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 helped to develop Hadassah’s medical programme, and was national president of Hadassah 1920–1. The vocational school for girls in Jerusalem opened by Hadassah in 1942 bears her name.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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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

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