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Message from the President
I am glad you are here to find out more about Hadassah. Hadassah is the largest Zionist organization in the world, run by women who volunteer their time to fulfill Hadassah's mission.
Founded in 1912, Hadassah's main project supports the work of Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). HMO runs two hospitals in Jerusalem. These hospitals are on the cutting edge of patient care and are famous for their policy to treat anyone who needs help, regardless of whether they are Israeli, Arab, Palestinian or from anywhere else. HMO is also on the forefront of research and rehabilitation for all types of medical conditions.
In addition to the hospital, Hadassah supports Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, an institution that does not turn down anyone for the inability to pay. We also support three youth villages under the umbrella of Youth Aliyah which provides housing and education to underprivileged Israeli children and children from under developed countries and the Young Judaea camps in the United States including Camp Young Judaea Midwest in Waupaca, Wisconsin that you may be familiar with. We also are a major provider of funds to Jewish National Fund through our sale of trees. Lastly, in the United States, we offer education, advocacy and socialization to our 330,000 members nationwide.
This is a wonderful time for our unit. As of January 1, 2013 the Hadassah Chicago Chapter and the Hadassah North Shore Chapter have merged into one chapter. We are now the Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter and one of the largest units in the country with over 10,000 members. We also boast over 1,500 Associates, our male members. The chapter has many programs for everyone, ranging from education programs to our annual gala and everything in between. We also have the Hadassah House Resale Shop, where you can donate items you no longer want or need or you can shop and get remarkable items at remarkable prices. Make sure you check it out soon.
Our chapter is divided into smaller programming units based on location, age, interest, etc. Please make sure you take a look at Our Groups page to see where you fit. Each group also has exciting programming and interest groups for you to join. Our weekly Friday e-blast will tell you all about all about all the programming that Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter and its related groups has to offer.
We are so proud of what we do both here and in Israel. I hope you find out for yourself what Hadassah can offer you. Contact us and we'll send out any information you need regarding programs, membership or donating to support our mission. We'll be waiting for you!