Hadassah Florida Central

Mission of Hadassah Florida Central: Service all chapters in our geographical area, from Naples to Tallahassee and Jacksonville to Brevard County. We do this by providing education, advocacy, and leadership opportunities.

3118 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Suite 224
Clearwater, Florida 33759
Contact Us

P : (727) 799-0618

E : flcentralregion@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

3118 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Suite 224

Clearwater, Florida 33759

Our Chapters


FCR Delegates Attend National Convention
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Over 25 delegates from FCR are currently attending the National Convention in Atlanta, AG. The opening plenary was hosted by our national President Ellen Hershkin. The guest speaker was Gwyneth Paltrow who received the first Power of Our Dreams award. Our region president, Susan Lafer, along with all other region presidents and the National board were introduced.

New Keepers of the Gate

Congratulations to new Keepers of the Gate, Anita Greenberg of Tampa Ameet Chapter who steped up to become a Chai Keeper and Janice Caine of North Pinellas Chapter. Both ladies were "pinned" at the National Convention. Both were pinned by National Hadassah president Ellen Hershkin.

New Chai Society Members
Chai SocietyHarriet Stein

Congratulations to Andrea Holper and Etty Segal of Tampa Ameet Chapter, who became new Chai Society members at the National Convention this week. And to Harriet Stein, President of St. Pete Chapter who also became a Chai Society member at the National Convention.

Robin Post wins National Hadassah Award
Robin Post

Mazel tov and congratulations to Robin Post, from the St. Pete Chapter, who was nominated by our chapter and has won the 2016 Health & Wellness (Under 2000 Members)Award. for chairing the very successful We Will for Jill Walk/Run in January.  This event was the first of its kind for Hadassah.  Robin will receive her award at the National Convention in Atlanta in July.


It is well deserved.

From our President

Susan Lafer


In the words of Elie Wiesel, "It is a given in the Jewish world: if you want a project to come to fruition, if you want an initiative to have a follow-up, you think of Hadassah. Hadassah is more than an organization: it's a family - a family that loves and is loved. It loves to help those in need, the weak, and the ill, in short, those who need help. And it is a family that is loved because it does these things with as much devotion as competence… The women of Hadassah know what they want to do, and they do it well."

Hadassah is:

  • The Power of Women Who Do

  • The Power of Women Who Heal

  • The Power of Women for Israel

Hadassah Florida Central focuses on education. We provide you with all the tools necessary to advocate for Israel and uses facts to stop the BDS movements and anti-Semitic attacks against Israel and Jews, leadership opportunities and training. Our local chapters hold meetings, educational events and programming to help keep them informed about the latest research that is ongoing at Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO), advocacy opportunities and just plain fun, engaging activities. Hadassah, Florida Central does the same for our membership on a larger scale 2 times a year. Attendees come from Naples to Tallahassee to participate and meet their friends from other geographical areas.

Hadassah Florida Central has a Facebook page, please visit it, often for the latest from around the country. If you are not currently a member of our dynamic and far-reaching organization, we hope you will join us.

Susan Lafer

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Jill Engelman

We Will for Jill

While the actual run is over, you may still contribute to this fund. Go to www.hadassah.org. Proceeds to go in the Jill Stenzler-Engelman Health Education Fund. Presented by St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah. For information about Jill and a video please go to www.hadassah.org/events/wewillforjill.

Cruise and Schmooz

December 9, 2016 - December 12, 2016

Join fellow Florida Central Region Hadassah members on a Royal Caribbean cruise December 9-12, 2016. Contact Sheila Greenspoon 407-862-1313 for more details.


  • President

    Susan Lafer

  • Organizational Vice President

    Lin Pomerantz

  • Treasurer

    Sharyn Lazare

  • PRAZE Vice President

    Lynn Weiner

  • Membership Vice President

    Jackie Albin

  • Leadership Vice President

    Sharon Cross

  • Fundraising Vice President

    Anita Greenberg

  • Recording Secretary

    Liz Greengold

  • Area Vice President

    Sharon Sisselsky

  • Area Vice President

    Nancy Wiadro

  • Area Vice President

    Phyllis Meinsen

  • Area Vice President

    Jane Strom

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New York, NY 10005


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Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Missions Department


(800) 237-1517

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