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Message from the President

 Dear Region Friends,

Welcome to the website of the Upper Mid-Atlantic Region of Hadassah (UMAR for short.)  UMAR includes parts of the states of New York and Pennsylvania. 

Our Region covers a large geographical area, stretching from the Capital District in the southeast part of New York State, as far north as Glens Falls, NY, across through Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo, NY, and to the south as far as Scranton, PA. 

Our membership of more than 5000 women of all ages, in all stages of life, is clustered around 15 local chapters in the area we serve.  As part of Hadassah’s over 300,000 members, our fundraising and advocacy efforts are intended to fulfill Hadassah’s mission:

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.

We advocate for issues important to the people of Israel as well as for women and families here in the United States. We embrace tikkun olam, repairing the world, so that together we can make a difference in improving the quality of life for all people.

I invite you to take a moment to browse our website, and the links within it to our National organization.  I hope you will join me in helping Hadassah to help our people and Israel by attending one of our programs, meetings or events.  Please feel free to contact our Region office (umar@hadassah.org ) or by phone at (518) 694-9941 for additional information. 

I am honored to represent our Region and I look forward to meeting you as I visit your areas. 



 Janet Deixler, President

Upper Mid-Atlantic Region

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