Hadassah

July 1, 1915: The list of newly elected officers of Hadassah published today included Henrietta Szold, Chairman; Sophia Berger, Treasurer; Lotta Levensohn, Recording Secretary and Rose A. Herzog, Corresponding Secretary who enjoy the support of such prominent Jews as Mrs. Richard Gottheil, Mrs. B.A. Rosenblatt and Miss Alice L. Seligsberg.

Hadassah is the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and is a Jewish volunteer women’s organization. It was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold and is one of the largest international Jewish organizations, with 330,000 members in the United States.   Hadassah fundraises for community programs and health initiatives in Israel, including the Hadassah Medical Center, a leading research hospital in Israel renowned for its inclusion of and treatment for all religions and races in Jerusalem.  In the US, the organization advocates on behalf of women’s rights, religious autonomy and US-Israel diplomacy. In Israel, Hadassah supports health education and research, women’s initiatives, schools and programs for underprivileged youth.

Israel Post issued a 25-agorot stamp in 1960 honoring Henrietta Szold:

Henrietta_Szold_stamp_1960 - Israel

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