Career and Family
I moved to Long Island when I married 51 years ago. My husband, Martin, and I have one daughter and two granddaughters. For 25 years, I taught reading skills to elementary and high school students.
Through AHRC, I have become a special friend to a mentally challenged woman for the last 22 years. Over the years, my special friend and I have gone to movies, shows and enjoyed her favorite pastime, dining in restaurants. Knowing the impact I have had on her, I arranged for our chapter to go to the group home for an evening of bagels and bingo providing prizes and gifts for all the women, as part of Hadassah's annual Mitzvah Day. I am on the Region education committee, and I plan an annual bus trip that always includes a Jewish place of interest.
How did you get involved with Hadassah
For many years, I was an active volunteer for a local symphony orchestra. When the orchestra folded, I decided to devote my time and energy to a Jewish organization.
What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel and for its outstanding healthcare for the Israeli people and its amazing medical research that benefits the world.
Share something you would like people to know about you.
I love to travel, play bridge, visit art museums, attend art, music, and history lectures and I am an avid reader.
Previous Members of the Month
"Her grandmother made her a life member at birth."
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Los Angeles, CA
"She gives much of her energy to repairing the world."
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"Hadassah has taught me to be a stronger advocate for Israel, Zionism and Jewish values."
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"Sarrah works with a technology start-up company, building global strategic partnerships."
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"Rather than just an organization, Hadassah is like family."
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"She finds it incredibly important to give back to the community she was raised in."
Find out more about Robin Fischel›
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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"Melissa founded the “Leorah” chapter."
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Maxine, Rochelle and Alana Schube
"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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Martha Jo Katz
"For 18 years she worked a model."
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"I love being part of a group where I feel a true kinship to the other members."
Find out more about Lori Reszutek›
San Diego, CA
“From the beginning, I have been impressed that Hadassah is almost completely volunteer driven.”
Find out more about Lori Good›
“I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel.”
Find out more about Leslie Gonzalez›
Vernon Hills, IL
"After losing her vision, Keeley developed a line of hair fragrances."
Find out more about Keeley Kossof›
"Katie hopes one day to help her daughter become a Young Woman of Hadassah."
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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›
"Holly has spent most of her career doing communications and PR for nonprofit groups."
Find out more about Holly Seltzer›
“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
Find out more about Helene Schilian›