Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter is one of the largest in the nation, representing 11,000 area women. With 26 different groups all over the Chicagoland area, there is a perfect fit for everyone. Echoing our national initiatives, we are committed to innovative and life-changing medical care and research, women's empowerment, education, advocacy, philanthropy and building Jewish identity – in Israel, America and around the world.
Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter has been very fortunate to get some great press around some of our events and initiatives. Be sure to keep an eye out on favorite newspaper, magazine or TV news program to see if you see a mention of any of our chapter's great work within the community. And if you have missed a weekly bulletin, click here.
Cancer Survivor, Cannabis Activist, and Founder of the Beverly Hill Cannabis Club Cheryl Shuman recently visited Israel to meet with Cannabis Research Pioneer Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, whose work provided the basis for the medical community’s embrace of medical marijuana (cannabis). Ms. Shuman, who was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer many years ago, credits cannabis with bringing her back from the brink of death.
Using a deep sequencing analyzer, Prof. Orly Elpeleg, Director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Genetic and Metabolic Diseases, and her colleagues have determined the sequence of millions of DNA fragments simultaneously--8,000 times the capacity of the former generation of DNA sequencing machines.