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Here Comes Hanukkah

We light the first Hanukkah candle one week from tonight, celebrating the freedom the Maccabees won for the Jewish people 2,000 years ago, and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days. We wish you a joyous holiday with the people you love and, soon, a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support of Hadassah and the people we serve.


One Million Reasons to Give This Hanukkah

Our $1 million dollar match continues through the end of the year. Give the gift of life with your donation, and we'll match it, dollar for dollar. Donations will help complete the operating rooms at HMO's Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.

Give the gift of life >>

Hanukkah eCards

Send an unlimited number of colorful, celebratory, personalized eCards to family and friends with one donation.

Messages from the heart:

Hanukkah at Hadassah

Each gift below supports the work of Hadassah, here and in Israel.

The gift of style:

SWD Tower Open Heart Necklace*
Sterling silver
Your $100 donation will be matched!

The gift of community:

The newest way to be part of the Hadassah community

Life Membership
Including Hadassah Magazine

*All necklace orders placed before December 10, 2014 are guaranteed to arrived before the end of the Hanukkah holiday

"Being a Hadassah volunteer completes me!!"

Amy Watstein Solomon, East Windsor, NJ
from Facebook December 5, 2014
Do you LIKE Hadassah?

Friday 12/5/2014 was National Volunteer Day! Remember to thank a Hadassah Volunteer.


Congress Passes U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership

Thank your legislators for passing this crucial legislation and urge them to continue unwavering support for Israel and a strong U.S-Israel relationship. This act codifies Israel's status as a major strategic partner of the United States—strengthening U.S.-Israel cooperation in the areas of security, intelligence, technology, and commerce.

Thank your legislator >>

Hadassah Magazine Centennial

In 1993, Hadassah Magazine became the first Jewish publication ever nominated for a National Magazine Award. Over the past 30 years, the Magazine has received more Rockower Awards—given annually by the American Jewish Press Association—than all other magazines combined. Mazal tov on 100 splendid years.

Leaders of Tomorrow

We're looking for two extraordinary young women for the 2015 Hadassah & Young Judaea Leaders of Tomorrow Award. Winners receive full tuition to a life-changing YJ Israel Summer Program.

Application deadline is January 15 >>

Hadassah Shabbat Zachor

Learn more and get materials your synagogue can use for a meaningful Hadassah Shabbat Zachor service. You will also find educational (and fun) projects for your whole family. Encourage your synagogue to celebrate Hadassah's great achievements!

Learn more and get materials >>

What's New at Hadassah?

Coming in the New Year...

New look. New logo. New tagline. New focus on key action items. New website. New home for the national office.

Stay tuned.

Inspiring Zionism
for a Younger Generation


Jasmine Patihi
High School Program Coordinator at StandWithUs

Be part of our efforts to change the perception of zionism.  Engage with us, share with friends and reach out to your synagogue high school program to join us on December 15 at 7:30pm ET as Jasmine Patihi, High School Program Coordinator at StandWithUs, presents. This event will be facilitated by Tamar Arenson, a senior at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYC and active member of Young Judaea.

for this or future sessions

This program is part of the Defining Zionism in the 21st Century series.   Watch our archived programs at hadassah.org/DZarchive


Nomi Colton-Max

Middle East foreign policy analyst and Founding Member of Ameinu, a progressive zionist organization. She will be speaking about the most important discussion for the next generation of North American leadership​.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
at 7:30 pm ET.

Victims of Terror Share Stories

Advanced Gene Sequencing Changes a Family

Both IDF Hero and Terrorist Treated at Hadassah

Mass Casualty Events Lead to Innovation

On the Cutting-Edge of Melanoma Treatment

Saving a Newborn from Life Without Sight

These are just a few of
One Million Reasons to Give >>



Hadassah giving levels will increase January 1, 2015. Take advantage of current rates to become a Founder or to join the Circle of Founders or Society of Major Donors. With cumulative giving, you may be closer than you think. Download the PDF Flyer to learn more.

A Visit to Jerusalem Prompts the Question: Why Hadassah?

"Why Hadassah? It's the best way for Jewish women to express their confidence in Judaism and the State of Israel."

...read this full story and many more Hadassah stories
in hCoast-to-Coast

One More Reason to Give >>

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