On the same day at International Women’s Day…
the first International Jewish Woman of the Year Award
will take place in Edinburgh
When: Sunday 8th March, 2020
Time: 13:00- 16:00
Where: Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH89DW
RSVP- The event is free and reservations are required. To RSVP (after 8 February) please visit www.jcc.scot
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre have agreed to collaborate in honouring the memory and achievements of the pioneering surgeon who was the second female fellow and the first female practicing fellow of the College, Dr Gertrude Herzfeld (1890-1981). Dr Herzfeld was one of the first female surgeons to work in Scotland and a pioneering Jewish female paediatric surgeon in Edinburgh. Dr Herzfeld will be honoured posthumously as the first (inaugural) International Jewish Woman of the Year Award in the City of Edinburgh at the Royal College of Surgeons.
The Dr Gertrude Herzfeld International Jewish Woman of the Year Award is presented by these two organisations, every two years, to an outstanding Jewish woman, from any country, who has excelled in surgery, medicine, public health or the sciences as related to these fields.
The programme will include guest speakers, a workshop, refreshments and the award presentation.
The event is free, however, reservations are required. To RSVP (after 8 February) please visit www.jcc.scot