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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

“To Repair a Broken World: The Life of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah” by Dvora Hacohen (above right); Harvard University Press, 400 pages, $35.

Biography chronicles fascinating story of Hadassah’s founder

BURTON BOXERMAN, Special to the Jewish Light February 20, 2022

When Dvora Hacohen, professor and historian of modern Jewish history at Bar Ilan University in Israel, was looking for an inclusive biography of Henrietta Szold, she was unable to find one. She was surprised because Szold was considered the most famous...

New head of Hadassah: ‘We have the chance to deepen our vision for the future’

New head of Hadassah: ‘We have the chance to deepen our vision for the future’

October 4, 2021

Naomi Adler’s connection with Hadassah began two decades before she was even born, when noted cantor Hugo Chaim Adler and his wife, Selma, stepped off the ship in New York—a ship that had taken them from their home in Germany via London. Arriving...

A photograph by fine art photographer David Coblitz. Coblitz’s show runs from Friday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 29 at the new Ober-Anderson Gallery in Kirkwood.

Games, art, kudos and roses

By Lois Caplan August 2, 2012

AN ALL-GAMES PARTY sounds to me like bingo or poker, neither of which is a favorite.  Now Hadassah is planning my idea of a perfect all-games party from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 5 at Crown Center, 8350 Delcrest Drive in University City. In...

More women are needed as leaders

By Marcie Natan, JTA July 9, 2012

NEW YORK — 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...

Young Judaea’s separation from Hadassah begins

By Debra Rubin, JTA July 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- 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...

Letters to the editor, week of May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

Jewish Prison Outreach Thanks so much to Ellen Futterman and the Light for the article about Rabbi Jim Goodman’s prison seder at Charleston Correctional Center (“Why is this seder different from all other seders?” April 18).  Since 2005 Jewish...

Names for Walk On Sunshine needed

May 2, 2012

Individuals can honor loved ones who have been affected by a brain tumor by submitting their names by May 8 for inclusion on a Walk On Sunshine T-shirt. Hadassah holds the annual Suzy Esstman’s Walk on Sunshine, raising funds to help find a cure for...

Hadassah opens $363 million tower

JTA March 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- 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...

Letters to the Editor week of March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Gender separation I enjoyed reading about the young ladies who staged a musical for their mothers and other female friends. Norman Pressman (Letter to the editor, Feb. 29) took great umbrage at the teenage thespians. Some might consider his letter vitriolic...

Hadassah marks centennial anniversary

JTA February 26, 2012

Hadassah marked its centennial anniversary with a Shabbat service and rededication ceremony. The service and ceremony on Feb. 24 was held at Temple Emanu-El in New York 100 years to the day since Henrietta Szold and a small group of women founded Hadassah,...

(From left) Linda Jayaram, David Barish and St. Louis Chapter
Hadassah President Jenny Schmitz are pictured at the Hadassah event
Feb. 14, called, ‘A Love Story - Linda Jayaram, David Barish and
Hadassah. The program highlighted the medical progress of Multiple
Sclerosis patient Jayaram as a participant in a trial of stem cell
therapy for MS at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.

Gala draws supporters for talk on Hadassah’s work on MS

BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS February 22, 2012

Hadassah's gala event, "Framing the Future Encore: A Love Story" at the Jewish Community Center's Arts & Education Building drew more than 100 members of the St. Louis Chapter of Hadassah. The event was co-chaired by Carol and Michael Staenberg and...

Nancy Falchuk

Hadassah past President is upbeat on St. Louis visit

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus February 22, 2012

Nancy Falchuk, immediate past national president of Hadassah, the world's largest Jewish women's organization, was upbeat about the group's national, global and local strength a year after it took a major "hit" from the Bernard Madoff scandal. She also...

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