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  • Taubman gives Hadassah $300,000 to fight ALS

    Detroit-based philanthropist Alfred Taubman has given $300,000 to Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, for stem cell research to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease. Taubman’s gift will be used to support the collaborative research of  Dr. Benjamin Reubinoff, the director of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center at… More ▸

  • Ex-Hadassah chief to become head of Birthright NEXT amid expansion

    Birthright NEXT has announced new professional and lay leadership, among plans for expansion. NEXT, the well-funded, but somewhat embattled follow up program to Birthright Israel announced today in Phoenix that Morlie Levin will become its next CEO and that Al Levitt will become its chairman on May 10. Levin, who was previously the executive director… More ▸

  • Decision reached on Mor-Yosef, but details not public

    Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America and Shlomo Mor-Yosef, the director general of the hospital that the organization founded and runs in Jerusalem, have reached an "amicable agreement" about the doctor’s future with the hospital but have not made the details public. Mor-Yosef tendered his resignation in January, which the hospital’s board and Hadassah… More ▸

  • Hadassah fight could come to a head Thursday

    The row between Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America and the doctors’ union at the organization’s hospital in Jerusalem has taken yet another strange twist. The Recap: The doctors’ union has been up in arms over the resignation of the hospital’s director, Shlomo Mor-Yosef, who they claim was pushed out by the Hadassah home… More ▸

  • Hadassah facing demands from hospital staff

    The relationship between Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America and the staff at the Hadassah Medical Organization, the hospital in Jerusalem it founded and owns, has taken a confrontational twist, as the doctors’ union has called for the hospital’s board to be replaced. The row began in January after Shlomo Mor-Yosef, the director general… More ▸

  • The Jewish agenda in Washington for 2010

    Following President Obama’s State of the Union address and the start of the new congressional year, JTA asked Jewish organizations operating in Washington the following questions: “What is the one goal you hope the administration and Congress will achieve this year, and what advice would you offer them to make it happen?” More ▸