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.
Hadassah Clicks with Amazon
Hadassah Clicks with Amazon!
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!
Click on the links below to see our photos:
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 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.
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 autumn!
Beverly G. Williams
Cincinnati Chapter President
Sign-up for our Emails:
Evening Book Club
September 14, 2017Taste of Belgium
We meet every other month for dinner out and a lively discussion! Meet at 6:30pm for eating and schmoozing, then discussion led by Bobbi Handwerger will follow at 7:30pm. Join us for great conversation, even if you haven’t read the book! NOTORIUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik. "A visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg's refusal to let the slammed doors of sexism stop her to her innovative legal work, from her before-its-time feminist marriage to her perch on the nation's highest court" -- Amazon. Please RSVP to Nancy Weinberg at 513-314-5168 or
Hadassah Opening Meeting
September 17, 2017
Please join us at the Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah's Opening Meeting Dinner Sunday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. Our guest speaker is Katie Vogel, Cincinnati Enquirer Media Engagement Editor, who will talk about using social media to promote an organization. She will also share anecdotes from her job at the Enquirer. Additionally, you will hear an amazing story about a young girl on a Birthright trip whose life was saved at Hadassah Hospital. Dinner will be served family style, with fish and vegetarian options. Cash Bar. Cost to attend (per person): $36 couvert After you RSVP that you are able to attend on this Evite, please send your check to secure your reservation, as seating is limited. The check should be made out to the Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah and sent to: PO Box 42396. Cincinnati, OH 45242-0396. Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, was founded by Henrietta Szold in 1912. Contributions to Hadassah support two Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem, Hadassah College, Youth Aliyah and other medical and educational programs. Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is internationally renowned for its pioneering medical research that benefits people in every corner of the world.
Board Meetings 2016
September 18, 2017At different homes each month.
Please save these dates: Monday, September 18 at 9:30 am.
September 27, 2017Varies
We’ll do lunch at noon before the movie at a restaurant TBD. Please join us for our next movie and/or lunch! Please RSVP to Edie Rau, 513-530-0003 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.
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.
We enjoyed our second Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, June 4th. See photos 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.