Hadassah Northern New Jersey
Shalom! Welcome to Hadassah Northern New Jersey
Includes Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Union Counties
- Aviva (Maplewood-Aviva) ›
- Bloomfield-Belleville-Nutley ›
- Caldwell ›
- Clifton - Passaic ›
- Dor Hadash ›
- Englewood-Tikvah-Chaverut ›
- Fair Lawn ›
- Hillside-Union ›
- Livingston ›
- Millburn-Short Hills Tziona ›
- Morristown ›
- Northwest Bergen ›
- Paramus-Bat Sheva ›
- Pascack Valley/Northern Valley ›
- River Dell ›
- Springfield ›
- Staten Island ›
- Teaneck-Hackensack ›
- Tri-Boro ›
- West Orange ›
- Westfield ›
- White Meadow-Rockaway ›
Hadassah Northern NJ Wins 2nd Place
We were voted second place winner, Jewish Organization category, in the Readers’ Choice annual survey.
Hadassah Online Travel Club Savings
Now when you donate $99 or more, you gain access to the Hadassah Online Savings & Travel Club where you can save thousands of dollars a year at over 500,000 local & national merchant locations, hotels and travel destinations for 365 days.
Hadassah Magazine Wins Big in Journalism Awards
Hadassah Magazine has won seven Simon Rockower Awards, the annual prizes handed out by the American Jewish Press Association, for work published in 2016.
Robotic Surgery Breakthrough
Aaron Schwartz is the first patient in the world to be operated on with two communicating robots operated by two orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Khoury was the lead surgeon. Schwartz was working in a building material storehouse when a ton of steel fell on him, injuring his spine and leg. He showed us that he was beginning to walk less than two weeks after the surgery.
Pictured with Aaron Schwartz is Gail Black, President, Hadassah Northern New Jersey.
Deborah Kaplan Memorial Fund
At this time of mourning for Debbie Kaplan
(z"l 1926-2017), our past Region President and past National President, we will be collecting donations to establish a fund in her memory.
May her memory be for a blessing
Please send your checks, made out to Hadassah with Debbie Kaplan in the memo, to the region office.
Every Bite Counts
Join the push for heart health with
Every Bite Counts: Hadassah's Nutrition Program
bringing innovative recipes, practical tips, and heart healthy cooking.
From our President
I returned from a President’s Mission trip to Israel in May bursting with pride to be a member of Hadassah. The things that we have accomplished in the 105 years of our existence are a credit to us and to our predecessors.
Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus was completed in 1934 and we were the ones to introduce modern health care to Israel. But one month before Israel declared independence in May 1948, Arab fighters killed 78 doctors, nurses, patients and faculty members from the Hebrew University who were heading to Hadassah Hospital. At the end of the War of Independence, Jerusalem was divided and our hospital was now inside Jordanian lines.
Did we close our doors or stop our fundraising? No. Hadassah Medical Organization formed an alliance of hospitals and medical centers throughout Jerusalem until we completed our hospital in Ein Kerem in 1961. It took 13 years to construct the Round Building on the western edge of Jerusalem.
In 1967, Israel had to defend herself again in the Six-Day War. When it was over, Jerusalem was reunited and Hadassah regained access to the hospital on Mt Scopus. We pledged to rebuild and to rededicate it. Did we say no, we just finished building the Round Building in Ein Kerem? Did we say we could not possibly raise the money needed to open the doors on Mount Scopus again? Of course not. Hadassah Mount Scopus re-opened in 1975.
Hadassah is older than the State of Israel, but we share a common history. Our love for Hadassah is synonymous with our love for Israel. Now, we celebrate 50 years since the reunification of both Jerusalem and Mount Scopus. Hadassah and Israel are forever linked together.
While we applaud the medical breakthroughs and successes at Hadassah, more work remains to be done. For example, the Round Building is now 56 years old and needs to be modernized.
During our visit, we were stranded in an elevator in the Round Building for 15 minutes. While it was a mild nuisance to us, a doctor who was stranded with us, was concerned about reaching his patient. The Round Building urgently needs to be renovated. The wiring is old, the rooms are crowded and patients are lined up in the hallways. As Hadassah Medical Organization sees one million patients annually, the Round Building needs a facelift and more beds to accommodate the growing population. So, are we to say that we just finished building the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower and cannot ask our members to fundraise so soon? We did it before. We can do it again!
There are many stories I can tell you from my recent mission. But one story stands out, because it was so random. A few of us went on a walking tour to visit four different synagogues on Shabbat in Jerusalem. The only head coverings we had were our Hadassah hats. After one of the temple visits, we went outside to discuss the service, the architecture of the building and the people who prayed there. One woman followed us outside and spoke to us about her granddaughter. The baby was born nine months ago with Down Syndrome and a hole in her heart. At the age of three months, Hadassah doctors operated on her heart and saved her life. I think we all had tears in our eyes as the grandmother continued to thank us. One small patient, but to me this represents what we do.
We are the women who DO
THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR HADASSAH
President Hadassah Northern NJ
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National Business Meeting & Symposium
July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017
All are welcome, from new members to longtime community leaders, official Hadassah Delegates to members' friends.
Last chance to register. After July 6, you'll need to register onsite — and pay a $25 late fee.
Heart Health Awareness Walkathon
August 6, 2017
Please join us at our 2nd Annual Heart Health Awareness Walkathon
Meet at Verona Park Boathouse
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Walkathon begins at 8:30 AM
Join us and do something good for yourself while supporting Hadassah
Board of Directors Meeting
September 17, 2017
Election of nominating committee
for the Region Board
Speaker from Hadassah National
All chapters are requested
to send a representative
Come back for event updates
Stephanie Z. Bonder
Health & Wellness
Linda Feinson Lowenthal
Beth Haiet Meyer
President's Ad Hoc Committee