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$1,000,000 Building Named for President Kennedy Dedicated in Israel

A $1,000,000 building bearing the name of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy was dedicated here this weekend at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. The structure, according to Mrs. Mortimer Jacobson, national president of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization of America, who participated in the dedication, is the organization’s tribute to the memory of Mr. Kennedy.

The building, she said, will serve as an information and tourist reception unit for the Medical Center. Mrs. Jacobson recalled that, in a message to the Hadassah convention in 1962, Mr. Kennedy had stated: “Not only Israel but the entire free world benefits from such projects as the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center.”

Among other participants in the dedication ceremonies were Walworth Barbour, U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Jerusalem’s Mayor Teddy Kollek; Mrs. Irving Mack, national chairman of Hadassah’s Medical Center committee; Prof. Kalman J. Mann, director-general of the Center; and Myer Feldman, who had served as special counsel to President Kennedy. Mr. Feldman represented the Kennedy family and also read a message from President Johnson greeting Israel’s Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and expressing the hope that the new John F. Kennedy Building will help “advance world medical progress and strengthen the bonds between Israel and the United States.”

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