Hadassah Desert-Mountain

Includes Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Las Vegas (Nevada), El Paso (Texas), and New Mexico

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Important dates for 2018

Desert-Mountain Region 2018 Dates

  •   Friday nights & Saturdays ~ no Hadassah work permitted except Shabbat services and other Shabbat related programs   
  •   January 22 - 24 ~ National Assembly Meeting      Los Angeles, CA
  •   February 23 - 24  ~ Hadassah Shabbat Zachor
  •   February  28 - March 1 ~ Purim, not a yomtov, Hadassah work permitted
  •   March 17 - 19 ~ DMR Symposium & Board Meeting ~Albuquerque, NM
  •   March 30 - April 1 ~ Pesach,  first days, no Hadassah work permitted
  •   April 2 - 5 ~ Interim days of Pesach – work permitted, all food must be Kosher for Passover
  •   April 6 - 7 ~ Pesach, last days, no Hadassah work permitted
  • May 15 - 17 ~ National Women’s Health & Advocacy Conference ~ Washington, DC
  • May 19 - 21 ~ Shavuot, no Hadassah work permitted
  • July  21 - 22 ~ Tish’a B’Av , no Hadassah work permitted
  • August 25 - 27 ~ DMR Board Meeting ~ Denver, CO                    
  • September 9 - 11 ~ Rosh Hashanah, no Hadassah work permitted
  • September 18 - 19 ~ Yom Kippur, no Hadassah work permitted
  • September 23 - 25 ~ Sukkot, no Hadassah work permitted unless a meal/service in a  sukkah  
  •  September 25 - 30 ~ Sukkot Chol ha-Moed (in between days) – work permitted
  •  September 30 – October 2 ~ Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah, no Hadassah work permitted
  • December 15 - 17 ~ DMR Annual Conference ~ Phoenix, AZ
  •  December 2 - 10 ~ Chanukah, work permitted

*NOTE: Dalight Savings Time goes into effect Sunday, March 11, 2018 Ends Sunday, November 4, 2018
This will only cause confusion for those living in, calling, or traveling to Arizona!

From our President

Barbara Raben

August 2018 President’s Message


Dear Hadassah Friends,


It may feel like the middle of summer, but the new year will be here before we know it. As our hearts turn towards Rosh Hashanah and the autumn holidays, we’re drawn to the promise of new opportunities and fresh starts. From Zionist and American advocacy to healing in Jerusalem and in our own bodies, now is the time to commit to the changes necessary to create the world we need.

We’re  still flying high after From Passion to Action Hadassah Women's Health & Advocacy Conference held during National Women's Health Week. It energized hundreds of attendees around Hadassah's efforts to advance support for Israel, health and women's health equity. I was so proud to be a part of the group of over 250 Hadassah members and Associates from 25 states who visited more than 80 congressional offices during our recent Day on the Hill in Washington DC, securing support for key legislation on women's health equity, Holocaust education, gun safety and more. We carry this passion into the new year and commit together to more action.

With advocacy in mind, we should each commit to vote in the upcoming elections. No matter where we stand, we must each stand up in our democratic process. And just as we gather with our families and loved ones to start the new year, we should text or call our daughters and granddaughter to remind them to vote as well. State primaries have different schedules – check for your local dates -- but the final election day is Tuesday, November 6th nationwide.

The opportunity to have your voice heard doesn’t end on election night. Set up an appointment with your newly elected or incumbent officials to share the legislative goals of Hadassah and the amazing work being done at HMO. Email advocacy@hadassah.org and all the details will be explained to you.

Barbara Raben

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Good and Welfare

Good and Welfare

Condolences to: Rochelle Edelman on the loss of her father, Sol Mayer. June Mayer, past Treasurer of our Region on the passing of her husband, Sol Mayer. Karen Skolnik of the Presidium of Hadassah Southern Arizona on the passing of her husband Howard. Wishing a complete and speedy recovery to Barbara Raben, our Desert Mountain Region President.

Milestone Mission

Milestone Mission

From Dream to Innovation; The Hadassah Milestone Mission to Israel October 7-15, 2018 Milestone Mission Early Bird Rate of $2900 will end June 13. Please spread the word to all of your members, family and friends!! They will want to know about this! http://secure.ayelet.com/HDDream2018.aspx

Fall Board Meeting & Symposium

Embassy Suites by Hilton - Denver Stapleton 4444 North Havana Street, Denver CO 80239

Several of our Region leaders attended the National Assembly, Health Summit, and Day on the Hill, in Washington, DC, and have so much information to share with you. Our focus for this meeting will be PRAZE. We will begin Saturday, August 25 with Havdallah at 7:00 PM. The Executive Committee will meet prior at 5:00PM, with dinner included. We will end on Monday, August 27 by 3:00PM, so please make your travel plans accordingly. If you haven’t done so already, please start checking airlines now.


  • President

    Barbara Raben

  • Organization Vice-President

    Ellen Burke

  • Area VP/Advisor Denver Greater Salt Lake

    Corinne Forti

  • Area VP/Advisor Montana

    Dafna Michaelson Jenet

  • Area VP/Advisor Greater Albuquerque, Southern Arizona

    Carolynn Katz

  • Area VP/Advisor Southern Nevada, Los Alamos, Santa Fe

    Jan Klatskin

  • Area VP/Advisor HVOS Colorado Springs, Boulder

    Randi Lampert

  • Area VP/Advisor N. Colorado, Wyoming

    Kate Raphael

  • Area VP/Advisor Devorah, Shalom, Tikvah West Valley

    Anita Wenner

  • Area VP/Advisor El Paso, Las Cruces, L.E.A.

    Judy Neigoff

  • Secretary

    Roni Ogin

  • Treasurer

    Renee Sidman

  • Leadership Council: Immediate Past President/Nominating Chair

    Cathy Olswing

  • Leadership Council

    Haidi Appel

  • Leadership Council

    Fredi Brown

  • Leadership Council

    Leona Cohen

  • Rochelle Edelman

  • Leadership Council

    Liz Fox

  • Leadership Council

    Dale Marcus

  • Leadership Council

    Kacy Spivack

  • Portfolio Chair Coordinator

    Sheilah Wagner

  • Communications Portfolio Chair

    Sherrie Davidson

  • Development Portfolio Chair

    Sue Ritter

  • Membership Portfolio Chair

    Ann Martin

  • Parlimentarian/Bylaws Chair

    Carol Bernstein

  • PRAZE Portfolio Chair

    Joyce Gronich

  • Meeting Coordinator

    Adele Smith

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