Hadassah Connecticut

Our Region, comprised of 12 Chapters, covers most of the State of Connecticut, as well as the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts

Contact Us

P : (203) 307-1319

E : connecticut@hadassah.org

Mailing Address


31 Gault Park Drive

Westport, Connecticut 06880


Behind the Scenes look at The Branch podcast with host Dina Kraft
Dina Kraft

Join us for an incredible and thought-provoking event on Tuesday evening, December 17, with Dina Kraft, veteran journalist and host of the 5-star Hadassah podcast, The Branch. Dina will be joined by Stephanie Butnick, Tablet deputy editor and Unorthodox co-host, and Josh Kross, producer of several podcasts including The Branch, and Tablet’s Unorthodox.

Currently based in Tel Aviv, Dina is a renowned expert on current Israeli politics and culture, and a gifted storyteller who brings us into the lives of the very real women, men and youth working toward peaceful coexistence in Israel, the heart of The Branch. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet Dina and hear her speak in person. Tickets are required.

Whether you are a devoted listener to The Branch or not, come hear Dina talk about some of the many amazing Jews and Arabs in Israel forging meaningful relationships -- even though it's complicated. There's Amal Yousef and Molly Razon, who've become like "family" as they work together saving lives in the dialysis unit of Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus, and Hazam Abu Qwedar and Danny Hakim who co-teach Arab and Israeli children karate at Budo for Peace and bring their students as far as Australia to represent Israel in karate competitions.

December 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

150 Broadway 20th floor, New York, NY 10038
$36 per Hadassah member, $50 per non-member
Includes wine and cheese reception

Register Early! Space is Limited!

Bring your friends and family, and together you'll hear firsthand about Hadassah's ongoing work building bridges to peace and helping heal the world. Read more about Dina Kraft and Listen to some of the incredible stories here.

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.


Chai Society
chai pin

Every month, more women from around Hadassah Connecticut are supporting the wonderful work of Hadassah by becoming a member of "Chai Society," Hadassah's newest annual giving program.  Over 90 women across our Region have joined Chai Society, thereby providing Hadassah with reliable, consistent funds.

For as little as $15 a month ($180 a year), you, too, can change a life... and make an impact. And, when you join Chai Society in our Region, you will receive a beautiful, custom-designed pin. 

Contact the Region office for more information.

From our President

Joyce Backman pic

Dear Hadassah Friends,
As I begin my second year as Region President, I am honored to represent Hadassah Connecticut, as one of 33 region presidents from across the country.  I've just come back from the National meetings in Los Angeles and would like to share some thoughts.

Please click here to view.

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Headed to Florida? We'd love to catch up!

January 16, 2020

Join us at Benvenuto Restaurant 1730 North Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, Florida (561) 364-0600 Thursday, January 16, 2020 12 noon to 3 pm Spend time with friends and enjoy what connects us to Hadassah Guest Speaker Marlene Post National Magazine Chair Past Hadassah National President Couvert - $36 Bernice Wolodarsky, (561) 777-8885; Wendy Hollander, (914) 562-5330; Judi Silversmith, (718) 434-1997; Mina Orleans, (973) 886-4296 KINDLY RSVP BY January 1, 2020



  • President

    Joyce Backman

  • Chapter Co-President

    Sharon Sobel

  • Treasurer

    Fran Rackson

  • Corresponding Secretary

    Susan Schiffres

  • Recording Secretary

    Rhonda Ginsburg

  • Chapter Co-President

    Wendy Engel

  • Membership VP

    Michelle Fanwick


    Havital Miltz

  • Area Adviser

    Claudia Cohen

  • Area VP

    Roslyn Etra

  • Area Adviser

    Liz Kaner

  • Area Adviser

    Lieba Lander

  • Area VP

    Janice Levy

  • Annual Giving Chair

    Alana Fodeman

Our Chapters

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel


(800) 237-1517

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