Ruth Popkin, who served as national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, from 1984 to 1988, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the age of 101.
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Is it good news or bad news for Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization, that it now shares a name with former Alaska governor/Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s dog?
With its Jerusalem hospital in financial crisis and its membership aging, the venerable...
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Dorothy Gould, a former Hadassah Beverly Hills chapter president and dedicated volunteer, died on Feb. 18. She was 89.
Born in Chicago, Ill., in 1923, the youngest child of Max and Sarah Stein, Gould grew up in Ventura, where she attended Ventura College and worked as a legal...
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At Hadassah's centennial celebration in October, 2,000 guests heard about two major philanthropic projects being undertaken by the women's Zionist group: a new tower and a new cardiovascular wellness center at its Jerusalem hospitals.
The tower, which was dedicated at the...
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The talk at the second annual Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California focused not so much on the Jewish part, as on the women’s part. Some 300 women (and one man — a devoted husband, perhaps?) filled the ballroom of UCLA’s Covel Commons on Nov. 11 for a series of sessions...
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Pride and chagrin: It’s rare that the two emotions are experienced simultaneously. But that is how we are feeling at Hadassah.
We feel pride because women now hold three of our top professional positions: Janice Weinman is our new executive director and CEO; Osnat Levtzion-Korach...
July 3, 2012 | 11:14 am
Young Judaea is en route to full independence from Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.
Hadassah’s board had voted for the separation in June 2011, and both organizations announced this week that the move to independence had begun.
Simon Klarfeld was hired in...
April 19, 2012 | 10:40 am
A Hadassah-commissioned probe has exonerated two top officials, Marcie Natan and Nancy Falchuk, of financial abuse allegations.
Natan, Hadassah’s national president, and Falchuk, the organization’s former national president, had been accused by Hadassah’s chief operating officer,...
March 20, 2012 | 12:16 pm
Hadassah Hospital opened a new $363 million tower that will relieve patient overcrowding.
Patients began moving into the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah-Ein Kerem in Jerusalem on Monday. Patients from eight departments are scheduled to transfer to the tower in...
February 29, 2012 | 12:54 pm
Amid all the boozing, smoking and jumping from bed to bed in “Mad Men,” there’s a certain 1960s persona that’s missing from the popular TV show — and that’s the sort of dedicated young woman who devoted herself not just to her husband and family, or even to her work, but...
December 27, 2011 | 12:44 pm
Surgeons at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem separated conjoined twins in utero.
The babies shared a placenta and major blood vessels. Their lives were in danger in the womb of their 25-year-old mother, from a Palestinian village, who was in her 20th week of pregnancy.
The babies’ blood supply was separated using a laser device inserted in the womb.
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After more than 14 years as executive director of Hadassah Southern California, Laura Kaplansky stepped down on Aug. 19. Elissa Berzon, former director of the Metro Area of Hadassah of Southern California, has replaced Kaplansky, taking on the new title of director of Hadassah...
May 25, 2011 | 10:29 am
Sixteen Hadassah offices are closing in the United States as more than 24,000 women became life members of the organization this year.
The closure of the offices nationwide, and the consolidation of five others, is part of an ongoing plan to streamline the organization and reduce...
March 31, 2011 | 4:40 pm
Two relatively new books tell the story of American Jewry, weaving together its past and present by examining tradition and making it relevant to today’s reader.
Where Sue Fishkoff’s “Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority” (Schocken,...
March 29, 2011 | 3:54 pm
The Hadassah Foundation has awarded $182,000 in grants for 2011 to help women from diverse cultural groups in Israel and the American Jewish community.
This year, due to the global economic downturn, in addition to funding programs in the fields of economic security for low-income...
March 22, 2011 | 3:10 pm
Dr. Ehud Kokia, a physician and health-care executive for nearly four decades, is the new director general of Israel’s Hadassah Medical Organization.
Kokia, 61, was named Monday as the organization’s eighth director general. The Hadassah Medical Organization includes Hadassah...
January 18, 2011 | 4:14 pm
The national board of Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America has nominated its former treasurer to take over the organization’s top lay leadership position.
The board on Sunday officially selected Marcie Natan, currently the national chairperson of Hadassah...
December 9, 2010 | 3:09 pm
Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America will pay back $45 million of the money it made in the Bernard Madoff scam.
Hadassah President Nancy Falchuk in a letter Thursday told the organization’s supporters of the settlement reached by the group with the trustee of...
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