Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and the Hadassah Medical Organization, recently dedicated an inner pavilion that will be part of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem. Since 2005, both Katherine Merage and the Andre and Katherine Merage Foundation made several gifts totaling $7 million to Hadassah to fund the 14-story Katherine Merage Pavilion, which will house four signature healing gardens as well as in-patient facilities.
The dedication began a year of pre-events that will peak with the official dedication of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower in October 2012, as part of Hadassah’s Centennial Convention, which will be held in Jerusalem, and in the presence of thousands of Hadassah members from the United States and around the world.
Since 2005, when the fundraising campaign to fund construction of the 14-story, $363 million tower on Hadassah Medical Center’s Ein Kerem campus began, through February 2011, Hadassah had raised more than $228 million toward the tower, in addition to separate funding from the Israeli government. It is Hadassah’s biggest building project in the past 50 years and one of the largest infrastructure projects currently underway in Israel.