Message from the
Region President

Welcome to Hadassah Southern California! I am proud to represent an organization that gives women the opportunity to make a difference in the world where making a difference is very hard to do on your own. Because of Hadassah, lives are saved every day. We are committed to making a difference in our local community, the US and in Israel, and I invite you to join us.

Calendar of Events

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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

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

,
, / 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
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

Israel Right Now

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot

Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA
Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA / Online
Online
Jun 2, 2021
Jun 2, 2021

Join us and hear more about Israel with guest speaker Gadi Ben-Dov.

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot
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
360 Campaign
360 Campaign

Literary Luncheon - at night!

Metro ARC|Elana

Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills, CA / Online
Online
Jun 16, 2021
Jun 16, 2021

Join us and author Lisa See as she tells the enthralling real life story of Korean women divers living in their Jeju Island home.

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|Elana
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

Southern California Chapters

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Desert/East ARC

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


Hawaii ARC

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Honolulu


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


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


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


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


Board Members

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President

Michelle Conwisar

Secretary

Lori Good

Fundraising VP/Coor

Michele Shugarman

Membership/Outreach VP/Coor

Terry Whitten

Leadership Chair/VP

Audrey Levine

Area VP/Advisor

Rochelle Edelman

Immediate Past President

Debbie Kessler

Past President's Advisory Council

Sue Urfrig

Advocacy Chair

Stacey Dorenfeld

Associate Advocacy Chair

Cindy Hailpern

Annual Giving/Keepers of the Gate Chair

Lisa Hoffman

Board Member at Large

Ilene Bernstein

Metro Area Co-President

Maureen Bernstein

Special Projects Chair

Gabrielle Clayman

Board Member at Large

Sandy Einberg

Northern Area Co-President

Elise Feldscher

Board Member at Large

Kay Gordon

Hawaii Area Co-President

Sharon Gordon

Metro Area Co-President

Margie Lunt

Long Beach/Orange County Area Co-President

Dorie Rogers

San Diego Area Co-President

Joan Rosenberg

Board Member at Large

Sima Schuster

Hawaii Area Co-President

Andrea Snyder

Sabra Hadassah of the Desert President

Roni Spetalnick

Northern Area Co-President

Cheryl Stark

Health and Wellness Chair

Niki Stokols

Jewish Education Chair

Jean Blumin

Long Beach/Orange County Area Co-President

Nanci Patchen

Major Gifts/Founders Chair

Sandra Sadikoff

Major Gifts/Founders Chair

Bernice Watkin

Planned Giving & Estates Chair

Evelyn Perl

Young Women's Chair

Rani Gealer

Contact Us

Address

Hadassah Southern California

Michelle Conwisar, President
455 South Robertson Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Hadassah Southern California

Michelle Conwisar, President
455 South Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone Number