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Raritan Valley Chapter

A few short years after Henrietta Szold, of blessed memory, created the first chapter of Hadassah, on February 24, 1912, in New York City by turning a women's study group into "an organization which shall have for its purpose the promotion of Jewish institutions and enterprises in Palestine, and the fostering of Jewish ideals, " the Raritan Valley chapter, the first in New Jersey, was founded in 1917 with 25 members. Over 90 years later and 700+ members stronger, the Raritan Valley Chapter is still very active in the community with ongoing programs such as Chicks with Sticks and Chug Ivrit and educational monthly meetings. Please visit out website for the most up to date information about our events, fundraisers, and programs.   

Golda Meir Groups

There are Hadassah groups at  our locations, three at the Wilf Campus in Somerset and one at the Parker Assisted Living on River Road in Highland Park.

 The group at the Wilentz Residence meets at 1:30 pm in the dining hall of the building the second Monday of each month.

 The Somerbrook Group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 3:00 pm.

 The Jaffa Gate Group meets on the second Monday at 3:30 p.m.

 The group at The Parker meets for deli lunch and discussion at noon, the third Monday of each month.  We meet in the Country Kitchen.


The Golda Meir Groups have as our raison d' etre social action and updates.  We discuss progress that Hadassah and Israel has made and take a look at the local issues pertaining to each group writing letters and signing petitions as fits the situation.

L'Dor V'Dor-Young Women of Raritan Valley

L'Dor V'Dor started with seven women four years ago in the living room in one woman's house. In 2008, L'Dor V'Dor was chartered. (click here the Jewish State newspaper article) Today, L'Dor V'Dor remains very involved in the community with monthly Book Club, Moms and Tots, and Study Group events as well as our ongoing Women's Mitzvah Series and Girls Nite Out Programs. 



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