Seligsberg, Alice

(1873-1940)
   American social worker. Born in New York, she was in charge of the American Zionist unit that went to Palestine in 1918. From this beginnning, she helped to develop Hadassah's medical programme. She was national president of Hadassah (1920-1).

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  • SELIGSBERG, ALICE LILLIE — (1873–1940), U.S. Zionist and civic leader. Alice Seligsberg was born in New York City. Although her parents were founders of the Ethical Culture Society, she was to identify herself fully with the Jewish community. She became an active social… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Seligsberg, Alice Lillie — (1873–1940)    US social worker. An active social worker and a friend of Henrietta SZOLD, New York born Alice Seligsberg was in charge of the American Zionist unit that went to Palestine in 1918, with a staff of forty four. From this nucleus, she …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • HADASSAH, THE WOMEN'S ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA — HADASSAH, THE WOMEN S ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA, largest Zionist, Jewish, and women s organization in the United States, with 300,000 members. Hadassah first sent public health nurses to Palestine in 1912 and in the decades following played …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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