NEW YORK (Oct. 2)
Funeral services were held today for Aline Kaplan, executive director of Hadassah, who died at her home in her sleep last Thursday morning. She was 60 years old.
A native New Yorker, she received her B.A. from Hunter College in 1943 and a D.L. from Columbia Law School in 1946. She was elected to the Hunter College Hall of Fame this year. Miss Kaplan practiced law from 1946 to 1952, the year she entirely changed the direction of her career.
She was appointed director of Junior Hadassah where she found that helping to promote creative educational programs for Jewish youth was much more fulfilling than law. Subsequently, Miss Kaplan attended the Graduate School of Education of Yeshiva University, where she completed the work for a doctorate in Jewish history.
In 1964 she was appointed assistant to the executive director of Hadassah and its convention administrator. She was named assistant executive director in 1970 and executive director in 1971.
Miss Kaplan has been a delegate to five Zionist Congresses. She was reelected a judge of the World Zionist Organization Tribunal at the 30th Zionist Congress in 1982. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the United Israel Appeal and the American Zionist Federation, and was a member of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).