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Hadassah-wizo Convention in Canada Hears Report on Funds Raised

The Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada raised more than $4 million for education and social welfare in Israel over the last four years, Mrs. Henry Cohen, national president, of Sydney, N.S., told 1,000 delegates at the 20th biennial Hadassah-Wizo Convention here.

Mrs. Cohen said the $4,746,500 raised during her four-year term as president had been “the largest income raised by Hadassah-Wizo to date.” She will retire as national executive at the close of the four day convention.

Among the projects initiated and supported by Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, Mrs. Cohen’s report listed: the completion of an amphitheater for the performing arts; a carpentry shop, two new dormitories for 120 students; the expansion of 1-bed Canadian Hadassah-Wizo Hospital in Eilat to a 42-bed medical center with operating theaters and out-patient department; the completion of a first aid station at Kfar Saba; the establishment of a $100,000 scholarship fund and a $150,000 Cancer Research Foundation, the completion of the Vincent Massey Hall of the Jewish National University and a $3,000 playground in Neve Hadassah.

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