Houston Chapter of Hadassah

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is over 100 years old and is the largest volunteer women’s organization in the United States – with more than 330,000 members, including about 4,000 in the Houston area.

In Israel and around the world, Hadassah provides medical care regardless of race, religion, or nationality.  Hadassah leads the way with advancements in ALS, breast and colon cancer, trauma, and emergency medicine, diabetes, macular degeneration, MS, AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and cardiac health.  At HMO research continues in the area of embryonic stem cell research.  Hadassah sets the standard for healing, caring, and responding to international crises in times of need.  By helping to provide housing, education, and training, Hadassah has supported 3 Youth Aliyah villages and has saved thousands of disadvantaged and at-risk children.  And, by supporting Young Judaea camping and Israel programs, Hadassah has helped develop the next generation of Jewish leaders.

Every Beat Counts is Hadassah’s heart health program which provides information, resources, and reference for the use of our members.  Included is Smart for the heart, a free online cardiac risk assessment and personalized wellness tool (www.smartfortheheart.org).

Locally our programs include a very active breast health awareness program, serving the uninsured and underserved.  We support Dress for Success; Let My People Read, donating new and gently used books to needy local elementary schools, area hospitals, and the women’s shelter; and, we help support Meals on Wheels.

The Houston Chapter website provides an opportunity to communicate to and get the latest updates in our chapter and nationally to our 14 active groups.  To find out more about each group, where they are located in the Houston area, and the general age range of each group click here.

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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