Cincinnati Chapter

HADASSAH, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Cincinnati Chapter offers a variety of community service and fundraising projects, as well as fun and educational special interest groups for women of all ages and interests.

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P : (513) 821-6157

E : cincinnati@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah

P.O. Box 42396, 4914 Cooper Rd

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242


From our President

Beverly Gershuny Williams

Dear Friends,

As always, we are focused on the health and well being of our members and extended families and friends. We are thinking of you during this unprecedented time. If you or anyone you know needs help in any way, please reach out:

513-821-6157 or cincinnati@hadassah.org

All in-person Cincinnati Hadassah programs are cancelled until further notice. Our evening Book Club is now meeting online using Zoom every other month. Look below under Events for instructions on how to participate.

Take care of yourselves and your families and stay healthy.

As Hadassah women, we advocated for the creation of the State of Israel and provided health care for its citizens even before its founding in 1948.  Our efforts have continued for the past 100 years. With the Power of our Dreams, we will continue to strive for even greater accomplishments in Hadassah’s future.

Help support the renovation and expansion of Hadassah's iconic Round Building with the "360 Degrees of Healing: Full Circle Campaign", which will add 200 critically needed beds. There are many levels of giving. Click here to learn more.

Please support our partnership with the Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry at the JFS Barbash Family Vital Support Center by bringing non-perishable food items and toiletries to events.

CINCINNATI HADASSAH is playing our part, and because of you and your support, Hadassah’s future will continue. We should remember the past, but look to the future. Our annual giving members are: FOUNDERS ($36,000 or more), KEEPERS of the GATE ($1,000 or $1800 per year), CHAI SOCIETY ( $180 or $360 per year). We also sell greeting cards, certificates, JNF trees, handbag holders for the table and Panera gift cards.

An easy way to support Hadassah is to register your Kroger and Remke cards online for Community Rewards.  Name Hadassah as the nonprofit recipient and will receive a percenage of your grocery bill at no cost to you.

Here is a great new way to declutter your home and donate to Hadassah at the same time: donate gently-used and no longer needed items to member Sharon Casper and she will sell them on eBay!

If you have not been involved before, here are just a few things we have fun doing here in Cincinnati: Book Discussion Group, Movie Mavens, Mah Jongg, Lunch Bunch, and monthly Coffee Talks.  Please join us, once the pandemic is over, whenever you are able to. We would love to have you.

Cincinnati Chapter will be going "green" this season, and we will no longer print or mail Newsletters.  To stay informed, please sign up for our email Bulletin, check this website and our Facebood page often, or subscribe to the "American Israelite" newspaper, where we publish ads and articles.

Best wishes,


Beverly G. Williams
Cincinnati Chapter President

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Hadassah @ Home

October 29, 2020

Hadassah Programs

Hadassah Celebrates RBG, One of Our Own Oct 29 | 8 PM | Webinar There are MANY more online Hadassah programs that you can bring into your home whenever you like, including hands-on virtual activities, speakers, webinars, podcasts, videos and more.

Book Club

November 12, 2020

We will meet online at 7:15 PM on Nov. 12: "Fleishman Is In Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser Akner, led by Nancy. Everyone is welcome for a great discussion! Dates for 2021 will be January 14, March 11, May 13, July 8, Sept. 9, and November 11. For more information and for the Zoom link, contact Nancy Weinberg at 513-314-5168 or

Miracles of Hadassah

November 22, 2020

Invitation to Event

Miracles of Hadassah: Honoring Nurses - Past, Present and Future and Benefiting Our Nurses at Hadassah Medical Organization on November 22, 2020 | 12pm | Online. To see the Miracles of Hadassah event invitation, click here. RSVP by Nov 19 to: www.hadassahmidwest.org/Miracles

Matthew 25: Ministries

January 3, 2021

Matthew 25: Ministries

Our new program of volunteering at Matthew 25: Ministries on the first Monday of the month is on hiatus, due to the coronavirus crisis. We will let you know when it is safe to resume normal activities there. Matthew 25: Ministries is still accepting donations of non-perishable supplies, clothing, etc. as well as monetary donations. Those who are interested will be part of this amazing tzedakah and tikkun olam opportunity that benefits people locally and globally.


Book Club

Book Discussion Club meets every other month on a Thursday, the first or second Thursday of the month. Oct. 8: "Fleishman Is In Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser Akner, led by Judy Knapp. Everyone is welcome for a great discussion! Dates for 2021: January 14, March 11, May 13, July 8, Sept. 9, and November 11. Please RSVP to Nancy Weinberg at 513-314-5168 or


Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk/Decaf Cafe, usually on the 2nd Monday of the month, is an informal gathering to discuss issues relevant to Jewish women. We are on hiatus now because of coronavirus, but hope to start up again once it is gone. For more information, call (513) 821-6157 or contact Tobe Snow, Coffee Talk Chair and Programming Vice President.


Lunch Bunch

The Hadassah Lunch Bunch is open to all. We shmuz a lot, eat a lot, laugh a lot and have a good time. We meet on the third Sunday of each month from 12 - 1:30PM at various restaurants. We encourage ladies who are looking for a fun and congenial group to join us. Contact Helene Kirzner at 513-683-3676 or email:


Mah Jongg

Our annual Mahj Tournament in May has been cancelled due to the pandemic. We hope to hold it next year. ORDER YOUR 2021 MAHJONG CARD FROM HADASSAH: Standard Cards: $9 • Large Print cards: $10 • You can get your group together and order all your cards at once! All orders must be received by January 24, 2021. Send your order and check (made out to Hadassah) to: Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah, P.O. Box 42396, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242-0396. For more information call Marilyn at (513) 821-6157 or email:


Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel


(800) 237-1517

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