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Hadassah’s Nurses Training School Graduates Eighteen

January 14, 1929
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Graduation exercises of the Hadassah Nurses’ Training School in Jerusalem, were held simultaneously with the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the founding of the institution by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and of the inauguration of the Zionist Medical Unit to Palestine.

Eighteen Palestinian girls were graduated, having completed a three-year course, similar to that required in New York State for schools of nursing. In addition to this regular course the students are also taught midwifery and public health work.

A large audience attended the exercises, including many of the leading figures in public life in Palestine. Miss Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah and a member of the Palestine Zionist Executive in Jerusalem, acted as chairman. With these eighteen graduates the total of Hadassah trained nurses is 111, of whom 56 are in the service of the Hadassah Medical Organization or affiliated institutions. Altogether the Hadassah Medical Organization employs more than 600 persons.

Mayor James J. Walker will be the principal speaker at the Testimonial Dinner to the tendered to Morris Eisenman on the occasion of his twenty-fifth anniversary of activity in Zionist and communal work. The dinner will take place at the Hotel Astor this evening. January 14, according to an announcement by Jonah J. Goldstein, Chairman of the committee.

Among the speakers will be David Sarnoff Vice-President of the Radio Corporation of America; Louis Lipsky, President of the Zionist Organization of America; Morris Rothenberg. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Palestine Appeal; Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, Judge Max S. Levin, Jacob Fishman, Managing Editor of the “Jewish Morning Journal,” and Dr. S. Margoshes, Editor of “The Day.”

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