Welcome to Neshama - Center City Philadelphia’s newest and youngest chapter of Hadassah. Our members are driven by humanitarian efforts that effect change through advocacy, advancing health and well-being, and support of Israel. Our dynamic women like to gather for social and educational events. Our chapter goals currently include increasing membership and awareness about Hadassah and fundraising for Hadassah hospitals in Israel. You will enjoy warm friendship and camaraderie while supporting Hadassah when you join the active and dedicated women of Neshama!

Contact Us

P : (215) 732-7100

E : neshamaphilly@gmail.com

Mailing Address

Pennsylvania 19146

From our President

rachel neshama

Dear Hadassah Members, Life Members, Potential Members, and Friends:

Welcome to Neshama- Center City Philadelphia's Young Professionals Chapter.  We currently have more than 50 active members!

I would like to give a hearty Mazal Tov to all our newest leadership board members: Allison Benton & Sara Sokolow (Education), Candice Feldman (Communications), Helene Brennan (Treasurer), Susan Becker & Erica Schwarz (Membership), Sam Seltzer and Barrie Stern (Programming) and Rachel Palmer (Fundraising).  

“There is no organization like Hadassah — working in communities around the US to connect Jewish women and empower them to effect change through support of Israel, advancing health and wellness, and advocacy.” 

These are the words of our National President, Ellen Hershkin.

Help us continue to grow this chapter. Share the joy of Hadassah Membership with family and friends.  Let them know what a wonderful organization we are.  Enjoy the opportunity of making life-time friendships.  Invite friends to our chapter and Philadelphia region events.

When you join Hadassah you will receive a yearly subscription to the renowned Hadassah Magazine. Click here to learn more about joining Hadassah http://www.hadassah.org/ (click on the top right corner JOIN US).

I look forward to seeing you at our chapter’s events!  Please join me and our leaders.  Let's work together to make 2019 the best year for Neshama Hadassah!

All the best,

Rachel Baum
President, Neshama Chapter


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  • President

    Rachel Baum

  • Treasurer

    Helene Brennan

  • VP Communications

    Candice Feldman

  • VP Fundraising

    Rachel Palmer

  • Co-Chair, VP Education

    Allison Benton

  • Co-Chair, VP Education

    Sara Sokolow

  • VP Programming

    Barrie Stern

  • Co-Chair, VP Membership

    Susan Becker

  • Co-Chair, VP Membership

    Erica Schwarz

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel


(800) 237-1517

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40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005


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