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Betsy Heuer
April 6, 2021

Atypical Jewish Mother

Betsy Heuer! If you’ve had anything to do with Federation’s women’s programs over the last 45 years, you know Betsy. Betsy, forever young, bubbly, blonde (and very Jewish). Who else but Betsy can start a meaningful conversation with a total stranger in a parking lot? Who else but Betsy can walk into almost any coffee shop in Israel’s Jezreel Valley and likely find three people she knows? A lively and colorful storyteller (and a compassionate listener), Betsy loves a microphone on a tour bus, a spot on the stage of community theater, a place at the table where she can speak her mind (and doesn’t have to cook). Despite her claim to be a “canasta-playing, weekly salon hair blow-out, hovering stereotypical Jewish mother,” Betsy is anything but typical in her lifetime service to the Jewish community through her many leadership roles with Federation. This is her story. Prepare to smile.

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