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Major Donors Receive Air Force Briefing

Hadassah Congratulates President Barack Obama

The Many Faces Behind The Tower

Esther Panitch Declares Second Century has Started

Mexico City Families Support Hadassah Health Project in Jerusalem

Tower Atrium Dedicated to Shapell Family

Vivian Singer Department of Social Work Services Dedicated at Convention

German Countess in Israel to Help Promote Hadassah Projects

Rabbi Moshe Klein to Succeed Rabbi Yaacov Rakovski, z"l, as Hadassah Rabbi

Hadassah Doctor Visits Cincinnati Children's Hospital

U.S. Senators Visit Hadassah Hospitals During Convention

Chapter Presidents Visit the Gravesite of Founder Henrietta Szold

Hadassah Paris Joins in Convention Week

Convention Delegates Travel to Netanya

Dedication of the Barnett Healing Garden: Four Generations with Hadassah

Hadassah Raises $17,348,900 at Founder's Dinner at Centennial Convention

Hadassah Reaffirms its Support for Jerusalem as the Undivided Capital of the Jewish People

Livni, Eldad See Very Different Futures for Israel

Menda Promenade Dedicated at Convention

Rudermans Dedicate Gynecology Oncology Unit

Convention Photos - October 17,2012

Head of Labor Faction in Knesset, Isaac Herzog: Social Issues Will Play Greater Role in Israeli Elections

Convention Photos - October 16,2012

Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post Talks Netanyahu, Rabbis and the "Nazi Hunter"
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “keenly wanted to strike at Iran earlier this year but was ultimately overwhelmed by widespread opposition,” David Horovitz, founding editor of the Times of Israel news website and former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post told the Hadassah Centennial Convention on Wednesday.

Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Recalls End of Mubarak Regime
Ambassador Yitzhak Levanon, Israel's ambassador to Egypt from 2009 to 2011, spoke Tuesday to Hadassah women about the relationship between Egypt and Israel.

Granddaughters of Artist Marc Chagall Speak at Hadassah's Pre-Centennial Ceremonies
Marc Chagall’s granddaughters were the guest speakers at Hadassah’s pre-centennial convention reception honoring members of Hadassah’s Society of Major Donors, held at the Israel Museum on Sunday night.

Hadassah Convention Approves Budget 2013 and Elects Officers
The business meeting of the 96th Hadassah convention was held Thursday afternoon of the Centennial National Convention in Jerusalem with Ellen Hershkin, national secretary, of Dix Hills, New York, presiding.

Hadassah Reaffirms its Support for Freedom of Worship at the Western Wall
In Jerusalem, at the National Business Meeting of the Centennial Convention of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, delegates unanimously approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to and support for freedom of worship for women at the Western Wall.

Israeli Air Force Officer Briefs Society of Major Donors
Members of Hadassah's Society of Major Donors received a special briefing by an Israeli Air Force officer on a visit to an IAF base in southern Israel on Monday.

Israelis Support Relationship with Diaspora Jewry, Pollster Finds
Asked whether they would put their tax money into programs for Diaspora Jews to have an Israel experience, Israelis overwhelmingly responded in the affirmative, public opinion researcher Mitchell Barak told the Hadassah Centennial Convention at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Jerusalem Post Reporter Speaks to Convention Attendees
"Listen folks," he said, "yes, I am an Arab working for a Jewish paper. But I am not pro-Israel, pro-Palestinian, pro-American, pro-Russian, pro-American or pro-anything – as a reporter I tell the facts."

Members Celebrate the Opening Ceremony of Centennial Convention in Safra Square
They came from all over the world and from all over Israel to celebrate 100 years of Hadassah: young and old, women and men of Hadassah, most on foot, some in wheelchairs, one on crutches.

Mira Altman, Director of ICC Congratulates Hadassah
"We are delighted and proud to be hosting the Centennial Convention of the Hadassah Women's Organization," writes the International Congress Center.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Receives Henrietta Szold Award
On Thursday, Hadassah awarded Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with its highest honor, the Henrietta Szold Award at a festive event in Jerusalem marking its centennial.

Rabbi Donniel Hartman Advocates Acceptance and Change at Convention
"There are not many groups I would feel more comfortable talking to. You are not fair weather friends; you are here through good and bad, so we can talk in ways that you can't talk elsewhere – we can talk honestly," Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman told the audience at the Tuesday session of Hadassah's Centennial Celebrations held at Binyanei Ha'uma in Jerusalem.

Sarah Wetsman Davdison's Daughter, Dorothy Gerson, Tours Hospital Tower
Dorothy Gerson, Sarah Westman Davidson's daughter and sister of the late Bill Davidson, toured the tower Monday.

Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Unlocked in Opening Ceremony
The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower was unlocked at the Dedication Ceremony in Jerusalem, with President Shimon Peres and U.N. Ambassador Dan Shapiro congratulating Hadassah on its many achievements and support of Israel.

Stoll Family Visits Donated Helipad at Hadassah Hospital
On the second day of the Society of Major Donors pre-mission before the official Hadassah Centennial celebrations, the Stoll family of Patchogue, New York toured the new helicopter landing pad – helipad – that the family had donated.

Venture Capitalist Jonathan Medved to Hadassah Conference: Invest in Israeli Technology
Jonathan Medved, an American-Israeli venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur, told the Hadassah Centennial Convention on Tuesday that the Israeli economy, and especially its tech sector, were in excellent shape and called on the conferees to invest in Israeli technology.

Convention Photos - October 15,2012

Ambassor Rice Congratulates Hadassah
Please read the special letter we received from Ambassador Susan Rice congratulating, along with President Obama, Hadassah on our centennial anniversary.

Joyce Rabin, Chair of HMO, and Husband Jeffrey Unveil Treatment Room
Hadassah Medical Organization Chair Joyce Rabin and her husband, Hadassah Associate, Jeffrey Rabin of Woodmere, New York, unveiled on October 12 the new, high-tech Treatment Room that they donated in honor of their children and grandchildren.

Major Donors Swartz Family Honored at Centennial
The brand-new, state-of-the-art Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower was dedicated today at Hadassah Hospital's Ein Kerem campus with a tribute to Judy and Sidney Swartz of Delray Beach, Florida and Brookline, Massachusetts, who led the drive to raise the necessary $360 million for the 19-story tower.

National President Marcie Natan and Husband Eli Dedicate Breast Feeding Room
Hadassah national president Marcie Natan and her husband, Hadassah Associate Eli Natan of New York City, opened the second morning of the Society of Major Donors pre-mission of the Hadassah centennial celebrations by cutting the ribbon on Hadassah's first public Breast Feeding Room.

National Presidents Cut the Ribbon on the Heritage Center
Hadassah’s National President Marcie Natan and past presidents Bonnie Lipton, Marlene Post and Nancy Falchuk cut the ribbon on the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hadassah Heritage Center at Hadassah Ein Kerem on Saturday night, October 13.

Region and Big Chapter Presidents Tour the Tower
On Saturday night, thirty-one Region and Big Chapter presidents, representing Hadassah’s 330,000 members, toured the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower as part of a pre-Centennial Leadership Seminar and Tour to launch Hadassah’s second century.

Silagi Family Honored in Emotional Start to Convention in Israel
A large and moving dedication ceremony honoring the Silagi family of Encino, California for donating the Cardiology Critical Care East Wing in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah-Ein Kerem inspired laughter and tears.

Convention Photos - October 14,2012

Convention Photos - October 13,2012

100th Anniversary Celebrations Begin with Katherine Merage Pavilion Dedication
Kicking off the Hadassah Centennial celebrations, Hadassah major donor Katherine Merage of Newport Beach, California, led the first dedication ceremony, cutting the ribbon of the Katherine Merage Pavilion in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower on October 11.

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