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.
Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal.
The beginning of the Wilmington Chapter of Hadassah dates to the year 1929, with 18 (Chai) signatures on the charter. Family members of some of the original founders are proud to be included among the nearly 1000 members in the chapter.
The Wilmington Chapter of Hadassah consists of almost 900 women (and some men, called Associates) who come together to help our brethren in Israel obtain world-class medical care.
In our chapter, every woman counts. Every woman is crucial to the work Hadassah does. Every woman contributes to tikun olam, repairing the world.