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Leslie Gonzalez

Leslie Gonzalez
Newton, MA

Career and Family
Technically, I’m a stay-at-home mom. My husband has his own business as an analyst for the supply chain/logistics world. So, I like to say that I’m the logistics manager for our family of six! I also am the director of client relations for his company.

I do a lot of volunteer work -- at my children's’ school, at our temple, for Hadassah and for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

I have four children -- two girls and two boys, ages 16, 14, 11, and 9. 

My oldest daughter has Type 1 diabetes. I have become very involved with fundraising for JDRF. They do amazing research for not only a cure for Type 1, but also for ways to make living with Type 1 easier.

How did you get involved with Hadassah?
My mother and my sister inspired me to get involved with and join Hadassah. Hadassah's incredible research with diabetes also moved me to become a life member.

What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel. But the best part is that it was started and continues to be run by women -- really smart, inspirational women!

Share something you would like people to know about you.
I am training for my second marathon as a teen mentor for Dreamfar -- a high school marathon group. We will be running the Providence Marathon on May 7. In addition, I am training for my third sprint triathlon to raise money for JDRF.

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"Her grandmother made her a life member at birth."
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Shelly Cohen

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Sarrah Bechor

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Sandra Goldman

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Ruth Fein

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"I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel."
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Robin Fischel

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Randi Lampert

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“Board certified pediatrician passionate about Hadassah.”
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Randi Cohen

Arlington, VA
“I owe much to Hadassah, including meeting my husband.”
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Paula M. Schiff

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Melissa Liverman

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"Melissa founded the “Leorah” chapter."
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Martha Jo Katz

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"For 18 years she worked a model."
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Lori Reszutek

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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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Lori Good

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Keeley Kossof

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

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

Wellington, FL
“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
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Hannah Cohen

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

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

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40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

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