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, West Virginia, Buffalo and Rochester New York.

P.O. Box 9964
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Contact Us

P : (859) 338-5970

E : centralstates@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

Central States Region

P.O. Box 9964

Columbus, Ohio 43209

Our Chapters


Hadassah Clicks with Amazon
Hadassah Clicks with Amazon

Hadassah Clicks with Amazon!
Here is an easy way to fundraise for Hadassah at NO COST TO YOU! Set up an account for your chapter with Amazon Associates and paste the link on your website.  Then instruct everyone to come to your website first and click on the Amazon Link before shopping as usual. A percentage of everything purchased on Amazon will be credited to Hadassah! These sample links were set up by Cincinnati Chapter. Contact our Region Webmaster Gayna Bassin at gmbassin@hotmail.com for help.  NEW: Trade In your old electronics, games and books at Amazon with Three Easy Steps!

Photo Galleries

With the new Hadassah websites, our photo galleries have moved to Facebook, so check back often for links to your favorite events' photos!  Be sure to "like" Hadassah Central States! 

See photos from Spring Forum on March 18-19, 2017.

See photos from our 2016 Fall Forum.

See photos from 2016 Spring Forum here! You can also see our 2015 Spring Forum photos here.

See all our photos here!

From our President

Lynn Furness

Dear Friends,

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.

See photos on Facebook from our Spring Forum on March 18-19, 2017!  We learned about Hadassah Medical Research in Service to Humanity with Research Campaign Chair Michele Rubin, how Hadassah doctors receive medical fellowships at Cincinnati Children's Hospital with Dr. Oded Volovelsky, and how women are working towards equality in Jerusalem with Columbus Shlicha Neta Ben Ezra. Teri Junker announced that the next President of Central States will be Merry Lynne Lincove from Columbus Chapter! Best of all, we had the opportunity to interact with our sister members from chapters across the Central States Region! 

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


Lynn Furness
President, Hadassah Central States

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Hadassah Donor Luncheon

Hadassah Donor Luncheon

April 11, 2018 - April 11, 2018

Kenwood Country Club

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah Donor Luncheon will honor two extraordinary Hadassah members this year, Gayna Bassin, and Sharon Casper, who contribute their amazing skills in communication and electronic media. Minimum contribution of $75 plus couvert of $36 required to attend. More TBA soon!

Mah Jongg Tournament 6-3-18

June 3, 2018

Envision Theaters and Grill

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah will sponsor our Third Annual Mah Jongg Tournament at Envision in Blue Ash, Ohio, on Sunday, June 3, 2018. All day event: 9:00am-12 pm, lunch break, then resume 1:00pm-4:00pm. Order your 2018 cards by the January 25th deadline! Regular size cards $8, Large size $9. For more information, please contact Marilyn at (513) 821-6157 or email


  • Region President

    Lynn Furness

  • Executive Vice President

    Merry Lynne Lincove

  • Treasurer

    Allison Frankel

  • Region Webmaster

    Gayna Bassin

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Missions Department


(800) 237-1517

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40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005


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