Hadassah welcomes national president


Ellen Hershkin

Ellen Hershkin, national president of Hadassah, will visit with the members of the Orlando Chapter on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. to discuss the organizations plans for the upcoming year and beyond.

Rita Weissmann has graciously opened her home for an afternoon coffee to greet President Hershkin.

Since the beginning of her membership in 1973, Hershkin has held various leadership roles within Hadassah. In addition to serving on Hadassah's National Board and Executive Committee, Hershkin is a former board member of the Jewish National Fund and the United Israel Appeal Board. In May 2006, at its annual installation event, the Suffolk Council of Jewish Organizations bestowed its highest honor on her for her leadership, commitment and dedication to Jewish life. Throughout her 42-year membership in Hadassah, Hershkin has served as a national vice president, national secretary, the national coordinator of Young Judaea, national chair of Hadassah's Membership Outreach Department, the national chair of the Public Affairs Department and the National Office in Israel, national chair of Hadassah's Convention in 2004 and as a member on various committees throughout the organization.

Hershkin studied speech and education at Hofstra University and Jewish studies through a program of the Melton School of Jewish Education/Hebrew University. She was a travel consultant for 20 years and specialized in Israel travel.

As Hadassah continues to evolve, the national president-elect will be instrumental in guiding the organization through challenging circumstances and setting and achieving aggressive programming and financial goals. She will also play a vital role in attracting new women to join and advance the organization and in supporting the lifesaving research and care provided at Hadassah's two world-renowned hospitals and research center in Israel.

With so many electrifying medical breakthroughs coming from the various research teams at Hadassah Hospital and Hadassah University, the future is very exciting.

RSVP to Nancy Greenfield by Sunday, Jan. 22, nancyg357@yahoo.com or 407-333-0204.


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