Progress of Health Work in Palestine is Reported at Hadassah Convention
Menu JTA Search

Progress of Health Work in Palestine is Reported at Hadassah Convention

Download PDF for this date

In honor of the recent seventieth birthday of Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Mrs. Sol Rosenbloom, of Pittsburgh, contributed to Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, $5,000 to start a Brandeis Fund for the Hebrew University Hospital Building Fund. The contribution was made at the midwinter conference. Last year Mrs. Rosenbloom gave $500,000 to the fund in memory of her husband.

The Hebrew University Hospital Building Fund is raising $1,000,000 for the erection of a group of modern hospitals in Palestine the chief one to be a medical training school connected with the Hebrew University at Jerusalem.

The conference adopted a proposal by Mrs. Rebecca Kohut, who was the first president of the New York Council of Jewish Women, that Hadassah lead a movement to form a Jewish women’s agency to carry on an extensive program of cultural and spiritual work among Jews throughout the world. Mrs. Lindheim said that the plan is being developed so that next year it may be possible to call an international congress of Jewish women to carry out the agency idea.

Mrs. Kohut presented $500 in honor of Miss Henrietta Szold’s sixty-sixth birthday to be applied to any Palestinian work that Miss Szold will designate.

In her report on the Hadassah program in Palestine Miss Szold said that through the anti-trachoma campaigns conducted by Hadassah trachoma among school children has been reduced from seventy to twelve per cent. Pediatric service throughout the country has been established, she said, and twenty-nine beds for tubercular patients have been installed in the Hadassah hospital in Safed. The infant welfare work, medical inspection and luncheon system in schools take care of children before they are born until the age of eighteen. There are now fifteen infant welfare stations under Hadassah supervision, one of these in Ramallah, an Arab village, where the station is run by an Arab woman trained by Hadassah.

Louis Lipsky, president of the Zionist Organization of America, urged Hadassah to intensify its Zionist efforts. Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, head of the Hebrew University Hospital Building Fund, spoke on the hospital program.

Karl H. Von Wiegand, “N. Y. American” Staff Correspondent in Berlin, reproduces, in a cable to his paper, a report in the “Welt am Abend”. The “Welt am Abend” states that former Crown Prince Wilhelm has fallen in love with a Jewish girl, daughter of a banker in Berlin, and that there is consternation and indignation in monarchistic circles, where it is considered that Wilhelm is making himself impossible as a monarchistic candidate.

The attack is not taken seriously.

The article relates that the former Crown Prince’s auto stands daily before the home of the banker. The name of the girl was not disclosed.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund