Hadassah Great Plains
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When: Saturday, November 12, 5:00 pm – Sunday, November 13, 3:30 pm
Where: Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, Northbrook, IL
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Picture from Atlanta 2016
Teree Farbstein – Marian Kaplan – Charyl Rubin – Sherry Abramowitz – Rena Safer – Evie Lowenthal
Rita Shapiro – Jean Friedman – Dr. Ann Karty – Natalie Silverman
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From our President
It’s Official! The 2016 Hadassah National Convention – The Power of Our Dreams – is a huge success. What a wonderful experience those of us who were able to attend enjoyed. We cried, we laughed, we hugged. Tears of joy as well as tears of sadness and yet hope for a future of peace and health abounds and fills our hearts and stirs our souls as we know with Hashem we can do anything we set our minds to.
And who better sets our minds with dreams and goals than Hadassah. As Henrietta Szold admonished: when you dream, dream big.
From the Opening Plenary on Monday evening we began learning together and didn’t stop until the closing Plenary at Thursday noon. We assembled together and we attended separate breakout sessions on the various topics we chose – from Curriculum Watch- Fact, Fiction, Innuendo or Bias to Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life Care: Medical Ethics, Do No Harm to To Be Young, Jewish, Female…and a Leader!
So many sessions, so little time! We watched excellent videos, heard from speakers as varied as actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow, recipient of Hadassah’s Power of our Dreams Award, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, founder of Ms. Magazine and writer and Abigail Pogrebin, author and daughter; Caroline Glick, senior contributing and chief columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Natan Barak, CEO of mPrest Systems, leader of the Iron Dome command and control system development – bringing military applications to the commercial sector. Malcolm Hoenlein, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations gave an electrifying speech and HMO Director General, Prof. Zeev Rotstein. spoke of his vision for our hospitals.
We will be hearing more about the Research in Service to Humanity campaign. A new Young Leaders Initiative will be rolled out. Hadassah International, including Hadassah International Israel, is an area I am very excited about. As I am looking through the Convention Program Guide I want to keep adding to this missive I’m writing but I am going to stop here for now!
President, Hadassah Great Plains
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