August 2017

NEWSLETTER

Hadassah Hospital opens its doors to everyone, irrespective of race, religion, nationality or ethnicity. Hadassah is a microcosm of peace in the region, earning it a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2005.

August 2017

NEWSLETTER

Hadassah Hospital opens its doors to everyone, irrespective of race, religion, nationality or ethnicity. Hadassah is a microcosm of peace in the region, earning it a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2005.

YOU ARE INVITED

ORATION & TIKKUN OLAM AWARD 2017

ORATION & AWARD 2017

Is the United Nations our best chance for global peace?

Is the United Nations our best chance for global peace?

YOU ARE INVITED

ORATION & TIKKUN OLAM AWARD 2017

ORATION & AWARD 2017

Is the United Nations our best chance for global peace?

Is the United Nations our best chance for global peace?

LARGE DONATION TO HELP SICK & INJURED SYRIAN CHILDREN

At a ceremony on Wednesday 12 July 2017, Hadassah Australia’s President Ron Finkel AM, donated $20,000 USD on behalf of Project Rozana, to the Ziv hospital in Zefat, Northern Israel. These funds are to support the treatment of Syrian children who are presenting with varied and complex illnesses, including polio, which is non-existent in Israel.

What started out as humanitarian support for wounded combatants from the Syrian civil war, has transitioned to the provision of much needed ongoing medical treatment for critically and chronically ill children from the war devastated region of south-west Syria. The hospital infrastructure in southern Syria has been largely destroyed and without access to regular health care many of these critically ill children would die.

Project Rozana is an international humanitarian organisation that supports healthcare initiatives to meet the needs of Palestinians and Syrians receiving treatment in Israeli hospitals.

Ron Finkel AM, President Hadassah Australia (left) and Dr Salman Zarka, CEO Ziv Hospital, Zefat
Joseph West (left) and Alissa Woolf, Executive Director, Hadassah Australia

JOSEPH WEST’S GENEROSITY

Joseph West, 98, kindly presented Hadassah Australia with a generous donation for the Medical Clown Program.

After surviving World War II, Mr West and his late wife, Helen West migrated to Australia in 1950 where they established and ran a successful garment business.

After working seven days a week for over forty years, the couple wanted to contribute to the community and support worthy causes.

Hadassah Australia thanks Joseph West for his generous donation which will assist with the continuation of the Medical Clown Program, which is entirely reliant upon donations.

Alissa Woolf, Executive Director Hadassah Australia (left) and Amelie Cher

AMELIE’S BAT MITZVAH GIFT TO HADASSAH

Amelie Cher selflessly requested donations for the Hadassah Medical Clown Program, in lieu of Bat Mitzvah gifts.

Amelie’s generous donation to the Medical Clown Program will help ease the anxiety of sick children at Hadassah Hospital, and make their stay more enjoyable.

She said of her decision, “I chose the clowns because I know people that have gone through illnesses and know how hard it is. It makes you feel good to do something that you know is helping children.”

Hadassah Australia wishes Amelie a hearty Mazel Tov on her Bat Mitzvah and a big thank you on behalf of the sick children at Hadassah Hospital.

Please contact us if you are interested in requesting donations for Hadassah in lieu of gifts for a simcha: australia@hadassah.org or (03) 9272 5600.

KNITTED WITH LOVE FOR HADASSAH

Hadassah supporter Regina Splitter generously donated hundreds of beautiful beanies, which were lovingly knitted by her mother Ursula. Hadassah Australia is sending these to the patients at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, in time for winter.

Beautiful beanies knitted by Ursula Splitter
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