Celebrating Hadassah’s Centenary

Around two hundred of Hadassah’s major donors participated in a tour of southern Israel to view KKL-JNF projects in the Negev.

October 18, 2012 12:22
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Around two hundred of Hadassah’s major donors participated in a tour of southern Israel to view KKL-JNF projects in the Negev. This excursion formed part of Hadassah’s annual conference, which was held in Jerusalem in celebration of the organization’s centenary. Among the projects on the itinerary were the Beersheba River Park, the historic Beit Eshel site and the Hatzor Air Force base. 

Hadassah and KKL-JNF have been working together since 1926. “We have common aims and have promoted a whole range of initiatives together,” said Miriam Aron of Hadassah, whose job it is to deal with KKL-JNF projects. 

As the Hadassah board has decided to give all the donations it receives for KKL-JNF over the next three years to the Beersheba River Park, touring the park was one of the main items on the delegation’s agenda. 

“It was important to us that the delegation members see for themselves this park that will contribute so much to the economy of the region and provide a wonderful venue for both locals and visitors,” said Aron. “When we visit other countries people ask us ‘What have you been doing here?’ – but in Israel the question is always ‘What have we been doing here, and that’s what makes all the difference.”

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has over 300,000 volunteers, and it focuses primarily on providing support for medical, social and educational projects in Israel, the US and throughout the world. 

For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Publications
Phone: 972-2-6583354 Fax:972-2-6583493

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