P : (713) 661-1022
Houston Chapter Office
24 Braeswood Square
Houston, Texas 77096
From our President
Hadassah’s Mission Statement
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.
Welcome to Houston Hadassah’s website. Houston is proud to be home to more than 4700 members, associates, and supporters. With 15 groups we stretch from our Kinneret group in the far south to our Chai and Aviv groups in the north. We have groups that meet during the day, at night, and on weekends, as well as groups for young adults and for seniors. Want to meet with women who have shared interests? Many of our groups have special interest areas like book clubs, mahjongg, study, art, and restaurant groups. If you are not already a member of Hadassah, we’d love to have you to join us. We have a group to meet your needs.
For more than 100 years Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., has provided health care and education in Israel and around the world. Hadassah provides medical care regardless of race, religion, or nationality. With the addition of our new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower to the Hospital Medical Organization (HMO), we are continuing to provide cutting edge medical care in Israel. Our “Research in Service to Humanity” campaign shares the discoveries made at our HMO with the world. Current research using stem cells is being done to treat ALS, MS, age-related Macular Degeneration, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, and more.
Hadassah has a dynamic advocacy program in the United States. Currently we are advocating for strong US/Israel relations, an end to Human Trafficking, gender equality in medicine, and affordable health care.
Locally, we participate in Dress for Success, Meals on Wheels, Let My People Read, Pikuah Nefesh, Shalom Bayit and collect toiletries for shelters. We support Camp Young Judaea, Israel programs for youth, and US camps.
I want to thank you for your membership and interest in Hadassah. If you have any questions not answered by our website, please call our office Monday – Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sandra Binder Smith
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Ages 50 and up. Working and non-working women with flexible hours. Most live in the Galleria, Memorial, and West area. Meetings are held during the day on a Wednesday or Thursday, have a speaker or program and include lunch. Speakers touch on a wide range of topics including health, the Houston cultural scene, current events in Israel, and holiday celebrations. There are Special Interest Groups such as a birthday group, book club, gourmet cooking, the arts, study, and Mah Jongg. There are also some events that include spouses.
Ages 35-50's+. Our group is a dynamic, fun group of married and single women with and without children. Most are from Meyerland, West University, Bellaire, and Memorial. Evening meetings are generally held Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (dates vary so we can include more of our members). Schmooze 7:00 PM, meeting and programs begin 7:30 PM. We enjoy a wide variety of programs, both fun and educational. We always look to bring value in programs and opportunity to make new friends.
Most members are over 65 but all ages are welcome. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every other month. Program meetings will be scheduled every two months with book club held the alternating months. Members are from the Meyerland and nearby areas, West University, Bellaire, Medical Center and Galleria areas. Members are working and non-working women with varied interests. Programs include a variety of topics with speakers from the fields of education, entertainment, culture, politics, medicine, current events, and Jewish interest.
New! Like its name, Aviv is an adventurous, vivacious, independent, vibrant group of all ages and stages. Aviv serves The Woodlands, TX and surrounding areas. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month alternating daytime and evenings meetings. The purpose of the group is to connect and to empower Jewish women to effect change. There exist many opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy, and Jewish continuity.