Hadassah

[huh-dah-suh, hah-]
noun
  1. 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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Contemporary Examples of hadassah

  • One of the Palestinians was seriously wounded and hospitalized in intensive care in Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem….

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    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.

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    Bernie Made Off With My Wife

    Tracy Quan

    September 2, 2009

  • As CFO of Hadassah, she cut costs and saved the organization millions of dollars before Madoff's scheme was revealed.

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    Bernie Made Off With My Wife

    Tracy Quan

    September 2, 2009

  • His wife, Ruth, and Sheryl Weinstein, the CFO of the Hadassah foundation, also sport bright blond hair.

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    Madoff's Other Girlfriends

    Lucinda Franks

    August 15, 2009

  • At the time I was the chief financial officer of Hadassah, a charitable women's organization.

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    The Victims Strike Back

    The Daily Beast

    June 29, 2009

Historical Examples of hadassah