Hadassah

Bad Joke for Juvenile Justice?

For weeks, Jewish groups worried about a “juvenile justice” bill that many said combined badly needed gun control measures with dangerous provisions on youthful criminals.
If anything, their worries proved understated

06/18/1999
Washington Correspondent

For weeks, Jewish groups worried about a “juvenile justice” bill that many said combined badly needed gun control measures with dangerous provisions on youthful criminals.
If anything, their worries proved understated.
Last week the House nixed gun control, retained the controversial criminal justice provisions — and, for good measure, added three amendments offered by religious right lawmakers that groups such as the Anti-Defamation League say are serious breaches of the church-state wall.

Hadassah Cuts

02/08/2002
Staff Writer
The world’s largest Jewish membership organization insists its programs will not be affected by a 10 percent cut in staff at its national headquarters here. “No departments were eliminated,” said Ellen Marson, executive director of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. “In light of the overall market and economic considerations, we felt the need for a review of our administrative costs,” she said. “We are reviewing how we can reduce costs without affecting programs in any way whatsoever.”

Record $75 Million Gift To Hadassah

03/09/2007
Staff Writer
In one of the largest donations to a Jewish institution, William and Karen Davidson on behalf of Guardian Industries Corp. in Michigan contributed $75 million to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for the construction of a new inpatient tower. In announcing the gift, William Davidson of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., said in a statement that his family’s connection to Hadassah stretches back to 1917 when the organization’s founder, Henrietta Szold, spent a week in his family’s home.

Hadassah Looks To ‘Today’

07/17/1998
Associate Editor
‘What has 600,000 legs, 300,000 hearts and speaks with one voice?” In the hazy pre-dawn of an already hot July 14, Alecia Sachs, 43, from Miami, waved a placard with that question outside the “Today” show’s street-level studio window.

Hillary Plays it Safe at Hadassah

07/30/1999
Washington Correspondent
Washington — First Lady Hillary Clinton touched all the Jewish and pro-Israel bases and avoided treacherous curve balls in a Tuesday appearance before more than 2,100 delegates at Hadassah’s 85th national convention here.
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