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Houston/Region Chapter Office

24 Braeswood Square

Houston, Texas 77096


Amazon Smile

 One way of helping Hadassah is when you Order at 

smile.amazon.com. and choose  Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America as your Charity.  

Emma Lazarus Would Like to Invite the Entire Houston Chapter Covid Update with BCM ER Physician
Dr. Cedric Dark

Emma Lazarus Would Like to Invite the Entire Houston Chapter

Covid Update with BCM ER Physician

Emma Lazarus presents An interview with Dr. Cedric Dark ER Physician at Baylor College of Medicine

January 26, 2021 via Zoom

Join at 6:45 p.m. to schmooze; 7:00 p.m. for business meeting; or 7:30 p.m. for speaker

Emma Lazarus program chair Rodi Franco will interview Baylor College of Medicine emergency physician Dr. Cedric Dark about how our hospitals are coping with rising numbers of Covid patients, what we must do to stay healthy, and what we can expect as vaccines become available.

To register go here: https://emmalazarus-jan26.eventbrite.com

 Questions?  Contact: rodifranco@sbcglobal.net

Do Something Good For Hadassah / Mask
Mask Flyer

Here's Your Chance to Do Something Good for Hadassah!

Emoji Sticks with a Positive Vibe!
Pop Thoughts

Use them on FaceTime, Zoom calls, Virtual meetings and Classrooms. The Emoji's make wonderful gifts for Birthdays, Hanukkah, Stocking Stuffers - You name It! Click the link to view the file: http://my.hadassah.org/regions/greater-southwest/chapters/Houston/announcements/pop-thoughts-file.pdf


Sit and Be Fit - 30 minutes of easy-to-do exercises in a chair in your home!
Sit and Be Fit -  30 minutes of easy-to-do exercises in a chair in your home!

Sit and Be Fit with Marcie! 

Join at your own risk 

“Sit and Be Fit” 


Marcie Ginsberg

for 30 minutes of easy-to-do exercises in a chair in your home!

Click the link to join us on Zom every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morings at 10:00 AM.


Region, Chapter & Group Presidents: Now is the time to order your Hadassah Collapsible Stainless Steel Straws
These Straw Will Help Fund Haddasah Life Saving

Region, Chapter & Group Presidents: Now is the time to order your Hadassah Collapsible Stainless Steel Straws
A great thank you gift idea for your outgoing board members or a wonderful welcome gift for the new board members!

Please click here to view the entire flyer: http://my.hadassah.org/regions/greater-southwest/chapters/Houston/images/these-straw-will-help-fund.pdf

From our President

Hadassah’s Mission Statement

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel.  It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.  Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy, and Jewish continuity.

President’s Message

Welcome to the Houston Hadassah’s website. Houston is proud to be home to more than 4700 members, associates, and supporters.  With 15 groups we stretch from Galveston in the far south to Spring and the Woodlands in the north.  We have groups that meet during the day, at night, and on weekends, as well as groups for young adults and for seniors.  Want to meet with women who have shared interests?  Many of our groups have special interest groups like book clubs, mahjongg, study, art, and movies.  If you are not already a member of Hadassah, we’d love to have you join us.  We have the right group for you.

For more than 100 years Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., has provided health care and education in Israel and around the world.  Hadassah provides medical care regardless of race, religion, or nationality and was nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.  With the addition of our new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower to the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO), we are continuing to provide cutting edge medical care.  Our “Research in Service to Humanity” campaign shares the discoveries made at our HMO with the world.  Current research using stem cells is being done to treat ALS, MS, age-related Macular Degeneration, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, and more. HMO has also been very active in COVID 19 research with 16 case studies (out of 150 world wide). 

Hadassah has a dynamic advocacy program in the United States. Hadassah was very involved in helping the Never Again Education Act to pass both houses.  Currently we are advocating for strong US/Israel relations, an end to Human Trafficking, gender equality in research, combating Anti-Semitism and affordable health care.

Locally, we participate in Dress for Success, Meals on Wheels, Let My People Read, Pikuah Nefesh, Shalom Bayit and collect toiletries for shelters.  We support Camp Young Judaea, Israel programs for youth.

I would like to thank you for your membership and interest in Hadassah.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at karen19kessler@gmail.com

Karen Kessler


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Anne Frank

Comprised of intelligent and creative women of all ages, we offer friendship and camaraderie at each meeting. We gather from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on alternating Wednesdays/Thursdays of the third week of each month, September through May. Fascinating presentations followed by a delicious lunch make for a memorable time each and every month. Our 'significant others' are included in our annual themed "fun-raiser", where a good time is had by all, and where we always raise a significant amount of money for Hadassah. Special interest groups include book club, Mah Jongg, movie/theater, and birthday club, as well as a community service project. Look for us on Facebook, too!

Annie Leff

All ages. Our group is a dynamic, fun group of married and single women, with or without children, most living in Meyerland, West University, Bellaire, and Memorial. Evening meetings are generally held mid-week; dates vary so we can include more of our members. Schmooze, 7:00 PM; meeting and programs begin 7:30 PM. Programs include health and fitness, travel, sandwich generation, fashion, and cooking. Ladies Night Out may find us at a local play or restaurant.


Most members are over 60 but all ages are welcome. Meetings are held at 1:30 the second Wednesday of the month. Program meetings are scheduled every two months with book club held alternating months. Members are from the Meyerland, West University, Bellaire, Medical Center and Galleria areas; working and non-working women with varied interests. Programs include a variety of topics from the fields of education, entertainment, culture, politics, medicine, current events, and Jewish interest.


Like its name, Aviv is an adventurous, vivacious, independent, vibrant group of all ages and stages, serving The Woodlands and surrounding areas. Monthly meetings are held evenings, on the second Thursday of every month. The purpose of the group is to connect and to empower Jewish women to effect change. There exist many opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy, and Jewish continuity.



  • President

    Karen Kessler

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Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

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(800) 237-1517

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