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. Cincinnati Chapter offers a variety of community service and fundraising projects, as well as fun and educational special interest groups for women of all ages and interests.
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Here is an easy way to fundraise for Hadassah! Just come to this website first and click on this Amazon Link, then shop as usual, and a percentage of everything you buy on Amazon will be credited to Hadassah. This is at NO COST TO YOU!
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From our President
As Hadassah women, we advocated for the creation of the State of Israel and provided health care for its citizens even before its founding in 1948. Our efforts have continued for the past 100 years. With the Power of our Dreams, we will continue to strive for even greater accomplishments in Hadassah’s future.
Please support our new partnership with the Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry at the JFS Barbash Family Vital Support Center by bringing non-perishable food items and toiletries to events.
CINCINNATI HADASSAH is playing her part and because of you and your support Hadassah’s future will continue. We should remember the past, but look to the future. Our annual giving members are: FOUNDERS ($36,000 or more), KEEPERS of the GATE ($1,000 or $1800 per year), CHAI SOCIETY ( $180 or $360 per year). We sell greeting cards, certificates, JNF trees, handbag holders for the table, Macy’s gift cards, Panera gift cards. Click on our Amazon.com link & we earn a percentage of the order at no cost to you. Another option is to register your Kroger and Remke cards online for Community Rewards and name Hadassah as the nonprofit recipient. That way Hadassah will receive a percenage of your grocery bill at no cost to you.
Here is a great new way to declutter your home and donate to Hadassah at the same time: donate gently-used and no longer needed items to member Sharon Casper and she will sell them on eBay!
If you have not been involved before, here are just a few things we have fun doing here in Cincinnati: Book Discussion Group, Movie Mavens, Mah Jongg, Lunch Bunch, and monthly Coffee Talks. Please join us whenever you are able to. We would love to have you.
Cincinnati Chapter will be going "green" this season, and we will no longer print or mail Newsletters. To stay informed, please sign up for our email Bulletin, check this website and our Facebood page often, or subscribe to the "American Israelite" newspaper, where we publish ads and articles.
I want to wish everyone all the best for a safe and joyous New Year!
Beverly G. Williams
Cincinnati Chapter President
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January 31, 2018Varies
Movie Mavens meets once a month, usually on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 31st. We get together to have lunch and/or a movie. We will announce the movie and location soon! Please let anyone else know about this whom you might think would be interested. Please RSVP to Edie Rau, 513-530-0003 or
February 12, 2018Varies
Coffee Talk/Decaf Cafe usually meets the 2nd Monday of every month in a member's home to discuss issues relevant to Jewish women. Free to Hadassah members. Non-members: $5 fee. Our next meeting is February 12 at 7:30pm at Adath Israel Synagogue. Rabbi Debbie Prinz will guide us in "Jews on the Chocolate Trail". $5 Fee for all. March 12 - 7:00pm at Sharon Casper's home. A Hadassah doctor will talk to us about the new neonatal nephrology unit at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. April 9 - 7:00pm: "Follow the Money: Jewish Gangsters in America". This is a joint program with Hadassah Associates. Retired Secret Service Agent Elliott Lieb will speak at Bev William's home. May 14 - 9:30am: Part 2 of our "Virtual Architecture Tour of Cincinnati". There will be a $5 fee for this event for members and non-members. Location TBA. Contact Tobe Snow, Coffee Talk Chair, at 513-821-6157 or:
February 18, 2018Rusty Bucket, 5035 Deerfield Blvd. in Mason
Our next Hadassah Lunch Bunch will be on February 18 at 12 noon. Location TBA. Lunch Bunch is open to all. We shmuz a lot, eat a lot, laugh a lot and have a good time. We usually meet on the third Sunday of each month from 12 - 2 PM at various restaurants. For reservations call Bernice Goldman at 513-984-5136 or e-mail Helene Kirzner at
February 19, 2018At different homes each month.
Board Meetings are held at 9:30am Mondays unless otherwise noted. Please save these dates: February 19th: Bobbi Handwerger, March 19th: Bev Williams, April 16th: Paula Jarnicki, May 23rd: Tobe Snow, June 18th: Bea Goodman.
We hold these informal get-togethers on the second Monday of each month - alternating mornings and evenings to discuss topics of interest. Light refreshments served. Call (513) 821-6157 for location and times. If you are interested in hosting and/or leading future dates, please contact Tobe Snow, Coffee Talk Chair and Programming Vice President.
Evening Book Club
Book Discussion Club meets every other month on a Thursday, the first or second Thursday of the month at Bravo's Cucina Italiana, 5045 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, OH 45040. Greet and Eat at 6:30 pm. Discussion at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome for a great dinner and/or discussion! For questions, please contact coordinator, Barb Solomon, at email@example.com or call (513) 821-6157.
The Hadassah Lunch Bunch is open to all. We shmuz a lot, eat a lot, laugh a lot and have a good time. We meet on the third Sunday of each month from 12 - 1:30PM at various restaurants. We encourage ladies who are looking for a fun and congenial group to join us. For reservations call Bernice Goldman at 513-984-5136 or e-mail Helene Kirzner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order your 2018 cards by the January 25th deadline! Our Third Annual Mah Jongg Tournament will be held this year at Envision in Blue Ash, Ohio, on Sunday, June 3, 2018. See photos of our Second Annual Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at https://www.facebook.com/hadassah.c.chapter/media_set?set=a.10203410662304929&type=1. Questions? For more information about our Mah Jongg group, please call Marilyn at (513) 821-6157.