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Local Hadassah Groups Join in Celebrating 100th Birthday


From left are Golda Meir President Arlene Harvis, Southern New Jersey Region President Sue Beller, Fundraising

On Wednesday, Feb. 29, members and friends of Golda Meir and Shaloma groups of Hadassah came together to celebrate the 100th birthday of Hadassah in the Ventnor Library Meeting Room. It was an afternoon that even the rain couldn't dampen.

Shaloma President Nicole Harris gave the opening remarks, telling a little history of Henrietta Szold and the day Hadassah began on Feb.24, 1912 in a small synagogue in New York City with 12 women. Ventnor City Mayor Theresa Kelly spoke about the achievements made over the last 100 years in medicine, technology, women's health, children's welfare, medical research and the two internationally famous teaching hospitals in Israel. She read a proclamation from the Commissioners of Ventnor declaring this day " Hadassah Day!"Congregation Beth Judah's Rabbi Gaber then spoke about how his whole family became life members and now its his turn to become part of this "phenomenal organization." Nicole then read proclamations from Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Atlantic County Executive Director Dennis Levinson wishing Hadassah success and continuing the "great projects."

Southern New Jersey Region President Sue Beller addressed the group with visions of the future and the next 100 years. She spoke about the new state of the art Sarah Wetzman Davidson Tower in Ein Keren, Israel, that will be dedicated Oct.15 during the annual Hadassah Convention. GoldaMeir President Arlene Harvis wrapped up the program with information about new cutting-edge medicine and technology designed for the next century of Hadassah.

A dessert reception provided by Nicole, of Catering by Nicole, followed.

Date: 3/9/2012 12:00:00 AM

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