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Lynn Furness was installed as the new President of Hadassah Central States Region by Susan Wilkoff on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Lynn Furness was installed as the new President of Hadassah Central States Region by Susan Wilkoff on
Sunday, November 2, 2014. See photos here from Fall Forum.
  Read her President's Message here!
Welcome to Central States Region of Hadassah
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 Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and West Virginia.  The Region assists chapters with fundraising, education, membership, programming and leadership needs by supplying training, motivation and networking. Sign up for Hadassah eNews or download the November 2014 CSR Bulletin.pdf.

Celebrate Hanukkah the Hadassah way!
Light the candles for eight happy nights, gather the gelt, lunch on latkes and send unlimited eCards to friends and family.  For $18 minimum gift, you can send unlimited cards from our online eCard store. More...

Now is the time to give to the Tower! Generous donors will match your donation to the the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, dollar for dollar, but only until December 31, 2014. Hadassah Medical Organization treats one million patients a year.  We need to complete the Tower's state-of-the-art Operating Rooms. More...

The new silver Tower Heart fundraiser.
Open Your Heart to Our Newest Fundraiser:
Your donation will help equip and furnish our new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. Give a minimum $100 donation and receive this beautiful sterling silver open heart pendant and chain.

Amazon.com Fundraiser
Set up an Amazon Associates link on your website, and encourage your members to click on the link before shopping on Amazon.  All sales will generate up to 15% in referral fees to your chapter at no cost to the consumer!  Look at the Cincinnati Chapter Amazon Fundraiser page as an example. Contact Gayna Bassin for more information, or click here to get started... 

NYoung Judaea Scholarship Charm Braceletsew Scholarship Fundraiser for Young Judaea
Order these charming silver charm bracelets as a fundraiser for scholarships to Young Judaea. Enable a child a Young Judaea camp experience or a teen to participate in a Young Judaea Israel program, and ensure Jewish continuity and future leadership!  Click here to download a PDF Order Form for your Chapter.

Become a Hadassah eMember
An online only membership for women 17+ who are big on caring and short on time.  Through closed Facebook and Linkedin groups, the eMember can network with like-minded women who take pride in their Jewish connection. Early registration for online webinars and access to the National Professional Directory (coming soon) are just a few of the benefits that allow the eMember to find her time and place in Hadassah.  More...

Every Step Counts
Hadassah is implementing a new walking program to better health called Every Step Counts.

Thin Threads: Real Stories of Hadassah Life Changing Moments
This hard-covered book is a fundraising project for Hadassah.  It was produced by publishers, editors and artists who are all Hadassah Life Members.  50% of proceeds benefit Hadassah's projects. More...

Reimbursement Form
Download the Central States Region Reimbursement form here.

Hadassah Project Information
Here is a collection of amazing information about Hadassah programs in Israel:  Youth Aliyah Villages, Hadassah College in Jerusalem, Young Judaea and Hadassah Medical Organization.  More...

Subscribe to Barbara Sofer's Jerusalem Netlettter
Would you like to be receiving Barbara Sofer's Jerusalem Netletter?  To subscribe, send a blank message to Netletter-on@mail-list.com.

Hadassah Hospital:  A Point of Light
Read a touching article by Ayelet Kahane of Yeshiva University about how co-existence already exists at Hadassah Hospital.  Download the article in PDF format here...

Attention Chapter Presidents!
We have a page under "Message from the President" that contains important information for Chapter Presidents.  Please check this page frequently for updates.

Need a Website or Facebook Page?
Is your Central States Chapter still without a website of your own?  Send your events and dates that are of interest to the Region to Gayna Bassin at gmbassin@hotmail.com, and they will be posed on our Events page, or Gayna will be happy to help you set up your own website and Facebook page. 


National News

  • Israeli Hero Treated at Hadassah's Hospital on Mount Scopus
  • Israeli Prison Service Officer Ariel Twitto was on his way to pick up his children from nursery school camp after accompanying a prisoner to court when he and fellow officer, Elad Biton, heard someone shouting "Piguah!" (terror attack!).
  • Hadassah-Neurim Provides Refuge for Border Kibbutz
  • For the last three weeks, Mali Yehoshafat and her four children have found refuge at Hadassah-Neurim. 125 kibbutz members—including all the children in this border agricultural commune are living in Hadassah’s Youth Village, near Netanya.
  • Urge Congress to Affirm Support for Israel
  • Israel once again finds itself in a time of crisis, forced to take military action to defend its citizens from indiscriminate rocket and mortar fire. Urge Congress to affirm its unwavering, bipartisan support for Israel’s sovereignty and security, and pass the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act!

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