The first Hadassah activity in Charlotte began in 1925 when Miss Dorothy Hirsch organized a teen-aged group known as the “Hadassah Buds”. This group functioned for two years as an outlet for young women interested in contributing to the Palestine Infant Welfare Fund. In 1934, the Buds, now adults, blossomed into a fully chartered chapter. According to Minnie Sutker, a charter member, “On October 3, 1934, fifteen women met in a private dining room at a cafeteria on West Trade Street, borrowed money from each other to pay their dues, signed the Charter, and thus the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah, with Rhea White as President, was officially organized. It was a momentous occasion, and if you were there, you will always remember that day.” The Charlotte Chapter has functioned fully and proudly since that time and how we have grown! Charlotte now boasts 1,094 members, including over 959 life members. Over 70 men lend their support as Hadassah Associates. Education programs command a significant portion of the calendar. The chapter offers study groups throughout the year, called Lunch & Learn along with other meetings designed to educate and inform our members on issues and topics which affect them as American Jewish women. Another favorite and well attended program is Health Night, an informative, educational night with guest physicians that is open to the entire community. For more information about "membership" please email Karen Hauser at klh2603@gmail.com  or Lori Trapani at lptrap@aol.com


Every Move Counts

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Keepers -Annual Giving

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For an Appointment

Who Needs A Better Night's Sleep?

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March 15th 

After a brief board meeting, we will welcome Holocaust survivor, Suly Chenkin,

Short Story Discussion Group

March 19th at 11:45am

The group reads and discusses one short story of Jewish interest each month from a selected book. Amalia Warshenbrot at Amalialma@ATT.net or Linda Levy levyollie@aol.com

Sunshine Committee - JFS Meal Prep for Circle of Caring Hearts

If you're interested in providing food to help feed those in need, please sign up at the link below.

Save the Date!


No Show Event April 17th

Watch your mail for the Invitation!


Board meetings & leadership team

March 15th

6:15 pm

Short board meeting followed by Holocaust event with Suly Chenkin

For Zoom link or leadership team information, please contact us at hadassahclt@gmail.com

Hadassah Virtual Board Meeting Dates

Leadership Team



David Ben Gurion asked Hadassah to build a new, modern medical center in West Jerusalem that would be the finest in the Middle East. In June, 1961, a magnificent hill of healing opened in Ein Kerem overlooking the majestic Judean hills. The centerpiece of the campus was the Round Building.

In July 2017, HWZOA committed to try to raise $91.2 million to renovate the Round Building. This is the first phase of Hadassah’s vision to reimagine the Ein Kerem Campus and HMO. It’s about compassion; it’s about healing; it’s about life; it’s also about a 360 degree vision in a changing world.

The Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah has pledged to fund the construction of a Nurses’ Station in the newly renovated Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. 



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Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (“HWZOA”) is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) as a tax exempt organization under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN: 231000329

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