What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
Hadassah's groundbreaking medical research and commitment to improving women's health really resonates with me.
How did you get involved with Hadassah?
My passion for being involved in Hadassah is from my love for Israel and pride of being part of such an amazing organization. My mom was a life member of Hadassah. I followed in her footsteps from the beginning. I have been involved with many organizations such as Sisterhood, the JCC & Federation. I am in my third year as president of my chapter and we have wonderful programs that educate our members, raise funds and have a good time while doing it.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in New York with both of my parents being very involved in our synagogue until they couldn't be anymore. I was working on the surgical floor at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, CT, where I met my future husband. He was an surgical resident from Israel who trained in France. His residency then took us to Long Island Jewish Hospital, then to University of Florida for plastic surgery. We have lived in Palm Harbor, FL, for 34 years and have three daughters and four grandchildren. I worked for my husband as his recovery room nurse for many years.
As a nurse, what do you find most inspiring about Hadassah’s efforts?
As both a nurse and a Jew, my pride of what is being done by Hadassah in Israel and the US is overwhelming. I am so moved by all that Hadassah nurses have achieved in Israel in the past 100 years.
Previous Members of the Month
“I am inspired by Hadassah’s efforts to connect healthcare professionals internationally.”
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"Rather than just an organization, Hadassah is like family."
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"I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel."
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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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"Hadassah is an amazing organization!"
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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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“I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel.”
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Treasure Island, FL
“I love that Hadassah finds ways for every woman to get involved and get empowered to help others.”
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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"
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“When I hear about new medical advances that have come out of Hadassah, I feel proud to support Hadassah.”
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“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
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“I grew up witnessing my mother’s deep commitment to Hadassah.”
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“A licensed interior designer who is honored to be a part of Hadassah.”
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“A prior service military engineer officer inspired by Hadassah.”
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"It is a great honor to say I am a Hadassah nurse."
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“For over 30 years, Hadassah has been the constant in my life.”
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"Nurses are the heart of Hadassah."
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"I enjoy being surrounded by bright, creative and talented women who share my passion."
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