Four hundred women from the metropolitan area will leave this morning and tomorrow night for Washington, where they will attend the twentieth annual convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, which begins Sunday at the Wardman Park Hotel.
Delegates from this district will be joined at the capital by representatives from every state, it was announced yesterday at Hadassah headquarters, 111 Fifth avenue. A total of 1,500 women will attend, it was said.
On Tuesday, the final day of the convention, an international broadcast will take place, in which the ceremonies in Jerusalem in connection with the laying of the cornerstone of the first Palestine medical center will be described.
The convention will be formally opened by Mrs. Samuel W. Halprin of Brooklyn, national president.
Among the speakers and guests will be Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, president of the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee; Dr. J. J. Golub, director of the Hospital for Joint Diseases; Dr. Israel Wechsler, associate professor of neurology at Columbia University; Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach of Philadelphia, noted bibliophile and president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University; Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Milton Steinberg of the Park Avenue Synagogue; Mrs. Henry Morgenthau Jr., and Mrs. Moses P. Epstein, national secretary of Hadassah.