Hadassah's Positions and Policies
Hadassah Advocacy was founded on two principles—that, as American citizens and Zionists, Hadassah members must work to strengthen both the United States and Israel, and by extension the ties between the two nations and their people.
In keeping with these imperatives, Hadassah Advocacy—which includes American Affairs and Israel, Zionist and International Affairs (IZAIA)—promotes civic engagement and advocates for foreign and domestic policies in line with Hadassah's platform of Policy Statements.
Hadassah stays current with domestic policy issues on topics such as hate crimes, anti-Semitism, reproductive choice, genetic discrimination and more. Hadassah stands in solidarity with Israel by advocating for issues critical to the Jewish people, such as Middle East peace and Israeli national security.
Hadassah's 300,000 Members, Associates and supporters—found in every Congressional district across the country—take action by participating in exciting local advocacy programs and activities across the country.
Hadassah's leading health initiative, Healthy Women Healthy Lives, empowers women by providing them with the knowledge necessary to make appropriate and informed medical decisions for themselves and their families. This comprehensive program brings a focus on wellness to the community and provides substantive educational information on exercise, nutrition, prevention and early detection of diseases that affect women, men and children. In the community, Hadassah members benefit from local health awareness programs, symposiums and health fairs which often feature Hadassah Hospital medical experts and physicians. Stay healthy and informed.
For Kids and Family
Hadassah provides unique opportunities to ensure Jewish continuity for a lifetime. Young Judaea programs, camps and Israel experiences build individual identity, pride in being Jewish, leadership qualities and a meaningful Zionist connection. Jewish Education, Advocacy and Health are central focuses of Hadassah, benefitting the whole family. Explore our unique programs for building self esteem such as GoGirlGo, and our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project to empower your children to reach their fullest potential. Get involved today; explore activities your children will love.
Training Wheels–Al Galgalim
Al Galgalim, a hands-on, parent-toddler program, helps parents or grandparents and their young children learn how to celebrate Shabbat and the Jewish holidays, with crafts for the kids, discussion time for adults, and songs for everyone.
Ivrit La Hadassah
This program teaches women to read, write and speak Hebrew.
Hadassah has published numerous study guides for use by individuals or study groups on such topics as Jerusalem, Judaism and ecology, Israeli women’s fiction, Jewish thought and observance, Zionism, Bible, and Jewish history.
This publication is one of the most respected and informative magazines of the American Jewish press. It is published ten times a year and is sent to all Hadassah members. There are several other publications which may be of interest.