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Ruth Popkin

Ruth Popkin (13 June 1913 - 2 January 2015) led Hadassah and the Jewish National Fund.[1] In 1978 she was co-chair of Hadassah’s first national convention in Israel.[2] She was president of Hadassah from 1984 to 1988 and served as a Hadassah delegate to seven Zionist Congresses from 1966 to 2002.[2] She was president of the Jewish National Fund from 1989 until 1993.[3]

She was also the first woman to be Chair of the Presidium and President of the World Zionist Congress, being elected to both positions in 1987.[2]

The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine has a Ruth and Morris Popkin Chair in Health Administration, and the dining room at the Hadassah Neurim Youth Village is named for Ruth Popkin.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c d Tigay, Alan (2015-01-05). "Ruth Popkin, Hadassah past national president, dies at 101 | Obituaries". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Ruth Popkin, Ex-President of Hadassah and Jewish National Fund, Dies at 101 –". 2015-01-05. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
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