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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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. We join together to celebrate Israel's 70th birthday and Hadassah Nursing School's 100th anniversary this year!
Help support the renovation and expansion of Hadassah's iconic Round Building with the "360 Degrees of Healing: Full Circle Campaign", which will add 200 critically needed beds. There are many levels of giving. Click here to learn more.
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 our 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 also sell greeting cards, certificates, JNF trees, handbag holders for the table and 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. 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.
Beverly G. Williams
Cincinnati Chapter President
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April 8, 2019Varies
Coffee Talk/Decaf Cafe usually meets the 2nd Monday of every month in a member's home to discuss issues relevant to Jewish women. Here are our upcoming programs: April 8, 7pm | "Follow the Money: The Sequel" with Elliott Lieb. Guys are invited too! May 13, 9:30am | Virtual Cincinnati Architectural Tour, Part 3, at Cedar Village. Please RSVP to Tobe Snow, Coffee Talk Chair, at 513-821-6157 or email:
April 24, 2019Varies
Movie Mavens meets once a month, usually on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Come to lunch, the movie, or both! Our next outing will be on Wednesday, April 24. Please let anyone else know about this whom you might think would be interested. Future dates: Thursday, May 30 and Wednesday, June 26. Please RSVP to Edie Rau, 513-530-0003 or
April 29, 2019At different homes each month.
Board Meetings are held at 9:30am Mondays unless otherwise noted. The March Board Meeting has been CANCELLED. The next meeting will be on April 29. Future dates: May 20, June 24. For more info, please email:
May 16, 2019
Meeting is held at Johnny Chan 2 at Harper's Point. 6:30pm dinner, 7:30pm discussion. We meet every other month for dinner out and a lively discussion. Join us for May 16 (3rd Thursday)--The Two-Family House, by Lynda Cohen Loigman, moderated by Evy Margolin. July 11-- Eternal Life, by Dara Horn, moderated by Judy Knapp. September 12-- Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, by Yossi Klein Halevy, moderated by Tobe Snow. November 14--The Weight of Ink, by Rachel Kadish, moderated by Helene Kirzner. Please RSVP to Nancy Weinberg at 513-314-5168 or
Book Discussion Club meets every other month on a Thursday, the first or second Thursday of the month. See Events for location and date. Greet and Eat at 6:30 pm. Discussion at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome for a great dinner and/or discussion! Please RSVP to Nancy Weinberg at 513-314-5168 or
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.
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. Contact Helene Kirzner at 513-683-3676 or email:
Our Third Annual Mah Jongg Tournament was held this year at Envision in Blue Ash, Ohio, on Sunday, June 3, 2018. We are pleased to announce that next year's event will be named the Jon Boskind Memorial Mahjongg Tournament, in memory of Marilyn Boskind's husband. See photos of last year's 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 or email