Embrace Tzedakah - it is a defining aspect of our Jewish heritage. A major gift to Hadassah is an opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of others. Join our family of major donors at one of these distinguished giving levels.
$10,000,000 and above
Guardians of the Future Shomrei He’atid
$5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Guardians of Hope Shomrei Hatikvah
$2,500,000 to $4,999,999
Guardians of Zion Shomrei Zion
$1,000,000 to $2,499,999
Guardians of Tomorrow Shomrei Machar
$500,000 to $999,999
Guardians of Life Shomrei Ha’chaim
$250,000 to $499,999
Guardians of the Dream Shomrei Ha’chalom
$100,000 to $249,999
Society of Major Donors
$50,000 to $99,999
Circle of Founders
$25,000 to $49,999
A $36,000 Annuity gift is also recognized as a Centennial Founder
A $15,000 gift made by a donor under the age of 46 is recognized as a Young Founder
$18,000 to $24,999
$5,000 to $17,999
Chaverim, Friends of Hadassah
Major gifts can be designated for any Hadassah project. For more information about Hadassah’s major gifts opportunities please call the Hadassah office at
Keepers of the Gate annual contributions further education at Hadassah College Jerusalem, support medical breakthroughs and treatments at Hadassah Medical Organization, foster Jewish continuity through Young Judaea, and help disadvantaged children through Youth Aliyah/Children at Risk.
Keepers of the Gate and Associate Keepers of the Gate make an annual commitment of $1000* and may designate their gift to one of Hadassah’s Israel projects or to Greatest Need.
Keeper of the Gate Gift Options As a Keeper of the Gate you may direct your annual gift to the project of your choice, or direct your gift to Hadassah Greatest Need, empowering Hadassah to apply your gift to its most critical project. The designation can be changed each year.
After five years of fulfilling her/his commitment, or when the total gifts equal $5,000, a Keeper’s name is inscribed on the Keepers of the Gate pillar at Ein Kerem.
Keepers have the opportunity to purchase a sterling silver David’s Harp custom designed pin. Stones are added to the harp strings to reflect annual giving levels of $1,800, $2,500, $3,000, $3,600 or more.
Golden Keepers of the Gate is an annual commitment of $5,000. Golden Keepers of the Gate receive the opportunity to purchase a 14 K gold David’s Harp pin, recognition as a Major Donor and recognition in Israel at Hadassah Hospital at Ein Kerem on a special pillar.
Young Golden Keepers of the Gate program offers people who are 45 and younger the opportunity to become Golden Keepers of the Gate at a reduced payment schedule; $2,500 the first year, $3,600 the second year and $5,000 thereafter. Young Golden Keepers of the Gate are also eligible to participate in TAKE A STAND!
Young Keepers and Young Associate Keepers, 45 years and under, donate $500 the first year, $750 the second year, and $1,000 thereafter.
Young Keepers and Young Associate Keepers may elect to direct their gift to Hadassah’s TAKE A STAND! stem cell advocacy program.
Join with fellow GWAC Members in making a difference!
Your $500 pledge will be recognized as your year-long financial commitment to Hadassah.
It enables you to attend all Chapter and Group events that require a Donation of $500 or less for "plate money only" throughout 2012 - 2013.
For more information please contact Judy Treby at
301-330-1766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HADASSAH NEEDS YOU!
Every year the Greater Washington Area Chapter (GWAC) is given a fundraising goal from National Hadassah. Funds raised at the Chapter level play a critical role in helping Hadassah support its life-saving work. Thanks to the generosity of our members, we reached that goal last year.
This year, we have been challenged to raise nearly $1 million. One way to meet this challenge is by joining the Chai Club with a donation of $180 to Hadassah. If each of GWAC's 6,300 members made a gift of $180, then we would achieve our goal. Can we count on you?
For a payment of only $15/month (that's only $3.50/week), one of the many ways that your gift of $180 would help Hadassah is by providing meals for 2 weeks to one resident student in Hadassah's Youth Aliyah/Children at Risk villages in Israel. Your donation of $180 to the Chai Club will make a vital difference to all of Hadassah’s many projects.
Let us strive for 100% participation in the Chai Club.
Are you up for the challenge? For more information, please contact
Reva Norken at email@example.com or at (301) 236-6856.
Establish a Yahrzeit in Israel.
Who will say Kaddish? A Rabbi, under the auspices of Hadassah.
Where? Beneath the beautiful stained glass windows by Marc Chagall in the Fannie and Maxwell Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem.
When? Annually, on the Yahrzeit date, in accordance with the Hebrew calendar.
How? Your one-time, tax-deductible donation of $1,000 will ensure that Kaddish will be recited for your loved one in perpetuity in Israel, the land of our ancestors. Each year you will receive a notice from Hadassah providing both the English and Hebrew Yahrzeit dates.
On that date the Kaddish prayer will be recited for your loved one during the mincha (service) in the Abbell Synagogue.
Your donation will benefit the Hadassah Medical Organization and enable Hadassah to continue its pre-eminent role in healing, teaching and research. What better way to pay your respect to your loved ones than to give a life-affirming gift in their memory.
There are two ways to establish a perpetual Yahrzeit for yourself or a loved one
By Mail or Fax: Click here to download a printable form to establish a perpetual Yahrzeit in Israel for yourself or a loved one. For further information, please call the Hadassah office at 301-881-8203.
Hadassah’s attractive greeting cards and certificates are a wonderful way to mark a milestone, celebrate a special occasion, honor or pay tribute to the memory of a loved one, or simply serve as an expression of friendship.
Buying Hadassah greeting cards and certificates supports Hadassah’s important work while purchasing something that is always needed. Cards begin at $2 each. Certificates are available at every category of giving starting at $5 each.
To purchase a card or certificate, in honor or in memory of a special person, please contact the Hadassah office at 301-881-8203.
A beautiful tree adorns the wall of the Hadassah office. Its leaves and roots may be inscribed to highlight joyous events and to remember or honor loved ones in your life.
Share these milestones by purchasing a permanent Leaf or Root on our Tree.
Inscription space on leaf is limited, please contact the Hadassah office at 301-881-8203.
Copper Leaf $36
Bronze Leaf $54
Gold Leaf $108
Youth Aliyah is a child rescue program that Hadassah helped to create in 1934 when Henrietta Szold assisted Recha Freier in rescuing tens of thousand of children from war torn Eastern Europe. At the beginning, the youth were settled in agricultural villages and helped to build the fledgling country that would become Israel.
Today the job of Youth Aliyah is to help resettle the children of the Ethiopian and Russian migrations as well as the Israeli children who are part of the over 300,000 youth living on the streets, doing drugs, drinking and doomed to a life that goes nowhere. They are all our children.
We are in the business of fulfilling dreams:
Gadi will go to the Olympics in 2012 representing his country, having graduated from Hadassah Neurim last year, and where he still lives and trains.
Racheli has a home to go to every weekend that she gets leave from the IDF. But her parents are still in Russia, so she lives in Meir Shfeyah, in the Lone Soldiers’ Home there—the home she has known for the last four years.
Ziv will graduate from Ramat Hadassah Szold as a certified animal trainer, having studied with the horses in Ramat Hadassah Szold. As one of five children from a single parent home he is thankful for the education required to become a useful citizen of his new country.
Youth Aliyah has always spoken to the women of Hadassah of all ages because the project does what women do—take care of the young. It is instinctive for us. Today many of our offspring choose Youth Aliyah as their bar/bat mitzvah tzedakah project because it also speaks to them.
They understand that all it takes is someone to believe to make dreams come true. For more information please call the Hadassah office at 301-881-8203.
Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah Offers
Honey for the Holidays! A Sweet Mitzvah Opportunity!
It’s a Rosh Hashanah tradition to dip apples in honey to
usher inthe New Year!
Commemorate this beautiful tradition with friends and family by sending a gift of honey, Each gift jar contains eight ounces of delicious golden certified pure Kosher honey that will be shipped in time for Rosh Hashanah
An exceptional value at $10 per jar,
which includes shipping and handling
The recipient is sent a box containing a jar of honey and a
card from the sender saying “L’Shana Tova, Wishing You A
Healthy and Happy New Year” (Blessings for apples & honey enclosed)
Have Questions? Please contact Hadassah at 301-881-8203