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Suzanne Patt Benvenisti named as next head of Hadassah’s Israel offices

Suzanne Patt Benvenisti. (Moshe Coopersmith/Hadassah)
Suzanne Patt Benvenisti. (Moshe Coopersmith/Hadassah)

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, announces Suzanne Patt Benvenisti as the next executive director of its Israel offices.

The US Jewish organization, which fundraises for community programs and health initiatives in Israel and campaigns for women’s rights and religious autonomy, says Patt Benvenisti has joined as current executive director Audrey Shimron’s deputy, and will “represent Hadassah’s interests in Israel and oversee the staff of fundraising and other professionals.”

In January, she will take the helm as Shimron steps down and becomes executive director emeritus after 40 years at Hadassah.

Patt Benvenisti’s background includes decades of work in social and health care policy, child welfare, youth programs and nonprofit management.

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