May 2021

President’s Message
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Membership Report
President’s Message

Now that the Seattle Hadassah Virtual Gala “The Hearts of Healthcare”💚 is over, I am prouder than ever to be a member of Hadassah!  Our inspiring Gala co-chairs, Beryl Cohen and Caryn Gold, offered us the opportunity to come together virtually to honor the all-too-often unsung heroes—nurses—who are there for us when it counts the most. The nurses theme literally gave us a shot in the arm and we became a team with a purpose:  to raise money for a Nurses’ Station at Hadassah Ein Kerem. In reaching out, we became closer. We’re excited to share that we are approaching our goal of $180,000.
As we look forward to several important programs in May, I feel confident that even more of our members will join together, virtually, for this year’s festive celebration of “Yom Yerushalayim,” a complimentary event marking the 54th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and the re-opening of Hadassah Mount Scopus.  This program will be hosted by actress Tovah Feldshuh on May 10, at 4:30pm PDT and will feature musical performances from Israeli duo Yonina and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and special guests Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus Director Dr. Tamar Elram, Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow and more! This is a wonderful opportunity for Seattle Chapter to connect with National and to hear Hadassah Hospital’s story: It was a time of hope and healing for Jerusalem and Hadassah. Today, Hadassah’s hospitals continue to be a beacon of healing for the people of Jerusalem, Israel and the global medical community.
Locally, Seattle Hadassah’s next program, “Domestic Violence Can Impact Anyone,” offers us the opportunity to learn how to recognize when someone may be a victim of domestic violence and how to help and support them. In its policy statement, “Hadassah is particularly mindful that the Jewish community tends to perceive domestic violence as a non-Jewish problem. However, contrary to popular misconception, recent studies have shown that Jewish women experience abuse from their partners in the same proportion as the general population.” Bring your compassion as you listen and learn. In Hadassah we try to make a difference.  Come and hear about some important tools we can all use.  If we don’t talk about this, who will? 
With Mother’s Day good wishes,

Ettie Davis, President

Event’s Calendar


“Domestic Violence Can Impact Anyone”

As Hadassah women we stand up for each other and for our community.  Come and learn how to support women impacted by domestic violence, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jen Mohr, M.Ed.
Advocate, Project DVORA
Jewish Family Service

River Posey Advocate
Project DVORA
Jewish Family Service

Domestic Violence 101

The Domestic Violence 101 presentation and discussion, led by Jen and River, will help you feel equally empowered in your ability to support people in your life and community who may be experiencing domestic violence. You will also learn how to recognize the many ways you can be an advocate.  You can make a difference!

Sarah Hilchie, Moderator, Q & A

 Register here.

Jen Mohr (she/her) has dedicated her career over the past twenty years to helping people and has served in a variety of roles for Jewish Family Service.  While she has worked in Emergency Services and Counseling, Jen currently works as an Advocate in the Domestic Violence Program, Project DVORA. Jen has a strong desire to support and empower anyone reaching out for help. She works hard to ensure people feel as comfortable and safe as possible.

River Posey (she/her) is a Domestic Violence Advocate with a desire to be a support in crisis intervention, as well as violence prevention. She has taught sex ed and healthy relationships, coordinated a violence prevention program for teens and has been a residential counselor at a youth homeless shelter. As an advocate, River holds compassion, active listening and strong relationships as some of her core values.

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Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:10 pm PDT

You are invited to a complimentary event celebrating Yom Yerushalayim and the reunification of our two hospital campuses — Hadassah and Jerusalem: United Forever. This not-to-be missed event will feature award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh, musical performances from Jerusalem and so much more—all the more reason to register.  Important:  Starts 4:30pm PDT.

Register here


Thank you everyone for your support and generosity.
What an amazing Gala!

The response to our Seattle Hadassah Virtual Gala on April 18th, honoring our nurses here and in Israel, in addition to raising funds for a Nurses’ Station at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, has been so inspiring!!


Here is the link to contribute:

You can also send a check to:
Seattle Hadassah
140 Lakeside Ave, Ste A, #36
Seattle, WA 98122  425-467-9099

We are so very very proud!  Thank you!
Beryl Cohen and Caryn Gold
Seattle Hadassah Virtual Gala

***Please enjoy viewing the ‘Hadassah Honors Seattle Nurses’ page and the ‘Gala Tributes’ by clicking on the links below:
Hadassah Honors Seattle Nurses
Seattle Hadassah Gala Tributes 2021

If you missed the Gala and would like to watch the recording please go to the links below.
Gala Pre-Show
Seattle Hadassah Virtual Gala presentation

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors and Major Donors

The Doolin Group at Morgan Stanley
Fortun Azose & Miri Tilson of The Aviv Group, and
Chad Reibman, at Morgan Stanley
Schmitt & Co CPA
Kari Haas Real Estate Team
Azose Commercial Properties
Bellevue Asset Management, LLC
Platinum Presenting Sponsors
Naomi and Jon Newman
Barrie and Richard Galanti

Gold Sponsors
Lisa and Norman Behar
Audrey Covner & Dianne Dougherty
Janice Kaplan-Klein
Jacquie Bayley

Silver Sponsors
Anat and Heinrich Gad Brovman
Michele Rosen

Bronze Sponsors
Rebecca and Eli Almo
Bobbe and Jon Bridge
Loeb Family Charitable Foundation
Lucy and Herb Pruzan
Joy and David Stiefel

Copper Sponsors
Nancy and Paul Etsekson
Karen Gamoran
Caryn and Philip Gold
Alayne and Robert Sulkin

Membership Report

Welcome Transferring Members:

  • Judy Cantor
  • Talia Porter