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On March 22 Hadassah celebrated its 100th birthday coast to coast in small gatherings throughout the country.
Mary Linda Schwarzbart and Barbara Leeds share their experiencesas Past Presidents.
Knoxvill and Oak Ridge Chapters
The Knoxville and Oak Ridge Chapters met at the home of Marcia and Moshe Shloush. They celebrated with food and stories of Hadassah from past presidents, associates, and members. Moshe Shloush shared that as an IDF soldier he patrolled Beit Hadassah to keep it safe. Jeff Gubitz shared his first memories of Hadassah as a young child traveling with his mother collecting for JNF. Mary Evars Goan reminisced about her term as president when Hadassah was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Bonnie Boring spoke of her passion for Hadassah and the work we do. Cindy Pasi shared the excitement of going to Israel this October as we gift the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower to Israel. ;She encouraged others to join her for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. The Knoxville Chapter received Proclamations in honor of Hadassah's anniversary from the City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. These were read to the gathering by past presidents Mary Linda Schwarzbart and Barbara Leeds. The evening ended with all sharing a toast to Hadassah for the past and looking forward to our next 100 years.
Shalom Tamid Group of Hadassah of Greater Philadelphia
Shalom Tamid Group of Hadassah of Greater Philadelphia met to reminisce about the activities and events that they have participated in over the past 34 years. They chartered in 1978, just after Sadat visited Jerusalem and so it was significant that they named their group Shalom Tamid, meaning Peace Everlasting. The members brought pictures and keepsakes (like the invitation to its Bat Mitzvah celebration) to share with each other. They agreed that Hadassah has been such a strong influence in their lives and those of their children and grandchildren. Fourteen members of this small group will be attending National Convention in Jerusalem and look forward to seeing the projects for which they have raised funds, as well as to share in the dedication of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.