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  • "So sorry to hear about Hadassah's passing."
    - Evelyn & Bob Selinger
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L., 86. Born in 1932 in New York City; died June 11, 2018, in New Brunswick, NJ of complications from an accident. Descended from a long line of Rabbis, Hadassah was a research librarian, information technologist and ardent, tireless advocate for numerous Jewish and Zionist causes. She graduated City College of New York and acquired a subsequent Masters degree with Honors in Library Science from the Pratt Institute. A strong leader and feminist with a passion for serving others, Hadassah worked for a diverse array of organizations, ranging from the Teaneck and Livingston Public Libraries in New Jersey to the Federal Transportation Service Center in Cambridge, MA, to the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Yet her greatest passion was in fighting for the strengthening of Israel and advancement of Jewish causes and in correspondingly passing on her family's belief in the need to commit to scholarship and activism. In this capacity she served as Managing Director for the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, where she aided in secret efforts to secure the safe passage of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. She had previously served as Assistant Director for the Middle Atlantic States Region of the American Jewish Committee where amongst other activities she spearheaded efforts to stymie anti-Semitism on college campuses. Yet her greatest love was for her family. Pre- deceased by her brothers, Seymour, Jordan and David, Hadassah is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Allen; her son, Assemblyman Joel; daughter, Jessica; daughter-in-law, Adrianne; son-in-law, Tim Mueller; grandchildren, Benjamin and Noah; and granddaughter-in- law, Alexandra. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 9:30am at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th St., NYC with internment at New Montefiore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Jewish Historical Society, 15 W. 16h St., New York, NY 10011.

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Published in The New York Times on June 13, 2018
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