HADASSAH, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America

50 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (888) 303-3640| Fax: (212) 303-7468

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Website: www.hadassah.org

Principal Staff: 

Marcie Natan, President

Ellyn Lyons, Treasurer 

Judy Schereck, Secretary 

Type of Organization: National Policy/Research/Education
Founded: 1987
Total Members: 300,000

Mission Statement:

HADASSAH, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, ho was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal. Committed to the centrality of Israel based on the renaissance of the Jewish people in its historic homeland, Hadassah promotes the unity of the Jewish people. In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, education and youth insitutions, and alnd development ot meet the country's changing needs. In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment and growth for its members.

Subject Expertise:
Philanthropy, engagement, Education, Programming, Advocacy

Annual Meetings/Conferences:
Yearly convention and local events

Key Publications:
Hadassah Magazine, hNews Hadassah eNewsletter, Email Action Network