The Hadassah convention, at its concluding session here today, approved a budget of $6,535,000 for the forthcoming year. The 5,000 delegates representing 250,000 Hadassah members in 47 states of the Union also reelected Mrs. Samuel W. Halprin as national president.
The final budget represented an increase of $500,000 over the original $5,935,000 budget originally recommended by the Hadassah National Board since the delegates insisted that an additional half-million dollars be allocated for the purpose of ascertaining the establishment of a medical school in Israel by May 15 of next year. An additional $100,000 was set aside for an expanded Youth Aliyah program. Mrs. Gorshon Agronsky, of Jerusalem, was elected chairman of the Hadassah Council in Palestine, to succeed the late Dr. Judah L. Magnes.
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