Prof. Abd Al-Roof Higazi, newly appointed head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Department of Clinical Biochemistry, joined Hadassah’s medical staff in 1986, where he and his colleagues are performing groundbreaking research that has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of strokes.
At a gala Munich event at the end of January, Hadassah Germany announced with pride the beginning of a collaborative venture between the Hadassah Medical Center and the Nicolaidis Stiftung GmbH Foundation entitled “Brücken Verbinden Nationen” (“Building Bridges to Nations”) to support psychological treatment for Jerusalem’s children who seek help from Hadassah’s Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Center (JCIC).
A 39-year-old Israeli man, shot in the head while driving with his wife to a settlement near Ramallah, was airlifted to Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem's Level-One Trauma Unit, where he was stabilized and later operated on successfully.
With the economic crisis still escalating, sources of philanthropy shrinking, and the war in Gaza creating more casualties in need of Hadassah’s medical care, our hospitals need your financial support now more than ever!
Be part of the “Help Hadassah Heal” Campaign! Please donate now to Hadassah International’s fundraising projects, which the Hadassah Medical Center has asked us to adopt:
25 euros: Cheer up hospitalized children with new books and building blocks for the Pediatric Department
50 euros: Help provide an improved environment for a wounded soldier to receive his blood transfusion
100 euros: Reduce the mortality rate of a stroke victim by 30% by helping Hadassah create a Stroke Center of Excellence
250 euros: Help ensure a cancer patient's survival by contributing toward new, more accurate, less invasive radiotherapy equipment
500 euros: Help Hadassah purchase the latest state-of-the art lithotripter to ensure the
Young Hadassah International’s immediate vision is to re-brand in a way that clearly articulates the power of the Hadassah mission and then to go all-out to spread the message. Young Hadassah’s leaders are confident that embarking on this awareness-building campaign will speak to like-minded individuals all over the globe and build commitment to our international movement. This campaign will lay the groundwork for Young Hadassah to become the best advocates for the Hadassah Medical Center.
Igniting Hadassah International’s Help Hadassah Heal Campaign with a creative new initiative, Young Hadassah International is launching a Facebook-a-thon on February 1.
Barbara Sofer, Israel Director of Public Relations for Hadassah America, is one of sixty women featured in a newly released book entitled Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women, which offers a mosaic of their lives in the war-torn Middle East, presents their views on how we can achieve peace, and describes their daily efforts toward that goal.
I am deeply moved by the response of our leaders and donors to the launch of Hadassah International’s Help Hadassah Heal Campaign. Global economic conditions continue to challenge us and threaten the ability of our hospitals to meet their expenses. Once again, the Hadassah Medical Center has been called upon to treat soldiers who have been wounded in the latest war. The Help Hadassah Heal campaign has been designed to expand our international family of contributors.
Hadassah International is delighted to welcome Terry Schwarzfeld of Ottawa, newly elected National President of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) and Alina Ianson, newly appointed National Executive Director.
Leon Masliah, Director General of the Consistoire Central de France (far right), along with several French physicians, visited the Hadassah Medical Center at the end of December. After receiving a general briefing about the Medical Center, they met with Dr. Yoram Weiss, Senior Physician in Hadassah's Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, who explained the workings of Hadassah’s Trauma Unit.