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When you belong to Hadassah, you become part of a powerful force: the largest women's and the largest Zionist membership organization in the United States, with more than 300,000 members. This year, 2011-2012, is the 34th year of our local chapter. Charlottesville's membership spans all ages, providing another social focus for Jewish women in our community.

To refer or gift an Annual or a Life Membership to Hadassah, or to become a Life Member yourself, please contact Harri Waschtwasch@comcast.net.


Annual Membership is available to women 17 years and older. Annual dues are $36 and can be paid to our chapter through our Membership Vice President.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP - Special $212 for 2012 Membership Campaign

You can make a special commitment to the future of Israel by becoming a Life Member in Hadassah. The $360 Life Membership dues can be paid in full or by installments of $60 per month for 6 months.

CHILD LIFE MEMBERSHIP - Special $212 for 2012 Membership Campaign

Young women from birth through age 16 years can join Hadassah only as Life Members. They receive a special gift, a one-year membership to Young Judaea when they turn 8 years old, and the full benefits of an adult Life Member when they become 17. The $360 dues for a Child Life Membership can be paid in full or by installments of $60 per month for six months.

Consider making a gift of a Life Membership to a special girl or woman to mark a wedding, birthday, Bat Mitzvah, graduation, or other milestone - or for no special reason at all. As of June 30, 2010, our chapter has 291 Life Members and 15 Child Life Members, and has received national recognition for this record achievement.

All members receive a subscription to Hadassah magazine. Life and Child Life members receive a Life membership certificate and pin.


For more information about becoming an Associate, contact Associates Chair Larry Zippin at  zippin@gehrett.com.

Hadassah Associates, formed in 1966 and now 28,000 strong, are men in partnership with Hadassah women to help raise funds to support Hadassah projects in healthcare, education, youth programs, and the environment. It is a source of much pleasure and pride that our chapter now counts 50 Associates. Together, we create a proud legacy for Hadassah.

Hadassah Associate enrollment is just $300, and makes a wonderful gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, holiday or Bar Mitzvah. The enrollment fee can be paid in four installments of $75 per month or ten installments of $30 per month. Child Associates (through age 16) receive a one-year membership in Young Judaea. Every penny of the $300 Associate enrollment fee goes into an endowment fund that generates income to maintain Hadassah's hospitals in Israel.

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