August 2016 Associates Update

Associates at the 98th Hadassah National Convention
Thirty Associates attended the Annual Business Meeting of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates, held during the Convention in Atlanta, GA last month. Elections for the 2017 Board of Directors and Officers were held. Congratulations to our continuing board members and to our newest member Ken Bernstein.

We were privileged to have Professor Zeev Rotstein, the new Director General of Hadassah Medical Organization speak at our meeting. He outlined the numerous challenges facing HMO and talked about his vision for action to maintain and improve the excellent medical services presently provided by HMO.

A big round of applause for Burt Krull of New York who was named the 2016 Associate of the Year. His certificate and a commemorative gift will be presented to him by National President Ellen Hershkin, at Hadassah headquarters.

Our meeting was further enhanced by a presentation from Rich Walter, Associate Director for Israel Education from the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, Emory University. He discussed the BDS movement and the concept of "Intersectionality" in the public and university communities as used to demonize Israel. For more information, contact Rich Walter at rich.walter@israeled.org.

Our 50th Golden Anniversary Celebration Launched at Convention
Become part of the Associates Honor Roll! Convention marked the official launch of our Associates’ 50th Golden Anniversary. Donate a minimum of $50 (or more) in honor of our Golden Anniversary to be listed on our online Honor Roll in the Associates section of the Hadassah website. Donate now and support lung cancer research, the third piece of our Men’s Health Initiative. (Please use code IM82 when you donate to make sure that we know about your donation and for proper credit.) http://www.hadassah.org/menshealth

Convention Breakout Session
Associates had a presence everywhere at Convention, participating in multiple breakout sessions and an information table in the Chai-lights resource area. We displayed boards of photographs from activities across the country and from our 2015 Israel Mission.

At one breakout session, National Committee of Hadassah Associates (NCHA) President Fred Safer was the moderator and described innovative programs used by Hadassah International for global outreach to create fundraising opportunities for HMO. NCHA Vice President Louis Numkin moderated a breakout session highlighting Israel's security program with a focus on the Iron Dome defense system. The Associates Leadership Team, as always, was an integral part of the two sessions on fundraising.

New! Associates 2017 Mission Thinking about a first trip to Israel or maybe it's been awhile since your last trip? Join us on our next mission! Jerusalem & the Spectacular South Mission, scheduled for October 15-29, 2017, includes a week in the Jerusalem area and a week heading south, through the Negev to Eilat. Our last mission was a huge success — so don't miss out this time! For full itinerary & online registration, click here.

For more information about Hadassah Associates, contact:

Fred Safer
President, National Committee of Hadassah Associates

Sherryl Kaufman
National Chair


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