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Message from Ilana Reisin, 2014 President

A Message from your President

Dear Members and Friends:
It seems fitting to write my first message as an incoming president on the eve of the New Year, a time of new beginnings, new programs, and endless opportunities. Hadassah’s brand of practical Zionism is all about founding and building. In fact, Hadassah laid the groundwork for Israel’s health care system and founded Hadassah Academic College, Youth Aliyah/Children at risk, and Young Judea. Moreover, during the centennial event in Jerusalem, Hadassah celebrated the dedication of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital Campus, Hadassah’s largest and most ambitious building project in more than fifty years.

At our N’awlins’ chapter, we plan and build in our own way. Over the course of the last year, we had a stellar fundraising event to help cure breast cancer. Our Woman of the Year was honored at the Southern Region meeting. Our screening of the film Inside Israel, which pays homage to Israel’s historical accomplishments and the nation’s infinite potential, was well attended by members of the Jewish community, and we have seen increased participation in our Reader’s Circle. I am excited about the array of events and programs that we have planned for the upcoming year. We intend to build on our past accomplishments by expanding our programming, participation, and contributions to Hadassah’s overall mission.

Please check the Hadassah bulletin and the emails for information on our 2014 events and mark your calendars. As we begin a New Year, let us renew our commitment to Hadassah, Israel, and our community.

Ilana Reisin

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