Ruth Popkin


Age: 101

Summary: national president of the World Zionist Congress in 1987 who emerged from a secular background to head two major Jewish organizations Hadassah and the Jewish National Fund in work that benefited Israelis and refugees in the 1980's and 1990's, who became involved with Hadassah (or the Women's Zionist Organization of America) after a friend invited her to a meeting in the 1940's.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: June 13, 1913

Died: January 2, 2015

New York City, New York