Welcome to our Chattanooga Chapter of Hadassah.
We have 230 Members. In 2011, our chapter's membership increased by close to 65 new Life Members as a result of Hadassah's Centennial Life Membership Offer.
The 2012 Southern Region Spring Conference was held in Chattanooga. Congratulations to Millie Lander, Conference Chair, and all of the Chattanooga Hadassah members who made this year’s Southern Region Spring Conference a fantastic success. Our local chapter members were gracious hostesses, and participation by city officials, university scholars, and Jewish community sponsors demonstrated proud civic support.
At the conference’s annual awards banquet,the Chattanooga chapter was awarded the 2012 Star Chapter of the Year. This wonderful point-based honor is given each year to a chapter that not only exceeds its various goals but, engages its community in Hadassah’s mission locally and in Israel. Chapter President Rhonda Seeber, a dedicated Board, and active members have worked over the last two years to realize Henrietta Szold's mission to help others, foster Jewish continuity, further medical advancement and health education, and address issues important to women and families.
Our small chapter greatly exceeded fundraising expectations thanks in part to many generous Keepers of the Gate and Major Gifts Contributors. Our many endeavors have included educational celebrations at Sukkot and Tu B’Shehvat, community-wide New Year’s greetings, sponsorship of programs at the Jewish Federation's Community Sunday School, dinners for "Room in the Inn" women's shelter, food and toiletries drives at Chanukah, special recognition of B’nai Mitzvot and other lifecycle celebrations, support of JNF through the sale of tree or water certificates, sale of the Dining/Entertainment Guides, outreach to new members, regional leadership trainings,chapter meetings, and special events that enable Hadassah to continue its programs throughout Israel.
Special thanks to Dana Waxler, long time Chattanooga Chapter Member and outgoing Southern Region President. Her support and guidance continues to inspire and energize our chapter. She will continue as a member of the Hadassah Nationa Board.
- Hadassah Medical Organization and Berlin’s Charité University Hospital Sign Cooperation Agreement for Pediatrics and Neuroscience
- As academic institutions, the Hadassah University Medical Center and the Charité University Hospital of Berlin have agreed to work closely to advance teaching and research, with emphasis on pediatrics and the neurosciences.
- Educational Conference in Israel Marks World Down Syndrome Day
- As part of World Down Syndrome Day, about 100 people participated in a conference at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus on April 6, 2014, affording families of patients with Down syndrome from all over Israel an opportunity to meet with eminent specialists.
- Hadassah Heart Specialists Reveal Detrimental Effect of Thyroid Imbalance on Heart Failure Patients
- A study by the Hadassah Medical Organization's heart specialists has revealed that increased levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) are correlated with "worse clinical outcome" in patients suffering from heart failure.
- Hadassah Foundation Celebrates Graduation of Training for Orthodox Women
- Hadassah Foundation Director Rabbi Ellen Flax gave out the graduation certificates to the thirteen women who graduated from the joint training program for Haredi Early Childhood Education Counselors at the Hebrew University.
- Support Fair Pay for Women & Families
- Women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar and a single mother of two working full-time at minimum-wage is living nearly $4,000 below the federal poverty line. America’s women and families are worth more and they deserve better!
- As Knesset Weighs Official Celebration of Aliyah, One Olah Reflects on Emigration
- As the Knesset weighs a bill to recognize a day to celebrate making aliyah, one emigrant from Connecticut reflects on the journey that brought her to make aliyah.
- Building Bridges to Peace through Medicine
- The rationale for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is based on generalities—many of them uninformed—about how different populations live, work, study, and co-exist in the region.