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Our Leadership

Board of Directors

The Hadassah Foundation is comprised of 19 women from across the U.S., including members of the National Board of Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, members of Hadassah and representatives from the Jewish community at large.

Chair
Donna Gerson

Director
Rabbi Ellen Flax

Board of Directors
Madelyn Bucksbaum Adamson
Sara Adler
Liz Alpert
Liz Bazini
Rhoda Bernstein
Georgianne Cutter
Lisa Davidson
Amy Friedkin
Kim Morris Heiman
Karen Herman
Dale Marcus
Debra Minkoff
Julie Morris
Suzanne Offit
Lonye Rasch
Rachel Sheinbein
Andrea Silagi
Susan Wilkof

Liaison to Hadassah National Board
Bernice S. Tannenbaum

Former Board Members
Debra Aleinikoff
Froma Baron Benerofe
Nancy M. Berman
Sophie Blum
Dorothy R. Bucksbaum
Ruth G. Cole
Barbara Dobkin, Founding Chair
Katie Edelstein
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, Past Chair
Sherri Ades Falchuk
Rebekah M. Farber
Sylvana Foa
Anne Glauber
Mirele B. Goldsmith, Ph.D.
Lynda Goldstein
Dorothy Gitter Harman
Paula Jarnicki
Carol M. Joseph, Past Chair
Rabbi Naamah Kelman
Ellen Landis
Joan Leiman, Ph.D.
Barbara Levin
Kathleen Levin
Trisha Margulies
Marcie Natan
Donna Orender
Dalia Pollack
Marlene E. Post
Ilana Horowitz Ratner
Dr. Julie Ratner
Bella Savran
Willa Shalit
Dr. Janice Weinman Shorenstein
Judith H. Swartz
Diane Troderman
Karen Venezky
Laurie Werner
Michal Zellermayer

Linda Altshuler, Founding Director


Foundation Administrative Assistant
Shaena Grossman


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