Yaffa Hadassah Valencia Shores:
Hardworking Membership Vice Presidents: each received the award for working to process 350 new life, child life members and Associates
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.
Golda Leah Chapter, Delray Beach, Florida:
Vice President of Membership, Past President, Incoming Presidium President
Florida Broward Region:
Innovators, Making a Difference in Young Lives
Linda Herbert –Joe DiMaggio Children's' Hospital Clown
Honored their Past Presidents
Northern Seaboard Region
Anna E. Greenberg: past Region President, major leader in Annapolis for many, many years, and major fundraiser.
Houston Chapter of Hadassah
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:
" 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."
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