Greater Atlanta

Hadassah Greater Atlanta (HGA), the metro Atlanta chapter of Hadassah, has existed for more than 100 years! Founded in 1916, the Hadassah Greater Atlanta chapter is comprised of 3,617 members and associates (98% are life members) who come together to raise funds in support of Hadassah’s projects in Israel and the United States; to promote issues of women’s health and family well-being; to study; to educate; and to have fun. Our members are actively involved in groups, which are organized primarily around location, age, day or evening meeting preference, and profession (health professionals). At the Chapter level, however, we sponsor a number of community-wide projects, programs, and study groups designed to enrich your body, your mind, your heart and your soul. For more information on our programs, please see below in the announcements section.

Contact Us

P : 678-443-2961

E : atlanta@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

1050 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 500

Atlanta, Georgia 30338



Due to precautions around COVID-19 and to safeguard our members and guests, all Hadassah Greater Atlanta events and meetings have been cancelled, postponed, or will be held by video. For those Chapter events that have new dates or that will be held by video, please scroll down. Also, the SUPER SOUTH office is closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely, so please be in touch by email or phone. We appreciate your understanding.

Summer Social 2020
Summer Social 2020

Hadassah Health Professionals invites the Greater Atlanta Chapter to their Annual Summer Social

With Covid keeping us at home, our summer social will be held on your porch, deck, patio or pool.  Grab some iced tea or a glass of wine, and let’s connect on Zoom!

We will catch up on Hadassah news and then hear from two of our members.  

Linda Liss, Attorney, will discuss:                 

   * Your Will-What you need to include  

   * Financial and Health Care Power of Attorneys 

   * The ins and outs of creating a trust

   * She will provide you with the latest POA forms

Jessie Herman, insurance agent will discuss

   *Long Term Care Insurance

RSVP: Vivian Gerow- viviang.hadassah@gmail.com, (404) 274-9285 or just reply to email

When:  Sunday, June 28, 11:00-12:30pm

Where: Zoom! On the day of the event, just click here at least 5 minutes before and wait to be admitted to join the event.
When prompted, enter: Meeting ID 961 2258 4892.  Meeting Password: 586876

Guests:  If you know of a non-member that is interested in attending, please forward their name and email address so we can forward the link.

Contribution to Hadassah:  If you would like to make a donation to Hadassah, please click here.

Hadassah Eats
Jesse Kauffman

Hadassah Eats

A Virtual, Interactive Epicurean Delight

with Chef Jesse Kauffman


WHEN: July 12, 2020

5:00 p.m.

WHAT: Along with Jesse, prepare salmon over deconstructed

Ratatouille and Israeli couscous

COST: $18 Minimum Gift

Benefitting Hadassah’s Greatest Area of Need

R.S.V.P.: REGISTER NOW (Space is limited)

Ingredients list is provided upon registration.

Zoom link sent prior to event.

Visit Jesse at Ten Bistro

5005 Peachtree Pkwy, Suite 820, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

(770) 375-8330 | www.tenlocalflavors.com

Cookbook Fundraiser for Best Strokes!

Be a part of tomorrow! 

Fill out the form below and submit your favorite recipes all while supporting a great cause – Best Strokes!  You can also pre-order your cookbook(s) today! For more information contact Barbara Lang at barbphlang@aol.com.

Click here for recipe form and more information.

HGA Study Group - Jews of the World
HGA Study Group

Since April 2014, Hadassah Greater Atlanta’s Study Group has completed a study of Jews in most of the Muslim countries and has moved on to study the Jews of the World.

We meet on the fourth Friday of the month (or sometimes the third or fifth), from 10:30 AM-12:00 noon in group members’ homes, when possible, or by ZOOM. Our discussions are led by one of our members and are thought-provoking and very lively. We also have great snacks and schmoozing!

Upcoming meeting dates with topics and discussion leaders:

June 26 - Jews of Manitoba, led by Rachel Schonberger, will be held via ZOOM.

New participants are always welcome. If you are interested in attending Jews of Atlanta, R.S.V.P. Shirley Micalove at smichalove@aol.com. If you would like to attend Jews of Finland, please email Sybil Ginsburg, Chair, at sginsbu@emory.edu. Let us know if you have interest in the history of the Jewish people in a particular country.

Rosh Hashanah Honey Fundraiser 2020
Rosh Hashanah Honey Fundraiser 2020

What better way to wish family, friends and business associates a “Sweet and Healthy New Year” than sending a jar of honey?

This distinctive 8-ounce jar of kosher honey arrives in time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, decorated with a festive label, and includes a personalized card reading “Shana Tova - Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.” This card also lets the recipients know that a donation has been made in their honor to Hadassah Greater Atlanta.

Your cost is $12.00 per jar, which includes shipping and handling within the United States. We will gladly mail orders outside the United States for an additional fee.

To order honey, go to https://www.honeyfromtheheart.org/GAH and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Order by July 22nd, 2020 to avoid a $5.50 per jar shipping fee.

Order by August 21st, 2020 for guaranteed delivery in time for Rosh Hashanah.

For more information or help with ordering, please contact:

Karen Miller - kmiller2152@bellsouth.net, 770-455-0843


Barbara Lang - barbphlang@aol.com, 404-667-8831

29th Annual Chesed Student Awards
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PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: Join us on Sunday, August 9  from 2-4 p.m. via zoom for the 29th annual Hadassah Greater Atlanta Chesed Student Awards honoring excellence and menschlichkeit in Atlanta’s Jewish teens! We are excited to partner with JumpSpark to honor some of the best and brightest young leaders and mensches representing synagogues, day schools, and Jewish organizations in our community. More information coming soon!

Earn money for Hadassah while you shop!
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Hadassah Greater Atlanta is now participating in the KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

 Every time you make a purchase at KROGER and the cashier SWIPES your KROGER card, HADASSAH gets a percentage of your purchase no matter how small. And it works at the Kroger Gas Pumps too!

If you already have a Kroger Plus Card, you can sign up immediately with our special Hadassah Greater Atlanta organization number 50250. 

If you do NOT have a Kroger Plus card, it is so VERY EASY to get one just by stopping in a local Kroger store and asking for one at the CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK.

Then follow the easy instructions included on our flyer and register your card on line.

Please share HGA’s Kroger Community Rewards organization number 50250 with friends, family and neighbors. If you have questions or problems registering,  please contact Marci Abrams-Feinstein, Fundraising VP for Hadassah Greater Atlanta at 770-218-8094 or Rphsings61@att.net

Best Strokes Big Reveal
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Get Your Best Strokes Art & Gear

at www.atlanta-hadassah.pixels.com

to Help Raise Funds for Breast & Ovarian Cancer Research

Your purchases through Fine Art America will help to support breast/ovarian cancer and genetic research programs at Hadassah Hospital and breast/ovarian cancer education, advocacy and prevention in the United States. There are 179 works of art that can be ordered in various formats, sizes, and prices (stretched canvases, fine art prints, posters, prints, greeting cards, spiral notebooks, phone cases, tote bags, pouches, throw pillows, duvet covers, yoga mats, shower curtains, hand and bath towels, fleece blankets, battery chargers, coffee mugs and t-shirts for men, women, youth, toddler and baby sizes).  For details click here

More details about Best Strokes at www.beststrokesatlanta.org.

Greater Atlanta Hadassah Programs

Check It Out!® - Through this program, Greater Atlanta Hadassah, in partnership with Northside Hospital, has educated thousands of high school girls in Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fulton and Cobb counties about the importance of breast self examination and the early detection of breast cancer. Check It Out!® is funded through a grant from It’s The Journey, Inc. sponsor of the Atlanta2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Chesed- This annual awards program honors one outstanding teen-age student from each Atlanta-area Jewish day and synagogue school. Student nominees are selected by their school based on the following criteria: their love for Israel; concern for fellow Jews and Jewish culture and heritage; concern for fellow human beings in manner and deed (menschlichkeit); and acceptable academic standing.

Date with the State – This is an annual event when we meet with Georgia Legislators to voice, as Hadassah members, our opinions on state issues that affect us as women and as Jews in America. At times, we have joined with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta's Peach Politics event. In addition, we meet in Washington, DC, with Hadassah members from across the country to speak out on behalf of issues such as reproductive freedom, separation of church and state, domestic violence prevention, embryonic stem cell research and more.

Eduscope – This program functions to inform Hadassah members about the Hadassah College of Technology (HCT) and Youth Aliyah. Speakers describe these unique programs and share the success stories of the difference Hadassah has made in the lives of young adults and children.

Genetics – Greater Atlanta Hadassah works with National Hadassah’s Department of Public Policy to help lead Jewish communal advocacy efforts for passage of federal legislation to prevent genetics-based insurance discrimination. We also help to inform the Jewish community about genetic testing.

Mitzvah Day – Join annually with Greater Atlanta Hadassah members to celebrate Hanukkah while performing a mitzvah (good deed). We visit several assisted living facilities around metro Atlanta and light candles, sing songs and share memories.

Training Wheels – This Jewish education program brings our preschool children together with their families to learn how to celebrate Shabbat and the Jewish holidays. Sessions are held throughout the year at various local community facilities.

Young Judea – Young Judaea is Hadassah’s Zionist youth movement. Greater Atlanta Hadassah helps to sponsor several active Atlanta clubs and Israel programs. We encourage in our Jewish American youth, ages 8-21, a love of Israel, Zionism and their heritage.

Hadassah Greater Atlanta In The News

High Tea With Anat Sulton Dadon (and other Hadassah News), The Jewish Georgian, January-February 2020, p. 33

Almost Chopped Returns (and other Hadassah News), The Jewish Georgian, November-December 2019, p. 26

Hadassah’s Almost Chopped Stirs the Pot Again, Atlanta Jewish Times, Oct. 8, 2019

Almost Chopped 2nd Helping, BRCA Educational Event (and other Hadassah News) The Jewish Georgian, September-October 2019, p. 31

Almost Chopped raising funds to knock out neurological disorders, The Neighbor, Sept. 6, 2019

Students Honored With Hadassah Chesed Awards, Atlanta Jewish Times, June 5, 2019

BRCA Educational Event, Cath Lab Opens (and other Hadassah News), The Jewish Georgian, July-August, 2019, pp. 14-15

Hadassah’s Best Strokes Celebrates Survivors, Ignites Hope, The Jewish Georgian, May-June 2019, p. 16

Hadassah’s Best Strokes Honors the Courage of Many, Atlanta Jewish Times, March 13, 2019

Amost Chopped Returns for Second Year, Hadassah Installs 2019 Officers and Graduates New Leaders, The Jewish Georgian, March-April 2019, p. 24

Hadassah News (including articles about Best Strokes, L’Dor V’Dor at the Ritz, and more), The Jewish Georgia, January-February 2019, p. 14

Hadassah Greater Atlanta hosting art-themed Best Strokes benefit, Northside Neighbor, Feb. 15, 2019

From our President

Michele Weiner-Merbaum

Here we are entering the summer months. The sun is shining, and flowers are in full bloom. Slowly we are finding our groove, whatever that is for you. The challenge is to come out of this pandemic better than before, renewed and refreshed. Have you been using this secluded time to work on yourself, find joy in hobbies you hadn’t the time to do because you were over-extended? Keeping ties alive with friends and family? Finding the simple joys of life, like baking a chocolate chip cookie and eating it right from the oven or appreciating the birds singing outside your window? Have you kept up with the work Hadassah is doing re COVID-19 research, along with everything else we do? If your answers are YES, you’ll come out of this better, wiser, and more appreciative of life.

Our hospital was written about in the NY Times! The article focused on what we already know: the wonders of how the hospital functions; the diversity of its doctors, staff and patients; the research that towers above others; the insightful and innovativeminds who work humanely with all patients; the sharing and work with doctors and researchers and global medical community to find answers – whatever those answers might be.

It gives a new reason to see ourselves as the Chosen People: as it seems the world is placing their hopes on Hadassah. Lots of pressure – but tikkun olam, healing the world – is what we are asked to do.

As I hope you are aware, our own Anita Otero is spearheading the dollar-for-dollar matching campaign to support Hadassah’s COVID-19 research. Please donate whatever amount you are comfortable giving. (See p.3 for the article and link.) Thank you!

The deadline for recipe submissions and book pre-orders for our Hadassah Greater Atlanta Cookbook has been extended. Click the link on P for the forms. Barbara Lang, HGA VP of Fundraising has been posting the cutest things on our Facebook page about the cookbook; check them out to get a smile! Click the FB link at the very top of p.1.

Our Today’s Modern Woman initiative (formerly Young Women’s Network) started an AmazonSmiles account that will allow you to purchase food for the Atlanta Food Bank, something sorely needed these days. Just follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/eiPWXVc?ref_=wl_share Our community in need gets fed – and Hadassah receives 5% of each dollar spent! Many thanks to Cathy Manne for setting this up!

Finally, I MUST tell you abut the TriRegion Conference, done virtually this year. Speakers were inspiring and informational. For me the best part was hearing our new National President Rhoda Smolow address the group. What an amazing woman! She oversees Hadassah’s continuing efforts and initiatives in support of Israel, public advocacy on women’s health and leadership training and now the groundbreaking medical research on COVID-19 – all with compassion and grace. She makes one proud to be part of this wonderful organization.

Thanks to all our members who joined the others to learn and exchange ideas via Zoom for this year’s Plug In and Power Up. A special shout-out to Nancy Schwartz, who as part of the committee helped to coordinate the conference, swimming in uncharted waters!

Stay well, healthy in mind and body and spirit. Get some sunshine; call a friend. Be proud to be a member of Hadassah; and know that we appreciate you and all you do. Be blessed.

Michele Weiner-Merbaum

Your ever-proud Chapter President

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The Hadassah Associates are men, who in partnership with Hadassah women, help raise funds to support Hadassah. They first were organized in 1966 and now are 26,000 strong nationally. The 130+ Greater Atlanta Hadassah Associates do not have a formalized group, but hold periodic special events and are also actively involved within the various groups. For more information, please contact the GAH Office at 678-443-2961 or


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Atlanta Young Women

We occasionally have programs that are specifically geared towards our younger members (under 45 years old). To learn more about these programs, please like our Hadassah Atlanta Young Women’s Facebook page. If you would like to plan a program or event for Hadassah Atlanta’s Young Women, please contact Renée Rosenheck at


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Etz Aviv

Etz Aviv is a group comprised of women of all ages, who enjoy fantastic friendship and fun. The group draws from the North as well as from East and West Cobb areas. These include Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, and Canton. For information on Etz Aviv membership, contact contact Judy Epstein at heyjude825@gmail.com Naomi Binenfeld at


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Health Professionals

The Health Professionals group of Hadassah Greater Atlanta includes members of all ages from all over the metro Atlanta area. Our members are not only health care professionals and wellness practitioners but all women who have a strong commitment to health and social action initiatives. Our meetings center around health care topics, activism, and proactive change, accompanied by food and upbeat community. We meet in various venues around the Atlanta area.



  • President

    Michele Weiner-Merbaum

  • Treasurer

    Judy Bart

  • Recording Secretary

    Marci Abrams-Feinstein

  • Organizational VP

    Anita Otero

  • Organizational VP

    Vivian Gerow

  • Membership VP

    Julie Benveniste

  • Membership VP

    Nancy Schwartz

  • Fundraising VP

    Barbara Lang

  • Leadership Development VP

    Debra Sharker

  • Web Master, Calendar Chair and Email Chair

    Annie Loventhal

  • Public Relations Chair

    Joan Solomon

  • eNewsletter Editor

    Addie Schneider

  • Facebook Editor

    Jessica Stern

  • Chesed Student Awards Chair

    Barbara Rosenblit

  • Check It Out Chair

    Ellen Banov

  • Study Group Chair

    Sybil Ginsburg

  • Advisor

    Linda Hakerem

  • Advisor

    Phyllis Cohen

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