"Henrietta Szold" 1960/5721
Israel's Third Hanukka Coin
This is the third coin issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival and the Centenary of the birth of Henrietta Szold. She made many contributions to the State of Israel and was most well known for her work with underprivileged children. The founder of Hadassah and active in Youth Aliya.
Szold (1860-1945) actively worked for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. She was born in Baltimore, and her vision grew out of her own struggles and the restrictions she faced as a modern Jewish woman. Through her accomplishments, Szold achieved international prominence as an educator, social reformer and Zionist. She moved to Jerusalem in 1920 and later became the "mother" to the thousands of young refugees from Nazi Germany saved from the Holocaust by the Youth Aliyah movement which she headed.
Description of the Coin
A women sitting down holding a baby lamb in her arms. The inscription in Hebrew, "Henrietta Szold 5621/5721 - Hadassah-Youth Immigration". The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' below the woman.
The Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. The inscriptions: "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic, with the year of issue "5721 - 1960". The denomination in Hebrew: "1 Israel Lira."