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Hadassah-Hebrew University Dental Student Tamar Ziskind experienced another type of crown when she represented her homeland in the Miss World competition as Miss Israel. While in Johannesburg for the event, she enjoyed having the opportunity to become friendly with Miss Egypt and Miss Lebanon.
On Tuesday, January 27, the Hadassah Medical Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the renowned Institut de Cancérologie Gustave Roussy (IGR) of Villejuif, France, establishing a twinning initiative for collaboration on cancer healing, teaching, and research between Roussy and Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology.
Hadassah Switzerland-Geneva’s Antoine Garreau negotiated a unique deal to spread the word about Hadassah International: In exchange for Garreau’s sponsoring a team at the three-day Megève Polo Masters tournament in the French Alps, Hadassah was publicized in the program and the team displayed the Hadassah International logo both on their pants and their horses! Many of their fellow competitors as well as journalists asked about the logo and what it represented.
Following on the heels of a Hadassah Mexico-orchestrated whirlwind visit last fall, Hadassah Medical Center Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef returned to Mexico in the beginning of February to explore and strengthen philanthropic ties and professional medical exchanges.
With Director Daniele Thompson and Principal Actors Pierre Arditi and Patrick Chesnais in attendance, Hadassah France hosted the premiere of the movie, Le Code A Changé‘ (The Entry Code has Changed) in the historic Theatre Edouard VII, and introduced Hadassah to many new people.
Spreading the word about Hadassah’s mission to 1500 people through Facebook, Young Hadassah International raised over $2,500 in 48 hours for the “Help Hadassah Heal” campaign. The Facebook-a-thon, a creative new virtual fundraising event, raised the money largely through 20-dollar donations.
“Talking for Peace—A Karl Kahane Lecture Series,” sponsored by The Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue in cooperation with the Karl Kahane Foundation, included a presentation on “Medical Ethics and Terror,” featuring the Hadassah Medical Center’s Prof. Avraham Rivkind, head of the Trauma Unit and Department of General Surgery, and Raja’l Fouzi George Qumyiseh, a Karl Kahane Fellow, who is receiving specialized training in surgery and traumatology at Hadassah.
“Help the Jews Home,” a philanthropic organization in Norway that is a long-time supporter of the Hadassah Medical Center, has partnered with Hadassah’s Patricia and Russell Fleischman Women’s Health Center to fund health programs for new Israeli immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
These programs offer preventive health information to elderly residents in the Israeli town of Gonenim, teaching them the importance of physical activity and providing a comfortable, convenient setting for them to exercise close to home. A delegation from Help the Jews Home visited the Center last year during their Feast of Tabernacles trip to Israel.
Members of the Chilean parliament and media community received a briefing from Prof. José Cohen, renowned Hadassah neuroradiologist, during a January visit to the Hadassah Medical Center. They also learned about Hadassah’s major role as a bridge to peace through medicine.