H.Res. 647 (112th): Recognizing the 100th anniversary of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America in 2012.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of May 09, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 647

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2012

(for herself and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the 100th anniversary of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America in 2012.

Whereas Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. was established on February 24, 1912;

Whereas Hadassah is the largest Jewish women's organization in the world, with members in every Congressional district;

Whereas Hadassah was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for its ongoing initiatives to use medicine as a Bridge to Peace, and conducts a wide variety of training programs for medical personnel and students throughout the world;

Whereas in Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, education, and youth institutions;

Whereas the Hadassah Medical Organization is among the most advanced medical facilities in the world, renowned for its cutting edge medical research;

Whereas the Hadassah Medical Organization is currently constructing the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah Medical Center as a gift to Israel, to be officially dedicated at the Centennial Convention in 2012;

Whereas in the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of United States and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment and growth for its members;

Whereas Hadassah helps promote young people by providing scholarships for students and educating disadvantaged children; and

Whereas Hadassah provides programs for young people to help, educate, inform, and expand their horizons: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

recognizes Hadassah on the centennial anniversary of its founding; and

(2)

commends and honors Hadassah and all its members for a century of work improving the quality of United States life, strengthening the United States-Israel relationship, and ensuring the continuity of Jewish heritage and community.