Dedicated to Tikkun Olam
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women’s, the largest Zionist, and the largest volunteer organization in America.
We are dedicated to:
- Strengthening our partnership with Israel by supporting pace setting health care, education, youth institutes, and land development.
- Ensuring Jewish continuity through education and support of our Young Judaea youth programs.
- Advocating health awareness through education. Acting as a force on social issues that impact upon us as American Jewish women.
- Promoting personal growth through enrichment opportunities and education.
Who We Are, What We Do
HADASSAH, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, reaffirms its historic commitment to Zionism, the most idealistic and significant Jewish movement of our time; to the centrality of Israel; to the strengthening and continuity of Jewish life; and to aliyah as a tangible expression of Zionist purpose.
HADASSAH’s founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, had a profound understanding of the importance of knowledge and learning in Jewish tradition. She captured the essence of these timeless values, creating a great educational adventure that has been the hallmark of HADASSAH since its inception.
HADASSAH’s ongoing creative program of Jewish education serves to transmit these values, generation to generation, strengthening the core of Jewish family life and personal Jewish identification.
As a community of Jewish women, HADASSAH understands the dramatic changes and challenges for women in the world today. Recognizing that women are confronting the demands of multiple roles and responsibilities in the family, in the workplace and in society at large, HADASSAH offers each member, within her own time frame, an opportunity to realize fully her potential as a powerful and positive force within the Jewish community and in the United States through:
- Fostering a broad, innovative educational program that strengthens the personal commitment of our members to the ideals and values of Judaism and Zionism;
- Sustaining and developing the medical, educational and youth institutions and land reclamation programs and services consistent with Israel’s evolving needs;
- Providing our youth with a strong sense of Jewish identity and Zionist commitment through Young Judaea, the American Zionist youth movement sponsored by HADASSAH, thereby creating a cadre of future leaders for the Jewish world; and
- Encouraging informed and active participation in the American democratic process.