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Hadassah New England to Dedicate New Unified Headquarters

National President Marcie Natan to Officiate

NEW YORK – Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that its New England chapters and regions have united under a single roof to form a brand new entity, Hadassah New England.  With new offices in Needham, Mass., Hadassah New England brings together the leadership and volunteer forces from Boston, Northern New England, Southern New England, and Western New England.  Hadassah’s Area Development Center is also included in the new suite.  Hadassah National President Marcie Natan will join Hadassah New England members as the guest speaker at the opening of the new space October 2.

“By creating a unified entity that will serve the New England area, Hadassah is excited to become even more engaged with our members as we provide programming to serve a larger and more consolidated audience,” Natan said.  “New England sets an exemplary model that Hadassah will seek to emulate elsewhere as we pursue our commitment to operate efficiently, make the most of shared resources and best serve our members.

“Hadassah remains committed to major fundraising efforts including the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, and we want our fundraising dollars to go toward medical research and care, our advocacy work, and our dedication to youth, in the United States and Israel, not on operational expenses.”

Kathy Hershfield, Hadassah New England Area Chair and National Board Member, underscored the importance of the consolidated structure, “Non-profit organizations such as Hadassah are better able to carry out their missions when they join forces to provide diverse programming, with the added benefit of reducing overhead and administrative costs.  Through local events and programming, the individual chapters and regions in Boston and New England will continue to maintain the close connections they have always valued to each of their communities.”

Hadassah New England will commemorate its new space on October 2, with ribbon-cutting and mezuzah hanging ceremonies.  Media are invited and encouraged to attend.  Below are details of the ceremony.

WHAT: Dedication of Hadassah New England Space

WHEN:  5-7 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 2011

WHERE: Hadassah New England
200 Reservoir Street, Suite 103
Needham, MA

WHO: Hadassah National President Marcie Natan

If interested in attending to cover or in scheduling a time to interview Natan while she is in Boston, please RSVP to Samantha Friedman at (202) 265-3000 or samantha@rabinowitz-dorf.com.

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