The Nashville chapter encompasses the metropolitan Nashville area and surrounding counties. Our vision is to strengthen our connection to Hadassah by educating and engaging the Nashville community through initiatives focused on Israel, health, women’s issues, and Jewish values.


Upcoming Events!

Welcome to a New Year of Hadassah! We are thrilled to share a year of fun-filled events. Our theme this year will be Everyone Counts!

Every Word Counts – Summer Book Club

Sunday, August 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – No cost
The home of Natalie Hochman, 111 Abbotsford Dr., Nashville, TN 37215
This year's book: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Every Bite Counts – Starting the new year as your healthiest self

Sunday, September 8, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – $18
Diskin Cider, 1235 Martin Street, Nashville, TN 37203

Happy Healthy New Year! As a group we will have a tour of the new Diskin Cider facility and learn how cider is made and then be able to enjoy a flight of some of the seasonal hard ciders. While we are sipping and tasting, we will discuss healthy habits and commit to becoming our best and healthiest selves at the start of the new year.

Every Soul Counts – The Nashville Jewish Film Festival

The Nashville Jewish Film Festival is held at the end of October and early November. Together we will watch a movie that will be meaningful to our Jewish hearts. Keep an eye out for the date and time of the movie that our Hadassah Chapter will host. We hope to see you all there!

Every Step Counts – Virtual Hadassah Holiday Hike

The weekend of November 28th to December 1st – $36
Here, or there, or anywhere – Indoors or Outdoors
Get outside, take a walk with friends and family, and post a selfie of yourself and put it on our Facebook page to tell everyone what a great organization you are walking for. Cost includes a Hadassah hat (to wear on your walk!) and a donation to one of our Youth Aliyah villages in Israel.

Every Dollar Counts – Chai tea (January)

Honoring all our special donors including Keepers of the Gate, Chai Society Members, and Life and Legacy donors. There is still a chance between now and January for you to be one of the honorees! More details to come.

A photo is worth a thousand words!
Photo Gallery

Come see what Hadassah Nashville has been up to!

From our President

Merle Born

I am pleased to have the opportunity to guide Nashville Hadassah during the next 2 years with the help of Deana Goldstein, who will serve as Operational Vice President.

Nashville Hadassah is just one little part of a formidable organization with roots that go back to 1912. Say “Hadassah” to any researcher in the medical field and they will know of our groundbreaking research into embryonic stem cell use, ALZ, breast and colon cancer, diabetes, macular degeneration, MS, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease. Concerned about the clash between Arabs and Jews in Israel? Rest assured Hadassah Hospital treats and employs all peoples no matter their religion, race or nationality.

Say “Hadassah” to our representatives and their staffs in Washington, D.C. and they are all aware of what we do and what our advocacy focus is. We have staff advocating for issues that affect Israel, women, children, health, and common sense gun regulations.

Say “Hadassah” to disadvantaged youth in Israel and they may live in one of our Youth Aliyah Villages. Our Young Judea camps and programs foster Jewish identity here and abroad.

Nothing is accomplished at Hadassah without your financial support. We hope as you learn more about Hadassah, we will be deserving of your philanthropy. Don’t forget that you can leave money to Hadassah in the form of a bequest from your will or trust or name Hadassah as a beneficiary of your life insurance or IRA.

We hope you will check our website and Facebook page often to learn of upcoming programs. If you are not receiving emails, please check that we have your correct address and that wanted emails are not going to spam.

Deana and I are eager to involve you! Please contact us directly by phone or email and let us know what interests you and where your talents lie. It takes a team to fulfill the dream!

Hadassah Hugs,

Merle Born   merleborn@gmail.com.  615-414-5505

Deana Goldstein  deanaegoldstein@gmail.com   615-438-5225

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Mailing Address

Gordon Jewish Community Center

Nashville Hadassah, 801 Percy Warner Boulevard

Nashville, Tennessee 37205



  • President

    Merle Born

  • Operations Vice President and Life & Legacy Chair

    Deana Goldstein

  • Recording Secretary

    Fran Mora

  • Corresponding Secretary

    Ruth Klar

  • Treasurer

    Beth Wise

  • VP of Development

    Marsha Jaffa

  • VP of Development

    Victoria Cohen-Crumpton

  • VP of Marketing & Communication

    Karen Daniel

  • Assistant VP of Marketing and VP of Membership

    Sarah Motis Ruden

  • Assistant VP of Marketing

    Julia Motis

  • VP of Membership

    Barbara Olsher

  • VP of Programming

    Mindy Drongowski

  • VP of Programming

    Natalie Hochman

  • JNF Trees Chair

    Ruth Pressman

  • Certificates Chair

    Paula Kholos

  • Advocacy Chair

    Erin Coleman

  • American Affairs Chair

    Robbie Lasky

  • Israel Affairs Chair

    Sharon Ben-Ami

  • CRC Liason

    Ellen Hirsch

  • Associates Chair

    Mike Gryll

  • NJFF Liason

    Allison Cohen

  • Immediate Past President

    Nili Friedman

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Missions Department


(800) 237-1517

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