The present Charlottesville Chapter of Hadassah was formed in 1978 as part of the Northern Seaboard Region. A smaller earlier chapter, begun in the 1940’s, had been disbanded in the 1960’s. In 1982 the Chapter was re-assigned to be part of the Southern Seaboard Region of Hadassah. Charlottesville is located along the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, southwest of Washington, DC and west of the state capitol of Richmond. It is the economic, cultural, and educational center of a multi-county region in Central Virginia, as represented by our members who come from the city and its surrounding counties. We are home to The University of Virginia, Monticello, and Shenandoah National Park. Three US presidents were born or lived in the Charlottesville area, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison. We are a vibrant chapter of over 350 members. Our schedule boasts exciting programs and events almost every month of the year. In April 2004 we were proud to host the Southern Seaboard Region Spring Conference and Shabbaton, “Matriarchs and Magnolias: Jewish Women of the South – Agents of Change,” a dynamic collaboration between Hadassah and The University of Virginia Institute for Public History and Jewish Studies Program, our local Congregation Beth Israel, The Southern Jewish Historical Society, and The University of Virginia Art Museum.

PO Box 5048
Charlottesville, Virginia 22905
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Hadassah Charlottesville

PO Box 5048

Charlottesville, Virginia 22905


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Hadassah Cards and Certificates
Hadassah Cards

Trees, Special Occasions, Get Well, Condolences, etc. Hadassah Certificates are mailed to the recipient, and your message is also placed in the Bulletin. This is a convenient way of sending an appropriate message while supporting Hadassah starting at the minimal cost of $5. Specialty and custom certificates are also available and now can be viewed on our website. Contact Sue Goldman: goldman75@comcast.net or 434-974-9074. Email is the preferred method.

Check out our beautiful updated 2016 Certificates Catalog and Cards catalog


Hospitality Helpers Needed

Charlottesville Hadassah begins all of its evening and lunch n' learn programs with Hospitality - a time for members to meet and greet accompanied by a delicious assortment of baked goods and fruit donated by members.


We need members like you to help set up, clean up, or provide refreshments at one or more meetings. If you can help in any way at any time, please contact

Leah Cohen at cohenleahs@gmail.com or 434-923-0442.

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