Hadassah Greater Atlanta held its installation of officers and board on Dec. 10 at Maggiano’s, Perimeter Mall. Installing officers were Rachel Schonberger, MD, Hadassah national marketing & communication co-coordinator, and Shirley Michalove, a past president of Hadassah Southeastern Region who co-authored the script but was unable to attend.
Dr. Schonberger discharged and thanked the outgoing board and installed the incoming officers and board. Nancy Schwartz was installed as president for a second term. She thanked Leora Wollner and Rosalie Agrow, co-presidents of the HGA Ketura Group, for organizing the event. A presentation was made by Dana Waxler, national annual giving co-chair from Chattanooga, who thanked all existing donors and welcomed new Keepers and Chai Society annual donors.
Guest speaker was Esther Panitch, State Representative, Georgia House of Representatives District 51. A Hadassah Life Member, Representative Panitch spoke of her family ties to Hadassah. As the only Jewish State Representative, she encouraged members to visit the Capitol in person to make their voices heard and to show support for the upcoming bill in Georgia to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.
The attendees also celebrated Chanukah with early lighting of the fourth candle and a raffle. To learn more about Hadassah in Atlanta, go to www.hadassah.org/chapter/greater-atlanta.