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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Trapani at email@example.com
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Month of December
What a great gift to give your daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, sister-in-law or a friend, an Annual or Lifetime Membership to Hadassah. Give the gift of membership to someone you love and help them feel the Power of Women Who DO. Connect her to a large community of like-minded women working to heal the world together. As part of this event, you have to recruit one new member, and you will receive a “Key to Connect” gift from the Membership Committee.
Orders must be received by January 15th
December 8th at 7:00 pm
Join us for a fun evening of song and candle lighting with Nancy Good, lead singer from RUACH, decorate your dreidel, enjoy Hanukkah trivia, and indulge in your Hanukkah prep kit (mini donuts, Hanukkah beer or Prosecco and more!
More great events being planned for 2021!
Order your 2021 Mah Jongg Card(s)
Board meetings & leadership team
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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.