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  • " I first got to know Hadassah in 1981 when I was being..."
    - Lolita Mayadas
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    - Janet Wolfe
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    - Michael Mattioli
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    - Dick and Rita Gollin
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    - Richard Marshall
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Binder. Born on August 9, 1927, died December 2, 2017. Hadassah Markson died peacefully at home at age 90. She spent her last evening of life out enjoying a classical music concert with close friends. "Dassie" attended the High School of Music and Art before receiving her B.A. in Music from Queens College. Hadassah continued studies in Musicology at both the Graduate Center and Hunter College. She was former Director of the School of Music and the Arts at the 92nd Street Y where she founded and produced various projects, including the Lyrics and Lyricists Series, the Jazz in July Festival, and the Jazz Piano Series. She also founded and directed Jewish Opera at the Y. Hadassah was a former President of the American Society for Jewish Music and chaired the ASJM Concert Committee. She also served as President of the Center for Contemporary Opera. Hadassah is survived by her daughters Naomi Steinberger (Chaim), Dina (Andrew Seidman), grandchildren Daniel (Marissa), Tamar, Benjamin and Rachel, and great- grandsons Noah and Micah. Her memory will be a blessing for so many who loved her. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 11am at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Avenue. Donations in her memory can be made to the Mannes School of Music Scholarship Fund.

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Published in The New York Times on Dec. 4, 2017