“I can’t visualize the hospital without Hadassah International,” Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General of the Hadassah Medical Center, told the over 200 men and women from 20 countries who came to Jerusalem in March to participate in Hadassah International’s Conference 2008 entitled “Partners in Healing.” Delegates came from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
As the four-day Conference unfolded, program after program illuminated the impact of Hadassah International’s partnership with the Hadassah Medical Center, the excellence pursued by our health professionals, and the power of our mission to improve the world. Journey with us through the tours of our hospitals and the sessions, which left all who experienced them inspired and fortified with new knowledge to share with colleagues and potential supporters back home.
IT TAKES A DREAM: Hadassah International 25th Anniversary Dinner, Wednesday Evening, March 19
Flag bearers marched into the ballroom with flags representing each country where there is a Hadassah International presence.
“For more than a quarter of a century you have opened the doors to societies around the world for the Hadassah Medical Center and its extraordinary work….You have built bridges to nations through medicine regardless of the political environments. You have shown Israel at its best. It is hard to overstate the contributions of Hadassah International.”
–Nancy Falchuk International President of Hadassah
“We had a dream and a message. The message is that a medical institution is a work of peace, directed towards enhancing the welfare of all peoples. …You have built Hadassah International step by step with fire, passion, and perseverance. …It has been an amazing journey and a privilege to build Hadassah International with you. The potential and the possibilities are mindboggling, demanding courage and daring and wise decision making on the part of those who are now or will soon lead our great international organization. Hadassah International has become Hadassah’s bridge to the world and it can be its road to tomorrow. Every day let us remind ourselves that there are always new worlds to conquer, new barricades to jump over. The next decades are on the horizon and let us be ready for them and may it be in a world of shalom (peace).”
–Bernice S. Tannenbaum Founder, Hadassah International
“Hadassah International’s voice as a nongovernmental organization on the international scene has been counted!”
–Israeli Ambassador H.E. Yaakov Levy