2012 Keepers of the Gate Reception
Keepers of the Gate Reception
Over 75 members of the Boston chapter and Southern New England region Keepers of the Gate enjoyed a delicious desert reception and the talk by the guest speaker, Dr. Sig Kharasch:On the Ground at Hadassah Mt. Scopus.
Dr. Kharasch was the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Boston Medical Centerfrom 1996 until 2008. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. In Israel, he served as a member of an ethnically diverse emergency team at Hadassah-Mount Scopus working with pediatric trauma.
On the time Dr. Kharasch spent at Hadassah he says, “I am not sure there will ever be peace in Israel, but what I witnessed each day was a peaceful coexistence between Arab and Jewish families and medical staff. All shared the common belief and goal that the health and well being of children was paramount. If there ever is to be peace, it seems to me that caring for each other and each other’s children is a good place to start.”