Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, was founded before Israel was a state and before women could vote. We didn’t sit on the sidelines then. And we certainly don’t now.

Today, we’re 300,000 strong, across the country and across the generations, proof of just how big an impact we can have when we bring philanthropy and women’s leadership together. 

For 100+ years, Hadassah has worked proactively to find and implement solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing each generation. Together, we’re advancing women’s health, supporting a strong Israel and instilling Jewish values in future generations. 

We’re helping women find their voices to advance health equity, and fighting hate and antisemitism in the US, and modeling shared society in Israel. Thanks to the medical system in Israel we helped create, new treatments and scientific breakthroughs are saving lives around the world. Join us.

Our Mission statement

Every organization has a mission statement. Here’s ours:

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to the land, the people, and the future of Israel. Through education, advocacy, and youth development, and its support of medical care and research at Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah enhances the health and lives of people in Israel, the United States and worldwide.

Our Vision

To strengthen a connection to Israel with Hadassah leading the way, bringing healing and justice to the world.

Whether we’re helping an American teen discover a passion for Israel, modeling shared society in Israel, or fighting for women’s health equity in the US — our vision is all about bringing more healing and justice to our world.

Our Promise

Connecting and empowering Jewish women to effect change.

How? We foster women’s leadership. We lead by example. And we give individuals the tools they need to lead. We’ve helped shatter glass ceilings and build bridges. We’ve spoken out against hate and for those who couldn’t speak out for themselves. We’ve helped bring medical breakthroughs around the globe, and been on the frontlines when terror strikes.

With their support for a women-led organization, our donors and male Associates demonstrate their faith in Hadassah's promise.