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

May 20, 2020
Dear Hadassah Friends,
We have been busy behind the scenes and are now proud to introduce Veertu’aleet Hadassah (Virtual Hadassah or VH). This bulletin (attached along with the flyers that have full information) will come out twice per month and highlight virtual events open to all Desert-Mountain Region members. Some events are open to the entire Mountain Southwest Geographic Area. Please take a look, because there are a lot of fun activities planned, as well as educational sessions. Check out the Newsletter below for information.

Chapter Presidents: Your help is critical! We rely on you to send VH out to all your members in a timely manner. (Please also cc your Advisor/AVP.) We also depend on you for content. If you have an event you are willing to share, please send the flyer to dmrzoom@outlook.com

In other news: Hadassah’s National Business Meeting will now be virtual, allowing many more of you to attend. Chapters will still elect delegates, who will have a vote. Please watch for further details, but it will start on July 12th and run through Tuesday or Wednesday. As you may already know, the Fab 5 in San Diego has been postponed until November 5-7, 2021. We still do not have a final decision on the DMR Conference scheduled for December in Phoenix. The National offices of Hadassah will not begin to reopen until September. National discourages any events with large numbers through that time. Any other gatherings must strictly conform to local and state guidelines. Please err on the side of caution and embrace Zoom.

Please remember to self-nominate for 2021 Board positions. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Raben.

Enjoy your long weekend in new and creative ways. May we all be able to connect in new and safe ways. Wishing you all Shabbat Shalom,


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Awesome Israel from North to South


Join Cathy Olswing and Barbara Raben on an amazing tour of Israel. Super Early Bird Rate valid until April 12, 2020 $3,675. per person double occupancy, additional cost for single Occupancy is $1450. Air Fare TBD. Options for Eilat and Petra Extensions are also available. Rates based on 25 paying participants.

Avi Liberman

Happy Hour and Comedy Show with Avi Liberman

May 26, 2020 - May 26, 2020

Zoom link will be when you register.

Join your fellow Hadassah members for a fun hour of humor, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Time: 5:00 PM PST; 6:00 PM MDT $18.00 which goes to the Hadassah COVID 19 matching funds. Avi Liberman’s quirky style has made him a favorite in comedy clubs from Los ​Angeles to New York. Born in Israel, raised in Texas, having gone to college in New York, and now living in Los Angeles, his style is a winning combination of life experiences and topical issues told through a varied blend of characters and voices with worldwide expertise. Come LAUGH, BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE and GET TOGETHER FOR HADASSAH!

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

One Book One Hadassah

June 10, 2020 - September 4, 2020

Zoom link will be sent when you register.

Looking for a summer book group? June 10, 2020, 7:30 PM EDT; 5:30 PM MDT; 4:30 PM PDT or MST The only cost to you is the purchase of the book Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Follow the registration link below for the Zoom access information. Sponsored by National Hadassah Engagement Department. Join the launch of this new book club which will enable you to discuss engaging reads with Hadassah friends around the country or in your own community. Hadassah will do the first Q&A book discussion between Lisa Hostein and Jennifer Weiner. They encourage local chapters or groups engage in their own book discussion via Zoom with their members.

Art of Tea Bag Folding

The Art of Tea Bag Folding

June 12, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Zoom link will be sent when you register.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 10 AM Pacific Time - 11 AM Mountain Time Cost: $18. for supplies and a donation to Hadassah. Registration deadline is June 12 to get your choice of color for supplies sent directly to your home. Zoom Link will be sent to your email when registration is complete. Anne Lowe will teach us the Art of Tea Bag Paper Folding, an art form that used to incorporate colorful tea bag wrappers in paper folded designs. Now we use beautiful scrapbook papers with card stock. A packet will be mailed to your home complete with all the papers you will need. You provide the glue stick.



  • President

    Renee Sidman

  • Organization Vice President

    Jan Klatskin

  • Secretary

    Roni Ogin

  • 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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