April 2020

President’s Message
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Membership Report
President’s Message

Every two years, Seattle Hadassah takes the opportunity to host a Gala Fundraiser. “Gala”, from Old French meaning “rejoicing”, is more apt than ever this year as we are starting to see the proverbial light at the end of a year-long tunnel.  Our forced isolation heightened our need to connect and belong, The Gala is a super-connector, albeit virtual.  With the theme of “Honoring Our Nurses Near and Far”, our Gala co-chairs, Beryl Cohen and Caryn Gold, are offering us a way to safely celebrate and show our gratitude to nurses, working or retired, click:  Nurses Tribute Board

“Honoring Our Nurses Near and Far” seems to be touching the hearts of so many Hadassah members who want to be counted on to donate toward the $180,000 goal to fund a new Nurses Station at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.  The March 17th program, “Getting To Know Four Seattle Nurses” was like a warm-up to the Gala.  See some comments and zoom screenshots below:

Susie Pass:  “Such articulate dedicated professionals with diverse experiences.”

Cheryl Piha:  “The nurses were so inspirational, and it reminded me why I went into nursing! “

Deborah Kaplan Clancy:  “The Zoom meeting last night made me wish I had become a nurse!  It was lovely to connect faces to names.”

Bonnie Astor:  “Always wonderful to hear from Seattle Hadassah and nurses on the front lines of compassion and innovation and healing.”

Lea Lipman:  “I am getting excited for the virtual gala!”

A Hadassah Hurrah to our panel of nurses:  Cheryl Berenson, Deb Kadish, Shoshana Mirel, and Debbie Dick Shuster, and to moderator,
Lauren Goldman.  Into the next generation, Dana Halabe, the daughter of Life member Judy Edelstein, will be starting Nursing School in the fall at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Looking forward to celebrating along with you at the Gala.

P.S.  Ask me about my “Bubbies On Board” challenge. 425-467-9099, ext 1

Ettie Davis, President


Event’s Calendar

Sunday, April 18, 2021
 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Co-chairs: Beryl Cohen and Caryn Gold
Look for the invitation in your inbox.
Register now. 
Invite your friends to join you!
Gala Keynote Speaker

Hadassah Nurse – Julie Benbenishty, RN, BA, MSN, PhD
Academic Consultant at Hadassah Hospital and
Associate Professor at Henrietta Szold Hadassah – Hebrew University School of Nursing

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We are happy to announce the following Corporate Sponsors and Major Donors who have already made generous donations to our
Seattle Hadassah Virtual Fundraising Gala
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The Doolin Group at Morgan Stanley
Fortun Azose & Miri Tilson of The Aviv Group, and
Chad Reibman, at Morgan Stanley
Schmitt & Co CPA
Azose Commercial Properties
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Lisa and Norman Behar
Janice Kaplan Klein
The Rita & Herbert Rosen Family Foundation and Michele Rosen
Lucy Pruzan / The Pruzan Foundation
Joy and David Stiefel
Rebecca and Eli Almo
Anat and Heinrich Gad Brovman
Nancy and Paul Etsekson
Karen Mayers Gamoran Foundation
Bobbe & Jon Bridge

For Special Giving Opportunities,
please contact Jacquie Bayley at 425-765-8142

Membership Report

Welcome New Members:

  • Deborah Adatto
  • Rebecca Piha
  • Louise Benaltabe

Members New to Our Chapter:

  • Karen Gorrin
  • Marti Helfman
  • Debra Jacobson
  • Judy Cantor

We Mourn the Passing of:

  • Ruth Becker, mother of Michael (Susan) Becker and David (Sara) Becker
  • Josh Markowitz, son of Lori and Stephen Markowitz and sister of Jessica
  • Marcia Friedman, sister of Ketzi Toney