Key Staff Resignations at Young Judaea and Hadassah

from The Jerusalem Post:

Key directors resign from Young Judaea

American Jewish youth movement Young Judaea and its long-running sponsor, Hadassah Women’s Organization, suffered another blow Wednesday following the resignation of key staff member, YJ/FZY Year Course Director Keith Berman.

Berman’s decision to leave Young Judaea after more than 20 years with the movement closely follows the resignation of its director, Rabbi Ramie Arian, who is scheduled to step down in the coming weeks. It also comes after a slew of staff firings in Israel and cutbacks to key aspects of the Year Course program.

… In the US, shrinking resources have also forced the youth movement to scale back on its regional gatherings for members and even close down one of its West Coast summer camps. These camps are a mainstay of the 100-year-old movement.

Intense discussions have been held in recent months by Hadassah executives to partner with the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America in a bid to save the movement, because Hadassah can no longer shoulder the financial burden alone, said sources.

update: According to The Jerusalem Post, “Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef – since 2001 the director-general of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and best known to the public as its official spokesman on the condition, four years ago, of then prime minister and stroke victim Ariel Sharon – intends to resign this week from his prestigious position, The Jerusalem Post has learned from reliable sources connected to Hadassah.”

Here’s more, Hadassah’s Mor-Yosef reputedly plans to resign.