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Healthy Living Fair


Congregation Shir Hadash, in conjunction with many other community service, health care, and religious organizations, plans and runs the annual Healthy Living Fair. The fair provides essential medical, dental, and optical services to underserved and/or uninsured families. 

2023 Healthy Living Health Fair a Big Success

The October 2023 event was an incredible day of successful action and service. We celebrate and honor the amazing organizers of the Healthy Living Health Fair for their huge contributions.

THANK YOU to event organizers Kevin Fell, Susan Schwaderer, George Kent, Brad Gordon, Adrian Cerda, Liz Dietz, Elyse Barnett-Musen, Stuart Katzman, Cindy Gordon, Heber Cruz, and our community partner Sacred Heart Community Service.

By the Numbers: 421 Patients Served!

  • DENTAL: 68 patients served with 243 procedures provided
  • LION'S CLUB: 58 people screened (child and adult vision or hearing screenings)
  • MEDICAL: 161 blood tests
  • VISION: 136 exams and 116 pairs of glasses prescribed

Watch the KTVU Media Coverage (video) of the health fair which features Shir Hadash organizers and volunteers.

2024 Healthy Living Fair

Stay tuned for the release of a 2024 date for the next Healthy Living Health Fair.

Volunteers will be needed needed:

  • Medical Volunteers: Medical Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Ophthalmologists, and Optometrists who are interested in working a shift for that day, please contact Kevin at so he can coordinate your donated medical-provider time during the health fair.
  • Language Support and other Non-Medical Volunteers: Spanish-speakers, Vietnamese-speakers, Mandarin-speakers, and other languages are needed for translators and greeters during the event. In addition, general volunteer roles for set-up, take-down, and food services are also available. 

Healthy living fair eye examOnly a participant can capture the essence of this wonderfully diverse and worthy endeavor. The entire success of this program depends upon the generous volunteer support of our members, with over 200 individuals donating time and energy each year!

2019 Healthy Living Fair

In 2019, we provided the Healthy Living Fair services at St. Mary Parish in Gilroy. As with our past thirteen health fairs, in 2019 we provided needed healthcare services and educational information to hundreds of low-income, multi-ethnic, medically underserved people. We brought much-needed dental and vision services directly to the site through our generous providers and emphasizing prevention through screening, education, enhanced awareness, early detection, and health promotion.

Partner organizations donating volunteers and/or expertise to this past event included St. Mary Parish, Congregation Emeth, Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation, the Lions Club, the Vision Service Plan, OnSite Dental, Santa Clara County Dental Society, and Santa Clara County Optometric Society. We are grateful to Tabard Theater, Kaiser Medical Foundation, Anthem Foundation, Gilroy Rotary Club, Health Trust, UFCW Local 5, as well as Congregation Shir Hadash donors for their generous contributions to our 2019 event.

Get Involved for Next Year

Please return to this webpage for information regarding the next Healthy Living Health Fair location and preparations! Or email with any questions or to get involved with planning.

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