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Text of A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.

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III

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 448

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 9, 2012

(for herself and Ms. Collins) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

RESOLUTION

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

Whereas Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (referred to in this preamble as Hadassah) was established by Henrietta Szold on February 24, 1912;

Whereas Hadassah is now the largest Zionist organization for Jewish women, with more than 300,000 active members;

Whereas Hadassah celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding on February 24, 2012;

Whereas, since its founding, Hadassah has consistently promoted the unity of the Jewish people and worked for the betterment of communities in the United States and what is now present-day Israel;

Whereas Hadassah was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for its ongoing initiatives to use medicine as a bridge to peace;

Whereas Hadassah 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 world-class Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel is renowned for cutting-edge medical research;

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

Whereas, in the United States, Hadassah—

(1)

enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through education and Zionist youth programs;

(2)

promotes health awareness; and

(3)

provides personal enrichment and growth for members; and

Whereas Hadassah helps support young people by providing scholarships for students and educating disadvantaged children: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

congratulates Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. on its 100th anniversary; and

(2)

recognizes the important contributions that Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. has made to medical research and care, the health of communities, the relationship between the United States and Israel, and the continuity of Jewish heritage.