Hadassah to Seek Israel Support for Medical Center in Jerusalem

Hadassah will request the Government of Israel to contribute toward the maintenance of the vast Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center here, it was announced today by Mr. Charlotte Jacobson, president of Hadassah. She said she will make that request at a conference she is to hold with Pinhas Sapir, Israel’s Minister of Finance, stating that rising costs “make it almost impossible” for Hadassah alone to carry the $4,000,000 annual maintenance cost for the Medical Center.

Mrs. Jacobson said that Hadassah’s additional, current commitments include the need for $1,000,000 for the Center’s building fund, $2,300,000 for youth immigration, and $700,000 as its contribution to the Jewish National Fund.

The Hadassah president also announced that the foundation stone will be laid here next Sunday for the Center’s new John F. Kennedy Memorial Building. At the same time, she said, a ceremony will be conducted for the award of the Henrietta Szold citation to Moshe Sharett, ex-Israeli Premier and chairman of the Jewish Agency executive. That ceremony will be held in Mr. Sharett’s room at the Center, where he is now hospitalized.

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