Hadassah Greater Philadelphia

1518 Walnut St. Suite 402
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102


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Michele is the immediate past Vice President of Hadassah Greater Philadelphia.  As an active member of Hadassah, she has held various positions over the years.  Some of those positions include Development Portfolio, Education Portfolio, President of Ha Kol (twice), Liaison to Aviva Chapter, Member of Executive Board and Chapter Board, member of Education Day Committee, and Chair of Education Day 2015.  Currently, she is the Liaison to Miriam's Well Chapter for the last three years.

 In her local community, Michele has volunteered her time to numerous organizations which include the following: Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Union Representative, Trained Domestic Abuse Volunteer, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Hands on the Future.  She was an advocate for the PA Federation of Teachers, meeting with U.S. and PA House Senators and Representatives on Education Issues.  Currently, she volunteers her time mentoring a student with special needs in the North Penn School District through the Retired Senior Volunteers of Montgomery County.

Michele, graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor degree in History and Villanova University with an MA in counseling.  She also took part in the Chaplaincy Program from Gratz College.  Professionally, Michelle worked in the Philadelphia School District for many years, first as a Secondary History Teacher and then as a School Counselor.  She was also a Certified Student Assistance Counselor and a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor.

Michele, is married to her husband, David, for 44 years.  David is a Hadassah Associate who traveled to Israel for the Hadassah Convention celebrating 100 years.  She has two sons, Jason and Adam.  Jason is married to Lindsay for two years and they have given Michele her first grandson with the birth of Dylan Joshua in March 2017.

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