Paula M. Schiff

Paula M. Schiff
Walnut Creek, CA

Career and Family
I have been an English as a second language teacher and administrator for 40 years. I am now retired. In June, my husband and I will be married 56 adventurous years. We have two daughters and two grandchildren.

How did you get involved with Hadassah
After I joined Hadassah in Northern California in 1965, I received a call asking me to be in charge of membership. I signed up about 100 new members.

What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
Along with my wonderful Hadassah members, I have presented three Israel advocacy programs. All were a success with the attendees asking for more programs. Last year, I went to Israel and had the privilege of being given a personal tour of the Hadassah hospital in Ein Kerem. I urge all my Hadassah members to visit the Hadassah hospital to see personally how much our joint efforts have accomplished: excellent patient care and outstanding research facilities.

Share something you would like people to know about you.
I am an avid reader and belong to five book clubs, one of which is our fantastic Hadassah book club. I like to travel.

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