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Hadassah Four-day Parley Closes; Honors Senator Lehman

The mid-winter conference of the Hadassah, representing 1,200 chapters throughout the country, concluded its four-day session here today with a ceremony at the Hunter College Auditorium at which Senator Herbert H. Lehman was presented with the annual Henrietta Szold citation and award for distinguished humanitarian service.

The Award carries a stipend of $1,000 which Senator Lehman contributed to the fund for the new Hadassah medical center, ground for which will shortly be broken in Jerusalem. In making the contribution the Senator said: “The work which Hadassah has been doing in Israel, and specifically this fine project of building a new medical center makes humanitarianism meaningful. It translates love and friendship into action.”

Mrs. Samuel Rosensohn, newly-elected Hadassah president, praised the accomplishments of her predecessor, Mrs. Rose Halprin, and announced that Hadassah has established a $24,000 Halprin Medical Fellowship Fund to be used for helping young Hadassah physicians in Israel come to the United States for advanced study and research.