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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 Up to Date Bulletin.pdf.

SAVE THE DATE! November 1-2, 2014
Central States Region Fall Forum
Annette Sondock, past HMO Chair, will be joining us as our Keynote Speaker, and we will be installing Lynn Furness as our next Region President! Installing officer is Paula Jarnicki. It's sure to be an exciting weekend, filled with the latest news from Israel, great inspiration and training and camaraderie with our region sisters!  Download the invitation hereSee photos from our Spring Forum last May.

New Tower Heart Pendant Fundraiser
The new silver Tower Heart fundraiser.

Amazon.com Fundraiser
Set up an Amazon Associates link on your website, and all sales from this link will generate up to 15% in referral fees to your chapter! This is at no cost to you.  See, as an example, the Cincinnati Chapter Amazon Fundraiser page. Contact Gayna Bassin for more information, or click here to get started... 

Open Your Heart to Our Newest Fundraiser
Open Your Heart with a $100 donation and receive a beautiful sterling silver open heart pendant and chain.  More...

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 will benefit Hadassah's projects. More...

Reimbursement Form
Download the Central States Region Reimbursement form here.

New Hadassah Fundraising Ideas
Hadassah, Central States Region, in now on www.onecause.com.  Now you can shop online and benefit Hadassah at the same time!  More...

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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