Edison artist, fellow Neve Shalom congregants, celebrate as Ner Tamid dedicated at Hadassah’s 100th anniversary convention in Israel

Edison artist Sol Chadowitz and six fellow Congregation Neve Shalom members celebrate the dedication and donation of Chadowitz's eternal flame sculpture at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM – Judaica artist Sol Chadowitz was proud to participate in the recent dedication of an eternal flame glass sculpture he crafted for and donated to the Moshe Saba Masri Synagogue at the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah-Ein Kerem. The dedication of the Ner Tamid, or Eternal Flame, was part of Hadassah’s centennial anniversary celebration and convention in Israel earlier in October.

The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, one of Hadassah’s most significant projects in its history and its crowning achievement in advancing health care, was formally dedicated during the convention.  In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, almost 2,000 people gathered in Jerusalem.

Chadowitz, of Edison, was joined by his wife, Berenice, and five other members of their synagogue, Congregation Neve Shalom in Metuchen, for the dedication of the Ner Tamid.  The brass and three-color blown glass sculpture resembles an oil lamp with the flame pointing to heaven.  

“I’m delighted to have my work in Jerusalem—a message to future generations of my family,” Sol Chadowitz said of his contribution to the synagogue and new hospital tower.

The Chadowitzes were joined in Jerusalem for the dedication by fellow Neve Shalom congregants Rhoda and Gerry Grossman, and Barbara and Eliot Spack, as well as Barbara Goldstein, who now lives in Jerusalem, where she serves as deputy director of Hadassah in Israel.  Barbara Spack is Hadassah’s National Chair for Marketing and Communication.

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