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  • Hadassah to pay back $45 million of Madoff gains

    Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America will pay back $45 million of the money it made in the Bernard Madoff scam. Hadassah President Nancy Falchuk in a letter Thursday told the organization’s supporters of the settlement reached by the group with the trustee of Madoff’s estate. The organization, which began investing with Bernard Madoff… More ▸

  • Is Hadassah cutting a deal with Picard to avoid a clawback lawsuit?

    The Forward reported Friday that Irving Picard, the trustee for Bernard Madoff’s estate, had filed lawsuits late last week against a number of Jewish charities and individuals who actually made money on their investments in the multi-billion dollar scam. Picard is trying to recover as much money as he can via these “claw-back” lawsuits to… More ▸

  • Taubman gives Hadassah $300,000 to fight ALS

    Detroit-based philanthropist Alfred Taubman has given $300,000 to Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, for stem cell research to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease. Taubman’s gift will be used to support the collaborative research of  Dr. Benjamin Reubinoff, the director of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center at… More ▸

  • Ex-Hadassah chief to become head of Birthright NEXT amid expansion

    Birthright NEXT has announced new professional and lay leadership, among plans for expansion. NEXT, the well-funded, but somewhat embattled follow up program to Birthright Israel announced today in Phoenix that Morlie Levin will become its next CEO and that Al Levitt will become its chairman on May 10. Levin, who was previously the executive director… More ▸

  • Decision reached on Mor-Yosef, but details not public

    Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America and Shlomo Mor-Yosef, the director general of the hospital that the organization founded and runs in Jerusalem, have reached an "amicable agreement" about the doctor’s future with the hospital but have not made the details public. Mor-Yosef tendered his resignation in January, which the hospital’s board and Hadassah… More ▸

  • Hadassah fight could come to a head Thursday

    The row between Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America and the doctors’ union at the organization’s hospital in Jerusalem has taken yet another strange twist. The Recap: The doctors’ union has been up in arms over the resignation of the hospital’s director, Shlomo Mor-Yosef, who they claim was pushed out by the Hadassah home… More ▸