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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

January 2018 Region Presidents Message
Dear Hadassah Friends,
     As I begin my second year as Region President, I am honored to represent Hadassah Desert-Mountain. Hadassah, with over 300,000 members, is the largest volunteer organization in the United States. Being that the National Assembly will meet this month in Los Angeles, I thought you’d like to know how many women are involved on the national level. I am one of 33 Region Presidents around the country.  The Region Presidents, plus 182 other women, appointed by the National President, form the Portfolio Council. They perform jobs vital to the organization, such as Development, Membership, and PRAZE (Program, Advocacy, Zionism and Education). They are the ones who create programs for our Chapters to use and disseminate information to everyone around the country. In addition, there are 29 members of the elected National Board. These women consider the big picture, debate and vote on finance and policy. Forming a smaller Executive Committee are the 6 National Vice-Presidents, 6 Past National Presidents, and the current National Officers -National President Ellen Hershkin, National Treasurer Shelly Kaplan, National Secretary Gail Hammerman and National Portfolio Officer Frieda Rosenberg. The Executive Committee meets more often, usually at our National Headquarters in New York City. Former members of the National Board form the Honorary Council, women who may be called upon for their collective wisdom. Altogether, these women meet twice a year as the National Assembly.
   I wanted to impress upon you, my Hadassah friends, that virtually every one of these women once sat where you are sitting. Hadassah experience and training enabled them to shoulder the awesome responsibilities of running a multi-national, multi-million dollar organization. So, in 2018, remember how powerful you can be!
   We observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday on Monday, January 15th this year. As many old photos attest, Jewish leaders and advocates were marching at his side through the difficult days of the civil rights struggle. Why am I reminding you about this? Because Hadassah in 2018 is still working on Advocacy. We are still making our voices heard, supporting a woman’s right to choose, fighting against domestic abuse and human trafficking, urging equity in women’s medical research, and access to preventive healthcare and affordable child care. This year, let’s participate in a Day in the District or Day on the Hill activity. I urge you to plan to attend Hadassah’s Women’s Health and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., May 15-17, 2018. Registration begins this month, so look for information shortly. There will be an important panel at the National Press Club, an update from the Israeli Ambassador, and meetings with our legislators on the Hill. A joyful HMO Gala is planned with amazing entertainment. We will begin “Celebration 2018” for Israel’s 70th birthday. Advocacy is in our DNA, so let’s show it off. We have the power to make changes in our world. Let’s use it!
   See you at our next meeting , March 17-19 in Albuquerque!
Barbara Raben
President, Hadassah Desert-Mountain

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Important dates for 2018

Please use this list of important dates if you plan or schedule events and programs under the Hadassah umbrella. 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: Daylight 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 which does not observe Daylight Savings Time!

Leadership

  • 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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