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Metro Area


Welcome to the Metro Area of Hadassah Southern California!

Welcome to the Metro Area of Hadassah Southern California! We are comprised of 26 groups with nearly 8,000 members located in the Los Angeles area, San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. See our lists of groups and other leadership opportunities below and feel free to call our Area Resource Center with any questions!


Amelia and Mark Taper Hadassah House


(310) 276-0036



Area Co-Chair

Sima Toubia

Area Co-Chair

Marilyn Weltman Wizenberg



Kavod Council

Comprised of the 9 longest standing Metro groups, including Anna Prinzmetal, Amelia Taper, Aviva 1, Aviva 2, Elanah-JMS, Devira, Medinah, Nordea, and Reemon. The council holds luncheons 3-4 times annually.


Ahava is not currently active but we are currently working to connect and reconnect young professional women and working mothers. Members live or work in the greater Los Angeles area and range in age from 25 to 40+. Past events have included Shabbat dinners, holiday parties, book clubs, horseback riding and an intergenerational tea. Most events incorporate a fundraising aspect and Hadassah learning. Ahavah is always striving to groom future Hadassah leaders. Meetings typically take place on the Westside of town.


Ariel is a sociable group of active women in their 70's and 80's as well as some daughters/granddaughters living in Ladera Heights, Westchester, West Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. Programs have included educational meetings, boutiques, dinner theatre, trips to the Skirball Cutural Center, a Passover luncheon and an installation luncheon. Monthly social, educational or cultural events are held. Monthly minyans include a book club, current event discussion group and crafters.

Bat Ami

Bat Ami has been in existence for almost 37 years and is a merger of a younger group of women in their late 50's and 60's working together with an older group of women in their late 70's and 80's. Bat Ami members live in the San Gabriel Valley.


Membership is comprised of dedicated and interesting women age 75+. The presidency is divided among eight members - two women serve simultaneously for three months at a time. The group generally meets four times a year at various locations in West Los Angeles. Programs include speakers, authors and a variety of other programs.


Elana is made up dynamic women between the ages of 65 and 80. Elana divides the presidency amoung four members, enabling each person to serve as president for three months. Programs include a Membership Luncheon and Fashion Show, pot lucks, book clubs, bridge, Mah Jongg, film discussion groups, Adventures in Culture, and Shabbat Dinners. Most Elana members are Life Membres and participate in Pledge Circles which require a minimum annual gift. Meetings generally take place in homes throughout Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.


Hadas is a group of friendly and energetic Israeli women who conduct meetings in Hebrew. Members range in age from 50+. Meetings are held several times per year and feature lectures on a variety of subjects. The group often discusses books, especially those having to do with Israel, Judaism and current events. Some special events include spouses, such as the celebration of holidays and Shabbat. On these occasions, members take pleasure in singing Israeli songs and listening to Israeli music.


Persian group chartered in 1982. The group has more than 500 members ranging in age from newborn babies to great-grandmothers. Many of the women are multi-generational Life Members. Major activities include: Membership luncheons, Hanukkah Luncheon and a major fundraising dinner which take place in a hotel.

Health Professionals Council

This group includes Registered Nurses, doctors and therapists. Members live throughout Los Angeles County and range in age from 40's to 80's. Activities are held approximately every five weeks, except during the summer and during Jewish holidays. The group generally meets on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a member's home. Meetings begin with a brunch, followed by a program consisting of an interesting speaker on topics related to Jewish heritage, Israel and health matters. Other activities include tours or exhibits, an installation tea, participation in Race for the Cure in Pasadena and an area-wide Women's Health Day.


Kinneret is a group of active women, age 60+, who enjoy monthly luncheons in Marina Del Rey, plan exciting programs and offer wonderful fundraising events. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month at Courtyard by Marriott in Marina Del Rey.


Leor is made up of approximately 100 members, all of whom are Life Members. Members live in the Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles areas and are between the ages of 60 and 80. Each member commits to a minimum pledge of $750 per year. The group meets in private homes once a month for board or open meetings. Major events include a Summer Party, Fall Dinner, Oneg Shabbat, Spring Party and an installation ceremony. This group is not open to new members.

Lev Eisha Hadassah

This is a friendly, welcoming group where busy Jewish women in their 30's - 50's, mostly professional, some single, some married, some moms, gget to know each other, do some good, and carry on the spirit of Hadassah on the Westside. Bi-monthly events, which are held on weeknights or Sundays, range from cooking classes, clothing swaps, book discussions, to holiday celebration such as Tu B'Shevat Family Seder and the Annual Hanukkah Party.


The new generation of Persian women, was established in 1991. Malka's membership consists of all age groups. The group offers a variety of programs, each fulfilling the goals of educating as well as fundraising. Activities include educational luncheons with distinguished speakers in the fields of medicine, law, philosophy or other scholastic categories. Malka also hosts an Annual Gala Dinner with a stand-up comedian.


Nashim is a small, day-time, Westside group (with Valley members as well) whose members range in age from 45-60's. Meeting generally take place on the second Wednesday fo each month in a private home. Programming and fundraising events are fun and informative. Members love eating, the theatre and children.


Ophira is celebrating its 21st year. A very "young at heart" group, members range in age from 60's to 80's. Life Membership is a requirement, as well as a minimum donation of $400 annually. Each member serves on a committee for two months. Committees include programming, fundraising and telephone. Ophira members love to schmooze, dance and enjoy each other's company. They meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at various venues and events, usually with spouses or significant others also participating. Very strong friendships have resulted, which makes for a strong group.


Included members from West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Members are both single and married and are in their late 50's to 60's. Many of the women work outside the home. Meetings generally take place in the evening or weekends. Programs include speakers and educational events, a summer pool party and a special Oneg Shabbat honoring one of the members. Most events are open to friends, some to spouses or significant others. Sabra also has book and dinner pledge groups.


Sharon is an active group that was started in the 1960's. Located in the Inland Empire, Sharon serves all age groups in Pamona, Claremont, Upland, and Rancho Cucamonga, among other cities. The group meets monthly and hosts luncheons and interesting speakers. Sharon recently started an evening book club.

Tamar Ami

Tamar-Ami members reside in West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with members ranging in age from 75 to 100+. General meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month. Tamar Ami offers a host of interesting programs such as speakers, book reviews, luncheons and an annual raffle. This is a very friendly group that treats people with kindness and enjoys having fun.


Tikvah has been thriving for over 20 years and currently has more than 250 members, most of whom are between the ages of 45 and 65 and reside in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas. Members are interested in various educational, cultural, and social activities. Past programs have included Mah Jongg, progressive dinners, guest speakers including authors, theatre nights and a book club. The group also plans cultural events with the Skirball Cultural Center and Shoah Foundation and members volunteer at a soup kitchen. Tikvah's main goal is to raise money for Hadassah projects in Israel and the United States.

If you are interested in joining one of our groups, please call our office at 310-276-0036 or email us atmetro@hadassah.org

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