Laura Floyd, President 

Knoxville's Hadassah chapter was established in 1927  and has over 310 members representing women from  the total Jewish community including Temple  Beth El and Heska Amuna Synagogue.

Each year  Knoxville Hadassah raises over $13,000 to support:

  •  Hadassah Hospitals in Israel
  •  Young Judaea
  •  Youth Aliyah
  •  other worthwhile programs

 Monthly meetings held at the Arnstein JCC focus on -

  •  Health awareness
  •  Humanitarian relief
  •  Jewish education
  •  Support of Israel

Knoxville Chapter:  contact Laura Floyd

Oak Ridge Chapter's contact: Catherine Braunstein



See our local  Hadassah calendar.


Knoxville Hadassah Book Group

We usually meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the coffee shop area, at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Kingston Pike. Occasionally we see the movie version of a book we have read.  We have even been known to take a field trip related to a recent book.  We are an informal group.  Anyone can suggest a book on any topic.  All interested women from the greater Knoxville Area are most welcome to join us. 

The books we have already read and those we plan to read are listed here as a downloadable pdf file.

For more information -

Please contact Peggy Littmann with questions:, or cell (865) 776-1013.


For any last minute updates, check this page:


CHECK OUT OUR BROCHURE - with this year's major program descriptions plus

  • Hadassah's Heart Health Program
  • Layettes and Contributor information
  • Water and Tree Certificates from JNF
  • Our Achievements: Start Chapter of Southern Region for 2012-2013
  • more...