Welcome to the Cincinnati Chapter 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. Cincinnati Chapter offers a variety of community service and fundraising projects, as well as fun and educational special interest groups for women of all ages and interests. You can read about all our activities on the Events page throughout the year, or download a pdf file of our Winter Bulletin.

Brett Stern is one of Hadassah's New Members of the Month!
Congrats to Brett! More...

One Night One Light
This year for the first night on Chanukah, on Tuesday, December 16 at 9 PM EST, there will be an International live broadcast online featuring notable Jews, celebrities, rabbis and politicians. It will also be live from several different countries including Israel, Brazil, France, Italy and more. The goal of the event is to unify Jews of all backgrounds for Chanukah.  The entire program is just 30 minutes and it will be entertaining and inspiring.  Please make sure to invite your friends and family and join in with hundreds of thousands of other Jews of all backgrounds to celebrate the first night of Chanukah together at OneNightOneLight.com

Celebrate Hanukkah the Hadassah Way!
Light the candles for eight happy nights, gather the gelt, lunch on latkes and send unlimited eCards to friends and family.  For $18 minimum gift, you can send unlimited cards from our online eCard store.  More...

Now is the time to give to the Tower! Generous donors will match your donation to the the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, dollar for dollar, but only until December 31, 2014. Hadassah Medical Organization treats one million patients a year.  We need to complete the Tower's state-of-the-art Operating Rooms. More...

Become a Hadassah eMember
New: an online only membership for women 17+ who are big on caring and short on time.  Through closed Facebook and Linkedin groups, the eMember can network with like-minded women who take pride in their Jewish connection. Early registration for online webinars and access to the National Professional Directory (coming soon) are just a few of the benefits that allow the eMember to find her time and place in Hadassah.  More...

Hadassah Clicks with Amazon.com
Just come to this website first and click on the Amazon Link below.  Sign in, then click on Community Rewards and select Hadassah. Then shop as usual, and everything you order on Amazon will be credited to Hadassah.  This is NO COST TO YOU!  Click here for more information or click on the link below.  NEW: Trade In your old electronics, games and books at Amazon with Three Easy Steps!

Save the following dates on your calendar! For more information about our exciting events in 2014, click HERE.

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at 12 noon
We meet on the second Sunday of each month at 12:00 noon, in a private room at Slatt's Restaurant on Cooper Road in Blue Ash.  Join us to make new friends and meet some wonderful, caring women. For more information and further dates, please contact Bernice Goldman at (513) 984-5136 or call Hadassah at (513) 821-6157. 

Our next lunch and a movie will take place on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.  We will be seeing "Wild" at 11:50am at the Mariemont Theater. We’ll do brunch before the movie. Please email Edie at erau@cinci.rr.com or call her at 530-0003 to RSVP.

The evening Book Club will meet next on Thursday, Jan. 8 at Asian Paradise restaurant (corner of Montgomery and Fields-Ertel) to discuss the book, COLOR OF WATER, by James McBride. Greet and Eat at 6:30 and discussion at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome for a great dinner and/or discussion!! For questions, please contact coordinator, Barb Solomon, at barbsolomon25@gmail.com or call 821-6157

"What Not to Wear" Party on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 10:00am-12 noon at Nordstrom's at Kenwood Towne Centre. There will be a charge for this event, which will include a light breakfast and tips on how to best dress for your figure type. All attendees will receive a goody bag from Nordstrom and an opportunity to shop before the store is open to the public. NEW and prospective members are welcome!! There will be an opportunity to join at the event. Also, a gift for all new members who join that day and a door prize for one lucky guest!!

Save the date for Wednesday, April 22, 2015
.  Our annual Donor spectacular will start at 11 a.m. at the Kenwood Country Club.  More info soon!

It’s time to order your new card for 2015!! Prices are the same as last year: $8 for small card, $9 for large card.  Please send check(s) for all cards you are ordering (made out to Hadassah)
to Cincinnati Hadassah, PO Box 42396, Cincinnati, OH 45242.  Contact Leah Cohen if you are looking for a game: (513) 779-4800 or email lea7184@fuse.net

You can support Hadassah at NO COST TO YOU! Simply register online at Kroger.com and sign up for Community Rewards for Hadassah!  Community Rewards expire every April, so if you have registered in the past, please renew online now. 

Young Judaea charm braceletsYoung Judaea Scholarships Fundraiser
Give a child a Young Judaea camp experience or enable a teen to participate in a Young Judaea Israel program, and ensure Jewish continuity and future leadership?  Make a donation now and receive these fabulous bracelets in gratitude!  More...

Hadassah members Amy Fisher and Ilana Liss have recently been named the new volunteer liaisons of the SHAI program, a collaboration between Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah.  SHAI is an acronym for Support, Hospitality, and Assistance for Israelis.  More...

The new silver Tower Heart fundraiser.

Hadassah's newest annual giving society! A new way to be part of something big, something vital! Your $15 a month can change a life. It's easy, make your gift monthly or in one lump sum.  You choose where to make your impact: Medicine and Healthcare, Youth Aliyah, Young Judaea. Make the choice that touches your heart month after month, year after year. Join Now and receive this beautiful Chai Society pin!

THIN THREADS: Stories of Hadassah Life-Changing Moments

To commemorate Hadassah’s Centennial, a special book has been published that contains real life stories written by those whose lives have been touched by Hadassah, including Cincinnati's own Bonnie Juran Ullner! On sale now for only $18.  To order or for more info, click on: Thin Threads.

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah has received the prestigious Tower Award for achieving both its Tower Campaign Goal and Quota.

Congratulations to Cincinnati Chapter for making our fundraising goals + an additional $5000! As a reward, we will receive a large engraved brick on the Centennial Path in the beautiful Miriam’s Garden at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, in Jerusalem.  For more information, click here.

Our Hadassah Region recycles empty ink cartridges and old cell phones.  Please bring to meetings or call 513-821-6157 to arrange for pick up.  Thank you!

Your donation enriches the lives of millions of people and is 100% tax deductible. See some of our beautiful certificates here. Call Barb Litvak at (513) 791-8821 or email barb8821@gmail.com.

Now you can read our fabulous magazine online at  www.hadassahmagazine.org,   More...

Hadassah's life sustaining work is enriched every year by membership and donors. Keepers of the Gate is Hadassah's firt and only National annual gift campaign. More...

Stephanie Gilinsky, Judge Heather Stein Russell and Ghita Sarembock.
Check out photos from our most recent events, like our monthly get-together CoffeeTalk.  Click on the Photo Gallery link to see even more events underneath!
To inquire about membership, please click here, call (513)  821-6157 or E-mail:  cincinnati@hadassah.org. Our mailing address is:

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah
P.O. Box 42396
Cincinnati, OH 45242-0396
Phone: (513) 821-6157

If you have any comments or suggestions about this website, please contact Gayna Bassin at  gmbassin@hotmail.com.


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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