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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Chapter
Category

Toast to Israel's Independence

Southern California

Metro ARC|Adira

Metro ARC|Adira,

Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes, CA / Online
Online
May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

A Night of International Wine Tasting while we celebrate Israel’s Independence. Light refreshments will be served.

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|Adira
In-Person

A Day in the Garden

Southern California

Metro ARC|Haifa

Metro ARC|Haifa,

Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA
Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA / Online
Online
May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Join us for a day celebrating mothers and daughters, generously hosted by Sandra & Shahram Afshani.

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|Haifa
In-Person

The Nazi's Granddaughter: In Search of the Truth

Southern California

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot,

Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA
Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA / Online
Online
May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

A deathbed promise leads a daughter on an incredible journey to write about her grandfather who was a famous war hero. But this journey had a terrible destination: the discovery that he was a Nazi war criminal.

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

Human Trafficking: A Call to Action

Southern California

Metro ARC|L'Dor V'Dor

Metro ARC|L'Dor V'Dor,

South Bay Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Join us for an informative panel discussion featuring top-level experts in the field. Free to the public. Registration MUST be completed online—No walk-ins permitted.

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|L'Dor V'Dor
In-Person

Women's Wellness Day

Southern California

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,
, / Online
Online
May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Join us for an important day of health education featuring top-level experts in the fields of gynecological health and women's heart health, presented in memory of our beloved past Hadassah Southern California President, Andrea Silagi, z”l.

West Coast
Southern California
In-Person

Echo Park Swan Boat Rides

Southern California

Northern ARC|B'yachad

Northern ARC|B'yachad,

Calabasas/West Valley, CA
Calabasas/West Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

Join B'Yachad Hadassah for swan boat rides on Echo Park Lake!

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|B'yachad
In-Person

‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ Jewish Deli Tour at the Skirball Cultural Center

Southern California

Metro ARC|Adira

Metro ARC|Adira,

Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes, CA / Online
Online
May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Join us for a fabulous deli picnic lunch and docent-led tour of the “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli Exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center demonstrating the Jewish influence on food in America.

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|Adira
In-Person

Holocaust Remembrance

Southern California

Northern ARC|B'yachad

Northern ARC|B'yachad,

Calabasas/West Valley, CA
Calabasas/West Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Join us as survivor, Dr. Erica Miller shares her experience. Unfortunately there are not too many survivors with us today to share their stories and we are so glad to have her share her story. Dr Miller is an amazing person, author and speaker.

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|B'yachad
In-Person

KSN Holocaust Remembrance Speaker Ben Lesser

Southern California

Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim

Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim,

Conejo Valley, CA
Conejo Valley, CA / Online
Online
May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Ben Lesser, 94, a Holocuast Survivor, author and educator with an incredible life story, will speak about his experiences and educate on the importance of never forgetting.

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

Fusing Literature and Art Through the Stories of Sholem Aleichem and the Art of David Labkovski

Southern California

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot,

Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA
Conejo Valley/Ventura County, CA / Online
Online
Jun 1, 2022
Jun 1, 2022

Join us on a visual journey through the stories of Sholem Aleichem depicted through the art of David Labkovski. Featuring speaker Leora Raikin, the founder and executive director of the David Labkovski Project.

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

"From Hole in the Soul to Whole Soul" A Conversation with Harriet Rossetto

Southern California

Desert/East ARC

Desert/East ARC,

Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Indian Wells, CA
Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Indian Wells, CA / Online
Online
Jun 2, 2022
Jun 2, 2022

Join us for a conversation featuring Harriet Rossetto, the founder of Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles, a residential treatment center, congregation, and educational facility where every soul matters.

West Coast
Southern California
Desert/East ARC
In-Person

Wine Tasting for Annual Givers

Southern California

Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim

Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim,

Conejo Valley, CA
Conejo Valley, CA / Online
Online
Jun 5, 2022
Jun 5, 2022

Join KSN Annual Givers for wine tasting!

West Coast
Southern California
Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim
In-Person

Hatikvah Hadassah Progressive Dinner

Southern California

San Diego ARC|Hatikvah Hadassah InlandEmpire

San Diego ARC|Hatikvah Hadassah InlandEmpire,

Murrieta, CA
Murrieta, CA / Online
Online
Jun 12, 2022
Jun 12, 2022

Join us for a progressive dinner with appetizers at one member's home, dinner at one member's home, and dessert at one member's home.

West Coast
Southern California
San Diego ARC|Hatikvah Hadassah InlandEmpire
In-Person

South Valley Book Club - "The Lobotomists Wife"

Southern California

Northern ARC|South Valley

Northern ARC|South Valley,

San Fernando Valley, CA
San Fernando Valley, CA / Online
Online
Jun 20, 2022
Jun 20, 2022

Join our Book Club discussion facilitated by Author Samantha Green Woodruff.

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

Women & Words Book Club

Southern California

Metro ARC

Metro ARC,

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Jun 22, 2022
Jun 22, 2022

Join us for a discussion of The VIXEN by Francine Prose

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC
Online-Only

Lev Eisha Shabbat Dinner

Southern California

Metro ARC|Lev Eisha

Metro ARC|Lev Eisha,

West Los Angeles, CA
West Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Jun 24, 2022
Jun 24, 2022

Join us for our first in-person Shabbat dinner in over two years! We will also be honoring Dana Bigman for her many years of service to Lev Eisha!

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC|Lev Eisha
In-Person

Games and Goodies

Southern California

Desert/East ARC

Desert/East ARC,

Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Indian Wells, CA
Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Indian Wells, CA / Online
Online
Jul 24, 2022
Jul 24, 2022

Please join us for an in-person day of games!

West Coast
Southern California
Desert/East ARC
In-Person

Women & Words Book Club

Southern California

Metro ARC

Metro ARC,

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Aug 24, 2022
Aug 24, 2022

Join us for a discussion of THE MATZAH BALL by Jean Meltzer

West Coast
Metro ARC
Online-Only

Women & Words Book Club

Southern California

Metro ARC

Metro ARC,

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Oct 26, 2022
Oct 26, 2022

Join us for a discussion of FOREST OF VANISHING STARS by Kristin Harmel

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC
Online-Only

Women & Words Book Club

Southern California

Metro ARC

Metro ARC,

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA / Online
Online
Dec 28, 2022
Dec 28, 2022

Join us for a discussion of MORE THAN I LOVE MY LIFE by David Grossman

West Coast
Southern California
Metro ARC
Online-Only

San Diego Area Book Groups

Southern California

San Diego ARC

San Diego ARC,

San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA / Online
Online
Jan 1, 2022
Dec 31, 2022

We look forward to seeing you at Book Group!

West Coast
Southern California
San Diego ARC
Online-Only

Our Taste of Home Cookbooks

Southern California

Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Laguna Hills/Saddleback

Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Laguna Hills/Saddleback,

Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA
Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA / Online
Online
Feb 1, 2022
Feb 1, 2023

Our very own cookbook! Some of the recipes are treasured Jewish family keepsakes. Some are from many friends and members that reflect their love of family and cooking. They submitted over 100 recipes which we combined into this amazing cookbook.

West Coast
Southern California
Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Laguna Hills/Saddleback
Online-Only

Southern California Chapters

Path 6 Copy

Desert/East ARC

Path 6 Copy

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

Long Beach-Orange County ARC

Path 6 Copy

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

Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Atid

Path 6 Copy

Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Irvine

Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Bashert

Path 6 Copy

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

Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Laguna Hills/Saddleback

Path 6 Copy

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

Long Beach-Orange County ARC|Sharon Carmel

Path 6 Copy

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

Metro ARC

Path 6 Copy

Los Angeles

Metro ARC|Adira

Path 6 Copy

Palos Verdes

Metro ARC|Ariel

Path 6 Copy

Ladera Heights

Metro ARC|Elana

Path 6 Copy

Beverly Hills

Metro ARC|Haifa

Path 6 Copy

Los Angeles, Beverly Hills

Metro ARC|Kinneret

Path 6 Copy

Marina Del Rey

Metro ARC|L'Dor V'Dor

Path 6 Copy

South Bay Los Angeles

Metro ARC|Leora

Path 6 Copy

Beverly Hills

Metro ARC|Lev Eisha

Path 6 Copy

West Los Angeles

Metro ARC|Malka

Path 6 Copy

Los Angeles, Beverly Hills

Metro ARC|Sharon

Path 6 Copy

Pasadena, Claremont, Upland

Metro ARC|Tamar Ami

Path 6 Copy

West Los Angeles

Metro ARC|Tikvah

Path 6 Copy

West Los Angeles

Northern ARC | Hawaii

Path 6 Copy

Honolulu

Northern ARC|B'yachad

Path 6 Copy

Calabasas/West Valley

Northern ARC|Doria

Path 6 Copy

San Fernando Valley

Northern ARC|Emek Hailanot

Path 6 Copy

Conejo Valley/Ventura County

Northern ARC|Hevra

Path 6 Copy

Conejo & West San Fernando Valley

Northern ARC|K'helah Shel Nashim

Path 6 Copy

Conejo Valley

Northern ARC|Kolot Nashim

Path 6 Copy

Santa Clarita Valley

Northern ARC|Shirim Ha-Emek

Path 6 Copy

San Fernando Valley

Northern ARC|Shoshelot

Path 6 Copy

Conejo Valley/Ventura County

Northern ARC|South Valley

Path 6 Copy

San Fernando Valley

Northern Arc|Ruach

Path 6 Copy

San Fernando Valley

Northern Arc|Santa Barbara

Path 6 Copy

Santa Barbara

San Diego ARC

Path 6 Copy

San Diego

San Diego ARC|Bat Harim/Inland North County

Path 6 Copy

San Diego

San Diego ARC|Bat Shemesh

Path 6 Copy

San Diego

San Diego ARC|Galilee

Path 6 Copy

San Diego

San Diego ARC|Hatikvah Hadassah InlandEmpire

Path 6 Copy

Murrieta

San Diego ARC|Shoshanah

Path 6 Copy

Murrieta

San Diego ARC|Yachad

Path 6 Copy

San Diego

Board Members

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President

Michelle Conwisar

Secretary

Lori Good

VP Finance

Michele Shugarman

VP Membership

Terry Whitten

VP Leadership

Audrey Levine

Resource Chair

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

VP Major Gifts

Sandra Sadikoff

Major Gifts 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