Leslie Gonzalez

Message from the Boston Region President

Welcome to Hadassah Boston! I have been involved with Hadassah Boston for over 20 years. I know many women who don’t know anything about Hadassah or who have been gifted a membership and don’t know what to do with it. I encourage women from all ages and stages to come forward and learn more! Join us by becoming members, attending programs, visiting our website, traveling to Israel, spreading the word about Hadassah’s incredible work, and of course, donating to support Hadassah’s important mission of healing our world.  

If you love Israel, Hadassah IS Israel. I was drawn in and inspired by something no other organization can offer — Hadassah, is the largest women’s Zionist organization in America! Founded by women, built by women, run by women, even before women had the right to vote in the United States. From the moment I joined, I was inspired by women of all ages and stages. What a sisterhood! Furthermore, Hadassah’s mission to inspire a passion for and commitment to the land, the people and the future of Israel through practical Zionism resonated with me. 

During Israel’s early years, we helped lay the groundwork for a viable state. And today, we help Israel thrive. Hadassah encompasses everything I feel passionately about in a nice, neat package: supporting Israel — the land and the people — by saving and protecting at-risk youth through Youth Aliyah; providing quality health care for all by performing medical research and discovering new treatments and cures for a variety of diseases; and by advocating in the US for issues that are important to me as a woman and as a Jew, including a strong US-Israel relationship, combating antisemitism and promoting health initiatives.  

Please join us! You will receive weekly Shabbat Shalom emails highlighting local and national programs and priorities. I encourage you to visit our region Facebook page for the latest programs and events and to engage with other members.

We are always in search of new talent, new leaders and new ideas. I invite you to explore the many volunteer opportunities that are available. Hadassah truly has a place for everyone! Please contact our office with any questions you may have so that we can find the right fit for you. 

I look forward to meeting you in person in the near future. 

Leslie Gonzalez, Region President