Who We Are

Stretching from the lush forests of the northern tip of Washington state to the beaches of Southern California — and including Alaska and Hawaii — Hadassah West Coast encompasses seven states across three distinctive regions: Hadassah Pacific Northwest, Hadassah Central Pacific Coast and Hadassah Southern California. While each region draws on their local populations to retain their unique strengths, they also partner together and with the national organization.   

We are over 25,400 members strong with more than 25 chapters and 86 groups who cater to women of diverse backgrounds, ages, experiences and interests. Whatever your interest, you’ll find many ways to engage with us. A committed team of staff professionals are on hand to work with our devoted local volunteer leaders, guaranteeing that our events, meetings, programs and activities shine.

Calendar of Events

National Calendar of Events

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Region
Chapter
Category

Never Forget. Never Again.

Metro ARC|L'Dor V'Dor

South Bay Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Apr 25, 2021
Apr 25, 2021

Margie Lunt, Docent at HMLA and Hadassah Metro Los Angeles Area Co-President will lead us on a tour exploring the rise of antisemitism, the rise of Hitler to power and the events that led up to World War II. Survivor’s talk begins at 12:00 PM.

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|L'Dor V'Dor
Online-Only

Yoga with Bagels and Kegels

Metro ARC|Adira

Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes, CA / Online
Online
Apr 30, 2021
Apr 30, 2021

Pelvic floor health and exercises led by Liz Glozman, Women’s Health Physical Therapist and an Adira Founding Member and yoga led by Susan Goldstein, yoga instructor.

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|Adira
Online-Only
360 Campaign
360 Campaign

Matzo Ball Diaries

Sabra

Western Suburbs of Philadelphia, PA
Western Suburbs of Philadelphia, PA / Online
Online
May 2, 2021
May 2, 2021

This funny and poignant salon reveals secret stories about food and home that have the power to nourish, heal and move us to action. A must see for anyone who loves to eat! (Event is led by both LBOC and Sabra chapters)

West Coast
Southern California
Sabra
Online-Only

Minority of One

Spokane

Spokane, WA
Spokane, WA / Online
Online
May 2, 2021
May 2, 2021

The story of a young Egyptian man’s dramatic journey from antisemite to Zionist, presented in partnership between the Spokane Chapter of Hadassah and StandWithUs.

West Coast
Pacific Northwest
Spokane
Online-Only
360 Campaign
360 Campaign

Matzo Ball Diaries

Long Beach-Orange County ARC

Long Beach, North and West Orange County to the San Onofre border, CA
Long Beach, North and West Orange County to the San Onofre border, CA / Online
Online
May 2, 2021
May 2, 2021

This funny and poignant salon reveals secret stories about food and home that have the power to nourish, heal and move us to action. A must see for anyone who loves to eat! (Event is led by both LBOC and Sabra chapters)

West Coast
Southern California
Long Beach-Orange County ARC
Online-Only
HMO
HMO

South Valley Book Club - The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

Northern ARC|South Valley

San Fernando Valley, CA
San Fernando Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021

Join our Book Club discussion facilitated by Author Fiona Davis.

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|South Valley
Online-Only

Spring Into Organizing!

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot

Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA
Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA / Online
Online
May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021

Join us as Brenda Lam, Professional Organizer, shares methods for letting go of the clutter in our homes.

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot
Online-Only

Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise and Fall of Ladies’ Underwear

San Diego ARC

San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA / Online
Online
May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

This novel and sometimes naughty presentation will unveil facts and expose myths about women’s unmentionables. The presentation includes stories from real women past and present and their amusing and sometimes uncomfortable relationship with their fo

West Coast
Southern California
San Diego ARC
Online-Only

Mother's Day Truffle Sales

Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim

Conejo Valley, CA
Conejo Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021

Support Hadassah and buy truffles for Mother's Day!

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim
Online-Only

Bat Harim Mother's Day Tea

San Diego ARC|Bat Harim/Inland North County

San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA / Online
Online
May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021

Join us for a post Mother’s Day Zoom Tea - Enjoy the piano artistry of Lorraine Thall while indulging in a goodie bag with cookies from New York and more!

West Coast
Southern California
San Diego ARC|Bat Harim/Inland North County
Online-Only
360 Campaign
360 Campaign

Ruach Celebrates Rosh Chodesh

Northern Arc|Ruach

San Fernando Valley, CA
San Fernando Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

Ruach invites you to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Sivan led by Cantor Sara Kheel of Temple Beth Shalom in Vero Beach, FL (Carolyn Kheel's daughter). Join your Hadassah Sisters for some pre-Shavuot fun!

West Coast
Southern California
Northern Arc|Ruach
Online-Only

Spice It Up!

Kesher OAK

Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond and Alameda,
Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond and Alameda, / Online
Online
May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021

Hadassah Life member, Susie Fishman will share her story - the creation of her Kosher Spice non-profit MEET MY KNEADS in order to combat food insecurity on college campuses and lead us in a DIY spice-making demo using spices from your own kitchen.

West Coast
Central Pacific Coast
Kesher OAK
Online-Only

Rembrandt: The Jewish Connection

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot

Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA
Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA / Online
Online
May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021

Come join us for an exciting and intriguing event as we learn about Rembrandt and his Jewish connection from Barbara Coffey, Art Therapist. We will tour Rembrandt’s famous pieces and hear a unique Jewish perspective about the influences on his work.

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot
Online-Only

Shoshelot Book Club

Northern ARC|Shoshelot

Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA
Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA / Online
Online
May 16, 2021
May 16, 2021

The Song of the Jade Lilly by Kirsty Manning

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|Shoshelot
Online-Only

A Culinary History of Jews in America” Comedy & Deli Event

Metro ARC|Lev Eisha

West Los Angeles, CA
West Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
May 16, 2021
May 16, 2021

Whether you're a bagel or a blintz, join us for a humorous and inspirational multimedia history of the delicatessen across four generations of Jews in America, led by comedian Seth Front, creator of the Jewish Zodiac.

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|Lev Eisha
Online-Only
HMO
HMO

Qi-Gong for Healing

Northern ARC|B'yachad

Calabasas/West Valley, CA
Calabasas/West Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021

Learn how to realign your energy with Qi-Gong!

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|B'yachad
Online-Only

Israel Wine Tour

Northern ARC|Doria

San Fernando Valley, CA
San Fernando Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Join us for a virtual tour of Israel's wine producing region! Wine a little, you'll feel better!

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|Doria
Online-Only

Bagels & Books

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, / Online
Online
May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Featuring journalist and author Rosie Whitehouse discussing her latest book The People on the Beach: Journeys to Freedom After the Holocaust.

West Coast
Southern California
Online-Only

New Mexico Crypto-Jews: A History Through Poetry

Sequoia

Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Redwood City, San Mateo, Foster City, San Carlos, Portola Valley, CA
Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Redwood City, San Mateo, Foster City, San Carlos, Portola Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Join us for a fascinating discussion with Rachel Bernstein Kaufman on the crypto-Jewish research she has done in New Mexico, as well as sharing some of Rachel's poetry and weave it together with her ancestry story.

West Coast
Central Pacific Coast
Sequoia
Online-Only
HMO
HMO

The Czech Torah Scroll Story: Surviving WWII

Northern ARC|Hevra

Conejo & West San Fernando Valley, CA
Conejo & West San Fernando Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Join us as the Memorial Scrolls Trust discusses the series of miracles that allowed a huge hoard of Czech Torah scrolls to survive the devastation of the Shoah and stand as a testament to the communities that perished.

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|Hevra
Online-Only

Rose Schindler, Holocaust Survivor, Captivates with her Vitality and Strength

San Diego ARC

San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA / Online
Online
Jun 6, 2021
Jun 6, 2021

A great-grandmother, and survivor of the Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz Birkenau, Rose will share her compelling story of human anguish and survival, recorded in a compelling book of her life, “Two Who Survived.”

West Coast
Southern California
San Diego ARC
Online-Only
Book Clubs
Book Clubs

Women & Words Book Club

Metro ARC

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Jun 9, 2021

Join us as we discuss THE THIRD DAUGHTER by Talia Carner

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC
Online-Only
360 Campaign
360 Campaign

Barbra Streisand: The Exhibition

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot

Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA
Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA / Online
Online
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 14, 2021

Join us for this exciting virtual tour and behind the scenes glimpse of Barbra Streisand’s extraordinary life! The curator of the Bernard Museum of Judaica in New York will guide us through this special exhibit.

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot
Online-Only

Speaking of Unmentionables

,
, / Online
Online
Jun 16, 2021
Jun 16, 2021

This novel and sometimes naughty presentation will unveil facts and expose myths about women’s unmentionables. Join with young women in their 30s-50s in the Bay area for an evening of laughter!

West Coast
Central Pacific Coast
Online-Only

Broadway Divas

San Diego ARC

San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA / Online
Online
Jun 27, 2021
Jun 27, 2021

Who are the Divas of Broadway and what propelled them into stardom and into our hearts? Join us for their stories where they remind us of the roles Divas play and how the Broadway musical has affected and influenced our culture and lives. 

West Coast
Southern California
San Diego ARC
Online-Only

Cooking with Eyde

Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim

Conejo Valley, CA
Conejo Valley, CA / Online
Online
Jul 13, 2021
Jul 13, 2021

Join us for a cooking demonstration with Chef Eyde!

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim
Online-Only
Book Clubs
Book Clubs

Women & Words Book Club

Metro ARC

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Aug 17, 2021

Join us as we discuss JEWS AND WORDS by Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC
Online-Only
Book Clubs
Book Clubs

Women & Words Book Club

Metro ARC

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Oct 20, 2021

Join us as we discuss LAST WATCHMAN OF OLD CAIRO by Michael David Lukas

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC
Online-Only
Book Clubs
Book Clubs

Women & Words Book Club

Metro ARC

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Dec 15, 2021

Join us as we discuss THE LOST SHTETL: A NOVEL by Max Gross

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC
Online-Only
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Regions

Central Pacific Coast

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Pacific Northwest

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Southern California

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Hawaii, Southern California
(310) 276-0036
hadassah.org/region/southern-california
hscinfo@hadassah.org

Berkeley

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Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Pinole, Kensington, Richmond, San Pablo


Desert/East ARC

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Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Indian Wells


Diablo Valley Chapter

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Walnut Creek, Concord, Danville, Alamo, Lafayette, Brentwood, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Moraga, Orinda, Clayton


Hawaii ARC

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Honolulu


Kesher OAK

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Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond and Alameda


Long Beach-Orange County ARC

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Long Beach, North and West Orange County to the San Onofre border


Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Atid

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Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Irvine


Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Bashert

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Trabuco Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Mission Viejo, Coto De Caza


Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Laguna Hills/Saddleback

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Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo


Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Sharon Carmel

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Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, West Orange County


Marin

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San Rafael, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Sausalito, Corte Madero, Larkspur, Fairfax, San Anselmo, Novato


Metro ARC

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Los Angeles


Metro ARC|Adira

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Palos Verdes


Metro ARC|Ariel

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Ladera Heights


Metro ARC|Elana

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Beverly Hills


Metro ARC|Haifa

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Los Angeles, Beverly Hills


Metro ARC|Kinneret

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Marina Del Rey


Metro ARC|L'Dor V'Dor

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South Bay Los Angeles


Metro ARC|Leora

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Beverly Hills


Metro ARC|Lev Eisha

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West Los Angeles


Metro ARC|Malka

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Los Angeles, Beverly Hills


Metro ARC|Sharon

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Pasadena, Claremont, Upland


Metro ARC|Tamar Ami

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West Los Angeles


Metro ARC|Tikvah

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West Los Angeles


Monterey Peninsula-Salinas Chapter

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Monterey, Salinas, Carmel Valley, Carmel by the Sea, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach


North Bay Chapter

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Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Cotati


Northern ARC|B'yachad

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Calabasas/West Valley


Northern ARC|Doria

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San Fernando Valley


Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot

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Conejo Valley/Ventura County


Northern ARC|Hevra

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Conejo & West San Fernando Valley


Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim

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Conejo Valley


Northern ARC|Kolot Nashim

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Santa Clarita Valley


Northern ARC|Shirim Ha-Emek

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San Fernando Valley


Northern ARC|Shoshelot

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Conejo Valley/Ventura County


Northern ARC|South Valley

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San Fernando Valley


Northern Arc|Ruach

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San Fernando Valley


Northern Arc|Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara


Oakland Ruach

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Oakland, Piedmont, Alameda, San Leandro


San Diego ARC

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San Diego


San Diego ARC|Bat Harim/Inland North County

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San Diego


San Diego ARC|Bat Shemesh

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San Diego


San Diego ARC|Galilee

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San Diego


San Diego ARC|Hatikvah Hadassah InlandEmpire

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Murrieta


San Diego ARC|Shoshanah

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Murrieta


San Diego ARC|Yachad

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San Diego


San Francisco

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San Francisco


Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Soquel, Watsonville, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Felton


Seattle

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Mercer Island


Seattle|Hadassah At Redmond Ridge

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Redmond


Sequoia

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Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Redwood City, San Mateo, Foster City, San Carlos, Portola Valley


Shalom

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Vancouver


Sharone

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San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Sunnyvale


Solano-Napa Chapter

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Benicia, Vallejo, Fairfield, Napa, Vacaville


Spokane

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Spokane


The Villages Chapter

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San Jose


Tri City

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Fremont, Union City, Newark, Hayward