- a benevolent organization of Jewish women founded in New York City in 1912 by Henrietta Szold and concerned chiefly with bettering medical and educational facilities in Israel, forwarding Zionist activities in the U.S., and promoting world peace.
Origin of Hadassah
< Hebrew hădassāh literally, myrtle, the Hebrew name of Queen Esther; see Esther 2:7
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Examples from the Web for hadassah
One of the Palestinians was seriously wounded and hospitalized in intensive care in Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem….How Will We Sleep Tonight?
Emily L. Hauser
August 17, 2012
Hadassah, the Jewish women's organization for which Sheryl served as CFO, also lost millions.
As CFO of Hadassah, she cut costs and saved the organization millions of dollars before Madoff's scheme was revealed.
His wife, Ruth, and Sheryl Weinstein, the CFO of the Hadassah foundation, also sport bright blond hair.Madoff's Other Girlfriends
August 15, 2009
At the time I was the chief financial officer of Hadassah, a charitable women's organization.The Victims Strike Back
The Daily Beast
June 29, 2009
Hadassah, says Nldeke, 'is no mere invention of the writer of 'Esther.'
Hadassah is said to mean 'myrtle bough,' and girls are still called Myrtle.
Hadassah, says Nldeke, 'is no mere invention of the writer of Esther.'Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria