Hadassah is an island of peace and calm in a turbulent sea of madness.

Since its founding over 100 years ago, Hadassah has always believed in equal treatment for all patients, and equal employment opportunities for all. The Hadassah Medical Center has always embodied the concept that medicine serves as a bridge to peace. When you walk into Hadassah, it does not matter where you came from or what your religion is. Providing or receiving the best possible medical care and healing is all that matters.

For many years Hadassah has been providing medical services to Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In addition, Hadassah is involved in numerous cooperative programs with Palestinian physicians, hospitals and medical personnel.

Since 1960, Hadassah has trained over 800 students from more than 90 countries culminating in a Master of Public Health Degree; has helped more than one million Africans retain their eyesight, while training local doctors to continue fighting eye disease; brought critical care expertise to earthquake-torn Armenia, Turkey, Greece, and Haiti and to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka and the Philippines; and assisted in the recovery effort at the bombed U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

Hadassah doctors and staff continue to volunteer their services in several orphanages for children with AIDS in both Ethiopia and Uganda. Hundreds of children who would have died of AIDS are now healthy and thriving thanks to Hadassah’s care and Art-Joy-Love program.

Building Bridges to Peace is in the DNA of the Hadassah Hospital.


How You Can Help

Your gift to Hadassah will ensure that bridges to peace continue to be built on a daily basis.

You can help to bring peace to this turbulent corner of the world, and make sure that precious lives are saved.


Contribute to Hadassah’s promise to serve the people of Israel—and the world—for the next hundred years with world-class healing and research.

If you want to understand the influence of Hadassah on Israel’s health care system, walk the corridors of any Israeli hospital and ask staff where they trained. You can do the same in many Palestinian hospitals as well. The imprint of Hadassah is everywhere, even in places where the words ‘Israel’ or ‘human rights’ are taboo.

Ron Finkel, President of Hadassah Australia