On March 12, 2008, The Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah held its Donor Luncheon for over 150 women at Ohav Shalom Synagogue. The festivities began as Chapter President Tobe Snow presented Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory with a photo collage of his trip to Israel in October, 2007.
Mayor Mallory was one of an esteemed group of forty-one mayors from all over the world who journeyed to Jerusalem for the International Conference of Mayors. All of the mayors were guided on a tour of Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem where they viewed the breathtaking Chagall windows in the hospital synagogue, the Mother and Child Pavilion Lobby, The Goldyne Savad Cancer Care and Research Institute and the new Trauma Unit.
As she presented the photo collage to Mr. Mallory, Tobe Snow said, "Since your election as Mayor in 2005, a major focus of your administration has been on relationship-building and collaboration that brings people and communities together. Mayor, I know how important these values are to you and when you look at these pictures, I hope that you will always remember your journey to Israel, Hadassah Hospital and how Hadassah cares for all people without regard to race, nationality or religion."
The event continued as the Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah honored Mrs. Debbie Fox,a guiding light to many generations of women in our chapter and an energetic worker for all Hadassah projects:the Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah College of Jerusalem, partnership with Jewish and Israel Programs, and advocacy for health education in the United States.
The Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah has raised over $177,000.00 so far this year during our Donor Campaign that funds all these vital Hadassah Projects. Founded in 1912, Hadassah is the largest Women's and largest volunteer organization in America dedicated to enhancing the quality of American and Jewish life through advocacy for equality, privacy, health and education initiatives and strengthening our connection to Israel.