Young Hadassah Leader Stacey Plax, one of 120 young people chosen from all over the world, traveled to Jerusalem in June to give a presentation about Hadassah International at the ROI Summit, a global initiative aimed at supporting individuals who are committed to expanding the horizons of their Jewish communities.
Young Hadassah International brought together a diverse and motivated group of young professionals from 10 different countries to share their insights, expertise, and vision during an intensive 3-day retreat in Budapest, Hungary.
Sandra Gruenberger (Vienna) and Avram Berkson (Chicago) were married one year after meeting at the Young Hadassah International (YHI) Conference 2007 in Rome and generously requested that in lieu of wedding gifts, donations be made to the Hadassah Medical Center, resulting in over $8,000 in contributions to Hadassah.
Hadassah France extended gracious hospitality to the United Nations workshop presenters from Israel--Nava Braverman, Rachel Ben Zeev, and Hiyah Rahman—honoring them with a parlor meeting at the home of Giselle Sabbah, Hadassah France volunteer and daughter of Harold Woolf, President of Hadassah Australia in Sydney.
As the new Coordinator of Hadassah International, I am so energized by your high level of enthusiasm, dedication, professionalism, and creativity. In my first few months at the helm of this incredible organization, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk with a number of our volunteers and directors. Everyone is brimming with terrific plans! I am excited to take in the atmosphere of mutual respect and eager cross-fertilization of ideas that I find whenever volunteers and directors from our diverse countries interact.
The academic year was 1992-1993, the place was the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and attending the International Masters of Public Health (IMPH) program was Judy Omumbo of Kenya, who says, “It was the best year of my life!”
During a recent visit to Israel, United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown addressed Israel’s Knesset (Parliament) and singled out one hospital for praise: The Hadassah Medical Center.
During the 61st annual United Nations Department of Information/Nongovernmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference in Paris, France, Hadassah presented a workshop attended by representatives from around the world, entitled “Community Outreach: The Right to be Healthy.” The workshop featured Hadassah health activists who are educating women of all ages and cultures in the art of preventive health and overall well being.
Hadassah France extended gracious hospitality to the United Nations workshop presenters from Israel--Nava Braverman, Rachel Ben Zeev, and Hiyah Rahman—honoring them with an event at the Paris home of Gisella Sabbah, Hadassah France volunteer and daughter of Harold Woolf, President of Hadassah Australia in Sydney.
Prof. Jacob Pe’er (left), head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology, together with his wife, Edith, were recent dinner guests of Hong Kong Hadassah International supporters Kathy Chiron and her husband, Stuart. Prof. Pe’er was “in town” for the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC). World-renowned in his field, Prof. Pe’er is the only Israeli member on the WOC board.