Judith Steiner-Freud

Judith Steiner-Freud, RN, MPH, came to Israel from Czechoslovakia in December 1939 and graduated from the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing in Jerusalem in 1944. She received her bachelor’s degree in social education and a master’s degree in public health from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 1944 she taught at the Hadassah School of Nursing, and in 1953 was appointed its deputy director. She ran the nursing school from 1967 to 1983 and in 1975 also served as the assistant dean of nursing in the faculty of medicine of Hadassah and the Hebrew University, when the nursing school was accredited as an academic institution. Steiner-Freud performed research and published papers in education, management and the history of nursing. She was active in the Israel Nurses’ Association and today serves as chair of the nursing school’s alumni association.

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Hadassah School of Nursing: First Graduating Class

Nursing was not recognized as a profession until 1918, when the American Zionist Medical Unit, which later became the Hadassah Medical Organization, opened a nursing school. The group of young women accepted for the first class included women from various areas and population groups in the country: immigrants from Eastern Europe and native-born women, daughters of orchard farmers, founders of the first moshavot and pioneers who, together with men, drained swamps and built roads. These new women students decided to learn a profession that would allow them to live independent lives and contribute to the country.

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