HIGHLIGHTED BY JOURNALIST GIL HOFFMAN AND ORAMED PHARMACEUTICALS CEO NADAV KIDRON
BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Celebrating its first in-person gathering in 2 years on Sunday, April 10, Hadassah Florida Atlantic’s top donors gathered at Miki Schulman’s home to learn, be inspired and give. Miki Schulman, Hadassah National Chair for the Full Circle Campaign – 360 Degrees of Healing and her recently deceased husband, Steven Schulman, have been committed to the growth of the Hadassah Medical Organization for over 50 years. Ms. Shulman shared with guests, “Our work has been deeply rewarding and we have accomplished so much together. Not only are our hospitals among the best in Israel, but we change countless lives daily, and our medical care and innovations are admired around the world.
The Hadassah Miracles Planning Committee: Bobbi Prager – President of Hadassah Florida Atlantic, Laurie and Ken Bernstein, Dorothy Bucksbuam, Linda Goldsmith, Adele Greenblatt, Ruth and Arthur Maron and Host – Miki Schulman focused their energy to Hadassah in a multifaceted program. meaningful evening.
Ken Bernstein, National President of Hadassah Fellows, whom he calls the “MEN WHO DO,” shared with the congregation that “This year, Fellows have prioritized diabetes research at the center of their Fund raising “.
The celebratory atmosphere of the Miracles of Hadassah gathering was tempered by the reality of Russia’s war on Ukraine and the recent terrorist attacks and loss of life in Israel. Hadassah’s humanitarian mission continues with rotating medical teams, training local doctors and nurses in trauma care and emergency preparedness. In Israel, Hadassah hospitals provide medical care to Ukrainian refugees, and Hadassah Youth Villages provide safety and shelter, education and a future for young Ukrainians aged 12-18. Acclaimed Miracles of Hadassah speakers Gil Hoffman – Chief Political Correspondent and Analyst for The Jerusalem Post and Nadav Kidron – CEO and Director of Oramed Pharmaceuticals were poignant and ardently perfect for this particular moment.
Mr. Hoffman shared that “Israelis live in the future and knew from the beginning how to handle the pandemic better than anyone by using the Israeli spirit to get us through the crisis.” He explained how Israel is paving the way for war in Ukraine through its humanitarian and diplomatic efforts. “The war placed Israel in a very unique position to mediate the crisis because they had earned the trust of both sides.” Hoffman also saw Israel’s strength through humanitarian work on the ground helping people on the Ukraine-Moldova border. He noted that “the first tents immigrants saw when crossing the border were from Israel, filled with toys, games, baby food and diapers…that doctors and nurses from ‘Hadassah worked in field hospitals, providing medical care and saving lives.”
Mr. Kidron spoke about the importance of Oramed’s Phase 3 clinical trials to develop an oral insulin capsule for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as to develop an oral COVID vaccine.
Elise Dolgow, Hadassah’s Director of Development for South Florida, came full circle on Oramed’s exciting updates to Hadassah, citing the organization’s distinct ties to the company for more than 40 years since the oral delivery technology was developed by top Hadassah scientists.
For more information on Hadassah’s Round Building and Diabetes Research Center, please contact Elise Dolgow, Director of Development, 561-628-7765 or [email protected]
The Hadassah Florida Atlantic Region is home to 50 chapters and 22,000 members in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties and is part of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA). HWZOA is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, associates and supporters, Hadassah unites women to effect change and advocate on critical issues such as Israel’s security, the fight against anti-Semitism and the promotion of women’s health. Through the two Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) hospitals in Jerusalem, Hadassah provides exemplary care to more than one million people each year and supports world-renowned medical research. HMO serves regardless of race, religion or nationality. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.