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Hadassah’s Boston chapter marks 100th anniversary

100 years ago, group began its mission of aiding health care in Israel

On Sunday at noon, Ellen Zarrow-Nissenbaum smiled broadly as she carefully balanced on a metal ladder and pointed a few feet above her head to a green-and-white Boston street sign replete with history: Hadassah Way.

Surrounded by dozens of women at the corner of Boylston Street, the president of the 100-year-old Boston chapter of Hadassah, a prominent Jewish women’s volunteer organization, re-created a photograph from 58 years ago when the lane was dedicated in the group’s honor.

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