What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
The fact about Hadassah that resonates with me is that it is a people-to-people organization that helps and heals. It is incredible that two nurses paved the way for modern healthcare in Palestine.
How did you get involved with Hadassah?
Growing up in a Zionist home and having a mother and several great aunts as active members, it was the natural course of events that began with junior Hadassah. Then, as a young and married Jewish community activist, leadership roles and life membership followed.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a daughter, sister, mother to three, grandmother to seven, world traveler and nurse. My life is made up of many people and many roads!
As a nurse, what do you find most inspiring about Hadassah’s efforts?
The first Gulf War brought me face to face with Hadassah, and I gave back by volunteering as an operating room nurse at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus. Nurses are the heart of Hadassah, and I am inspired by being able to reach out to all people that depend upon the compassionate care that has made Hadassah a leader in delivering modern healthcare in the middle east.
Previous Members of the Month
“I am inspired by Hadassah’s efforts to connect healthcare professionals internationally.”
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"Rather than just an organization, Hadassah is like family."
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Palm Harbor, FL
"I am so moved by all that Hadassah nurses have achieved in Israel in the past 100 years."
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"I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel."
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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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"Hadassah is an amazing organization!"
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"I love being part of a group where I feel a true kinship to the other members."
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“I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel.”
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Treasure Island, FL
“I love that Hadassah finds ways for every woman to get involved and get empowered to help others.”
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"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›
“When I hear about new medical advances that have come out of Hadassah, I feel proud to support Hadassah.”
Find out more about Joyce Backman›
“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
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“I grew up witnessing my mother’s deep commitment to Hadassah.”
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“A licensed interior designer who is honored to be a part of Hadassah.”
Find out more about Gayle Dorio›
“A prior service military engineer officer inspired by Hadassah.”
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"It is a great honor to say I am a Hadassah nurse."
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“For over 30 years, Hadassah has been the constant in my life.”
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"I enjoy being surrounded by bright, creative and talented women who share my passion."
Find out more about Carol Konecky›