by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Multiculturalism Arrives at Hadassah

They come from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Israel, Iraq, UK, Sweden, Columbia, the Former Soviet Union, and Iran. Their ages range from early 30s to women in their 60s. Despite their very different backgrounds—or maybe because of them— they’ve all joined in Hadassah activities in the Boston area. This multicultural group is about to enter the second year of Hadassah’s two-year Leadership Academy, a program designed to bring new members into the organization at a time when volunteerism in women’s organizations is dipping alarmingly low.

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