Founded in 1983, Hadassah International unites people of all faiths and nationalities in their mission to improve lives around the globe through their financial support of the pioneering medical Healing, Teaching, and Research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.
Hadassah International spans five continents and is made up of volunteer men and women who believe that advancement and cooperation in medicine transcend politics, religion and national boundaries.
Through the universal language of medicine, Hadassah International builds bridges between nations. Hadassah International also helps to establish research and clinical ventures between Hadassah and medical institutions around the world.


Our Mission

Hadassah International, a volunteer network of dedicated men and women of all faiths and nationalities, was founded on the principle that advancement and cooperation in medicine and science transcend politics, religion, and national boundaries. Established in 1983, Hadassah International currently spans the five continents of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. Its mission is to:

  • Enhance the image of Israel through the work of the Hadassah Medical Center.
  • Provide support for the Hadassah Medical Center so that it remains an academic center of excellence for healing, teaching, and research.
  • Serve as a bridge to nations through medicine.


Hadassah International Board of Directors

Marcie Natan              Chairman

Moishe Sandler           President

Sherry Altura              Vice President

Belle Simon                Treasurer

Perry Britton               Board Director

Shai Misan                 Board Director

Dorit Meltzer               Board Director


Hadassah International Director

Melissa Kaplan

I like how Hadassah brings together people from different backgrounds, allowing them to see the world from a wider angle while bringing relief to communities and people in need. For me, Hadassah International is like a group of friends, all over the globe, united by a common goal.
Susi Shaked, President, Hadassah Austria