Judith Epstein, the Hadassah International Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, invited several friends, including Dr. Charlotte Knobloch and Regine Sixt, to join her for a special “Shopping, Champagne & Charity” event in the TORY BURCH store in Munich.

Guests enjoyed shopping to their hearts content, and 20% of the proceeds went to benefit the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Children’s Hospital at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, a special project under the auspices of Veronica Ferrers.

“The evening sale was a great experience. I support Hadassah’s message of “Building bridges between nations through medicine”. This project to expand the ICU is of particular concern, as it creates a foundation for lasting peace by promoting understanding between different people in the Middle East,” said Judith Epstein, Vice President of the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria.

“The Hadassah Children’s Hospital is one of the few places in Israel, where Israelis and Palestinians come together on a daily basis, whether as patients, relatives of patients or work colleagues. All children, regardless of their origin, religion or skin color, get the best possible medical care here. In their daily interactions, the doctors and medical staff of the Hadassah hospitals contribute to overcoming prejudices and defusing regional conflicts. They provide not only medical help, but also make an important contribution to international understanding and peace in the Middle East.”