Overview

When it comes to your health and wellness, Hadassah is here for you and your family. Hadassah has always focused on bettering health care in the US, Israel and around the world, with a particular concern for helping women lead healthier lives, educating women about health issues that affect them and advocating at every level of government on issues related to women’s health. We learn together about the breakthrough research and miraculous patient treatments taking place at Hadassah’s hospitals that are helping to heal our world.

Heart Health

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States? The good news is that 82% of heart disease is preventable. Hadassah is hard at work teaching women from coast to coast how to live heart-healthy lives through disease awareness and healthy eating. 

If you’re looking for flavorful recipes, practical tips and heart-healthy cooking, our Every Bite Counts: Hadassah's Nutrition Program has it all. And you can join thousands of women nationwide committed to promoting heart disease awareness through Every Beat Counts: Hadassah’s Heart Health Program®.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer for women in the US, causing 40,000 deaths each year. Hadassah researchers confirmed that Ashkenazi Jews have at least a 10 times greater prevalence of BRCA1 gene mutations which can cause breast and ovarian cancer.

At Hadassah, we're fighting back with three proven strategies: education and awareness, US advocacy and support for groundbreaking research at the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO).

Use your power and advocate to protect women's health coverage and expand research funding. Take an active role in educating yourself and your family by understanding the risks and signs, knowing your family’s medical history and talking to your doctor about mammograms and genetic counseling, if needed. Then use your voice and spread the word.

reConceiving Infertility

For too long, infertility and the struggles toward parenthood have been topics of hushed conversations and quiet suffering. From the matriarchs and patriarchs of biblical times to present day, too many women and men know these challenges all too well.

At Hadassah, we're reConceiving Infertility, by bringing women, men and the greater community together to raise awareness and confront taboos while driving policy change and empowering patients to advocate for their health. At the same time, we're helping our communities expand their definitions of what it means when we talk about family.


Wellness Programs

Empower yourself to take charge or your own health. Our many wellness programs—both online and in person—are an engaging, informative way to live a healthier lifestyle.

Fitness and Exercise

We all know that there are many benefits — both physical and mental — to exercising. But we also know that it can be a challenge to begin and maintain a fitness regimen. Hadassah has exciting ways to get you moving and motivated, by being a part of an energized community, who is here to support you. 

We offer online exercise programs for all abilities and levels to help you keep active and fit, on your own schedule. These range from at-home exercises to dance fitness to chair exercises to yoga. Many local chapters and groups also have their own exercise programs you can join.

Mindfulness

Who among us right now could use some tools and techniques to combat stress and attain a more general state of calm and relaxation? Hadassah offers ways for you to refresh, refocus and find balance, through in-person programs as well as online at home. 

Join us online for Resilience and Relaxation with Rebecca and be a part of a supportive, caring community. Each week, Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu teaches a restorative at-home class providing relaxation exercises and techniques, meditation, Jewish teaching, and ways to practice mindfulness and self-care. It’s an excellent antidote to our stressful times and a weekly dose of solace and comfort.

News and Stories

Keep up with what is happening at Hadassah in Israel and across the country. Learn more about our activities in related news and stories.