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Health Professionals

The Health Professionals group has members who hail from all over metro Atlanta and range in age from 24 to 65 plus. Our members are affiliated with the health professions as nurses, physicians, pharmacists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, public health workers, radiology technologists, social workers, electrologists, dental hygienists and professionals in other allied health fields. Our programs are health oriented and timely with member or guest speakers sharing their expertise and experiences on health issues of interest to our members.  

Co-Presidents: Marci Abrams, Nancy Fried

Summer Skin Sensations: Tips and Tricks for Healthy Younger Skin in Summer and Year-Round,  Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM. at the Cancer Support Community Atlanta (5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building C, Suite 225, Atlanta, Georgia 3034242).   Come hear from the experts on how to keep your skin healthy this summer and for years to come.  Learn about the best products to use to keep your skin in optimal condition.  Get together and relax with old and new friends.   Refreshments will be served.  Please bring either a heart healthy appetizer, drinks, or dessert with serving utensils or paper goods and tableware. Only vegetarian or dairy please. List available on request. Couvert is $5.  Space is Limited. RSVP by April 17th to Anne Davis at 678-461-4321 or by email to
Upcoming Events: 






April 14-22, 2014 PASSOVER


April 27, 2014

1:00 PM

Program Meeting:  Summer Skin Sensations for Healthy Skin

Cancer Support Community Atlanta

June 3-5, 2014 SHAVUOT
Sunday June 7-8, 2014 Tri-Region Leadership Training with National Leaders


June 8, 2014

1:00 PM

Summer Social, Fund Raising Opportunities, and Member Recognition

Home of Phyllis Hoffman

Sunday July 21-24, 2014 Hadassah National Convention Las Vegas, NV
Sunday August 10, 2014 2:00-4:00PM HP Board Meeting

Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit Assisted Living, 8480 Roswell Rd, Atlanta

August 11, 2014 TISHA B'AV


September 7, 2014

1:00 PM

Touch-a-Truck Family Festival to Benefit Heart Health

Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Road, Roswell, GA

September 24-26, 2014 ROSH hASHANAH
October 3-4, 2014 YOM KIPPUR
October 8-15, 2014 SUKKOT
October 15-17, 2014 SIMCHAT TORAH


October 19, 2014

1:00 PM

Program Meeting:  Hadassah Medical Advances in Practice Today and Movie



December 14, 2014

1:00 PM

Installation of  2015 Officers



December 21, 2014

1:00 PM

Annual Hanukah Mitzvah Day


Recent Events (for Photos visit the HP Photo Gallery):

The Health Professionals had a very successful program on Sunday,  February 16, 2014.  We had a healthy pot luck dairy lunch followed by our speaker Maxine Taylor, who gave a terrific presentation on Astrology, Judaism, & Health - the Cosmic Connections.  Maxine Taylor is an internationally-known astrologer and was the first one to be licensed in Atlanta. Her practice has evolved to energy and spiritual healing and coaching.  A published author and speaker, Maxine uses a combination of proven techniques to empower her clients to fulfill their personal destinies. We had a great turn-out and everyone there enjoyed the presentation.  Flyer>>. 

On Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm we had our Annual Mitzvah Day where we make a Hanukkah Party for the residents of Sunrise Assisted Living at Huntcliff on Roswell Road in Atlanta. We supplied gifts for each resident, along with Hanukkah Gelt and Dreidels. We served Latkes with sour cream and applesauce, jelly donuts, and fruit salad and soft drinks. We entertained the residents by lighting the Hanukkah Menorah and singing Hanukkah songs. This year the singing was led by Marsha Hildebrand and Anne Davis. We had a wonderful turnout and everyone had a nice time.

Twenty-two hadassah members and guests enjoyed the Health Professionals Fall Program Meeting,  Life-Changing Solutions,  Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the home of Co-President Marci Abrams in Marietta.  HP Member and Author Ellen Sichel, Owner of Custom Calm ( spoke to us about Stress Management and how we can lessen our own stress and cope with the difficulties we encounter in our daily lives. 

On August 25, 2013 the Health Professionals group had a terrific Kick-Off event at the home of Joyce Tritt. A delicious kosher dairy lunch was enjoyed by all prepared by Joyce and arranged by Cindy Sedran. We all enjoyed a wonderful movie "Making Trouble" about Jewish Women comedians that was very funny and informative . The program was planned by our Vice President of Programming, Anne Davis.

Our June meeting was a celebration of our successes and recognition of those who contributed through program assistance and their level of giving. Toby Parker gave a us inspiring examples of how our donations improve the lives of those touched by Hadassah worldwide.

Dr. Russell Rosenberg presented on Solutions for Sleep Problems at our April meeting in the conference center of Fusion Sleep and Neurotrials research. The presentation and discussion were fascinating and we all learned on both a professional and personal level.

The Women's Heart Health Forum on Sunday, February 17, 2013 was a huge success with record attendance of about 190 people; excellent speakers especially Dr Nanette Wenger and Marsha Hildebrand; special guests, Nancy Falchuk, 24th Hadassah National President, and Susan Gurley, Executive Director of Sister to Sister; and a extensive silent auction and great exhibitors. Our Co-chairs Marsha Hildebrand and Lee Tanenbaum did an outstanding job and our Silent Auction Co-chairs Cyvia Zinney and Lori Sugarman went all out.
Our Kick-off meeting and Movie on September 9, 2012 was a huge success. We had a great turn-out, a wonderful lunch supplied by Joyce Tritt at her lovely home, and a marvelous movie Israel Inside – How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference which was very informative and exceptionally well done. We all enjoyed the movie and highly recommend it.

Cards and Certificates:
 Do you need a great greeting card or certificate to mark a special occasion? Remember someone and support Hadassah’s great work. We have Rosh Hashanah, Get Well, Sympathy, Birthday, Mazel Tov and blank cards. Cards sell for $2 each or 6 for $10. We will mail each card for an additional $1. Limited numbers of High Holiday cards are available for $2 each or $25 per pack of 25.  Louise Spiro is ready to help you with just the right thing. Contact her at or 404-549-9465.   
2014 Hadassah Health Professionals Board
Co-Presidents: ......................................Marci Abrams and Nancy Fried
Vice President of Programing:.............. Anne Davis
Co-Vice Presidents of Membership:..... Ellen Sichel and Nan Zaidel (New Member Tea)
Co-Vice Presidents of Fund Raising: ....Lee Tanenbaum and Veronica Barash
Recording Secretary: ............................Linda Liss
Treasurer:............................................. Marilyn Scheier 
Publicity: ...............................................Cyvia Zinney
Photographer/Photo Gallery Manager:.. Cindy Sedran
Cards & Certificates Secretary:............ Louise Spiro
Education Chairperson:........................ Susan Shewmaker
Telephone Chairperson:........................ Lori Sugarman
Webmaster & Historian: .......................Lee Tanenbaum

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