Hadassah Marks 18th Birthday in Canada
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Hadassah Marks 18th Birthday in Canada

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Hadassah in Canada is celebrating its eighteenth anniversary. In 1916 a group of ten women, with Mrs. Anna Raginsky as the moving spirit, assembled in Toronto to organize the first chapter. The war was in progress then, and their first work was in connection with relief for soldiers.

In March of the following year the members of the original chapter were visited by Miss Henrietta Szold, who inspired formation of other chapters. A federation was created in 1919.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund