The Boss: Nancy Falchuk is Hadassah?s national president.

Hadassah Changing the Way It Does Business

The collapse a year ago of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, in which Hadassah had invested $40 million and assumed it had $90 million to withdraw, was actually the second blow to an organization dependent on donations for its survival. The global financial crisis was the first and more significant.

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Opening Up: In her interfaith marriage workshops Marion Usher prods couples to lay their identities on the table.

Intermarriage 101: No Line in the Sand

Marion Usher, a DC-based psychotherapist, leads interfaith couple workshops — already attended by 450 couples — that seek to erase the proverbial line in the sand in favor of inclusiveness.

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Chelsea Clinton Will Join Diverse Mezvinsky Clan

With the recent announcement of Chelsea Clinton’s engagement to Marc Mezvinsky, extended family gatherings at the high-profile Clinton household look poised to become a lot more colorful.

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A New Cause: Former Jewish refugee specialist Neil Grungras now seeks to aid gay and transgender people fleeing oppression.

From Jewish Exiles to Sexual Exiles

A former executive of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is about to shake up the world of refugee aid. Longtime refugee advocate, Neil Grungras, founded the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, & Migration last January and it is on the verge of launching a historic global survey about prevailing attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender migrants.

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ADL Under Fire For Study On Anti-Obama Extremists

Some conservatives are accusing the Anti-Defamation League of launching a partisan attack following its report asserting that a “current of anti-government hostility” has swept the United States in the year since Barack Obama was elected.

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