel, acting […]

Dear Friends, Surviving breast cancer is a personal triumph. But for Marlene Greenebaum of Baltimore, living to tell her own story wasn’t enough. She and her husband Stewart became the moving forces behind a breast health treatment and research center in Jerusalem that will give thousands of other women the gift of survival. My newest […]

April 13, 2011 JERUSALEM  (JTA) — Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem has dedicated a new breast health center. The Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Center at the hospital’s Ein Kerem location will serve as a one-stop shop for women’s breast care needs. Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum of Baltimore , Md. , donated $1.4 million to fund […]

“It will be a wonderful day for Southern Hadassah Californians to travel up–or down–to beautiful Santa Barbara for a joyous Jewish experience,”says Dorie Kirtman, Santa Barbara Hadassah Group and member of the Jewish Festival Planning Committee. The Santa Barbara Annual Jewish Festival will be on Sunday May 15th, 10AM-4PM at Oak Park. The Santa Barbara […]

March 29, 2011 (JTA) — The Hadassah Foundation has awarded $182,000 in grants for 2011 to help women from diverse cultural groups in Israel and the American Jewish community. This year, due to the global economic turndown, in addition to funding programs in the fields of economic security for low-income Israeli women and leadership and […]

Hadassah opposes any attempts to restrict, through state administrative regulations, legislation, or court action, the right to reproductive choice and/or use of family planning programs delivering any and all services. Hadassah urges chapters to join in coalitions with freedom of choice advocacy groups, participating as full members in pro-choice activities.  – Hadassah Reproductive Choice Policy […]

Don’t know where to go to buy Israeli goods on March 30? My daughter just returned from Israel and brought me Olea Essence Olive Wash & Exfoliate for Face & Body. On Facebook: The entire Olea Essence line is sold online at and is sold at Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles […]

Wednesday, March 30 is the fifth annual Global Day of Action by the Boycott, Divertment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, with  boycotts of stores carrying Israeli products planned across the country.  In response, members of the Jewish community have designated the same day as a Buy Israeli Goods Day. Hadassah maintains its long-standing policy against all forms […]

Northern Area Doria Group Life Member Smadar Knobler and HSC Cabinet Member Georgia Freedman-Harvey, past president of the Kesher Group will have their works featured in an art show, March 23-May 4 at the Merage Jewish Community Center. Our Collective Jewish Experiences:Georgia Freedman-Harvey, mixed media; Smadar Knobler, silk painter; Susan Lasch Krevitt, encaustic & fiber; […]