Hadassah Central States Region

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. The Central States Region has over 10,000 members, associates and supporters in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.

2700 East Main Street, Suite 106
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Contact Us

P : (614) 235-8111

E : centralstates@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

c/o Columbus Chapter of Hadassah

2700 East Main Street, Suite 106

Columbus, Ohio 43209

Our Chapters


Chai Society Competition
Chai Society

Starting January 15, 2015, a Regional competition begins to see which chapter can enroll the most new Chai Society members. The competition ends October 15, 2015. The chapter that enrolled the most new members will receive a special award. The winner will be announced during our on-line Central States gathering on October 10th. Please promote Chai Society with your members and associates!  For more information click on this link: Chai Society

Defining Zionism in the 21st Century

Defining Zionism in the 21st Century

Note this is a new time:

Watch Chief Political Correspondent and Analyst for The Jerusalem Post Gil Hoffman discuss "Do Zionism & Democracy Go Hand in Hand?" on Monday June 8, 2015 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.

Find this program online at hadassah.org/definingzionism.

Photo Galleries

All the Hadassah websites will be changing soon.  We will do our best to provide you with all the news and up-to-date information that you are accustomed to.  Our photo galleries will be moving to Facebook, so check back often for links to your favorite events' photos!  See photos from Spring Forum on May 2-3, 2015.

2015 Hadassah Missions
2015 Hadassah Missions

There are six new and exciting missions to Israel for first-timers or experienced travelers. Find this program online at hadassah.org/missions

From our President

Lynn Furness

Dear Friends,

Recently, the world celebrated Good Deeds Day initiated nine years ago by Shari Arison, an Israeli philanthropist. This year it involved 900,000 volunteers in 58 countries doing good for the benefit of others.  

For 103 years, Hadassah has devoted itself to good deeds every day. We are Hadassah because of our special vision and the hard work our valued volunteer members and associates do.  Through our efforts, to fund medical research, to educate our youth in Youth Aliyah, or to raise scholarship funds for Young Judaeans, we make a difference.

Hadassah volunteers participate in heart healthy initiatives such as Every Beat Counts and Every Step Counts to raise public awareness and educate women about the risk factors for heart disease and how to reduce them.

Hadassah volunteers continue to work to help stop human trafficking and to promote gender equality.

Hadassah is synonymous with advocacy for Israel and its security and for defining Zionism sponsoring webinars, book clubs and educational programs throughout the fifty states.

Hadassah volunteers contact members of Congress and state legislators to advocate for  women’s health and reproductive rights, pay equity, domestic violence prevention, gun control, a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and more.

Celebrate how you make a difference each and every day in Philadelphia July 14-15, 2015 during the National Business Meeting and Symposium.

Kol Hakavod for your continued efforts to make the world a better place.


Lynn Furness
Central States Region of Hadassah

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Order Hadassah Rosh Hashanah Cards

Rosh Hashanah Cards 2015

June 2, 2015 - September 15, 2015

You can now order your choice of 3 beautiful Hadassah cards for Rosh Hashanah! To order, click on the "Register" link below, then print and mail the order form to: Hadassah Order Department, c/o All-Ways Advertising, 621 Ramsey Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205. Or if you prefer, contact the National Order Department: Phone 1-800-880-9455, Fax 908-289-4100.

Judith Saxe

Lexington Chapter Tribute Dinner

September 6, 2015

Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky.

Lexington Chapter Tribute Dinner honoring Judith and Stanley Saxe will take place on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky. Keynote Speaker will be Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah. To reserve your room at a discount, call 866-460-7456 before August 8th. Contact Jane Chaput at 859-245-8624 or email chaput1@windstream.net for more information. Couvert is $80 per person.

Fall Phone-In

October 11, 2015

Go to Meeting online

Open to all Hadassah members. Join your Hadassah sisters for a two-hour Phone-In. Stay in your own community, but meet up with other Region members online for the Region Board Meeting and more. The winner of this year's Chai Society competition will be announced during the meeting.

Spring Forum in Columbus

April 9, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Embassy Suites, Columbus Airport

Once again we will gather in person at the Embassy Suites Columbus Airport for our board meeting and education.


  • Region President

    Lynn Furness

  • Executive Vice President

    Tobe Snow

  • Treasurer

    Allison Frankel

  • Region Webmaster

    Gayna Bassin

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

E: support@hadassah.org

P: (888) 303-3640

Membership Questions

E: membership@hadassah.org

P: (800) 664-5646

Donation Questions

E: donorservices@hadassah.org

P: (800) 928-0685

Missions Department

E: missions@hadassah.org

P: (800) 237-1517

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