"by the local chapter of Hadassah"
Israeli postage stamp commemorating Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah
Public DomainIsraeli postage stamp commemorating Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Hadassah is an American Jewish volunteer women’s organisation that was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold. Otherwise known as the Women's Zionist Organization of America, the aim of Hadassah is to promote the Jewish political movement of Zionism through education and public health projects.

The organisation established the Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Hadassah Medical School, the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing and Hadassah College Jerusalem.  Hadassah International has networks of volunteers around the world.

Visit www.hadassah.org for more information.