Carole Greenfield of Groton has recently been installed as president of the Northern New England Region of Hadassah, which encompasses 20 chapters and 5,000 women in northeastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Greenfield recently visited Israel for the first time as part of a presidents' mission and the Hadassah Centennial Convention in Jerusalem.

Founded in 1912, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women's membership organization in the United States. 330,000 members strong, Hadassah is entering its second century, growing its commitment to innovative and life-changing medical care and research, women's empowerment, education, advocacy, philanthropy and building Jewish identity.

Greenfield is married to Tom and is a mother to two teenage daughters, Rachel and Emily. She is co-owner of AdventuRides, which offers short, scenic rides throughout the area.

"Experiencing Israel for the first time with fellow presidents," Carole said, "and then nearly 2,000 other Hadassah women was a once-in-lifetime experience. Our brand new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at our Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem took my breath away. Patients, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, get the best care in the Middle East at our hospitals. I am honored to represent a vibrant region full of passionate, intelligent and generous members."

Sherry Comerchero of Haverhill was installed as regional organization vice president.


Other board members include Harriet Wollman of Bedford, recording secretary; Yona Carmichael, of Carlisle, treasurer; and Kathy Kerstein and Sonia Mirkin, of Burlington, Rhonda Saunders and Sondra Finegold, of Andover, area vice presidents. Sandra Rose, of Groton, is the past president.