Hadassah Brooklyn

Hadassah Brooklyn began in 1921. We provide programs of interest all over the borough of Brooklyn, at all times of the day and evening, every day of the week, every month of the year. We are comprised of all denominations of Jewish observance. Region events observe the laws of kashrut and respect Shabbat.

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P : (718) 382-6454

E : region.brooklyn@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

Hadassah Brooklyn

1625 Ocean Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11230


360 Degrees of Healing
360 Degrees of Healing (hadassah home tile)

Hadassah Medical Organization, founded by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. has defined health care in Israel. It’s about compassion. It’s about healing. It’s about life.

But that’s not all.
It’s also about a 360-degree vision in a changing world.

Hadassah is the founder of Israel’s modern health-care system and has been tireless in maintaining the highest standards for more than 100 years. Since 1960, the population of Jerusalem has tripled, and the demands on the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and Hadassah Hospital at the Ein Kerem campus have grown exponentially. Hadassah must respond—and we must look forward. So HMO begins, first by completely reimagining the iconic Round Building, the hospital’s original inpatient center at Ein Kerem. With this renovation and expansion, the new Round Building will be an important healing center for Israel. It will significantly advance the services in its outpatient surgery, maternity, oncology, and dermatology departments.

The Transformation of an Iconic Hadassah Building, as featured in Hadassah Magazine.


History of Hadassah w/ Gail Hammerman
Gail H. Hadassah History

Gail Hammerman, past Hadassah Brooklyn President and current Hadassah National Vice President spoke at our Women’s Health event in June. Check Out this inspirational speech.

From our President

Merrie Melman Pic

Dear Hadassah Sisters, Associates and Friends,

This is my first bulletin message as Hadassah Brooklyn President. As my new term begins I think about the incredible opportunity I have been given. I think about the trust that has been placed in me and I feel humbled. I know the dedicated and generous women of Hadassah will be there for me.


Hadassah is only as strong as the combined efforts of its members. No one person can do this alone so I need all of you to become active and do all you can to achieve our goals.

Many of us have a personal acquaintance with anti-Semitism, be it threats or violence or our family history. We all thought this could never happen in our beloved America. But now it has come to American shores. Hadassah refuses to accept this as the new normal. We are Americans, Jews and Zionists. We respond with action.

Hadassah members have advocated for Congress to support anti-hate school curricula. I am proud to say I went with the Brooklyn region to Washington last year to visit our Congress people and let our voices be heard. As we know there is a great deal more to be done and that is why we will stand together to fight bigotry, hatred, and discrimination.

On a happier note I would like to invite everyone to the Women’s Seder we are having on March 25th at East Midwood Jewish Center (See Cover and register with the tear-off inside this issue). Please attend as we want to have unity in Brooklyn where we support each other. Together we are strong.  I would like to thank Shelli Feldman, Gail Fier, Ethel Gold, Gail Hammerman, Barbara Katz, Helene Smith, Caryn Tanditash, Janet Young, and all members for their continuing support.

Merrie Melman
Hadassah Brooklyn President

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