Houston Hadassah scrapbook
Scrapbook includes Houston Hadassah newsletters, event invitations, news clippings, marketing material, photographs, and memorabilia, covering the dates 1970-1972.
Hadassah was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold after returning from a trip to pre-state Israel where she was horrified by the impact starvation and disease had on her people. She motivated Jewish women to support a feet-on the-ground approach to end the deplorable conditions in pre-state Israel. Hadassah Medical Organization flourished over the next century into two world-class medical and research centers in Jerusalem. The Houston Chapter is comprised of 15 groups that meet in various areas of the city, at varying times. It is the largest Jewish women's organization in Houston. Debbie Angel was president of the Houston Chapter of Hadassah at the time this collection was created. Excerpts from: http://www.hadassah.org/about/history.html