What’s on – recent and upcoming events at Hadassah

COMING UP – August 2017


Please join us to hear The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG speak on Is the United Nations the best chance for peace? The Tikkun Olam Award will be presented to Prof Les White AM, by the Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO.

Date: Sunday, 27 August 2017

Time: 8.00pm

Venue: National Council of Jewish Women Centre, 111 Queen Street, Woolahra, Sydney.

Cost: $20 ($15 for concession holders)

Keynote Speaker:
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Tikkun Olam Award presenter:
Prof. The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Tikkun Olam Award recipient:
Professor Les White AM

RECENT in 2017


All monies raised will support the Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Centre(JCIC). The JCIC was established to deal with the high rate of youth trauma in Jerusalem, the highest in the country. This post-traumatic outpatient centre, evaluates and intervenes in paediatric cases that need urgent psychiatric attention.

Date: Sunday 7 May

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Temple David Function Centre, 34 Clifton Crescent, Mount Lawley

Inclusions: three-course Kosher dinner, plus two inspirational International speakers

Bronia Sharp, 0431 542 333
Shirley Atlas, 0414 797 477
Vicki King, 0419 941 972


Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub is the Founding Director of Hadassah’s Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Centre. Dr Galili-Weisstub is internationally renowned, and one of Israel’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists. Dr Galili-Weisstub talked about ‘Lessons learnt from treating children affected by war and terrorism.’


Dr Oded Breuer is a paediatrician at Hadassah specialising in pulmonology. Dr Breuer will talk about ‘A Hadassah Perspective on Cystic fibrosis and Chronic paediatric Lung Disease.’

The 2017 Annual Perth Hadassah Dinner Photos

Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub

Dr Oded Breuer


An Event for Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub at Nora Goodridge’s House


Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub



Alissa Woolf




International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health

Jerusalem, 21-23 May 2017

Leading experts in trauma and mental health convened in Jerusalem for the first international conference of its kind initiated by Hadassah Australia.

This multi-national conference was held in Jerusalem, Israel from 21 to 23 May 2017.  It brought together some of the world’s leading trauma and mental health specialists whose work has been widely acclaimed and which has contributed to successful patient outcomes.

Trauma is ubiquitous and is experienced in different forms and with different prevalence rates globally. War, terrorism, torture, natural disasters, road and workplace accidents, domestic violence and child abuse all have far reaching immediate and long term psychological consequences.

Post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) is a well recognized complication of serious or  life threatening trauma and although well defined and classified according to  new DSM V criteria, may have manifestations in clinical practice that make diagnosis elusive and management difficult.  This remains the case, particularly in general practice settings, despite revised Australian guidelines approved by The National Health and Medical Research Council and Royal Colleges in 2013.

In Australia it is estimated that over one million people suffer PTSD over a 12 month period, making it the second most common psychiatric disorder next to depression. The number in Israel is estimated at 250,000. Although the triggers in each country may differ, the consequences for the sufferers are similar.

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