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Nashville Chapter of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America Facebook: Hadassah Nashville Nili Friedman, president nashvillehadassah@ (615) 498-4564 Nashville Chapter of Hadassah Associates Mike Gryll, chair (615) 352-7070


he Nashville Chapter of Hadassah is comprised of a dynamic group of women who share a passion for social action, helping others and supporting the State of Israel. This multigenerational group of women also focuses on women’s health issues, education, and just getting together to have a good time. Our Nashville chapter, comprised of more than 700 women and over 150 associates, offers many programming and volunteer opportunities for those who want to be involved. Some of our favorite programs over the years

have included: • Tu B’Shevat Seven Species Potluck • Multigenerational Hamentaschen Bake • Dress for Success Clothing Exchange • Movie and Mimosas • Sukkot Progressive Dinner • Spring Fling • Hadassah Shabbat The history of Hadassah goes back to February 14, 1912, when seven women led by Henrietta Szold organized the first meeting of what was then called The Daughters of Zion. Today Hadassah has more than 330,000 members in the United States alone. Our affiliate, Hadassah Associates, began in 1996 to involve men in supporting Hadassah’s initiatives. Hadassah’s fundraising efforts support the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel, which has been a world leader in medical research and in fostering peace through the power of healing. In 2005, Hadassah Medical Organization was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize because of its commitment to treat the terrorist alongside the terrorist victim. As Israelis face the latest wave of violence, Hadassah’s motto is, “We can’t stop the bloodshed, but we can stop the blood.â€? Other Hadassah initiatives include The Hadassah College in Jerusalem, which provides career-focused education for Israelis; Hadassah Youth Aliyah, which provides services to immigrant and at risk children

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in Israel, and Young Judaea, medical research, ending huwhich runs camps and youth man trafficking, securing womprograms in the United States en’s reproductive rights, and and the well-attended Year making affordable childcare accessible to all. Course in Israel. Call or e-mail us if you In addition to supporting causes in Israel, Hadassah pro- would like to attend any of our motes equality and advocates events. And please let us know for women’s issues here in the if you are new to our commuUnited States. Included on nity so we can offer you a ride Hadassah’s domestic advocacy and an introduction to our fun [ &RQWDFW%DUEDUD2OVKHUIRU'HVLJQ agenda are gender equity in and friendly group. •



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Hadassah members advocate for gender equity in medical research during their annual Day in the District program.


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