Career and Family
I moved to Long Island when I married 51 years ago. My husband, Martin, and I have one daughter and two granddaughters. For 25 years, I taught reading skills to elementary and high school students.
Through AHRC, I have become a special friend to a mentally challenged woman for the last 22 years. Over the years, my special friend and I have gone to movies, shows and enjoyed her favorite pastime, dining in restaurants. Knowing the impact I have had on her, I arranged for our chapter to go to the group home for an evening of bagels and bingo providing prizes and gifts for all the women, as part of Hadassah's annual Mitzvah Day. I am on the Region education committee, and I plan an annual bus trip that always includes a Jewish place of interest.
How did you get involved with Hadassah
For many years, I was an active volunteer for a local symphony orchestra. When the orchestra folded, I decided to devote my time and energy to a Jewish organization.
What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel and for its outstanding healthcare for the Israeli people and its amazing medical research that benefits the world.
Share something you would like people to know about you.
I love to travel, play bridge, visit art museums, attend art, music, and history lectures and I am an avid reader.
Previous Members of the Month
“I am inspired by Hadassah’s efforts to connect healthcare professionals internationally.”
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"Rather than just an organization, Hadassah is like family."
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Palm Harbor, FL
"I am so moved by all that Hadassah nurses have achieved in Israel in the past 100 years."
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Las Vegas, NV
“Board certified pediatrician passionate about Hadassah.”
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“I owe much to Hadassah, including meeting my husband.”
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Paula M. Schiff
Walnut Creek, CA
"Along with my wonderful Hadassah members, I have presented three Israel advocacy programs."
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"Hadassah is an amazing organization!"
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"I love being part of a group where I feel a true kinship to the other members."
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“I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel.”
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Treasure Island, FL
“I love that Hadassah finds ways for every woman to get involved and get empowered to help others.”
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"I am proudest of the cutting-edge medical research done at Hadassah, including research on treating ALS, cystic fibrosis, heart stents, stem cell therapy and more"
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“When I hear about new medical advances that have come out of Hadassah, I feel proud to support Hadassah.”
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“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
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“I grew up witnessing my mother’s deep commitment to Hadassah.”
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“A licensed interior designer who is honored to be a part of Hadassah.”
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“A prior service military engineer officer inspired by Hadassah.”
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"It is a great honor to say I am a Hadassah nurse."
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“For over 30 years, Hadassah has been the constant in my life.”
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"Nurses are the heart of Hadassah."
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"I enjoy being surrounded by bright, creative and talented women who share my passion."
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