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  • Hadassah Woman’s Affair with Madoff

    By Rob Eshman

    August 12, 2009 | 8:24 pm

    Bloomberg reports that a Hadassah accountant who has publicly blamed Bernie Madoff for swindling her family of its money will reveal in a new book that she also had a long-running affair with the now-convicted con man.

    As David Voreacos writes:

    Sheryl Weinstein’s account,...

  • HOLY HADASSAH! France’s First Lady Honored by Women’s Group

    March 9, 2009 | 3:50 pm

    PARIS (JTA)—Singer. Model. First lady of France.

    Hadassah woman.

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was the guest of honor March 5 at a glitzy fund-raiser in Paris for Hadassah Medical Organization’s hospital in Jerusalem and its global medical aid programs.

    Standing at the podium in a...

  • Convention Notes: Hadassah Lieberman— ‘I’m not a Republican’

    September 3, 2008 | 1:09 am

    ST. PAUL (JTA) -- Like her husband, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Hadassah Lieberman is backing John McCain for president. On Monday afternoon, she was the featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) National Women's Committee fundraiser and fashion show in...
  • The Daily Show ripped me off!

    By Jay Firestone

    August 6, 2008 | 8:07 pm

    I hate to start my blog off like this, but its necessary.  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart totally ripped me off. As many of the VideoJew watchers know, I’m a huge fan of the elderly Jewish scene.  I’ve learned Mah Jongg and even attended the 94th Annual Hadassah convention (see...

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  • Sherry Lansing’s epiphany

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 23, 2008 | 2:23 am

    By 8 a.m. last Wednesday, when Sherry Lansing took the stage at the downtown Bonaventure Hotel, the women of Hadassah were hollering as if they were in a gospel service.

    "Sixty is the new 40," said TV anchor Rikki Klieman to shouts and cheers swirling through the crowd.

    Lansing...

  • The Hadassah convention - VideoJew style

    By Jay Firestone

    July 17, 2008 | 4:42 pm

    The 94th annual Hadassah convention recently traveled to Los Angeles and JewishJournal.com VideoJew Jay Firestone was all over it, like jelly on gefilte fish.

    To get a feel for the convention, VideoJew submerged himself in many of the activities.  On his journey, he made new friends and even visited with some old friends.  But does he find his ‘eshet chayil?’ 

    Watch and find out.  Your rabbi would want you to.

    Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone and the amazing VideoJew Assistant, Sari Thayer.

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  • The VideoJew, you and 2,000 Zionist women

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 17, 2008 | 2:07 pm

    So this is why Jay Firestone was arguing with me about whose mustache was mas macho. As promised, the VideoJew made his return to online videography today with tales of his trolling for a special lady friend at the 94th annual Hadassah convention.

  • VideoJew does Hadassah

    By Jay Firestone

    July 17, 2008 | 1:03 pm

    The 94th annual Hadassah convention recently traveled to Los Angeles and JewishJournal.com VideoJew Jay Firestone was all over it, like jelly on gefilte fish.

    To get a feel for the convention, VideoJew submerged himself in many of the activities.  On his journey, he made new friends and even visited with some old friends.  But does he find his ‘eshet chayil?’ 

    Watch and find out.  Your rabbi would want you to.

    Video by VideoJew Jay Firestone and the amazing VideoJew Assistant, Sari Thayer.

    VideoJew on Facebook

  • Briefs: Comedy writer Ross endows UCLA Yiddish chair, Hadassah official focuses on fundraising

    July 16, 2008 | 11:57 pm

    Veteran comedy writer and producer Michael "Mickey" Ross has donated $4 million to endow an academic chair in Yiddish language and culture at UCLA.

    The university's Center for Jewish Studies announced that the gift by Michael and Irene Ross will provide support for an "outstanding...

  • Speaker Pelosi, Speaker Itzik talk tough on Iran at Hadassah conclave

    By Tom Tugend

    July 15, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    As the personification of women's empowerment, two of the most influential female politicians in the United States and Israel stood on the stage, greeted by the cheers of more than 1,800 delegates to the 94th national Hadassah convention.

    Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for July 12 - 18—Hadassah, the cosmos and more

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    July 10, 2008 | 11:07 pm

    SAT | JULY 12

    (BENEFIT)
    To lure young and trendy philanthropists to their big-deal fundraising bash, Young Hadassah International is trotting out more than just the humdrum silent auction. The charitable organization, which brings together young activists from around the world to...
  • Obituaries

    July 10, 2008 | 12:48 am

    Goldyne Savad, Hadassah Hospital Benefactress, Dies at 100

    On June 1, a single woman, 100 years and seven months old, died in Los Angeles, where she lived almost her entire life. Goldyne Savad, one of the brightest and prettiest of her family, was the only one born in the United...

  • Hadassah convention to stimulate mind, body, soul

    By Tom Tugend

    July 9, 2008 | 11:14 pm

    An overflowing plate of activities, from Shalom Yoga exercises at 6:15 a.m. to festivities lasting until midnight, will be served up to some 2,000 energetic delegates attending the 94th annual convention of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, in Los Angeles.

    From...

  • Young women find it’s not their bubbe’s Hadassah

    By Rachel Heller

    July 9, 2008 | 11:07 pm

    When Holli Rabishaw wanted to start a family eight years ago, she traded in a high-powered career in the corporate world for the life of a yoga instructor and full-time mom.

    But she was also looking for something more. At 30, she joined Hadassah.

    "I really wanted to feel connected...

  • Hadassah Hospital inspires bar mitzvah charity project

    July 9, 2008 | 9:37 pm

    "Oprah's Big Give" challenges contestants to perform charitable acts by giving them money and resources. But Michael Feldman didn't need the artifice of a television show to inspire his desire for a genuine big give.

    The 13-year-old Santa Barbara boy used the occasion of his bar...

  • Briefs: Israeli professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech; Ariel Sharon -- signs of sentience

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech

    Among the things said to have inspired Liviu Librescu to leave his home in Israel and resettle in southwest Virginia was the area's pastoral surroundings.

    A professor of engineering at Tel Aviv University, Librescu...
  • Briefs: West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says; Israel wants U.S. to stay the course on P.A.

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    West Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says

    Israel plans to remove some West Bank settlements according to Shimon Peres.

    The Israeli vice premier said Saturday that, while Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan to "realign" the West Bank deployment was shelved after last year's Lebanon...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A Growing Hunger

    Responding to the needs of the hungry, Temple Beth El of San Pedro welcomed Dr. H. Eric Schockman, president of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and chair of the National Anti-Hunger Organizations, to a recent Shabbat service. He spoke about MAZON's 20-year history...

  • What a Difference a ‘Gap Year’ Makes

    By Jane Ulman

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    After high school graduation last year, as his friends went off to college, Ari Feinstein headed to Israel. He taught English to 10-year-olds in Upper Nazareth, worked on a camel farm near Dimona, studied in Jerusalem and participated in simulated basic training on an Israeli army...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Leaving a Legacy

    Fariba Nourfshan of Beverly Hills and Holli Rabishaw of Tarzana were among 22 young women selected to participate in Hadassah's recent Young Women's Legacy Mission to Poland and Israel. The program was designed to connect young women with their Israeli heritage and...

  • New Hadassah Chief Does Balancing Act

    By Carin Davis

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As a mother of two grown children, Morlie Hammer Levin knows the challenges of balancing family, career and spiritual life. But factor in the L.A. native's recent New York move, a high-pressure job with a high-profile organization and finding a new religious community and you have...

  • Confessions of a Bar Mitzvah Teacher

    By Ted Roberts

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since, as the Torah says, "Confession is good for the soul," let's begin with a confession. I am a bar mitzvah teacher. My avocation -- my hobby -- is the navigation of Jewish girls and boys through the tangled web of the bar mitzvah ceremony.

    It is a job that demands a great deal...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Hadassah's Heroes

    The Persian community's first major fundraiser for Israel this year took place at the home of Dr. Ata and Sima Kashani in Encino on Jan. 14. The Persian Group Council of Hadassah Southern California organized the event, which raised $50,000 to go toward...

  • Being a Woman in Wasserstein’s World

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "My father loved me dearly, but I'm not a Jewish American Princess," playwright Wendy Wasserstein said. "I'm a Jewish mother, but I'm not Molly Goldberg."

    Which is why Wasserstein -- among the most articulate voices of a generation of women who came of age in the 1970s -- often...

  • Moving Beyond Ladies Who Lunch

    By Rachel Brand

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Dorraine Gilbert is happily married. But she hasn't forgotten what life was like when she wasn't.

    During the five years after she was divorced from her first husband, the enthusiastic 57-year-old recalls returning to Hadassah. She had hoped that the organization would provide her...

  • No One Spared

    By Gil Sedan

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last Friday on the way to work from Pisgat Ze'ev, my home neighborhood in Jerusalem, I noticed an armed guard standing by bus stop Number 6. At last, I said to myself, people can board a bus in Jerusalem with a sense of security. Two days later, a suicide bomber managed to board bus...

  • Hadassah Encourages Women to ‘Check Out’ Program

    By Journal Staff

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Janine McMillion was 29 when she married, entered her third year of law school and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, the Huntington Beach resident is an employment lawyer, whose survival story was the centerpiece of "Check It Out," an early-detection program for youth put on...

  • Mind, Body and Soul

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What do women want? Happiness, family and to shed those last 10 pounds. Women can learn how to accomplish all this and more at an educational conference produced by women and designed to meet the needs and wants of women.

    "Exercising Your Mind; Minding Your Body," the fourth annual...

  • Ethel Lozabnick: Community Leader

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A community activist, whose commitment to the Jewish community and Zionist causes was locally and nationally recognized, passed away Aug. 17, 2001. Lozabnick had served as National Vice President of Hadassah the largest woman's volunteer organization in the United States and the...

  • Renewed Hope

    By Tom Tugend

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Despite protest demonstrations, Israelis will overwhelmingly endorse any agreement forged by Prime Minister Ehud Barak at the Camp David negotiations, Israel's minister for Diaspora affairs assured the national convention of Hadassah on Sunday evening.

    Rabbi Michael Melchior noted...

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