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.

480 Lexington Rd, Suite 12, PMB 168
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
Contact Us

P : (855) 864-7554

E : centralstates@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

Central States Region

480 Lexington Rd, Suite 12, PMB 168

Versailles, Kentucky 40383

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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 recent 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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Jew Store the Musical

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Aronoff Theatre

Jew Store (the Musical) will make its world premiere at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theatre. Adapted from the best selling Stella Suberman memoir, "The Jew Store", Jew Store (the Musical), is written, produced and directed by Jay Kholos, whose previous musical, "A Stoop On Orchard Street", was also performed at the Aronoff after a record breaking Off Broadway engagement. Only three performances are currently scheduled and include a 2 PM and 8 PM show on Saturday, May 27 and 2 PM matinee on Sunday, May 28. Hadassah members may ask for a 10% discount on ticket price. For additional information, contact Jay Kholos at (646) 320-3062.

Mah Jongg Tournament

June 4, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Our Second Annual Mah Jongg Tournament will be on on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from 1pm - 4:30pm. Players will be seated randomly and rotate after each round of 4 games. You must provide your own 2017 Mah Jongg card. Please send payment of $40, with checks payable to Hadassah, along with Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address, to: Marilyn Boskind, 9436 Southgate Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241. Please note that we only have 100 spots available so send it in ASAP. Snacks and raffle prizes! For more information, please call (513) 821-6157.


  • 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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