Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization, is celebrating its sixteenth inniversary. The organization, of which Mrs. Irma L. Lindheim is president, has a membership of 44,000 in the United States, it was stated.
A statement issued by the Hadassah headquarters on the occasion of the inniversary reviewed the work and time of the organization.
This organization, founded by Henneth Szold, has a two-fold aim: in Palestine, to establish a system of medical social service; in America to foster ## ideals,” the statement declared.
From modest beginnings in 1913 the organization has grown to such size that it maintains the leading medical system of Palestine. It has four hospitals with laboratories and surgical depertments; the rural service has been ### to meet the needs of the ## and medical circuits have been hid out covering practically the whole of the Jewish area of Palestine. Infant Welfare stations have been established throughout the country, a recent rep## just received announcing the opening of the seventeenth station. These health stations have been of instimable service in reducing the infant ## among the backward native population of the country.
“Another aspect of the Palestinian activities of Hadassah is represented by the penny luncheons which are ## in the schools of Palestine by Hadassah. This project not only provides the children with a hot luncheon which in many cases is their only sus## meal, but is used as the basis of extensive training in domestic##, the children being taught laws of dieteties and marketing.
Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Straus, two health center, which are being built, one in Jerusalem and one in Tel-Aviv, will ## and coordinate the latest pre## health methods in Palestine. The Hebrew name will be simply “Bette- Briuth,” “the House of Health.” This emphasis on preventive medicine has been the keynote of Hadassah’s work in Palestine. Hadassah’s chief ## in its health work is to introduce modern conceptions of hygiene and ## prevention into Palestine.”