Hadassah centennial to be honored by Chicago chapter

By Natasha Wasinski Contributor April 23, 2012 11:10AM

Miriam Schencker Goldberger (right) sits with two of her four grandchildren, Ari Schencker, 7, and his sister Sadie, 9, as 4-year-old Noah Schencker approaches to have his photo taken. Miriam, a member to Hadassah for past 50 years, purchased life members

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Updated: April 23, 2012 8:47PM

With this year marking its centennial anniversary, the largest Jewish membership and womens organization in the U.S. has much to celebrate.

The Chicago chapter of Hadassah, the Womens Zionist Organization of America, hosts a benefit dinner May 6 at the Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood to support trailblazing stem cell research efforts of a Jerusalem medical center.

Special guest Ehud Kokia, director general of Hadassah University Medical Center, is visiting from Israel to give a keynote address.

He oversees the Hadassah organizations flagship cause, which includes two hospitals with 1,000 beds, 31 operating theaters, nine intensive care units and five medical-profession schools, owned and operated in collaboration with the Hebrew University.

Supporting health work is a core component of Hadassahs service-oriented mission.

The national volunteer-led organization provides funding for programs and projects in Israel related to the Hadassah Medical Organization, education and youth institutions, and reforestation and parks.

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