June 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.

June 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.

RON FINKEL’S QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOUR

RON FINKEL’S QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOUR

Ron Finkel AM, the founding President of Hadassah Australia and Chair of Project Rozana, was made a Member in the Order of Australia for “significant service to Australia-Israel relations, to the Jewish community, and to business and commerce.” The award was announced in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List on 12 June, 2017 by the Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

Alissa Woolf, Executive Director of Hadassah Australia, paid tribute to Ron’s “incredible passion and vision” which has been the bedrock of the organisation’s status as a leader in creating, supporting and delivering programs for Hadassah Hospital and the healthcare sector more generally in Israel.

Professor Eitan Kerem, Head of Paediatrics at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem said of Ron Finkel, “he is a man who not only inspires his community to support the work of Hadassah Hospital, but inspires us to do more for this institution which holds a special place in the life of Israel.”

Ron believes passionately in the unique role that Hadassah plays, not only in delivering the best health outcomes for Israelis and Palestinians, but also in the mission of Hadassah to the Israeli society. He has worked tirelessly as an advocate and a fundraiser for children in need wherever they are from.”

CONFERENCE SUCCESS

Hadassah Australia has successfully staged the first International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health which was held in Israel, attracting 270 delegates from 16 countries.

The two-day conference was an initiative of Hadassah Australia and was supported by Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Ron Finkel AM, president of Hadassah Australia said that the organisation had been exposed to the challenges of Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through its more than 10 years of support for Hadassah’s Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Centre (JCIC).

The conference opened with a keynote address by celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz.

Associate Professor Grant Blashki from University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health said that, among the highlights were critical, timely and fundamental debates about the nature of PTSD. “The speakers brought a strong scientific base to their arguments, while integrating a very humanistic and clinical perspective based on many years of experience.”

CONFERENCE SUCCESS

Hadassah Australia has successfully staged the first International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health which was held in Israel, attracting 270 delegates from 16 countries.

The two-day conference was an initiative of Hadassah Australia and was supported by Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Ron Finkel AM, president of Hadassah Australia said that the organisation had been exposed to the challenges of Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through its more than 10 years of support for Hadassah’s Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Centre (JCIC).

The conference opened with a keynote address by celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz.

Associate Professor Grant Blashki from University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health said that, among the highlights were critical, timely and fundamental debates about the nature of PTSD. “The speakers brought a strong scientific base to their arguments, while integrating a very humanistic and clinical perspective based on many years of experience.”

L-R: Rachel Wundheiler, Relationships & Communications Manager, Hadassah, Alissa Woolf, Executive Director, Hadassah Australia, Amos Oz
L-R: Ron Finkel AM, President Hadassah Australia, Dr Abe Zelwer, Delmont Private Australia

Hadassah Australia would like to thank its generous sponsors:

HADASSAH ORATION 2017 AND TIKKUN OLAM AWARD (SYDNEY)

HADASSAH ORATION 2017 AND TIKKUN OLAM AWARD (SYDNEY)

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

DR ESTI GALILI-WEISSTUB

Hadassah’s head of Paediatric Psychiatry, Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub visited Australia in May.

Dr Galili-Weisstub was the keynote speaker at various events in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. In Melbourne and Sydney she offered valuable insights to parents of students at Jewish schools about paediatric mental health, while being the keynote speaker at the Hadassah Australia Perth annual dinner.

Mount Scopus College.

L-R: Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub, Director Paediatric Psychiatry Paediatric Psychiatry, Hadassah

HADASSAH AUSTRALIA PERTH ANNUAL DINNER

Hadassah Australia’s Perth Annual dinner was held on Sunday 7th May in Mount Lawley, with over 130 attendees.

Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub was the keynote speaker, and spoke about “lessons learnt from treating children affected by war and terrorism.” Also speaking at the event was Hadassah’s Dr Oded Breuer, a paediatrician specialising in respiratory medicine. All funds raised were donated to Hadassah’s Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Centre (JCIC), of which Dr Galili–Weisstub is the Founding Director.

Thank you to Bronia and Linton Sharp for their stellar efforts in organising this event, and raising funds for this very worthwhile cause.

Hadassah Australia’s Annual Perth Dinner

L-R: Bronia Sharp, Hadassah Australia Perth Committee, Alissa Woolf, Executive Director, Hadassah Australia, Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub, Director Paediatric Psychiatry Paediatric Psychiatry, Hadassah, Linton Sharp, Hadassah Australia Perth Committee.
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