Hadassah speaker to provide Israel update at brunch

Laura Green

Laura Green, Zionist affairs chair of the Desert-Mountain Region of Hadassah, will present an Israel update for Hadassah Southern Arizona on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m., during a brunch at Skyline Country Club.

Green, who last spoke in Tucson in October 2014, grew up on Long Island, New York, and became hooked on Israel after reading Leon Uris’ “Exodus.” Her first job in the travel industry, working for a company that specialized in Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land, enabled her to make her first visit to Israel as well as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. She has since returned to Israel more than 55 times for pleasure (including her daughter’s bat mitzvah), service in Sar-El (the volunteer wing of the IDF) , the first Hadassah Renaissance Mission led by Marlene Post in 2002 and a 2016 Hadassah mission planned with Tucsonan Cathy Olswing, Desert Mountain Region president, as well as escorting tour groups of all religions.

Green, who lives in Sandy, Utah, also serves on the national council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. She has lectured at Hadassah events, synagogue and church programs, youth groups and college campuses throughout the West.

The cost of the event is $27 for members, $30 for nonmembers. RSVP by Jan. 2 by mailing a check payable to Hadassah to Anne Lowe, 7863 W. Morning Light Way, Tucson AZ 85743. For more information call Lowe at 481-3934.