Supporting Healing ♦ Teaching ♦ Research
Editors: Lonye Rasch, Communications Chair, Tamar Davis, Senior Manager,
Hadassah New Zealand has received a gift of $250,000 for the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower from Guardian Trust, on behalf of the Lady Marion Davis Memorial (Hospitals) Foundation, naming the ground-floor Information Desk and Area for philanthropist, Lady Davis. During their lifetimes, Lady Davis and her husband, Sir Ernest Davis, were generous contributors to medical care and education, including the building and ongoing support of the renowned Marion Davis Memorial Medical Library.
Tapping into ingenuity and community connections, Hadassah Australia created AusIMed—the Australia Israel Medical Research Fund—to support clinical collaboration and bilateral research between the Hadassah Medical Center and high-level hospitals in Australia. AusIMed was launched at a gala dinner on July 29, in coordination with the Australian Ministry of Health and the State Zionist Council of Victoria.
HE Tamar Samash, recently appointed Ambassador of Israel to Belgium and Luxembourg, chose Hadassah as the first organization to be hosted for a fundraising event in her residence.
In the presence of Hadassah Medical Center Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef and Associate Director General Dr. Yair Birnbaum, Hadassah Switzerland-Geneva held an elegant fundraising dinner and auction at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Philippe Amon, major supporters of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Campaign, who had recently visited the Hadassah Medical Center.
Young Hadassah United Kingdom and Laniado Hospital of Netanya, Israel took to the streets of London together on an open-top bus as part of the "Salute to Israel" parade in London.
Young Hadassah New York hosted an intimate wine and cheese gathering in June, bringing to light some of the key issues surrounding embryonic stem-cell research.
Young Hadassah Holland concluded its multicultural cooking workshop series with a third course focused on preparing traditional Jewish and Arab dishes.
Young Hadassah Argentina was represented by a finalist, Daniela Libster, in a special photography contest at Argentina's annual international book fair.
France's First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, toured Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem during a three-day visit to Israel with her husband, HE President Nicolas Sarkozy.