Hadassah

Members of the Month

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.

Member of the Month Honoree

Shelly Cohen
Hadassah Denver Chapter, Hadassah Desert-Mountain

Career and Family.
I am an office manager at a CPA firm. I have a wonderful and caring husband, Jeffrey, and a great 31 year old son, Lev.

How did you get involved with Hadassah?
I have a dear friend Barb Mendelsberg, who I met in elementary school and still have a wonderful relationship with. When she got married, her husband’s family made her a life member. I then became active with her and shortly after became a member myself, and I'm still going strong at 26 years.

What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
Hadassah has taught me to be a stronger advocate for Israel, Zionism and Jewish values. I love being a part of, and connecting to, a caring group of women who stand up for what they believe in. Helping to fundraise for lifesaving and medical care at Hadassah is a wonderful and gratifying feeling.

Share something you would like people to know about you
I am a positive person. I always try to see the good in everyone. I aspire to make their life a little sweeter.



Members of the Month

The denotes the May 2017 Member Appreciation Month Honorees.


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Shelly Cohen

Denver, CO
"Hadassah has taught me to be a stronger advocate for Israel, Zionism and Jewish values."
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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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Lori Reszutek

Fairfield, CT
"I love being part of a group where I feel a true kinship to the other members."
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Ruth Fein

Merrick, NY
"I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel."
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Carol Konecky

Oceanside, NY
"I enjoy being surrounded by bright, creative and talented women who share my passion."
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Leslie Gonzalez

Newton, MA
“I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel.”
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Hannah Cohen

Escondido, CA
“I grew up witnessing my mother’s deep commitment to Hadassah.”
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Randi Cohen

Arlington, VA
“I owe much to Hadassah, including meeting my husband.”
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Helene Schilian

Wellington, FL
“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
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Gayle Dorio

Naples, FL
“A licensed interior designer who is honored to be a part of Hadassah.”
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Elise Feldscher

Calabasas, CA
“For over 30 years, Hadassah has been the constant in my life.”
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Randi Lampert

Las Vegas, NV
“Board certified pediatrician passionate about Hadassah.”
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Erin Coleman

Nashville, TN
“A prior service military engineer officer inspired by Hadassah.”
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Barbara Bronstein

Houston, TX
“Hadassah strikes me as an oasis of peace in an otherwise turbulent Middle East.”
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Katie Perez

Littleton, CO
"Katie hopes one day to help her daughter become a Young Woman of Hadassah."
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Martha Jo Katz

Atlanta, GA
"For 18 years she worked a model."
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Dylan Dorenfeld

Agoura Hills, CA
"She has dedicated the next two years of her life helping to ensure Israel’s safety and security."
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Holly Seltzer

Washington D.C.
"Holly has spent most of her career doing communications and PR for nonprofit groups."
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Stephanie Weitzman

Newton, MA
"Her grandmother made her a life member at birth."
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Debra Flaherty

Bronx, NY
"She founded an outpatient substance abuse treatment center."
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Debra Sharker

Atlanta, GA
"She is a “thriving survivor” who is passionate about giving back in the cancer war."
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Sarrah Bechor

Queens, NY
"Sarrah works with a technology start-up company, building global strategic partnerships."
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Melissa Liverman

Detroit, MI
"Melissa founded the “Leorah” chapter."
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Barbara Ross-Innamorati

Westport, CT
"She is the founder and designer of an award-winning artisan jewelry company."
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Lori Good

San Diego, CA
“From the beginning, I have been impressed that Hadassah is almost completely volunteer driven.”
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Barbara Aqua

Tacoma, WA
"I have died, almost died three times, and I know what a gift life is."
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Maxine, Rochelle and Alana Schube

Atlanta, GA
"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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Keeley Kossof

Vernon Hills, IL
"After losing her vision, Keeley developed a line of hair fragrances."
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Stacey Dorenfeld

Los Angeles, CA
"She gives much of her energy to repairing the world."
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Robin Fischel

Stamford, CT
"She finds it incredibly important to give back to the community she was raised in."
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Amy Degen

Groton, MA
"I love that Hadassah helps me feel connected to the State of Israel."
Find out more about Amy Degen›

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