Connect with Hadassah in Different Ways

Now, more than ever before, there are many ways you can choose to connect with our community of strong-minded women and supporters. Becoming a member, joining a local chapter and attending in-person programs are wonderful ways to connect. But now you can also engage right from home on your own schedule through our new, vastly expanded online programming. These digital activities bring to life Hadassah’s core missions of empowering women, supporting Israel, and helping to heal our world. Connect with us and tap into the power of women who DO.


Bring Hadassah into your home whenever you like. Take advantage of our many online offerings, including hands-on virtual activities, speakers, webinars, podcasts, videos and more. Connect with Hadassah and its vital mission anytime you like, and keep your mind, body and soul engaged in something meaningful. If you are not a member yet, these online programs are an excellent way to discover how to make Hadassah a part of your life.

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Hadassah@Home Online Activities

Magazine Discussions

Go beyond the engaging content of Hadassah Magazine with online discussions stemming from the magazine's popular articles and columns.


Thursday, Dec 17 2020

One Book, One Hadassah: Jennifer Rosner, author of "The Yellow Bird Sings"

Watch Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein in conversation with author Jennifer Rosner about her debut novel, The Yellow Bird Sings...


Tuesday, Dec 1 2020

Hadassah Magazine Discussion Group: "How Genealogy Became the Great Jewish Pastime"

Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein hosts this eye-opening panel about the fascinating complexities associated with current genealogy technology, family roots research and potentially unsettling DNA discoveries.


Friday, Nov 13 2020

Celebrate the Genius of Jewish Women with Janice Kaplan

Janice Kaplan, New York Times bestselling author and the former editor-in-chief of Parade magazine, discusses her new book The Genius of Women.


Tuesday, Oct 27 2020

One Book, One Hadassah Interview with R.L. Maizes, author of Other People's Pets

Hadassah's new national book club, "One Book, One Hadassah," presented a live interview with author R.L. Maizes about her acclaimed debut novel, Other People's Pets.


Friday, Sep 11 2020

Interview and High Holiday Cooking Demonstration with Adeena Sussman

The Hadassah Magazine Discussion Group hosted "Israeli-Inspired High Holiday Cooking" with celebrity chef and magazine food columnist Adeena Sussman, author of the best-selling Sababa: Fresh Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen.


Thursday, Aug 20 2020

“One Book, One Hadassah” Interviews Anna Solomon

Hadassah’s new national book club, "One Book, One Hadassah," launched on June 10, 2020, with a live interview with best-selling author Jennifer Weiner, whose just-released novel Big Summer is the book club’s first pick.


COVID-19 Medical Updates

News about the COVID-10 pandemic changes rapidly, and Hadassah is on top of it, particularly stories of the important research and patient care taking place right now at Hadassah Hospitals in Israel.


Tuesday, Apr 14 2020

Hadassah Hospital Trauma Expert: Building Emotional Resilience through the COVID-19 Crisis

Faced with feelings of uncertainty and helplessness, how do we cope during this very unsettling time?


Monday, Apr 13 2020

Hadassah Begins New Clinical Drug Trial for COVID-19 Patients

The Hadassah Medical Organization has begun clinical trials of a drug that may help in the treatment of COVID-19 patients...


Monday, Mar 30 2020

Building Intensive Care Capacity for COVID-19 Patients at Hadassah

Addressing over 125 Hadassah supporters, Prof. Sigal Sviri, the Hadassah Medical Organization’s director of intensive care, told webinar participants...


Friday, Mar 20 2020

Hadassah’s Medical Clown Reaches Out to Us

David Barashi, Hadassah’s most famous medical clown, has a message for us...


Wednesday, Mar 18 2020

Listen Now: Pandemic Specialist Offers Coronavirus Insights

It seems as if we can’t read enough about the coronavirus; yet, we simultaneously are overwhelmed by it. How much do we really know about its trajectory? What is the goal right now? What is the best thing we can do to keep ourselves safe and to be socially responsible citizens?

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Monday, Mar 23 2020

“Understanding Coronavirus,” a Q&A with an expert

Hadassah lifetime member and pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Jo-Ann Harris takes questions from members about COVID-19, separating fact from fiction in calm, reassuring terms.


COVID-19 Related Podcasts

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Face to Face with the Coronavirus

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as MERS and SARS. In December 2019, a new strain of the coronavirus, COVID-19, was discovered and is spreading globally. With 9 deaths reported in the United States at the time of this recording, Hadassah infectious disease expert Dr. Ran Nir-Paz, who just returned from Japan where he treated patients exposed to the disease, discusses the state of the coronavirus.


Bonus Episode: Where Are We Now? COVID-19 Update with Hadassah's Dr. Ran Nir-Paz

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As of Thursday, April 16, the World Health Organization, reported the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 were 1,991,562 people, with 130,885 deaths and still growing. During this global pandemic, with most of the world on mandated quarantine, our host Benyamin Cohen revisits Hadassah infectious disease expert Dr. Ran Nir-Paz to discuss the state of the virus, new treatments and protocols that Hadassah doctors are working on and what will the new "normal" look like in our future.


Israel & Zionism

Informative educational programming takes you inside the complexities of Israeli politics and culture, and provides important ways for you to explore and demonstrate your support of Israel.

Download: New Zionist Film Series discussion guide

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Friday, Apr 3 2020

Tateh (father)

A story about the complex relationship between a newly religious son and his father

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Friday, Apr 3 2020

Sabbath Entertainment

A look at the struggle between keeping your family’s level of religion, questioning it as a young adult, and accepting responsibility for all of your actions

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Friday, Apr 3 2020


The story of recent Russian Aliyah and Russian Jewish placement in society, as told from the perspective of a 9 year old boy

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Friday, Apr 3 2020

Etzlenu (Cleaning Time)

A story of an Ethiopian family’s recent Aliyah and the mother and daughter’s differing encounters with what it means to be “Israeli”, which mirrors Hadassah’s commitment to Youth Aliyah and help teens and the youth feel welcome in Israel.

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Friday, Apr 3 2020


An older sister comes to terms with her place in her Mizrachi family as her young sister gets married.

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Friday, Apr 3 2020


An ambulance needs to drive a Palestinian girl through an Israeli military border in order for her to get treatment at Hadassah hospital. This is a film about different types of borders and how those who live in Israel view them.


Health & Wellness

Discover smart ways to boost your personal health and keep your body and mind active and well-balanced. Plus hear compelling talks from Hadassah doctors, nurses, and medical experts on a variety of topics in health and medicine.

By proceeding to stream/watch/participate in the virtual exercise classes (“Exercise Classes”) offered by Hadassah, I, on behalf of myself, my family members, next of kin, heirs, representatives, successors, and assigns hereby release, discharge and covenant not to sue Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., Hadassah Medical Relief Association, Inc., and each of their affiliates, related entities, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, representatives, members, donors, agents, successors, and assigns (hereinafter collectively, “Hadassah”) from any and all claims and liability of any kind whatsoever, including those which have not yet arisen or matured, arising from, related to, or in connection with my participation in the virtual Exercise Classes, and any bodily, emotional or mental injury, illness, disease, or death, and all other claims, liability, damage, cost, loss or expense of any nature whatsoever.

I understand that participation in the Exercise Classes bears certain risks which could result in bodily injury, death, illness, or disease and I assume full responsibility for such risks. I acknowledge that I may have to moderate my physical activity, and I represent that I am aware of, capable of, and will take responsibility for placing upon myself appropriate physical limitations reasonably calculated to avoid illness or injury. By proceeding to stream/watch/participate in the Exercise Classes, I certify that I am physically fit to participate in the Exercise Classes.

I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Hadassah from any and all claims, liability, damage, cost, loss and expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising from, related to, or in connection with my participation in the Exercise Classes and any bodily, emotional, or mental injury, illness, disease, or death caused or participated in by me.

By clicking the link below and proceeding to join the virtual Exercise Classes and/or play the Exercise Class video(s) I hereby acknowledge that I have read, agree to, and accept these terms.

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Tuesday, Nov 3 2020

Let Loose with Luisa: Low Impact Dance Fitness

A fun, at-home exercise class suitable for all levels, including seniors and those with injuries. Taught by Luisa Narins, long-time Hadassah member and the current Vice Chair of Engagement, and a licensed fitness instructor.


Relaxation & Resilience with Rebecca

Hadassah is pleased to announce the launch of "Resilience & Relaxation with Rebecca." This new, online series of 30-minutes sessions takes place on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm EDT. It's led by Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu, Hadassah's Director of Member & Unit Services. Rebecca teaches various relaxation techniques, including controlled breathing exercises, practicing mindfulness, expressing gratitude, and includes Jewish teachings as well. All of this is aimed at helping viewers attain a sense of peace and well being at a time of great anxiety.

Register for future sessions: Tuesdays at 4:00 pm EDT. Register Now ›

Culture & History

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Wednesday, Sep 9 2020

Treasures of the Hadassah Archives

"A Virtual Tour of the Hadassah Collection", hosted by Melanie Meyers, Director of Collections and Engagement at the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Friday, Oct 30 2020

Hadassah Celebrates RBG in a Special Online Program

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg z''l had a unique and cherished relationship with Hadassah, of which she was a proud life member.


Membership Opportunities


Annual Membership

Give us one year at a low annual member rate; we’ll give you countless opportunities to connect with a community of like-minded Jewish women working together to make a real impact on the lives of others in the US, Israel and around the world.


Our male Associates stand by us and the work that we do, raising millions of dollars for medical research and patient care, and creating awareness of health issues such as Alzheimers, Lung Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease.

Life Membership

Make Hadassah a part of your life forever and demonstrate your unwavering support. Or celebrate a special occasion -- the birth of a child or a Bat Mitzvah -- with a Child Life Membership.

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