Greater Atlanta Hadassah

Greater Atlanta Hadassah (GAH), the metro Atlanta chapter of Hadassah, has existed for 98 years! Founded in 1916, the Greater Atlanta Hadassah chapter is comprised of 3,583 members and associates (92% are life members) who come together to raise funds in support of Hadassah's projects in Israel and the United States; to promote issues of women's health and family well-being; to study; to educate; and to have fun. To join Hadassah or to inquire about the work and mission of Hadassah, contact the Greater Atlanta Hadassah office at 678-443-2961 or  Stay in the loop by clicking on our calendar and signing up for our eNewsletter

Don’t miss this year’s “No-Show” Ball Fundraiser.  The event is virtual, but the need is real.  Please support Hadassah and return your “RSVP” card with your contribution.  If you need an additional copy of the No Show Ball “invitation” or if you would like to make your contribution by credit card over the phone, please call the Hadassah office at 678-443-2961.   

Save the date:  Breast Strokes, Hadassah Bares All for A.R.T. (Awareness, Research, and Treatment)

The women of Greater Atlanta Hadassah are raising money for groundbreaking breast cancer research at Hadassah Medical Center, in an innovative and unforgettable way.
On Sunday, October 26, 2014 thirty volunteer models, some of whom are breast cancer survivors, will have their torsos artistically painted by local female artists. When these paintings are completed, female photographers will take amazing photos of them from neck to navel. The result: spectacular works of art! These photos will then be made into a large artistic poster and will be available for purchase at our BIG REVEAL, an A.R.T. Gala event and auction on February 28, 2015 at the Westside Cultural Arts Center.  For more details, visit the Breast Strokes webpage.
Once again this year, the Greater Atlanta Hadassah Chapter will be a Community Partner of the MJCCA Book Festival. The festival will run from November 1 – 19,  2014 and our Chapter will be the “Partner” of the author event with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (Reinventing American Health Care) on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 PM. When purchasing Book Festival tickets (series tickets or individual tickets to our November 13th Partner event) please use the applicable Greater Atlanta Hadassah coupon code! The code for purchasing tickets to our November 13 Community Partner event is GAH. Click for more details about how to purchase tickets for our Partner event. To view an on-line version of the Book Festival brochure, click HERE! We hope to see you at the Book Festival, and thank you for your support!
Attention Hadassah Associates:  We are updating our Membership database and want to make sure that we have your correct contact information.  Please e-mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women in the United States. But fully 82% of heart disease is preventable. Adopting a heart healthy lifestyle is the first important step.  Read about how we are raising awareness.

Greater Atlanta Hadassah's 2014 Touch A Truck Family Festival to Benefit Heart Health was a fun time for kids of all ages.  Visit our website for more details and to view our Touch A truck photo gallery and video.  
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Greater Atlanta Hadassah News and Events    September 2014

  • Join the Hadassah sponsored Nurses' CEU and Physicians’ CME in Jerusalem, November 2-6, 2014.  All are welcome.  Show your support of Israel with “sandals on the ground.”  Click HERE for all the details.
  • Training Wheels/Al Galgalim, a Jewish family education program created by Hadassah, lets parents and children (ages 3-5) become partners in discovering the joys of being Jewish. Registration is still open for sessions.  The topic for the next session (October 5) is Sukkot.  Grandparents welcome too! 
  • STUDY GROUP OF GAH - Jews from Arab Lands:    The GAH Study Group continues to study Jews in Arab Lands. We meet on Friday mornings from 10:30 AM-12 noon, once a month, at the GAH office. Thus far, we have all learned about the history—often tragic, but also full of courageous acts—of the Jews of Morocco, Iraq, and Algeria. Our discussions are led by one of the members and are thought provoking and very lively. (We also have great snacks and shmoozing!) We are still accepting new participants. Our next meeting will be on Friday, October 24, 2014, when the group will learn about the Jews of Egypt.  If you are interested in joining, please E-mail Sybil Ginsburg, GAH Study Group Chair, at
  • Save The Date! Thursday, December 4, 2014. Temple Sinai (5645 Dupree Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327).   INSTALLATION OF 2015 GREATER ATLANTA HADASSAH CHAPTER OFFICERS (7:30 pm) AND  KEEPERS OF THE GATE/MAJOR DONORS DINNER (preceding Installation). Please watch for your invitation (including the slate of incoming officers) by snail-mail. Also, if you have been thinking about becoming a Keeper of the Gate ($1,000 annual commitment to Hadassah for as long as you are able), now would be a great time! Please contact our Keepers of the Gate Chair, Addie Schneider, at or call the Hadassah office at 678-443-2961.  
  • Please visit the GAH Marketplace to support Greater Atlanta Hadassah chapter and Metulla Group fundraising efforts. The following individuals and businesses have graciously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds earned thru Hadassah member patronage back to Hadassah: Honey from the Heart fundraiser, Galia Sabbag - author of the Shira Series, Fresh Florida Fruit, Kosher Gift Box, Go to Baby the Jewish Web Store, Ellen Sichel of Custom Calm, Meg Fisher of Elite Tallit, Kiwi Publishing, Parkway Gold, and  We thank them all for helping us support the work of Hadassah! 
  • A Word from Lee Tanenbaum, GAH Webmaster:  There have been 6331 pages viewed on the Greater Atlanta Hadassah website between 6/11/2014 and 8/9/2014. We hope you are one of GAH's frequent web visitors. If you are, you will notice lots of new content on the site. Please bookmark and visit frequently. Send any edits, additions, or ideas to me at  or contact me at 678-310-0873.  It is a pleasure to serve as the GAH Webmaster. 
  • The "2013 Opportunities for Giving: A Compendium of Information for Hadassah Members, Leaders, and the Curious" is now available online. To help organize the different opportunities for giving programs in effect for 2013, the SE Region of Hadassah has designed this Compendium to summarize the programs, to indicate where you can find more information and provide links when possible, to answer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about popular programs, and even provide modifiable promotional information to make it easier to move ahead with opportunities for giving programs. 
  • Over 70 Hadassah members and Associates from the Southeastern Region visited Israel in October 2012 for the national Hadassah Convention. Watch this slideshow for a glimpse of the fun had by all.
  • Stand with Israel. What can you do?
    Support Israel! Know the Facts! Spread the Word!
    - Visit the National Action Center to see what you can do to advocate for Israel.
    - Read Hadassah's letter to its membership
    - Donate Now to Hadassah's Emergency Fund
    - Impact of Crisis in Israel November 2012
  • A brand-new Hadassah Centennial Documentary recently aired on JLTV (Jewish Life TV). If you missed it, you can now watch it online 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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