2012 Associates “Centennial Man”: Jack Wiadro
The National Committee of Hadassah Associates
(NCHA) is proud to announce its selection of Jack Wiadro as the 2012 National
Associate of the Year “Centennial Man” recipient.
Associates Raise $2M for Stem Cell Research
The National Associates Team is proud and excited to announce that its $2M goal in support of stem cell research at the Hadassah Medical Organization has been reached! It was the vision and inspiration of Howard Kaplan, z'l, former president of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates that ignited this initiative with the support of the NCHA Executive Board.
US Senator Menendez becomes Associate
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) joined 34,000 Hadassah Associates, men and boys who support the work of Hadassah, when he received the Myrtle Wreath Award for the Northern New Jersey Region of Hadassah. In his acceptance speech, the senator underscored the strategic importance of the United States to continue its support of Israel, the only real democracy in the Middle East.
Hadassah Welcoms Home Gilad Shalit
Hadassah's Members, Associates and supporters join the worldwide Jewish community in celebrating Gilad Shalit's homecoming. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Shalit home and reunited him with his family.
Mark Roth's Remarks to the Delegates at the Hadassah Centennial Convention
About two and a half years ago, my family traveled to Israel to visit our eldest daughter who was spending her gap year studying and volunteering there. We were fortunate to have my in-laws travel with us, but my parents, who wanted very much to come as well, were unable to do so because of my mother's dialysis schedule and her weakening condition. Unfortunately,within 36 hours of our arrival, I was enroute back to the States while my family said their good-byes to my mother via Skype.
New Leadership for Associates
The annual Hadassah Associates Business meeting in Las Vegas was packed with information and emotion. The delegates heard and watched a presentation from Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef, HMO Director General, highlighting the hospital's award winning doctors, current research and Tower update. Seffie Epstein, Executive Director, Ayelet Tours, enlightened the audience about the upcoming 2012 Centennial Convention in Israel and the Associates Post-Convention trip. The final guest speaker was Michael Leven, President, Las Vegas Sands Corp,. who shared his expertise about the hotel and gaming industry.
Associates Meet their Tower Goal
A little over a year ago, the Executive Board of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates voted to participate in the SWD Tower Room Naming opportunities. The Associates committed to raise $36,000 for the Internal Medicine, 10th Floor, East Wing, Medication Room to be named in honor of Hadassah Associates.
Guns and Gunpowder!
The Jewish Policemen's Society, Shomrim Society of Illinois, joined with Hadassah Associates to show off their shooting skills while raising money for two great causes and Ken Kamm reports that ten Associates from Wilmington, Delaware, enjoyed National Associates Day 2009 outdoors on the Black Gunpowder Tour at the original 1802 explosives works of the Du Pont Company.
Don Sacarob, VP, National Committee of Hadassah Associates, made a presentation to newly elected Congressman, Gerry Connolly of the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. The presentation included his Associate pin, a beautifully matted and framed Associate certificate and a welcome letter from our Hadassah National President.
A Special Night of Spirits
The Associates of the Chicago Chapter of Hadassah presided over a phenomenally successful "Special Night of Spirits," on a Monday night in January, 2008. The event was held at a fine restaurant and raised approximately $14,000 for stem cell research at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.