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Centennial Honorees


National Awardees:

Marcie Natan
Nancy Falchuk
Bonnie Lipton
Marlene Post
Deborah Kaplan
Carmela Kalmanson
Ruth Popkin
Bernice Tannenbaum

Yaffa Hadassah Valencia Shores:

Hardworking Membership Vice Presidents: each received the award for working to process 350 new life, child life members and Associates

Marcy Bikofsky
Beverly Roshel
Sheila silvers
Susan
Sisselman
Leslie Strassberg

Pascack Valley/Northern Valley Chapter of Hadassah, Northern New Jersey Region:

Past President of our chapter, past Northern New Jersey Region President, and National Chair of Zionist Affairs, Resource Chair for metro regions, and Member of the Executive Committee.

Judy Shereck

Golda Leah Chapter, Delray Beach, Florida:

Vice President of Membership, Past President, Incoming Presidium President

Marge Brownstein

Florida Broward Region:

Innovators, Making a Difference in Young Lives

Linda Herbert –Joe DiMaggio Children's' Hospital Clown
Denyse Hostig - Founder, Not My Daughter, Find a Cure Now
Lynn Meister, MD – Pediatric Oncologist
Dr. Barbara Weinstein – President, CEO, Family Central

Charleston Chapter:

Honored their Past Presidents

Pearl Baker
Fay Solomon
Blossom Krawcheck
Ann Needle
Sonya Feinberg Greenberg
Nancee Rubin
Evelene Livingston
Phyllis Beberman Schneider
Shirley Prystowsky
Sandra Lipton
Sara Horvitz
Linda Schlanger
Sandra Miller Schwartz
Joan Solomon
Jeanne Lieberman
Janice Friedman
Sylvia Greene
Ellen Steinberg
Linda Sherman
Leah Chase
Terry B. Fisher

Nassau Region

Chapter/Group
Ahava-Machar
Baldwin Daliya
East Meadow Simcha
Ester
Lulav
Hamlet Chaverot
Hewlett
Hollis Hills
Merrick Bellmore Pnina
Dayan Lilah
Oceanside
Roslyn & Achot
Ruach/Tel-Hai
Sagamore Hill
Sandsport Shoshana
Shaloma
Tikvah
Tobay
Tzipora Long Beach
Valley Stream
Whitestone
Yashar

Honoree
Sharon Held
Joan Kritz-Edwards
Elsie Farber
Sephardic American Medical Society
Linda Goldstein
Ronnie Ferraro
Lynne Gordon
Particia Katz
Ruth Fein
Robin Rabinowitz
Sharon Guskin
Cynthia Katz
Sherri Warshavsky
Arline Green
Susan Kass
Adrian Rosen
Marion Langer
Aileen Novick
Gloria Abramowitz
Rosalie Mednick
Esther Kass
The Honorable Claire I. Weinberg

Northern Seaboard Region

Anna E. Greenberg: past Region President, major leader in Annapolis for many, many years, and major fundraiser.

Houston Chapter of Hadassah

Chapter/Group
Houston Chapter
GROUPS:
Avital
Marc Chagall
Chai
Anne Frank
Kinneret
Emma Lazarus
Annie Leff
Ma-Arav
Machar
Pearl
Henrietta Szold
Chaim Weizmann
Stephen Wise
Mazal

Honoree
Sonia Raizes

Shirley Horvitz
Nada Chandler
Lisa Cohen and Donna Gibbon
Sandra Smith
Risa Stein
Linda Block
Barbara Bronstein
Susan Hertz
Morgan Steinberg
Eve Lapin and Lisa Sheinbaum
Carol Gaines
Adele Miller
In memory of Gloria Frederick
Sue Hall

Camden County Chapter of Hadassah

Carolyn Ross: This is a most well-deserved honor for our past president, who has done so much invaluable work to ensure Hadassah's success.

Berkshire Hills Hadassah chapter

Joanna H. Fribush: Joanna has been a 3 time president (or co-president) of our chapter and has held many portfolios since her membership in 1967 including chairing Major Gifts, Youth Aliyah, and currently as our Keeper of the Gate chair. She is a 5 generation life member, an ardent Zionist, and has been the "glue" to keeping our chapter together as a strong leader. We are proud to nominate her with the 2012 Hadassah Leadership Award. Thank you!

Suffolk Region—Pioneer Chapter

The pioneer chapter of suffolk county have several people who meet the criteria for the centennial awards. the recipients are:

Helen Stoll—donated helipad at hadassah hospital bigger gifts and endowed a chair at brandies university.
Gloria and Harvey Kaylie—grantmaking foundations, camp kaylie,the first fully integrated camp for children with and without developmental disabilites.
Elaine and Bernard Schickman—foster care parents program ohel children's home and family services.
Rabbi William Siemers—president eastend jewish community council and board of directors representative riverhead clergy council at the medical center.
Rabbi Marc Schneier—founder and president of the ethnic understanding, pioneer in muslin-jewish relations and a renowned world wide leader, vice-president world jewish congress.

the presentation of the awards will be made at an hadassah breakfast this spring.

harriette gilbert
co-president

CENTENNIAL STORY

" If we are Zionists…what is the good of meeting and talking and drinking tea? Let us do something real and practical—let us organize the Jewish women of America and send nurses and doctors to Palestine."

HENRIETTA SZOLD
ON FEBRUARY 24, 1912, THE DAY HADASSAH WAS FOUNDED,

TO 38 WOMEN GATHERED AT TEMPLE EMANUEL, NEW YORK CITY

And so they did.

And here we are: Daughters and granddaughters and great granddaughters of those strong, committed, visionary, feet-on-the-ground women. What made them different? Why did the organization they started continue and thrive, when others of the time are long forgotten?

Because they were practical Zionists. They dreamed of what could be in Palestine—and then they took off their gloves, rolled up their sleeves, opened their pocketbooks, and made it happen. They did send nurses to a bleak and barren Jerusalem…and laid the groundwork for Israel's healthcare system. They made the deserts bloom. They rescued and nurtured and educated children who would grow up to shape a new nation.

They dreamed of what could be for American Jews. They taught women to be leaders, and advocates for issues that matter to Israel and to American families. They championed the budding Zionist youth movement—their promise that Hadassah's partnership with Israel would last forever.

They could not know that the future would bring Depression, Holocaust, and wars. With intelligence, energy and grace, they met every call to action with action.

Today we stand with a prosperous, proud Israel. Like those pioneering women a century ago, we are practical Zionists. Today, because of you—Hadassah hospitals treat one million patients a year, and our medical research and trauma care are world renown. Today, because of you—Israel's earth is green, and youth become productive citizens and leaders, adding their strength to the land we love.

We move together into our future with confidence and with a love for the

Jewish people, a steadfast commitment to Israel, and a mission to ensure

Jewish continuity.
Happy Centennial, Hadassah!

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