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Ruth Gruber & Hadassah: 100 Years Young
A standing room-only crowd of Hadassah members, Associates and friends attended a screening of the documentary “Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber” and heard from Ruth herself following the film.
Her first words were praise for the important work of Hadassah, the organization she’s been a member of “since1492”! With that, she launched into reminiscences about her weekly dinners at Golda Meir’s home, how she met her husband, what David Ben-Gurion shared with her during their last visit together shortly before his death (he predicted that Egypt would be the country to bridge peace with Israel) and more.
Ruth Gruber, like Hadassah, was born in 1912. Ellen Hershkin, National Secretary of Hadassah, delivered greetings from National President Marcie Natan, and the National Board. NY Region President Ruth Gursky introduced the documentary and presented Ruth with a beautiful framed birthday certificate.