Hadassah Makes a Difference Around the World
Hadassah has many worthwhile projects. Its four major areas are:
Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO)
Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) supports the Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospitals at Ein Karem and at Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem.
These teaching Hospitals serve nearly 1 million patients annually. The hospitals provide primary health services as well as specialized treatment in units devoted to neonatal, cardiac, intensive care, kidney failure, and acute burn and trauma care among others.
Research centers include the Moshe Sharett Institute of Oncology for cancer diagnosis and therapy and the Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy. Other research laboratories specialize in blood, skin, and eye diseases. Hadassah Medical Organization also supports the Henrietta Szold–Hadassah School of Nursing; and schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health and Social Medicine.
Hundreds of physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators have received Hadassah fellowships for continued training in the United States and Europe.
The new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower
Hadassah-supported Youth Aliyah/Children at Risk sets Israel's disadvantaged children on the path to a successful future. Since 1934, over 300,000 young people from 80 lands have graduated from Youth Aliyah. Young immigrants and "at-risk" native Israelis, many of whom are victims of abuse, receive counseling, education, supportive services in Youth Aliyah day centers, and youth villages. From Hebrew language lessons and classes on Jewish heritage to athletic opportunities and art programs, Youth Aliyah students are given the extra help and attention they need to become productive members of Israeli society. More info . . .
Young Judaea's mission is to build leadership - Jewish identity - and Zionist commitment in as many young people as possible - to insure that the Jewish community will grow and be vibrant into the next generations. Young Judaea is geared to children and young adults aged eight through 35. All our programs bring alive the ancient, vital and shared experience of being Jewish, and allow us to engender a deep and abiding love of the land, language and the people of Israel. Our core message is clear: being Jewish is a blessing and a responsibility, and Israel is the homeland of our hearts. More info . . .
Hadassah College Jerusalem
Hadassah College Jerusalem (HCJ), the only accredited academic institution in downtown Jerusalem, nurtures open minds and educates students to contend with the challenges of our modern, professionally-driven society. Established over 35 years ago to meet the changing needs in Israel for trained professionals, HCJ provides a practical, intensive, and enriching academic experience for students from all over Israel, with special emphasis on serving the population of Jerusalem and the surrounding area.
The College is committed to creating the environment for exceptional education, social interaction, and cultural enrichment that students require to for successful professional placement that also meets the needs of Israel’s industries and marketplace. To meet these needs, HCJ offers a variety of educational programs and the curricula that keep pace with the changes in science, medicine, industry, and communications. Your support will prepare these young men and women to take their place in Israel's ever-changing economy. More info . . .
Jewish National Fund (JNF) -- A Joint Project
Hadassah participates with The Jewish National Fund in support of the reclamation of the Land of Israel, primarily through the sale of tree certificates.
JNF has enabled Hadassah to help Israel turn swampland and deserts into flourishing fields and communities since 1926. In addition to reforestation efforts, Hadassah has been instrumental in making Israeli parks accessible to handicapped individuals. To ease continuing problems from water shortages, Hadassah has made a major financial commitment to build needed reservoirs.
Over the past 109 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 250 million trees, building over 210 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment. More info . . .