About Hadassah

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., was founded over a century ago, before Israel was a state, and before women could vote. Since that time, the organization has remained unwavering in its commitment to women’s health and well-being, to Israel, and to Jewish values and continuity. But while Hadassah’s heritage and mission remain as strong as ever, the role of women and Jewish culture here and in Israel, has evolved over time. The organization, too, has evolved, taking on new challenges and developing new programs.

Hadassah believes in building a world where our Jewish values in action create strong community and an enduring Israel. That’s why our entire focus is on connecting and empowering Jewish women to effect change. We’ve done this for over 100 years and we will do it for the next 100—advancing health and well-being, advocating for women, and building community in the US and Israel. We invite all women who share our interests and passions to join in—to put their values into actions with us and through our programs.


Our vision: To strengthen a connection to Israel with Hadassah leading the way, bringing healing and justice to the world.


Our promise: Connecting and empowering Jewish women to effect change.


Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to the land, the people, and the future of Israel. Through education, advocacy, and youth development, and its support of medical care and research at Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah enhances the health and lives of people in Israel, the United States and worldwide.


The history of Hadassah begins with the extraordinary Henrietta Szold in the year 1912.  A trip to desolate pre-State Israel profoundly affected her. She devoted the rest of her long life to the health and well-being of her people and what was to become their Jewish homeland.  The results of her “practical Zionism” can be seen today in Hadassah’s two world-class medical centers, including the soaring Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, in Jerusalem.


We'd love to hear from you, here's how to contact us:

Mailing Address

40 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Donation Questions? Email us at donorservices@hadassah.org or call us at (800) 928-0685

Membership Questions? Email us at membership@hadassah.org or call us at (800) 664-5646

Questions About our Israel Travel? Email us at israeltravel@hadassah.org or call us at (800) 237-1517

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Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel


(800) 237-1517

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New York, NY 10005

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