As Chair of Together in Israel: Our Pride. Our Purpose. Hadassah’s 100th National Convention, Summerville, SC, resident and 46-year Hadassah member Joyce Rabin has spent much of the last two years leading the planning effort for the four-day event, which took place in Jerusalem this week. In addition to being Hadassah’s one-hundredth national convention, the gathering was Hadassah’s first in-person national convention since Covid hit in 2019 and the organization’s first national convention in Israel in more than a decade. One of the most anticipated events was Hadassah Honors at which Hadassah’s former National President Marlene Post received Hadassah’s highest honor, the Henrietta Szold Award, named for Hadassah’s visionary founder, and First Lady of Israel Michal Herzog received Hadassah’s first-ever Power of Esther Award. Thomas R. Nides, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, was among the special guests. Another convention highlight: a tribute to Hadassah’s historic commitment to its Jerusalem hospitals, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, and its Youth Aliyah villages in Israel, which provide wraparound care to at-risk Israeli teens. Since joining Hadassah in 1976, Rabin has held many leadership positions, including chair of both the hospitals and Hadassah International, Hadassah’s global fundraising arm.
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