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Dear Friends,

Last night rockets fell three miles from our hospital in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, and less than two miles from our Youth Aliyah Village Meir Shfeyah. Israeli Defense Forces are preparing for a land invasion and 40,000 reservists have been called up. Among them are dozens of our doctors, nurses and medical technicians. Jerusalem is tense, but morale is high.

Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is mobilizing for an influx of casualties from the greater Jerusalem area, though we pray there will be few. As a tertiary care hospital, we are also prepared to receive wounded soldiers and civilians who might be air lifted from more distant areas.

A missile attack in southern Israel.
Courtesy of@koshermcdonald

Our below-ground Surgical Center at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower is not yet fully equipped and furnished, but it stands ready if patients must be moved out of harm’s way. The five below-ground floors are fortified against conventional, chemical and biological weapons.

As they have in previous emergencies, Hadassah-supported Youth Aliyah villages are prepared to take in children and families from the South, where the majority of rockets are falling—or to welcome the families of their own students who might be in danger.

Young Judaea is on alert and summer programs have revised itineraries to keep participants safe.

I know I speak for every one of you when I say that our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers are with the Israeli people today.

But sometimes thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need to be practical, and ready for any eventuality. Two years ago we created a Hadassah Readiness Fund, for situations just like this one. We are asking you today to ensure that HMO, Youth Aliyah and Young Judaea have the resources they need to service families and the people of Israel.

Please donate today to the Hadassah Readiness Fund

Our websiteand ourFacebook pagewill be updated continually with the latest information from Israel.

Your generosity built the premier medical organization in the Middle East. Today it must be prepared for any situation. Please support the Hadassah Readiness Fund.


Marcie E. Natan
Hadassah National President

P.S. Affirm your commitment to Israel by joining the online Zionism conversation tonight at 7:30pm EDT withDefining Zionism in the 21st Century. Arthur M. Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, will speak on Rethinking and Reaffirming Zionism in the 21st Century and comment on Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge.” 
Click here to join the conversation



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