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COO Probe Concludes At Hadassah

10/07/2012

Hadassah concluded its investigation of former COO Larry Blum for allegedly misusing his corporate credit card but declined to release any details.

Teaching Women What They’re Worth

Hadassah and Jewish Women International team up to educate boomers about financial literacy, with philanthropy as the end goal.

Staff Writer
11/12/2014

For the past 10 years, financial literacy programs for teenage girls and young women have been sprouting up around the country Colleges, including Barnard, New York University and Harvard, have designed courses geared specifically to helping female students manage their finances.

A Jewish Women’s International “Know your Worth” session earlier this year. Courtesy of JWI

Hadassah Hospital Strike Widens Over Unpaid Salaries, Deficit

02/10/2014
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JERUSALEM — Non-medical personnel and nurses joined doctors in a strike against Hadassah Medical Center.

In The Corridors Of Healing

10/28/2013
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In the “Lean Forward” advertisements on MSNBC, White House correspondent Chuck Todd speaks of the opportunity and responsibility he has because of his access to the inner world of Washington.  I feel the same about my visits to Israel as National President of Hadassah.  But the most impressive part isn’t the access to the so-called corridors of power.  The time I get to spend in the corridors of healing never fails to inspire me about the achievements of the modern state of Israel.

Kerry Briefs Jewish Leaders On Peace Talks

08/09/2013
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Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice briefed Jewish leaders on resumed Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

The meeting Thursday evening in the White House lasted 90 minutes, participants said, and was characterized mostly by Kerry’s enthusiasm for the resumed talks, and the serious commitment he said saw from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Hadassah Quietly Pumps $10 Million Into Its Ailing Jerusalem Hospital

PricewaterhouseCoopers hired to consult on drastic cuts to Hadassah Medical Center as it faces $58 million in losses.

01/14/2013
Staff Writer

In a move to save the financially crippled world-renowned Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, its parent organization secretly gave it a $10 million cash infusion last summer, The Jewish Week has learned.

Hadassah Medical Center is facing a financial crisis. Photo courtesy Hadassah

Israeli Grove To Be Planted To Memorialize Newtown Victims

01/02/2013

More than 2,000 people have donated funds to plant a grove of more than 3,000 trees in Israel in memory of the victims of the Newtown shooting.

A sister memorial to this one in Newtown will be planted in Israel by the Jewish National Fund. Getty Images

What is a 'Jewlebrity'?

Video blogger Aaron Herman speaks with connector and innovator Alicia Post about community and young leadership.

Reform Leaders Call For Israeli Police Probe Of Anat Hoffman Arrest

10/21/2012

 Reform Jewish leaders are calling for an investigation following reports that an Israeli colleague was roughed up by police after leading a women’s prayer group at the Western Wall.

Reform leaders in the United States said Thursday that they have spoken with Israel’s ambassador in Washington, Michael Oren, about the incident involving Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Reform movement’s Israel Religious Action Center and chair of the Women of the Wall.

Can Hadassah, At 100, Go Virtual?

As iconic women’s group marks its centennial, it’s not standing pat in a fast-changing Jewish world. But can it lure enough young blood?

Staff Writer
06/19/2012

The birthday girl is turning 100 this year, and she says she’s feeling just fine, thank you. She’s still raising tons of money, has a membership role that continues to grow and is still improving health care in Israel through its world-class hospital.

But this is not your grandmother’s Jewish community anymore. And the jury is out on whether Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, which marks its centennial this year, can be relevant to young Jewish women in a fast-moving world.

Participants in a Hadassah training session reflect a range of generations. Courtesy of Hadassah
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