Desert-Mountain Region


Important Dates for 2020
  • Friday nights & Saturdays - no Hadassah work permitted except Shabbat Services and other Shabbat related programs
  • March 6-7 - Hadassah Shabbat Zachor
  • March 10-11 - Purim, not a yom tov, Hadassah work permitted
  • April 9-10 - Pesach, first two  day, no Hadassah work permitted
  • April 12-24 - Interim days of Pesach - work permitted, all food must be Kosher for Passover
  • April 15-16 - Pesach, last days, no Hadassah work permitted
  • April 25-27 - DMR Bpard <eetomg - Las Vegas
  • May 29-30 - Shavuot, no Hadassah work permitted
  • July 30 - Tisha B'Av, no Hadassah work permitted
  • September 11-13 - FAB 5 Regional Conference - San Diego, CA
  • September 19-20 - Rosh Hashanah, no Hadassah work permitted
  • September 28 - Yom Kippur, no Hadassah work permitted
  • October 3-4 - Sukkot, no Hadassah work permitted unless a meal/service in a Sukkah
  • October 5-9 - Sukkot Chol ha-Moed (in between days) -work permitted
  • October 10-11 - Shemini Atzeret, no Hadassah work permitted
  • October 11 - Simchat Torah, no Hadassah work permitted
  • December 5-7 - DMR Annual Conference - To Be Determined
  • December 11-18 - Chanukah, work permitted

Note: Daylight Savings Time goes into effect Sunday, March 8, 2020 and ends Sunday, November 1, 2020. THis will only cause confusion for thise living in, calling, or traveling to Arizona!

From our President

Renee Sidman DMR President 2020

Renee Sidman of Colorado Springs, Colorado is the President of Hadassah Desert-Mountain.  Renee was previously Organization Vice President and had two stints as region treasurer, as well as other region and chapter portfolios over her 33 years with Hadassah.

Over the years, Renee volunteered in her children’s schools, as well as with an adult literacy nonprofit and The Japan America Society. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in Japanese Studies and later received an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.  She started her career with Digital Equipment in manufacturing and later helped with her husband Mike’s consulting business.

Renee and her husband Mike support several Jewish causes such as AIPAC, AJC, UJC, and their local synagogue besides being Hadassah Founders and Keepers.  Renee enjoys tennis, yoga, hiking and cooking and entertaining. She especially enjoys visits to her family’s beach house where she grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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Hadassah Shabbat

March 6, 2020 - March 6, 2020

Kol Ami Synagogue

We have a very special Hadassah Shabbat Friday, March 6th at 6:30pm at Congregation Kol Ami located at 2425 Heritage Way SLC 84109. This is a very special Shabbat for us because it is the Shabbat before Purim.


  • President

    Renee Sidman

  • Organization Vice President

    Jan Klatskin

  • Secretary

    Roni Ogin

  • Treasurer

    Shawna Edwards

  • Membership Portfolio Chair

    Ann Martin

  • Philanthropy Portfolio Chair

    Barbara Marcus

  • Development Portfolio Co-Chair

    Judith Levitsky

  • Annual Giving Chair

    Della Gilson Levy

  • PRAZE Portfolio

    Sara Steinman

  • PRAZE - American Affairs

    Joy Feldman

  • Young Judea Chair

    Janet Smith

  • PRAZE - Zionist Affairs Chair

    Laura Green

  • Accountability Chair

    Joyce Gronich

  • Parlimentarian/Bylaws & Standing Rules Chair

    Carol Bernstein

  • Immediate Past DMR President - Nominating Committee Chair

    Barbara Raben

  • Meeting Coordinator

    Corinne Forti

  • Communications Portfolio Chair-Website Administrator

    Sherrie Davidson

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