Year Founded

1912

Founder

Henrietta Szold, an educated, accomplished and compassionate woman, founded Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., (HWZOA), to encourage her fellow American Jewish women to help eradicate the horrific conditions in which immigrants lived in pre-state Israel. As a result of her efforts, HWZOA laid the groundwork for Israel’s healthcare system, which today includes some of the world's leading research and treatment hospitals, and schools of medicine and nursing.

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Mission

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

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Areas of Focus

Bringing women together to effect change by advocating on critical issues concerning Israel and the Jewish people, such as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism, protecting the rights of Jews around the world and promoting the centrality of Israel in Jewish life.

Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO)  two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA delivers exemplary patient care to over a million people every year and supports world-renowned medical research.

Helping women lead healthier lives by educating them about diseases women are prone to and advocating at every level of government on issues that affect their health.

Raising awareness of critical health-related issues, such as the emotional, physical and other challenges Jewish women and men face when dealing with infertility.

Supporting young people though its Young Judaea and Youth Aliyah programs. Young Judea forges a commitment to Jewish life and instills a love of Israel and Zionism among thousands of American youth and young adults through its summer camps, Israel programs, year-round activities and volunteer experiences. Youth Aliyah sets at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. Since 1934, over 300,000 young people from 80 countries have graduated from the Youth Aliyah program.

Creating a powerful cultural, emotional and spiritual connection to Israel through its Hadassah Israel Travel program, which introduces participants to Israel’s past and present and offers a clear-eyed, thrilling look into Israel’s future.

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Number of Members, Associates, and Supporters

HWZOA is the largest Jewish women's organization in the US, with nearly 300,000 members representing every Congressional district.

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Number of Chapters

700 throughout the US

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Select Accomplishments

Played a leadership role in the bipartisan effort that led the US Congress to pass the Never Again Education Act (NAEA). Signed into law on May 28, 2020, the NAEA ensures that educators have the resources needed to teach the critical lessons of the Holocaust.

Played an active role in the creation of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism in 2004.

Regularly issues powerful policy statements that represent its official stance on a wide variety of issues facing our nation and Israel, and on other international matters of concern. Once approved, the statements become official policies of the organization and define its agenda and advocacy priorities. 

Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for building “bridges to peace”

A member of the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization (NGO)

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Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO)

HMO is a tertiary medical center owned and supported by HWZOA and comprising two campuses, Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus and Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. 

In addition to emergency services and hospitalization, HMO has outpatient clinics and community outreach programs.   

HMO serves more than one million people annually.

HWZOA pioneered the first post-high school college that included women, the Hadassah-Hebrew University Henrietta Szold School of Nursing, and together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's first medical school, dental school and school of public health.

In 1962, at the request of HWZOA, Marc Chagall donated the 12 world-famous stained-glass windows representing the family of Israel, the 12 sons of patriarch Jacob, at Hadassah Ein Kerem’s Abbell Synagogue.

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Hadassah International

Founded in 1983 and operating across five continents, Hadassah International unites people of all faiths and nationalities to improve lives around the globe through their financial support of the pioneering medical healing, teaching and research at the HMO.

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Hadassah Foundation

Hadassah Foundation was created in 1998 to support non-profit organizations helping women and girls in Israel and the US to become leaders, succeed in fields not predominately led by women, become more politically active, and eliminate religious barriers that create unequal or separate playing fields. One of the largest Jewish women’s funds in America, the Foundation has awarded $10 million to more than 110 non-profit organizations.

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Hadassah Magazine

Hadassah Magazine is published bimonthly and covers politics, news and culture, joining prize-winning journalism with its readers' diverse interests.

Year Founded

1912

Founder

Henrietta Szold, an educated, accomplished and compassionate woman, founded Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., (HWZOA), to encourage her fellow American Jewish women to help eradicate the horrific conditions in which immigrants lived in pre-state Israel. As a result of her efforts, HWZOA laid the groundwork for Israel’s healthcare system, which today includes some of the world's leading research and treatment hospitals, and schools of medicine and nursing.

--

Mission

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

--

Areas of Focus

Bringing women together to effect change by advocating on critical issues concerning Israel and the Jewish people, such as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism, protecting the rights of Jews around the world and promoting the centrality of Israel in Jewish life.

Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO)  two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA delivers exemplary patient care to over a million people every year and supports world-renowned medical research.

Helping women lead healthier lives by educating them about diseases women are prone to and advocating at every level of government on issues that affect their health.

Raising awareness of critical health-related issues, such as the emotional, physical and other challenges Jewish women and men face when dealing with infertility.

Supporting young people though its Young Judaea and Youth Aliyah programs. Young Judea forges a commitment to Jewish life and instills a love of Israel and Zionism among thousands of American youth and young adults through its summer camps, Israel programs, year-round activities and volunteer experiences. Youth Aliyah sets at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. Since 1934, over 300,000 young people from 80 countries have graduated from the Youth Aliyah program.

Creating a powerful cultural, emotional and spiritual connection to Israel through its Hadassah Israel Travel program, which introduces participants to Israel’s past and present and offers a clear-eyed, thrilling look into Israel’s future.

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Number of Members, Associates, and Supporters

HWZOA is the largest Jewish women's organization in the US, with nearly 300,000 members representing every Congressional district.

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Number of Chapters

700 throughout the US

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Select Accomplishments

Played a leadership role in the bipartisan effort that led the US Congress to pass the Never Again Education Act (NAEA). Signed into law on May 28, 2020, the NAEA ensures that educators have the resources needed to teach the critical lessons of the Holocaust.

Played an active role in the creation of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism in 2004.

Regularly issues powerful policy statements that represent its official stance on a wide variety of issues facing our nation and Israel, and on other international matters of concern. Once approved, the statements become official policies of the organization and define its agenda and advocacy priorities. 

Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for building “bridges to peace”

A member of the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization (NGO)

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Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO)

HMO is a tertiary medical center owned and supported by HWZOA and comprising two campuses, Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus and Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. 

In addition to emergency services and hospitalization, HMO has outpatient clinics and community outreach programs.   

HMO serves more than one million people annually.

HWZOA pioneered the first post-high school college that included women, the Hadassah-Hebrew University Henrietta Szold School of Nursing, and together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's first medical school, dental school and school of public health.

In 1962, at the request of HWZOA, Marc Chagall donated the 12 world-famous stained-glass windows representing the family of Israel, the 12 sons of patriarch Jacob, at Hadassah Ein Kerem’s Abbell Synagogue.

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Hadassah International

Founded in 1983 and operating across five continents, Hadassah International unites people of all faiths and nationalities to improve lives around the globe through their financial support of the pioneering medical healing, teaching and research at the HMO.

--

Hadassah Foundation

Hadassah Foundation was created in 1998 to support non-profit organizations helping women and girls in Israel and the US to become leaders, succeed in fields not predominately led by women, become more politically active, and eliminate religious barriers that create unequal or separate playing fields. One of the largest Jewish women’s funds in America, the Foundation has awarded $10 million to more than 110 non-profit organizations.

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Hadassah Magazine

Hadassah Magazine is published bimonthly and covers politics, news and culture, joining prize-winning journalism with its readers' diverse interests.

Year Founded

1912

Founder

Henrietta Szold, an educated, accomplished and compassionate woman, founded Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., (HWZOA), to encourage her fellow American Jewish women to help eradicate the horrific conditions in which immigrants lived in pre-state Israel. As a result of her efforts, HWZOA laid the groundwork for Israel’s healthcare system, which today includes some of the world's leading research and treatment hospitals, and schools of medicine and nursing.

--

Mission

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

--

Areas of Focus

Bringing women together to effect change by advocating on critical issues concerning Israel and the Jewish people, such as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism, protecting the rights of Jews around the world and promoting the centrality of Israel in Jewish life.

Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO)  two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA delivers exemplary patient care to over a million people every year and supports world-renowned medical research.

Helping women lead healthier lives by educating them about diseases women are prone to and advocating at every level of government on issues that affect their health.

Raising awareness of critical health-related issues, such as the emotional, physical and other challenges Jewish women and men face when dealing with infertility.

Supporting young people though its Young Judaea and Youth Aliyah programs. Young Judea forges a commitment to Jewish life and instills a love of Israel and Zionism among thousands of American youth and young adults through its summer camps, Israel programs, year-round activities and volunteer experiences. Youth Aliyah sets at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. Since 1934, over 300,000 young people from 80 countries have graduated from the Youth Aliyah program.

Creating a powerful cultural, emotional and spiritual connection to Israel through its Hadassah Israel Travel program, which introduces participants to Israel’s past and present and offers a clear-eyed, thrilling look into Israel’s future.

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Number of Members, Associates, and Supporters

HWZOA is the largest Jewish women's organization in the US, with nearly 300,000 members representing every Congressional district.

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Number of Chapters

700 throughout the US

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Select Accomplishments

Played a leadership role in the bipartisan effort that led the US Congress to pass the Never Again Education Act (NAEA). Signed into law on May 28, 2020, the NAEA ensures that educators have the resources needed to teach the critical lessons of the Holocaust.

Played an active role in the creation of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism in 2004.

Regularly issues powerful policy statements that represent its official stance on a wide variety of issues facing our nation and Israel, and on other international matters of concern. Once approved, the statements become official policies of the organization and define its agenda and advocacy priorities. 

Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for building “bridges to peace”

A member of the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization (NGO)

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Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO)

HMO is a tertiary medical center owned and supported by HWZOA and comprising two campuses, Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus and Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. 

In addition to emergency services and hospitalization, HMO has outpatient clinics and community outreach programs.   

HMO serves more than one million people annually.

HWZOA pioneered the first post-high school college that included women, the Hadassah-Hebrew University Henrietta Szold School of Nursing, and together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's first medical school, dental school and school of public health.

In 1962, at the request of HWZOA, Marc Chagall donated the 12 world-famous stained-glass windows representing the family of Israel, the 12 sons of patriarch Jacob, at Hadassah Ein Kerem’s Abbell Synagogue.

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Hadassah International

Founded in 1983 and operating across five continents, Hadassah International unites people of all faiths and nationalities to improve lives around the globe through their financial support of the pioneering medical healing, teaching and research at the HMO.

--

Hadassah Foundation

Hadassah Foundation was created in 1998 to support non-profit organizations helping women and girls in Israel and the US to become leaders, succeed in fields not predominately led by women, become more politically active, and eliminate religious barriers that create unequal or separate playing fields. One of the largest Jewish women’s funds in America, the Foundation has awarded $10 million to more than 110 non-profit organizations.

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Hadassah Magazine

Hadassah Magazine is published bimonthly and covers politics, news and culture, joining prize-winning journalism with its readers' diverse interests.

Year Founded

1912

Founder

Henrietta Szold, an educated, accomplished and compassionate woman, founded Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., (HWZOA), to encourage her fellow American Jewish women to help eradicate the horrific conditions in which immigrants lived in pre-state Israel. As a result of her efforts, HWZOA laid the groundwork for Israel’s healthcare system, which today includes some of the world's leading research and treatment hospitals, and schools of medicine and nursing.

--

Mission

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

--

Areas of Focus

Bringing women together to effect change by advocating on critical issues concerning Israel and the Jewish people, such as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism, protecting the rights of Jews around the world and promoting the centrality of Israel in Jewish life.

Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO)  two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA delivers exemplary patient care to over a million people every year and supports world-renowned medical research.

Helping women lead healthier lives by educating them about diseases women are prone to and advocating at every level of government on issues that affect their health.

Raising awareness of critical health-related issues, such as the emotional, physical and other challenges Jewish women and men face when dealing with infertility.

Supporting young people though its Young Judaea and Youth Aliyah programs. Young Judea forges a commitment to Jewish life and instills a love of Israel and Zionism among thousands of American youth and young adults through its summer camps, Israel programs, year-round activities and volunteer experiences. Youth Aliyah sets at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. Since 1934, over 300,000 young people from 80 countries have graduated from the Youth Aliyah program.

Creating a powerful cultural, emotional and spiritual connection to Israel through its Hadassah Israel Travel program, which introduces participants to Israel’s past and present and offers a clear-eyed, thrilling look into Israel’s future.

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Number of Members, Associates, and Supporters

HWZOA is the largest Jewish women's organization in the US, with nearly 300,000 members representing every Congressional district.

--

Number of Chapters

700 throughout the US

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Select Accomplishments

Played a leadership role in the bipartisan effort that led the US Congress to pass the Never Again Education Act (NAEA). Signed into law on May 28, 2020, the NAEA ensures that educators have the resources needed to teach the critical lessons of the Holocaust.

Played an active role in the creation of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism in 2004.

Regularly issues powerful policy statements that represent its official stance on a wide variety of issues facing our nation and Israel, and on other international matters of concern. Once approved, the statements become official policies of the organization and define its agenda and advocacy priorities. 

Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for building “bridges to peace”

A member of the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization (NGO)

--

Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO)

HMO is a tertiary medical center owned and supported by HWZOA and comprising two campuses, Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus and Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. 

In addition to emergency services and hospitalization, HMO has outpatient clinics and community outreach programs.   

HMO serves more than one million people annually.

HWZOA pioneered the first post-high school college that included women, the Hadassah-Hebrew University Henrietta Szold School of Nursing, and together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's first medical school, dental school and school of public health.

In 1962, at the request of HWZOA, Marc Chagall donated the 12 world-famous stained-glass windows representing the family of Israel, the 12 sons of patriarch Jacob, at Hadassah Ein Kerem’s Abbell Synagogue.

--

Hadassah International

Founded in 1983 and operating across five continents, Hadassah International unites people of all faiths and nationalities to improve lives around the globe through their financial support of the pioneering medical healing, teaching and research at the HMO.

--

Hadassah Foundation

Hadassah Foundation was created in 1998 to support non-profit organizations helping women and girls in Israel and the US to become leaders, succeed in fields not predominately led by women, become more politically active, and eliminate religious barriers that create unequal or separate playing fields. One of the largest Jewish women’s funds in America, the Foundation has awarded $10 million to more than 110 non-profit organizations.

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Hadassah Magazine

Hadassah Magazine is published bimonthly and covers politics, news and culture, joining prize-winning journalism with its readers' diverse interests.

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