Hadassah Academic College: expanding education in the capital
The Hadassah Community College opened its doors in downtown Jerusalem in 1972. Hadassah Academic College, as it is now called, is the largest college in Jerusalem, with a student population of about 2,000.
After World War II, Hadassah sought to assist the Jewish population in Palestine by training a new generation of professionals in the areas of science, industry and medicine. As part of this effort, the organization founded a number of vocational schools and career counseling centers. In 1970, Hadassah voted to establish a community college in Israel based on a model that had gained popularity in the...
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