Paula Mann currently serves on the Steering Committee of Hadassah’s Educators Council. She has been active in Hadassah for many years, first as Membership Chair then President of the Newtown, PA Chapter where she also ran the program “Women Daring to Make a Difference.” Paula is also active on the regional level of Hadassah Greater Philadelphia where she co-chaired Membership and the Hadassah Initiative Leadership Training program and co-chaired an Advanced Leadership Training program. Previously, she was co-chair of Hadassah Greater Philadelphia’s Domestic Advocacy initiative. She recently planned "A Date with the State" where sixty Hadassah members traveled to Harrisburg, PA to advocate for legislation in line with Hadassah's priorities combatting antisemitism and all hate crimes, as well as advocating on behalf of women’s health. Paula is the recipient of the Hannah L. Goldberg Award on behalf of Hadassah Greater Philadelphia for the region's "Anti-Semitism in Your Backyard" joint event with Gratz College. She joined Hadassah in 1988 and was given a Life Membership as a birthday gift from her husband. Paula's children and grandchildren are also Life Members of Hadassah. Professionally, Paula is a retired New Jersey Public School special education teacher and reading specialist, having taught middle school students for thirty years. Today, Paula is a dyslexia therapist, currently tutoring private students. Paula lived in Israel for a year and recently visited Israel on a Hadassah Mission. As an advocate for Holocaust education in New Jersey, one of five states in the United States mandated to teach the Holocaust, Paula was inspired by a visit to Yad V’Shem, Israel’s largest Holocaust Memorial. In Paula’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering, playing Mahjong, and traveling. A recent visit to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Building at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem confirmed Paula’s drive and commitment to Hadassah’s core mission: repairing the world and building a bridge to peace.