Henrietta is probably best known, however for founding the international volunteer organization known as Hadassah. This organization sponsored Youth Aliyah, a program designed to rescue Jewish children from Nazi Germany, and, later, from all over Europe. This organization was able to save an estimated 22,000 children from World War II death camps.
Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007, Henrietta Szold is truly a chalkboard champion. You can read more about this remarkable teacher in my upcoming book, tentatively entitled Chalkboard Heroes.