Our Members

Hadassah recognizes the amazingly interesting, diverse and accomplished members of Hadassah. Each member brings a unique and powerful voice and perspective to our organizational tapestry.

We share a profound love for the Jewish people, and Israel. We share a commitment to women and believe in women’s strength—and our own. We are excited to showcase and honor these members—Women Who DO.

Barbara Bronstein
Houston, TX

Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in Long Island, and moved from NYC to Houston for career advancement over 30 years ago. I retired from a career in consumer marketing, and in 2014 founded a prepared food rescue organization called Second Servings of Houston. My husband, Martin, and I have one son, Matthew, who is 24.

How did you get involved with Hadassah?
In 2005, I was a guest at Hadassah's “Women of Courage” luncheon, where a cancer survivor and neighborhood friend was the guest speaker. After learning about the organization’s outstanding work, a friend encouraged me to join her Hadassah group so I could meet other Jewish women, since I didn’t know many in Houston at the time. I really enjoyed the enlightening programs and camaraderie at the monthly meetings, and wanted to play an active role. Although Second Servings has cut into my ability to be as active as I once did, I still try to attend every meeting and assist whenever I can.

What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
Hadassah strikes me as an oasis of peace in an otherwise turbulent Middle East. Diversity reigns and medical research and breakthroughs abound that can potentially help people around the world.

Share something you would like people to know about you
My very first food rescue was from the Hadassah “Women of Courage” luncheon in February 2013. I still get goose bumps thinking about how the audience broke into thunderous applause, when the host announced that the surplus food from the event was being donated to feed people in need. I knew at that moment that I wasn’t the only person who hated seeing good food go to waste. I had no idea how far it would go.

Former Members of the Month


Keeley Kossof

Vernon Hills, IL

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Lori Good

San Diego, CA

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Robin Fischel

Stamford, CT

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Stacey Dorenfeld

Los Angeles, CA

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Maxine, Rochelle and Alana Schube

Atlanta, GA

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Barbara Aqua

Tacoma, WA

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Barbara Bronstein

Houston, TX

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Amy Degen

Groton, MA
I love that Hadassah helps me feel connected to the State of Israel.
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Katie Perez

Littleton, CO

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Dylan Dorenfeld

Agoura Hills, CA

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Debra Sharker

Atlanta, GA

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Stephanie Weitzman

Newton, MA

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Barbara Ross-Innamorati

Westport, CT

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Melissa Liverman

Detroit, MI

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Debra Flaherty

Bronx, NY

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Sarrah Bechor

Queens, NY

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Holly Seltzer

Washington D.C.

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Martha Jo Katz

Atlanta, GA

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