Career and Family
I was born in New York City and moved to Atlanta in 1947. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA degree in accounting and worked in two local CPA firms while managing a family business throughout my professional career.
I was married to Philip, of blessed memory, for 49 years, and we have two grown children, Joel and Helane. I have been a Hadassah three-generation member for nearly 50 years, and I'm a proud member of the Circle of Founders and Keepers of the Gate.
How did you get involved with Hadassah?
I became involved with Hadassah when I was invited to a new member coffee when I moved into a new neighborhood. If you had told me then that I would go on to serve as an officer at the Group, Chapter and Region levels as well as being elected to the Hadassah National Board three times, I would not have believed it.
What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
I found my volunteer home in Hadassah. Working with like-minded women to further the Hadassah mission and support Israel has been a part of who I am as a Jewish American woman. Hadassah is real, and we are the women who Do! This is why I have worked for and supported the organization for all of my adult life.
Share something you would like people to know about you.
As a 20-year breast cancer survivor as well as being someone who is presently undergoing treatment for another cancer occurrence, I continue to be optimistic. I have my Hadassah family to support me as we all support Hadassah. My secret wish is to win one of the mega lottery drawings so that I could make a huge contribution to continue the work of Hadassah into the 22nd century.
Previous Members of the Month
"Her grandmother made her a life member at birth."
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Los Angeles, CA
"She gives much of her energy to repairing the world."
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"Hadassah has taught me to be a stronger advocate for Israel, Zionism and Jewish values."
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"Sarrah works with a technology start-up company, building global strategic partnerships."
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"Rather than just an organization, Hadassah is like family."
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"I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel."
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"She finds it incredibly important to give back to the community she was raised in."
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Las Vegas, NV
“Board certified pediatrician passionate about Hadassah.”
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“I owe much to Hadassah, including meeting my husband.”
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Paula M. Schiff
Walnut Creek, CA
"Along with my wonderful Hadassah members, I have presented three Israel advocacy programs."
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"Melissa founded the “Leorah” chapter."
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Maxine, Rochelle and Alana Schube
"Our goal in coming forward with our story is to show that breast cancer doesn’t care how old you are."
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Martha Jo Katz
"For 18 years she worked a model."
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"I love being part of a group where I feel a true kinship to the other members."
Find out more about Lori Reszutek›
San Diego, CA
“From the beginning, I have been impressed that Hadassah is almost completely volunteer driven.”
Find out more about Lori Good›
“I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel.”
Find out more about Leslie Gonzalez›
Vernon Hills, IL
"After losing her vision, Keeley developed a line of hair fragrances."
Find out more about Keeley Kossof›
"Katie hopes one day to help her daughter become a Young Woman of Hadassah."
Find out more about Katie Perez›
"I am proudest of the cutting-edge medical research done at Hadassah, including research on treating ALS, cystic fibrosis, heart stents, stem cell therapy and more"
Find out more about Judi Babcock›
"Holly has spent most of her career doing communications and PR for nonprofit groups."
Find out more about Holly Seltzer›