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Set World Radio Broadcast for Zionist Parley

October 8, 1934
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An international radio hookup of the National Broadcasting Company to link Jerusalem with this city and all parts of the United States will be a feature of the twentieth annual convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to be held at the Ward-man Park Hotel here from Oct. 14 to 16. The radio program, which is scheduled for 9:30 o’clock in the morning of the final day of the meeting, will relay ceremonies in connection with the cornerstone laying of Palestine’s first medical center on Mt. Scorpus in Jerusata Szold, founder of Hadassah;

Mrs. Alexander Lamport, chairman of the convention committee, has announced that Miss Henrietlem.

Dr. Judah L. Magnes, chancellor of the Hebrew University, and J. Hathorn Hall, chief secretary of the Palestine government, will take part in the overseas broadcast. Mr. Hall will represent Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, High Commissioner now in London. The coast-to-coast network of the National Broadcasting Company will carry the program throughout the United States.


Mrs. Lamport said that the cornerstone ceremonies in Jerusalem will inaugurate for the Hadassah organization a new phase in the medical and public health work which it has conducted in Palestine for twenty-two years. The medical center, which is being built by Hadassah and the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee, will also include a graduate school of medicine to be connected with the Hebrew University. It will be the first institution of its kind in the Near East, Mrs. Lamport asserted, and will have on its hospital research and teaching staff outstanding German scientists who left Germany during the past year.

An audience of more than 1,500 delegates and visitors at the convention will hear the broadcast and celebrate the Jerusalem event at the same time that it is being celebrated in the Palestinian capital.

Another nationwide hookup of the National Broadcasting Company will take place from the convention hall on Oct. 14, the opening day of the convention, at 4:30 o’clock in the afternoon during a session to be devoted to a discussion of the plans for the new medical center. Mrs. Edward Jacobs, who will preside at this season, and Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, president of the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee, will be the radio speakers.

The architectural and scientific plans for the medical center and its social significance for Palestine will be presented in addresess by Dr. Ratnoff, Dr. J. J. Golub, Dr. Emanuel Libman, Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, Mrs. Edward Jacobs, Mrs. Moses P. Epstein, Dr. Israel S. Wechsler, professor of clinical neurology at Columbia University; Dr. Ira I. Kaplan, director of the cancer division of the New York Department of Hospitals, and Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach, president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University.

On the first night a mass meeting will be held, at which Dr. Stephen S. Wise, of the Free Synagogue, will be the principal speaker. At one of the sessions Morris Rothenberg, president of the Zionist Organization of America, will bring greetings from his organization.

The convention will be formally opened by Mrs. Samuel W Halprin, national president of Hadassah, and Mrs. Leopold V. Freudberg, president of the Washington chapter, will welcome the delegates to the nation’s capital. Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the Jewish National Fund, is expected to speak at one of the sessions. An expanded educational program to be carried out in this country will be proposed for ratification, Mrs. Lamport said.

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