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Hadassah celebrates 100 years


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Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is marking a century of partnership with Israel with its Centennial Convention in Jerusalem this month.
Some 2,000 Hadassah members will celebrate with symposia, visits to Hadassah projects, a festive parade through Jerusalem, performances and gala events culminating with the dedication of the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, a 19-story state-of-the-art medical facility.
Hadassah was founded March 3, 1912 in New York by a group of women headed by Henrietta Szold to foster and improve health and education conditions for women and children of Palestine, advancing efforts toward practical Zionist initiatives.
Hadassah grew last year by 10 percent and now has 330,000 members. —


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