02 May 2011

"Isha" - Israel Health Advancement for Women

The Initiative "Isha"

ISHA, the Hebrew word for "woman," is an acronym for the Israel Health Advancement for Women.
Launched in 2001 by the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, this vital initiative brings together an international team of healthcare professionals, women's health advocates, academics, lay-leaders and researchers to advance women's health in Israel. The major objective of the ISHA partnership is to harness the collective power of women to improve their health and quality of life and to accord community leaders the tools with which to do so.

This multi-organizational, interdisciplinary program brings together and provides education and training for primary care physicians, health professionals, lay leaders in women's health and academicians, and strives to enhance the knowledge of the medical community on women's health issues, promote consumer awareness and establish women health advocates in communities throughout Israel. The Jewish Agency, with its extensive network and professional staff, is responsible for full implementation of the project.

Our current initiatives include:
Training 'Clalit' medical professionals;
Training Community Women's health advocates;
Promoting the well-being of disadvantaged women soldiers in the IDF;
Establishing leadership and empowerment project for Falash Mura Jewish women and their families;
Isha-Na'ara (Woman-Young Woman)- Raising youth awareness for the need to reduce violence in romantic teen relationships;
Empowering Tipat-Halav nurses to give women practical tools to enhance a healthier lifestyle, etc
For further details contact
Hannah Aharony Soltz
Director "Project Isha"
Phone; 972-2-6202038
Mobile: 972-52-6130208

Holocaust - We can never forget

Today is a sad day for my people. Mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust - Yom HaShoah

For years and even today, I seek to discover why the Jews, Blacks, Gypsies, homosexuals and other minorities, are dangerous to the world? Because many people still do not understand that we are just human beings with different colors and cultures? What the reason for bestial hatred against innocent people, children, elderly and mentally ill?

What happened at the time, the existence of such hatred, to come to an end so terrible?

Nowadays many people are ashamed of what happened, but in fact everybody was quiet in those times, were silent and many agreed with such evil. Few people in the world raised their voices to try to prevent this massacre.

What is the fear that the world has of us; are we different? Only the L-rd can respond to our fate - I know. Why He allowed such bad people in the world ,to me, is a big unknown.

Maybe one day our children can live without fear of oppression of evil men.

Gd bless you all.