Hadassah Associates

Who are Hadassah Associates?

Hadassah Associates are men who stand in support of Hadassah’s mission to advance medical research, healing, and education. The Associates promote innovative activities, fundraising opportunities and education designed for men in their local areas to reach these mission goals.

Our Associates are change makers who put their values into action. They connect and activate men to improve world health and to keep Israel strong. They are increasing patients’ chances of survival through their support of groundbreaking research and treatment at Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel

Men's Health Initiative

Associates have raised millions of dollars for medical research and patient care, including $2 million in funding for stem cell research at Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel. With Alzheimer’s being the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Associates are brining awareness to the deadly disease that currently has no cure, as their focus for 2017 and beyond. The treatments and research available can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life.


Associates' Mission

New for 2017 – Jerusalem & the Spectacular South! See a land of hidden gems, Israel's south offers many treasures - from inspiring frontier communities to innovative scientific advances and majestic desert beauty. Join us as we uncover it all, as well as enjoy an in-depth visit to Jerusalem.

Led by Fred Safer & Sherryl Kaufman.
October 15 - 27, 2017


Become an Associate

Join our fellowship of over 33,000 men who support Hadassah’s lifesaving work. Support our practical approach to Zionism—making lives better here, in Israel and around the world.


January 2018 Update

Sherryl Kaufman, National Associates Chair, shares highlights from the October 2017 Associates Mission, Jerusalem and the Spectacular South, which she led with Fred Safer, Immediate Past Associates President.


MEN’S HEALTH INITIATIVE - 2017 and beyond

Alzheimer's Disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. One of the most costly diseases in the developed world, last year, Alzheimer’s drained some $200 billion from the United States economy and was the sixth leading cause of death in the country.

First identified more than a century ago by German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, this devastating illness already affects one in every 20 people aged 65 to 85, and almost half of those older than 95—some 24,300,000 people worldwide. Hadassah Medical Organization has been a leader in the fight against Alzheimer’s. – Alzheimer’s Association

  • Hadassah researchers hypothesized that Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder of orientation where people lose their way on the cognitive maps of memory, places, and later, people. Moreover, the default mode network, overlapping with the orientation system, is known to be the network which is disturbed in Alzheimer’s disease. Using an innovative brain mapping technique, the Hadassah Medical Organization’s neuropsychiatry specialists have identified a cognitive process that has important implications for understanding the disorientation experienced by Alzheimer’s patients.
  • The Hadassah team was first in the world to find that neural stem cells have healing qualities that ameliorate harmful inflammation in the brain and protect it from injury.
  • Hadassah researchers discovered that stem cells perform two separate and central therapeutic tasks: protect surrounding cells from injury and induce natural repair; and inhibit inflammatory processes in the brain—processes that play a role in disorders, including Alzheimer’s.

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Missions Department


(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

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New York, NY 10005


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