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BROOKLYN REGION · FALL 2010 Israel: Past, Present and Future Reservation Tear-off on back page BROOKLYN REGION President's Message EXECUTIVE BOARD President Gail Hammerman Gail Hammerman Treasurer Barbara Katz Dear Friends, Recording Secretary Diane Hunt In July, I participated in Hadassah’s National Board Corresponding Secretary and Business meetings and attended the 95th National Brenda Rosenbaum Education VP Convention in Florida along with National Board mem- Marcia Weller bers Roni Schwartz, Judi Silversmith, Claire Shapiro and Programming VP Marlene Lempert Brooklyn Region members. We had the honor to witness Fundraising VP and celebrate the installation of our own Roni Schwartz Alma Krull Membership VP being sworn in as a National Vice-President of Janet Young Hadassah. We are very proud of Roni’s accomplishment and wish her well in Honorary VPs her new position. A very well deserved honor. Roni Schwartz Claire Shapiro Judi Silversmith The convention was upbeat and energizing. We installed new officers and Shirley Ugelow voted on numerous business items. Our mission and our support for our Area VPs Evelyn Gollomp projects in Israel is just as strong as ever. We were fortunate to hear from Harriet Sayer Professor Sholmo Mor-Yosef, Director General of Hadassah Medical Organization; Professor Nava Ben-Zvi, President of Hadassah College BULLETIN STAFF Jerusalem; Barbara Goldstein, Deputy Director of Hadassah Office in Israel Editor-in-Chief and many others. The major plenary sessions were remarkable, inspiring and Irene Stundel Associate Editor educational. They included panels with leading Hadassah, Israeli and Marilyn Cranney Worldwide experts on: 1. Fighting Breast Cancer 2. Overview of Hadassah Design Editor Esther Lefkowitz Projects 3. Global Innovation: HMO 4. Israeli Innovation: Technology 5. Reporters The State of Israel 6. View to the Future. Numerous workshops were held and Enid Benezra Adele Cohen dignitaries from all around the world attended and spoke at the Convention. Harriet Cohen We all came back motivated to hit the ground running with activities, Barbara Gershuny Alma Krull programs and fundraising ideas for the region. Marlene Lempert Valerie Lowenstein Please join us in the events planned for the 2010-2011 programming year. Janet Marcus Our opening Fall Education Program will be held on October 20th featuring Evelyn Pincus Cherie Reissman a program on Israel: Past, Present and Future, guest speakers: Michael Miller, Roni Schwartz Executive Vice President and CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Claire Shapiro Judi Silversmith Council of New York and Judy Shereck, Hadassah’s National Chair of Israel, Vivian Singer Zionist and International Affairs. We are selling tickets for a Klezmer Concert Sara Sloan Marcia Weller at Brooklyn College on October 24th. An exciting Wine and Cheese Janet Young fundraiser for the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower will be held on November 14th. Chanukah will be celebrated with a traditional Shabbat dinner on December 3rd and the annual Chanukah luncheon and program on December 7th. These are just a few of the upcoming programs for 2010. There are numerous other events and programs planned for 2011. Please put these dates on your calendar. This is a great opportunity for you to bring a friend and increase our membership. Check your mail and email for further information on all upcoming events. I would like to thank our dedicated and hard working Region Board and membership for a very successful year. In the words of our National President, Nancy Falchuk, “May 5771 be a year of strength for all of us and a year of peace and prosperity for America, for Israel and for the Jewish people.” L’Shana Tova, Gail Brooklyn Region News 2 Fall 2010 Health Committee Update • Harriet Cohen Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held in Prospect Park on Sunday, October 17. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. from the Prospect Park 9th Street Bandshell. We will meet inside the entrance near the registration area. Look for the Hadassah Banner. Participants can bring their donations on that day and submit at the registration desk. However, you need not be present to donate as it can be done online at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team name is Hadassah Brooklyn Region. Please support this worthwhile cause as each step brings us closer to the dream of a world with less cancer and more hope. Thank you. Convention Connection for the Cure Valerie Lowenstein, National Chair, Department of Women’s Health This summer in Florida, Hadassah delegates lis- This coming fall, two new programs will be tened to renowned medical experts discuss new rolled out by Hadassah’s Women’s Health and findings, new partnerships and new approaches in Wellness. the fight against breast cancer during Convention’s CHECK IT OUT, BY YOURSELF - a new adult Health Plenary: 360˚of Fighting Breast Cancer: breast health awareness program for women and The Power of Courage & Activism. The program men over the age of 25. The program will include a opened with Ambassador Nancy G Brinker, Facilitator’s Guide, Resource Guide, Research and President of Susan G Komen for the Cure, followed Care at Hadassah Hospitals, Advocacy, Doctor- by Moderator Judi Hirshfield-Bartek, a member of Patient Communication, Breast Cancer in Men, the Boston Chapter as well as an oncology nurse at New Video, PowerPoint, and Brochures. the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The Jewish Genetics Disease - a new initiative to panel included Julia Brody, Executive Director of educate young adults about genetic disease as well the Silent Spring Institute; Mark Pegram, Professor as screening before starting a family. The goal is to of Medicine: Director, Translational Research pro- engage current and potential Hadassah members gram, Family Breast Cancer Institute, University of and associates between the ages of 18-30. The pro- Miami Miller School of Medicine; and Professor gram discusses Genetics 101, Ashkenazi and Tamar Sella, Director, Diagnostic Breast Center, Sephardi Jewish Genetic diseases, Research and Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel. Care at Hadassah Hospital, Screening, and During the Annual Founder’s Dinner, where Infertility. Major Donors come together with friends, families, This program is made possible by an unrestricted and colleagues from around the world to reaffirm educational grant from Genzyme. their commitment to the lifesaving work of Knowledge is one of the most powerful tools a Hadassah, a $ 1 million dollar gift was donated to woman can have to protect herself and her family. Hadassah’s Breast Cancer Institute at Ein Kerem, Hadassah is actively involved in educating women by a Baltimore couple, Marlene and Stewart and their families about health from the perspec- Greenebaum. Marlene is a 20 year breast cancer tive of healthy life choices to prevent disease and survivor. promote wellness. To find out more about Hadassah’s Women's Health programs please contact Women’s Health and Wellness at 212-303-8136 or visit www.hadassah.org/womenshealth. Grants are available for programming. Brooklyn Region News 3 Fall 2010 Spring Concert Enid Benezra Hadassah Brooklyn Region closed the 2009-2010 season with a gala concert on June 28, 2010 at the Jewish Center of Kings Highway. The concert, which was produced and directed by Enid and Jack Benezra in cooperation with the Hadar Foundation, featured seven very talented Hadar Foundation Scholarship recipients. They per- formed Broadway and operatic excerpts, concert piano classics, pop tunes, and a comedy routine. For an $18 couvert, a capacity audience, comprised of Hadassah members and their friends, was treat- ed to a lovely light dairy lunch and a bravura show by seven exceptionally talented young adults rang- ing in age from 19 to 30 years. These wonderful artists are the future stars of Broadway, the concert stage, and television. All of them donated their services to Hadassah! Hadassah Brooklyn Region wishes to acknowl- edge all of these superb performers for their talent and their generosity: Nicholle Bittlingmeyer ....Operatic mezzo soprano Anthony Colon ................................Broadway tenor Edmerald Gan ............................................Pop singer Joshua Levitin ....................................Concert pianist Tamara Kim ........................................Concert pianist Caitlin Samuel ............................Broadway soprano Marisa Vural ............................Actress/comedienne Spring Concert • June 28, 2010 Below is Brooklyn’s newest life member, Sophie Hammerman, in the arms of Grandma Gail, at the Spring Concert Service Award presented to Enid & Jack Benezra by Past Region President Hadar Performers and Sponsors (l to r): Jack Benezra, Joshua Levitin, Judi Silversmith and President Gail Caitlin Samuel, Anthony Colon (in front of Anthony is) Tamara Kim, Hammerman. Marisa Vural, Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, Ella Bittencourt (CEO of Hadar Foundation), Edmerald Gan and Enid Benezra. PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK LEVITIN, FATHER OF PIANIST JOSHUA LEVITIN Brooklyn Region News 4 Fall 2010 Hadassah’s 95th Annual Convention 2010 Adele Cohen At our 2010 Hadassah Convention, in Hollywood, Florida, Brooklyn’s Past Region President, Roni Schwartz, was installed as one of Hadassah’s National Vice Presidents. Filled with pride, our delegation cheered enthusi- astically as her name was called. Roni, a moving force here in Brooklyn, has now been recognized by National for her skills and she will take her talents onto a larger playing field. Also, at the convention, Region Past President Judi Silversmith was appointed to the National Board. The 2010 convention spotlight was on our new hos- researchers. And over 200 clinical trials performed pital addition in Jerusalem, the Sarah Wetsman each year at the two Hadassah hospitals are facilitat- Davidson Tower. This 19-story building is nearing ed by the Hadasit Company. completion, and continued focus on fundraising is The convention was three days of presentations and crucial to meet our goal of opening the Tower in 2012. dialogue about Hadassah and the Jewish world both Without ever forgetting that the hospital is our most here and in Israel. My summary reports on just one important and primary project, fascinating sessions small portion of one morning. In 2012, our 100th on Hadassah’s other projects and on Israeli life were anniversary, we will celebrate with a convention held presented. in Israel. I urge all members to start saving so you At the session titled “Israeli Innovation: The Power may join the Brooklyn delegation on a fabulous jour- of a Nation,” a panel discussed Israel’s amazing ney. world changing technology. Here are just a few inter- esting facts: • More Israeli firms are listed on the NASDAQ exchange than any country outside the United States and China. • Israel attracts more global venture capital per capita than any other country. • Americans use Israeli technology everyday – ring- tones, computer chips, voicemail, instant messages and a multitude of others. • Making a hard push to free itself from oil, Israel has the largest network of charging spots for electric car batteries. • Israel soon will produce the first mass marketed switchable car batteries to reduce its need for import- ed oil. • Israel leads in research on desalinization of water. I was fascinated to learn about Hadasit, established in 1986, as the Technology Transfer Company of the Hadassah Medical Organization - a publicly traded company on the Tel Aviv exchange. Hadasit was founded with the purpose of establish- ing, supporting and advancing the commercialization of information gained through research done at Hadassah. In the past few years, Hadasit has estab- lished twelve technological development subsidiary companies, produced new devices and drugs, and applied for over forty patents created by Hadassah Brooklyn Region News 5 Fall 2010 AROUND TH E REGION Bay Ridge Report • Barbara Gershuny The Bay Ridge chapter had a very successful 2009-10 Dena Report • Janet Marcus fundraising season. On August 9, 2009, we presented, We finished off last year with a wonderful dinner hon- "Art Through the Looking Glass," where two Jewish oring our outgoing president Marilyn Cranney. It was artists were highlighted, Amedeo Modigliano and Marc very well attended and was held at Il Fornetto Chagall. Restaurant. A number of our talented members showcased their The new year will begin with a meeting on September own artworks while others presented and discussed their 27th at the Mirage Diner, featuring Marci Natan, past personal art treasures. Treasurer of National Hadassah, who will update us on As part of its on-going movie series, the chapter pre- recent Hadassah developments. In October, in addition to sented the sweet and heartwarming film, "Ushpizin," on our regular meeting on October 18th, we have planned a October 25, 2009. All in attendance enjoyed the film trip to the Kehila Kadosha Synagogue. There is a tour immensely. and lunch and we are very excited about the outing. Sunday, February 21, 2010 was devoted to honoring the On November 17th we will hold our annual Bundle of memory of our dear Sharon Lasky, a presidium member Joy fundraising dinner at Bertilucci's Restaurant. Our for five years. To celebrate Sharon's life, we welcomed honoree is the wonderful Muriel Bayroff. her friends and colleagues to a luncheon where we pre- sented a fashion show that exemplified her superb sense of style and fashion. Then we all had an opportunity to Medinah Report • Evelyn Pincus share memories of Sharon. We still have tickets for various performances at the The film, "Crossing Delancey," was our presentation on Brooklyn Center at Brooklyn College. Contact Shirley June 13, 2010. The movie deals with finding love and the Kafker at (718) 382-6454. role of the matchmaker. To make the theme of the film September Meeting—Convention Report and Turkey truly come alive, we invited a real live matchmaker to Raffle kick-off. Tickets for the Turkey Raffle are $1.00 share with us her role in helping people find love in each. The winner will receive a check for $30. Contact today’s world. All in attendance were fascinated. What a Ruth Butler at (718) 382-6454. fun afternoon! October Meeting—Book Report and an Oneg Shabbat We are currently planning upcoming events. We hope at a member’s home. to present a Salsa afternoon in addition to a program that November Meeting—Luncheon at Mirage Diner, will focus on a number of Jewish musicians who have November 1st at 1:00 p.m. Turkey Raffle winner’s name enriched our lives. The movie series will continue with will be drawn. Contact Evelyn Pincus at (718) 382-6454. another blockbuster. January Meeting—Welcome the New Year at China The dates and times of the above programs will be Max on January 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Contact Joan Rosof at(718) 382 announced as soon as they are available. . Best wishes to all for a healthy and joyous 5771. ARCHIVES! ARCHIVES! ARCHIVES! Sara Sloan is busy writing a history of Brooklyn Hadassah. If you (or a relative) were active in Brooklyn Hadassah prior to 1950, she would love to hear from you at: email@example.com or contact the Region Office at (718) 382-6454. Did you know that the first mention of Brooklyn appears in Hadassah Bulletin No. 33 June 1917? Brooklyn contributed the then huge sum of $47 to Hadassah between 6/1/16 and 7/1/17. Brooklyn Region News 6 Fall 2010 AROUND T HE REGION WEDGWOOD BRANDEIS REPORT • SIDONIA REISSMAN Wedgwood Brandeis connects Hadassah Mission and Holocaust by having Ditmas IS 62 students conduct oral histories Over this past school year 2009-2010, a group of diverse As Bibi Morium noted: “I’m a teen who cares. . . I have Pakistani, Latino, Ecuadorian, Dominican, Mexican and interviewed people who survived the Holocaust. They African American students from Ditmas Education shared their real experiences as survivors of the Holocaust. Complex formed a collaborative partnership with I breathed in these experiences. In the future I will share Wedgwood Brandeis and the New York City Association of these stories with the Holocaust deniers. I will go forward Teachers of English, to found the Living Proof Holocaust to make certain that I and my friends speak up so that this Center. does not happen to any group.” As part of this center students connected with Holocaust Wedgwood Brandeis plans to continue its unique Public survivors, heard their primary source testimony, and School and New York City Association of Teachers of responded with art, poetry, reflections and statements of English partnership with this oral history Living Proof purpose. Program at Ditmas. Dr. Rose Cherie Reissman and Mr. Wedgwood Brandeis Life Member, Hannah Rigler Michael Downes, Law Studies teacher at Ditmas plus Mr. (author of “10 British Soldiers Rescued Me”) delivered a David Liotta and Mr. Carideo filmed an award winning stirring oral history presentation to the group of founding documentary of the program with an accompanying book, teens who presented her with art work and poetry com- “The Dark Side of the Truth.” The Ditmas Education memorating her visit. She signed her memoir for the stu- Complex under the leadership of Principal Barry dents and highlighted the British soldier’s diary within her Kevorkian fully supports this program. Diane Hunt of the work. Shulamis and Park Slope Hadassah members Shirley Region Board was invaluable in providing this program Ranz (representing her mother) and Rae Kaner met with with contacts and leads for Holocaust survivors and others the sixth and eighth grade students to share their diaries. who want to be part of an ongoing transmitting of experi- John Ranz, Shirley’s father and the author of “Inhumanity- ences to the 21st century generation of global citizens. Death March to Buchenwald,” reminded the students of To participate in 2010-2011 oral histories, contact Dr. Rose the need for them to speak up when inhumane actions are Reissman-Feld at: firstname.lastname@example.org. taken against Jews or other ethnic, religious or racial May these students, their teachers, Hannah Rigler, John groups. Rae Kaner and Hannah Rigler explicitly connected Ranz, Shirley Ranz, and Rae Kaner, and kol Yisrael go from the existence of Israel and the humanitarian, non-denomi- strength to strength and may all Brooklyn Region make this national efforts of Hadassah as being two entities which year a sweet one for our State and for Hadassah. might have helped reduce the number of Jews killed dur- ing the Holocaust. Manhattan Beach Report Park Slope Report • Janet Young Vivian Singer This fall, Park Slope Chapter has many wonderful events planned. We The board met to plan its exciting events are continuing our Ivrit La Hadassah Shalav Aleph (Beginning Hebrew for the coming year. We are kicking off our Class) and are looking forward to reaching the next level ofinstruction fund raising drive with selling all-occasion soon. We will meet every week, alternating between instructor led classes cards. Please contact Linda Drucker at and study sessions. (718) 382-6454 or Maya Berg at (718) 382- On Monday, October 4th, we will have our Fall Book Club and Potluck 6454. We are exploring a book review in Supper. On Sunday, October 17th, we will join Brooklyn Region at the October, a possible musical for Chanukah, Strides for a Cure Breast Cancer Walk in Prospect Park. Keep an eye open and other cultural and educational events. for our upcoming Project Mah Jongg Tour on Monday afternoon, October Raya Zegel is assisting us in our planning. 18th. November 4th will find us at a kosher cooking demo and tasting For more information on our activities or with Jessie from the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts! chapter, please contact Vivian Singer at Please join us this fall for fun, food and schmooze! (718) 382-6454. Brooklyn Region News 7 Fall 2010 Programming Marlene Lempert, V.P. Programming Brooklyn Region has planned three events for the “Circle of Life” chapters for the coming year. Join us as we celebrate the wonderful miracle of Chanukah on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 12 noon at the EMJC. The couvert is $18 in advance and $30 at the door (space permitting). There will be a light dairy lunch followed by entertainment and a Chanukah sing-along. (See flyer on right.) There will be a Purim Celebration Luncheon and Program in March and a Final Concert in June performed by the Hadar artists. Further information will be forthcoming. HMO Update Claire Shapiro, HMO Chair For the first time in Israel, two robotic, laparoscop- ic hysterectomies were performed by a Hadassah Medical Center sur- geon in June while First in Israel: Hadassah being broadcast live Performs Gynecological to the Tannenbaum Surgery via Robotics for Hall at Hadassah Live Broadcast Hospital-Ein Kerem, where gynecologists from all over the country were watching. Dr. Avi Benshushan, Director of the Gyneco- Dear Friends of Hadassah Brooklyn Region, Oncology Unit at Hadassah, carried out the opera- Hadassah is a sisterhood. There is nothing quite tions together with Dr. Jacob Tangir, an expert in like this sisterhood. But nothing could have pre- minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic cancer pared me for the enormous outpouring of prayers, and pelvic surgery from the Center for Gynecologic thoughts and love that came from so many of you Oncology in Florida. The surgeries demonstrated during my time of grief. My mother introduced me the advantages the surgical robot offers in laparo- to Hadassah before I was really too young to be a scopic gynecological procedures. The post-op significant member, and then she made me a life women were discharged from the hospital a day and member when I was old enough to appreciate it. The a half following the surgery. wealth of friendships that I have was part of her Hadassah was the first hospital in Israel to use legacy to me. Thank you, each and every one, whose robotic surgical technology, in January 2009. Since support has helped me so very very much! then, about 80 robotic surgeries have been per- Wishing you all and your entire families a sweet, formed at Hadassah, in the departments of general healthy and happy New Year! surgery, urology, and gynecology. Roni Schwartz Brooklyn Region News 8 Fall 2010 Jewish Education Marcia Weller, V.P. Education I want to thank everyone for their good wishes following my Achilles tendon surgery. I am now up and about and expect to be back to myself by the time you receive this Bulletin. I am very much looking forward to our Fall Education Event to be held on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the East Midwood Jewish Center Ballroom. The donation for this event is $18 ($30 at the door) and will include a box supper. The topic is The Delegitimization of Israel and will present expert speakers, including Michael Miller, Executive Vice President and CEO of the JCRC in New York, and Judy Shereck, National Chair of Israel, Zionist and International Affairs. If you are coming, please respond on the tear-off in this Bulletin. We will also have two evening Winter Workshops, one in February and one in March, in the Hadassah Office, based on the Hadassah curriculum, one on Midrash and the other on Spiritual Journaling. We worked with ILJB on its Spring Program last April on Judaism in Israel, and we expect to cooperate with this group again next Spring for our Spring Education Event. We had a very successful program on Jewish Women from the Bible led by Susan Aranoff at our Region Installation last May. The Education Committee includes Shelli Feldman, Doris Geller, Ethel Gold, Nancy Goldstein, Diane Hunt, Miryom Kass, Barbara Katz, Susan Klein, Marlene Lempert, Harriet Sayer, Ilene Shapiro, Judi Silversmith, Caryn Tanditash, and Hazel Tishkoff. We would not be able to function without the help of Gail Hammerman and Esther Lefkowitz. M Many of us from Brooklyn Region attended duce new quota targets and Hadassah's 95th National Convention in Tower goals for the period E Hollywood, Florida. It was invigorating, excit- January 1 to December 31, 2011. M ing, informative and just plain outstanding. In reality we will not have to The plenaries and workshops were wonderful change any of our planning or B and I came back all revved up for another great events. These will continue as E year! Our 2012 Convention in Jerusalem will be usual. The only change we will see is when we a once in a lifetime experience. I hope you will will receive our year-end reports from National. R all be able to join me there! Quota awards will just be based on the new fis- S One of the many items covered at Convention cal year and we will continue on as usual. was our Membership Quota year. Last year All of Brooklyn Region has worked very hard H Hadassah changed its fundraising fiscal year to on membership initiatives. I'd like to congratu- I January 1st through December 31st to facilitate late Medinah, Park Slope, and Safad Chapters P a more uniform reporting period that coincides for reaching their membership quota goals for with the IRS reporting time schedule. It made a this past year. Todah Rabah to everyone for lot of sense to do that and now we are moving striving to increase membership which in turn N forward by updating our Membership year supports Hadassah's mission of tikkun olam! also. It will ease in with 7 month quota targets May you go from strength to strength to contin- E and Tower goals that run from June 1 to ue your wonderful work! W December 31, 2010. Then Hadassah will intro- S Janet Young, V.P. Membership Brooklyn Region News 9 Fall 2010 Fundraising Alma Krull, V.P. Fundraising Chai Society Event Donor Event On May 16th, Brooklyn Region held its annual Ambassador Gabriela Shalev Chai Society, Keepers of the Gate and Major Donor On June 27th, 36 Brooklyn Region members event at the beautiful home of Eva and Louis (including 13 spouses) attended a special event at Galpern. With the help of our gracious hosts, it the home of Ambassador Gabriela Shalev, Israel’s was a delightful afternoon. The ambience was Ambassador to the United Nations. It was only enhanced by the piano playing of Burt Krull. open to those who had donated a minimum of Barbara Goldstein, Deputy Director of Hadassah $1,000 or more within a specified period of time. Israel, was our guest speaker. She inspired us by It was both a very informative and educational explaining the role that Hadassah played in devel- afternoon. Ambassador Shalev not only spoke, but oping the infrastructure of the State of Israel even also took questions from those who attended. I had prior to its establishment as a state. Hadassah now been told that she would only speak for five or ten holds the position as the premier hospital of the minutes, and would not take questions. I guess the Middle East which not only maintains current fact that we are Hadassah was the reason that she health but also does life saving research for future spoke for twenty minutes and then proceeded to generations. take questions. Our Young Judea programs insure that there will Following Ambassador Shalev’s talk, we were be future generations of young people who will honored to have Marlene Post, past National know their heritage, and will foster its continua- President of Hadassah, speak with us. Marlene had tion. Our Youth Aliyah program will help turn just returned from Israel that morning and was able Israeli youth at risk into productive Israeli citizens. to update us on Hadassah and Israel. Join us in insuring Hadassah’s ability to accom- I hope that more of you will join us at our future plish its extraordinary work Join us next year by special events. If you have any further questions becoming a Chai Society member, Keeper of the please contact the Hadassah office at (718) 382-6454. Gate or Centennial Founder. Chai Society Event — May 16, 2010 Major Donor Event —June 27, 2010 PP Roni Schwartz presents (L to R): Gail Hammerman, Brooklyn a Centennial Brick to Region President; Marlene Post, Past (L to R): Brooklyn President Gail Hammerman, Alma & Burt Krull National President; Roni Schwartz, Past Deputy Director of Hadassah Israel Barbara in recognition of their Brooklyn Regional President; Ambassador Goldstein, and Chai Society Event hosts generosity and devotion to Gabriela Shalev, Israeli Ambassador to the Eva & Louis Galpern Hadassah U.N. Brooklyn Region News 10 Fall 2010 Brooklyn Region Our Installation What we do, who we are Brooklyn at National Installation of Officers, May 24, 2010 (L to R): President Gail Hammerman, Corresponding Sec’y Brenda Rosenbaum, Membership VP Janet Young, Programming VP Marlene Lempert, Treasurer Barbara Brooklyn Region Members at Convention Katz. Camera shy: Recording Sec’y Diane Hunt, Fundraising VP Alma Krull Standing, (l to r): Grace Salant, Barbara Katz, Harriet Sayer, Janet Young, Adele Cohen, Hannah Levine Seated, (l to r): Judi Silversmith, Gail Hammerman, Claire Shapiro (not pictured: Roni Schwartz) Our own Roni Schwartz (on right) installed as Enid Benezra & Guest Speaker an incoming Barbara Katz, our Susan Aranoff National VP national anthem singers Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General of HMO & Bklyn Region President Gail Hammerman at the Marcia Weller, Convention’s Founders Installation Chair Judi Silversmith, Dinner & Bklyn Region PP & Installing Education VP Officer Associates Yankee Stadium Outing phies are there - only seven because before that there were no Commissioner's trophies - plus lots more inter- Janet Marcus, Associates Chair esting Yankee and baseball memorabilia. On Sunday, August 29th a group of 35 enthusiastic We next walked to Monument Park where there are Associates, their families, friends and other Hadassah plaques dedicated to the most famous Yankee players members took a trip to the Bronx for a tour of the new and those involved with the Yankee organization. The Yankee Stadium. The tour began in the Yankee Museum Yankee Dugout was next. It was really exciting to sit where the first thing you saw was a statue of Don Larsen where the present Yankees sit during games and to have pitching to a statue of Yogi Berra. The statues are 60 feet pictures taken of you sitting there. The view of the field 6 inches apart - the distance from the pitcher's mound to is spectacular from there. From the Dugout we went into home plate. Between both statues stands a wall curved the Yankee Club House to see all of the team lockers. to represent the arc of the last ball thrown by Don Larsen They were very neat. Derek Jeter is the only one who has to Yogi Berra during Larsen's perfect World Series game. two - he gets so much mail. One other thing we learned The wall itself has signatures of Yankee players on one was that each player has only one uniform for home side and balls signed by past and present Yankees on the games, one for practice and one for the away games. other - over 800 of them. The Yankee Organization is still They do lots of laundry at Yankee Stadium. seeking balls signed by anyone who played for the That ended our tour. It was fantastic. Everyone Yankees - even if it was for one hour of one game. All enjoyed themselves, and many proceeded into the seven of the Yankee's World Series Commissioner's tro- Yankee store to buy some souvenirs. 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