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Hadassah 98th National Convention Press Room

Welcome to the Press Room…

for the 98th National Convention of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), the worlds’ largest Jewish women’s organization, which takes place July 25-28, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta.

The theme of Hadassah's 98th National Convention -- “The Power of Our Dreams” -- incorporates the philosophy of Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold (1860-1945), “Dare to dream…and when you dream...dream big." Hadassah’s four-day conference will engage, inspire and educate Hadassah members from across the US.

The convention features an array of speakers who are pioneers, innovators, global experts, medical researchers, role models and visionaries in the fields of health, medicine and stem cell research, women’s empowerment, advocacy of social issues, Israel and Zionism. These speakers and special guests will showcase the vibrant, thriving organization of 330,000 members, Associates and supporters as a leader in national conversations and programs on health, medicine, advocacy for women's issues, Israel and Zionism.

Hadassah 98th National Convention special guests & speakers include:

* Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow
* Renowned cardiologist Dr. Nannette Wenger
* Celebrated mother-daughter authors Letty and Abigail Pogrebin
* Iron Dome weapons system developer Natan Barak
* 1st female Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik
* Director General of Hadassah Medical Organization Prof. Zeev Rotstein

and many more…

Interviews are available onsite (July 25-28) during regular convention hours. Press documents are available for immediate download and captioned photos will be available on a daily basis.

Your coverage is cordially requested. For schedule information, please visit: http://www.hadassah.org/convention.

Convention News Release Docs

  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin & Abigail Pogrebin
  • Natan Barak
  • Dalia Itzik
  • Malcolm Hoenlein Receives Henrietta Szold Award
  • Dr. Nanette Wenger Honored at Plenary Session

Hadassah Leadership Biography & Photo Docs.

  • Ellen Hershkin
  • Janice Weinman

Convention Speaker Biographies & Photos Doc.

Hadassah Headlines & Milestones (2015-2016) Doc.

Atlanta Chapter Centennial History Doc.

98th Convention Program Schedule Link

Convention Press Contacts:

Renee Young
National Public Relations Director

Frank Tobin
National Hadassah Publicity

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