Hadassah Brooklyn

Hadassah Brooklyn began in 1921. At its strongest period in time, we boasted more than 20,000 members. We provide programs of interest all over the borough of Brooklyn, at all times of the day and evening, every day of the week, every month of the year. We are comprised of all denominations of Jewish observance. Region events observe the laws of kashrut and respect Shabbat.

1625 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11230
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Hadassah Brooklyn

1625 Ocean Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11230


360 Degrees of Healing
360 Degrees of Healing (hadassah home tile)

Hadassah Medical Organization, founded by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. has defined health care in Israel. It’s about compassion. It’s about healing. It’s about life.

But that’s not all.
It’s also about a 360-degree vision in a changing world.

Hadassah is the founder of Israel’s modern health-care system and has been tireless in maintaining the highest standards for more than 100 years. Since 1960, the population of Jerusalem has tripled, and the demands on the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and Hadassah Hospital at the Ein Kerem campus have grown exponentially. Hadassah must respond—and we must look forward. So HMO begins, first by completely reimagining the iconic Round Building, the hospital’s original inpatient center at Ein Kerem. With this renovation and expansion, the new Round Building will be an important healing center for Israel. It will significantly advance the services in its outpatient surgery, maternity, oncology, and dermatology departments.

The Transformation of an Iconic Hadassah Building, as featured in Hadassah Magazine.


Celebration 2018: From Passion To Action
Celebration 2018 Logo

Be a Part of Our Year-Long Celebration
2018 is a banner year at Hadassah as we mark four major milestones. Take advantage of one — or all — of these powerful opportunities to turn your passion into action with Hadassah — in the United States, Israel and online.

Join us as we mark the State of Israel's 70th anniversary, and recognize the powerful role Hadassah women played in making the dream of Israel a reality. At the same time, help us celebrate the impact Hadassah has had on Israel and throughout the world during the first hundred years of the Hadassah Medical Organization and the Hadassah School of Nursing, as we look at the ways Hadassah innovation today is shaping the future.

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From our President

Barbara Katz

Dear Hadassah Sisters, Associates and Friends,

360 Degrees of Healing

The following is a true story.  I know.  I was there last May at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

11 Hadassah Region Presidents and one HMO psychiatrist walk into an elevator in the 1960s era Round Building.  15 seconds later they hear a loud bang and the elevator stops between floors.  The floor indicator over the door oscillates wildly.  It finally stops showing floor 18.  But there are only 8 floors in the round building.  Do they panic? No. But the doctor is clearly agitated.  He keeps saying “I have to get out of here; I have appointments.”

After 15 minutes in the stalled elevator they are rescued.  When the doors open they see Professor Yoram Weiss, the Medical Director of Hadassah Ein Kerem, standing there with a sheepish grin on his face.  “I promise” he says, “I didn’t do it on purpose.”

But seriously folks, that’s how I know first hand how badly the Round Building needs to be renovated.

The renovation of the Round Building is central to the continuation of providing state of the art medical care to the people of Jerusalem and to the Jerusalem Gateway Project, which is transforming the city into an entrepreneurial business center. Mayor Nir Barkat has stated that “this transformation has only just begun and sees the Hadassah Medical Organization as playing a vital role in taking Jerusalem to the next level – attracting new talent and revolutionizing modern health care”.

Hadassah has committed to try to raise $91,000,000 for the project which, along with a $27,000,000 contribution from the Israeli government, will fund:

·         the creation of 200 new beds

·         the renovation of 17 operating rooms

·         the construction of larger patient rooms to enhance patient privacy and reduce infection risk

·         the strengthening of building infrastructure to protect the hospital from earthquakes and conventional, biological or chemical attacks

·         the creation of a state-of-the-art Simulation Lab with numerous simulation teaching spaces to provide medical, nursing and IDF students with the opportunity for intensive hands-on clinical training

I hope that you will join me in contributing to the 360 Degrees of Healing Campaign and accept the opportunity to continue Hadassah’s gift to the people of Israel.

There are still volunteer opportunities, both large and small, on the Brooklyn Executive Board.  Please email me at bkatz@hadassh.org if you are interested in joining the Brooklyn Women Who Do.

I look forward to seeing you at our region and chapter events!

Barbara Katz
Hadassah Brooklyn President

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ILJB 6 Part Series "Zionism:Defined, Defiled, and Defended"

October 28, 2018 - May 5, 2019

1. Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 4PM East Midwood Jewish Center Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller 2. Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 4PM Kane St. Synagogue Prof. David Myers 3. Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 4PM East Midwood Jewish Center Prof. Hasia Diner 4. Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4PM Kane St. Synagogue Prof. Steven Katz 5. Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4PM East Midwood Jewish Center Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein 6. Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:30AM Cong. Beth Elohim (Garfield Temple) Rabbi Rachel Timoner

Brooklyn Hanukkah 2018

Hadassah Brooklyn Hanukkah Celebration 2018

December 10, 2018

Join our Annual Hanukkah Celebration Monday, December 10 @ 12:00pm At the East Midwood Jewish Center Back by popular demand Hadassah Brooklyn’s Favorite Pop Singer Edmerald Gan Enid & Jack Benezra will perform a reading of the Isaac Bashevis Singer story “The Parakeet Named Dreidel” Get your copy of the Brooklyn 2018 Journal Installation of the 2019 Region Board Mitzvah Project - Bring Unwrapped Children’s Gifts New Raffle Prizes including Themed Baskets Light Dairy Lunch from a New Caterer $25 in Advance (by 12/3/18) & $35 at the Door (space permitting)

Brooklyn WWL

Brooklyn WWL "The Unorthodox"

December 17, 2018

Hadassah Brooklyn Office

The Unorthodox The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman Led by Shelli Feldman Monday, December 17, 2018 1-3pm



    Barbara Katz

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    Esther Lefkowitz

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    Florence Manglani

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    Judith Silversmith

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    Shelli Feldman

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    Ethel Gold

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