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Hadassah, the power to heal our world. Together.

We believe we can and must do all we can to advance justice and healing.

We’ve been defying the odds for more than a century, creating new leadership roles for women, sustaining a vibrant Jewish state and paving the way for a pioneering health care system that saves lives every day. We are the power of women who do. 

And we believe that each of us has the power to heal our world, to take action, to make an impact. 

We hope you do, too. Join us. 

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Hospitals and Research

Advancing Health Care & Medicine

Every day, Hadassah brings healing to the people who need it most.

Our chapters host health and wellness events in hundreds of communities around the United States, giving individuals tools to live longer, healthier lives. Hadassah’s hospitals in Israel bring care to a million patients a year, and advance cutting-edge research and treatments, including against COVID-19. And our advocates work to expand access to health care in the US and stronger US-Israel medical partnerships.

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Connecting to Israel & Zionism

Hadassah is the address for women’s empowerment and for the empowerment of Zionist women.
— US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Elan Carr 

At Hadassah, Israel is in our DNA. Our US programs advance a deeper understanding and connection to Israel – for adults and young Jews. Our advocacy supports Israel’s security and a strong US-Israel relationship. And our hospitals and youth programs in Israel create a better future, regardless of religion, ethnicity or race.

Advocacy and empowerment

Advocating For Change

Hadassah believes that when we empower women, we can heal our world, together. As America’s largest Jewish women’s organization, we have members in every congressional district who – in conjunction with our national advocacy team and our Washington, DC, Government Relations Office – speak out on today’s most pressing issues, from advancing women’s health and economic security (including reproductive rights) to fighting antisemitism and hate, to speaking out for a strong, secure Israel.

Now is the time to create a strong community of women who want to make actionable change.

Tory Roman

Bringing Young Women Together

Tory Roman's passion for Hadassah was ignited in 2019 when she witnessed the vital work of Hadassah’s hospitals and Youth Aliyah villages during a Hadassah-Momentum trip to Israel. After returning home to Piedmont, CA, she realized that joining Hadassah wasn’t enough. She wanted to spread the sense of kesher (Hebrew for connection) — to Israel, to Hadassah, to like-minded women.

"Now is the time to create a strong community of women who want to make actionable change — and stand up for something wonderful happening in Israel," says Tory. In 2020, Tory founded Hadassah's Kesher OAK Chapter.

Advocacy and empowerment
We aim to make life better for people in terrible pain when no one else will treat them.

Dr. Rawhi Hashem

Saving COVID-19 Patients Through Innovation

Senior intensivist and anesthesiologist Dr. Rawhi Hashem has been a key physician at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for 26 years. During the pandemic, his innovative thinking resulted in a manual method of turning heavy COVID-19 patients, using mattresses and blankets, forgoing the need for electronic lifts.

"We aim to make life better for people in terrible pain when no one else will treat them. It’s easier to stand by and say there’s nothing we can do to help, but that’s not the Hadassah way," says Dr. Hashem.

I believe in Hadassah's mission of bringing healing and justice to the world.

Mindy Gensler

Meet a Hadassah New Jersey Advocate

Mindy Gensler, a lawyer who works for the New Jersey Department of Labor, didn’t want to stand by as she witnessed a national surge in antisemitism. So in 2012, she sought out an organization where she could make an impact as a volunteer. She found one in Hadassah and was proud to become a first-generation member.

Since then she’s taken on a leadership role as the advocacy chair of Hadassah Northern New Jersey. "It's important to make connections with the people who represent us, [so] they know we’re watching issues that are important to us," says Mindy.

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You want to make an impact? That's what we do. Come put your passion to work, side by side with like-minded women. We Got the Power.

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Hadassah women turn Jewish values into action, working to build a healthier, safer and more equitable world. We advocate to advance the health and well-being of women and for Israel’s security and stronger US-Israel relations.

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Hadassah Statement in Response to the Senate Vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022

Hadassah calls on the Senate to enshrine women’s reproductive freedom in federal law. The organization vows to continue advocating for national legislation that protects women’s right to make health decisions based solely on medical guidance and personal values.

Our Mother's Day Message: Health and Choice for All Women

This Mother's Day, Hadassah leaders deliver a powerful message about protecting women's autonomy, and the deeply personal decision of when to become a mother.

Hadassah Stands Against Discrimination of Israel: Joins the Brandeis Center in Support of Texas Anti-BDS Law

Hadassah recently joined the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law in filing an amicus brief against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The brief denounces the systematic global campaign to delegitimize the State of Israel.

Hadassah Statement in Response to Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

Hadassah expresses its outrage at the draft majority Supreme Court opinion disclosed yesterday, calling it an attack on women’s autonomy and health and reaffirming the organization’s unwavering support for full access to reproductive health services and a woman’s right to choose.

Thanks to Volunteers, the World Looks Better Even in a Refugee Center

Heroics happen every day at the Hadassah refugee center on the Polish-Ukrainian border as their volunteers care for vulnerable human beings in need.

HADASSAH AND NINETEEN OTHER JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON CONGRESS TO ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN INFERTILITY AWARENESS, RESEARCH AND SERVICES

In a letter to Congress released today and signed by 19 other Jewish organizations, Hadassah outlines infertility’s disproportionate impact on the Jewish community and urges Congress to support a bi-partisan resolution mandating more research and greater access to services.