Desert-Mountain Region


Important Dates for 2019
  • Friday nights & Saturdays - no Hadassah work permitted except Shabbat Services and other Shabbat related programs
  • January 14-16 - National Assembly Meeting - West Palm Beach, FL
  • March 15-16 - Hadassah Shabbat Zachor
  • March 9-11 - DMR Symposium & Board Meeting - Las Vegas, NV
  • March 20-21 - Purim, not a yom tov, Hadassah work permitted
  • April 19-21 - Pesach, first two  day, no Hadassah work permitted
  • April 22-25 - Interim days of Pesach - work permitted, all food must be Kosher for Passover
  • April 26-27 - Pesach, last days, no Hadassah work permitted
  • June 8-10 - Shavuot, no Hadassah work permitted
  • July 15-18 - National Convention, New York City, NY
  • August 10-11 - Tisha B'Av, no Hadassah work permitted
  • August 17-19 - DMR Fall Board Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT
  • September 29-October 1 - Rosh Hashanah, no Hadassah work permitted
  • October 8 - 9 - Yom Kippur, no Hadassah work permitted
  • October 13-15 - Sukkot, no Hadassah work permitted unless a meal/service in a Sukkah
  • October 16-20 - Sukkot Chol ha-Moed (in between days) -work permitted
  • October 20 - 22 - Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah, no Hadassah work permitted
  • December 14-16 - DMR Annual Conference - To Be Determined
  • December 22-30 - Chanukah, work permitted

Note: Daylight Savings Time goes into effect Sunday, March 10, 2019 and ends Sunday, November 3, 2019. THis will only cause confusion for thise living in, calling, or traveling to Arizona!

From our President

President’s Message

Hadassah women joined forces to take a stand. Hadassah has a long history of supporting women’s health, and reproductive rights. We believe strongly that women have a right to choose. While we do not speak publicly about politics, this is a human rights issue, and we will continue to take a stand. Enclosed is a flyer from National withtalking points to use in your Chapters, and in your communities. There are links to information, and signage you can use. Please spread the word to your members and to the politicians in your area. Hadassah supports Women’s Rights-Human Rights! This is a week that we can all be really proud to be a part of Hadassah!

August 16 - 19,  we will hold a Region Meeting in Salt Lake City. See events below to register.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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Desert Mountain Region Israel Trip 2020


Cathy Olswing and Barbara Raben will be leading a Hadassah Mission to Israel in October 2020. The dates have been set for October 12 – 22, 2020. The link to register will be out later this summer. The itinerary will be listed then.


Hadassah Missions to Israel 2019

September 4, 2019 - December 13, 2019

Join Hadassah on a Mission to Israel Missions to Israel Start packing. Hadassah missions offer unforgettable journeys through Israel, whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced Israel traveler. Visit Israel soon: it’s fun, surprising, impressive, inspiring and spiritual. You will come home refreshed and renewed. New! Reduced land package rates now available for 2019 missions. Click on your favorite mission below to see the new prices! Further reductions for early registrants! Missions 2019 -- October 30 – November 10, 2019, Takin’ It Easy Hadassah Mission, Led by Susan Lafer; December 2 – 13, 2019, The Land, The Heart & The Soul of Israel: Hadassah Interfaith Mission, Led by Julie Morris. For questions in the DMR, contact Anita Wenner.


  • President

    Barbara Raben

  • Organization Vice President

    Renee Sidman

  • Development Portfolio Co-Chair

    Sue Ritter

  • Development Portfolio Co-Chair

    Judith Levitsky

  • Membership Portfolio Chair

    Ann Martin

  • PRAZE Portfolio Chair

    Joyce Gronich

  • Secretary

    Roni Ogin

  • Treasurer

    Shawna Edwards

Our Chapters

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Missions Department


(800) 237-1517

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