Hadassah National Convention

The Power of Our Dreams:
Hadassah 98th National Convention

Connect and network with like-minded women, learn new leadership skills, and celebrate Hadassah Women Who DO. Explore shifts in women's leadership at the Knesset, at the UN, and in Washington, DC. Be inspired by speakers on gender equity in medical research, Israeli security, and more. Advocate for women’s health. Participate in a live session of Hadassah's provocative Defining Zionism in the 21st Century series.

Help make Hadassah’s 98th National Convention, our most exciting—and powerful—yet. Register today ›

JULY 25-28, 2016 - ATLANTA, GA

Download the printable (PDF) 2016 Hadassah Convention Registration Packet

Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold said, “Dare to dream ... and when you dream, dream big.” Our big dreams, brought to life by our volunteers’ relentless efforts, have kept Hadassah’s work relevant and meaningful as we’ve evolved with our changing world. Share in the excitement at Hadassah’s 98th National Convention for four powerful days in Atlanta, Georgia, as we celebrate Hadassah’s past, present, and what we’ll accomplish together in our future. Register today for Hadassah’s 98th National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Plenaries: Inspirational & Educational

Following a celebratory Opening Gala Ceremony, Convention Plenaries will feature prominent speakers and experts who will address critical issues of today: Israeli security; Zionism in the 21st century; Gender Equity in Medical Research (GEM); and, of course, an update about the strides we have helped make possible at Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). You will meet the new Director General of HMO, fantastic women who have “achieved the dream” and more.

Breakout Sessions: Engaging & Motivating

Outstanding Achieving the Dream breakout sessions will cover a diversity of topics including Hadassah at the UN featuring an Israeli Diplomat; international global outreach; groundbreaking HMO medical research; women in the Knesset with former Speaker Dalia Itzik; young Jewish leadership presented by the Hadassah Foundation; your personal legacy with Barbara "BG" Goldstein from Hadassah Office in Israel; transforming children's lives through Youth Aliyah; Young Judaean leadership, combating human trafficking; keeping Israel safe, behind the Iron Dome and more.

Leadership Workshops

Invaluable workshops will send you home brimming with ideas and energized to get involved. Hands-on training will include a choice of building membership; coordinating a Day in the District; how to combat BDS; public relations boot camp; treasurers' training and more.

Just for Fun

There will be networking breakfasts, cocktail receptions and a special welcome reception for convention 1st timers and gifted members hosted by Hadassah’s “dream team” of past presidents; HadassahRocks with music and singing; and the Banquet with the Henrietta Szold Award presentation, and endless entertainment. The Guardian/Society of Major Donors reception and Founders Dinner are by invitation only. Don't forget to shop in the fabulous boutique. And, if you have some spare time, Atlanta has great restaurants, museums, and some of the best golf courses around.


Hadassah delegates will attend the National Business Session on Tuesday, July 26; at the same time, the Associates will hold their Annual Business Meeting. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard! Members interested in serving as delegates should contact their Chapter President.

Convention Registration Pricing

Registration for Hadassah 98th National Convention will be open soon. We'll be emailing with the information. But you can start planning now by booking your hotel and see the fees for Convention below.


Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Hotel Pricing

To make hotel reservations, please contact Marriott Reservations at 866-469-5475 and mention you are with the Hadassah 2016 National Convention. Hadassah has negotiated a special room rate of $176.00 per single/double room per night plus applicable taxes. Any additional guests are $20.00 per person plus applicable taxes.

The deadline for hotel reservations is July 1, 2016. Reservations received after July 1 are subject to availability. Reservations must be accompanied by a first night's deposit via credit card or check. Reservations cancelled less than 72 hours prior to arrival will not be refunded.

Hotel parking is at a discounted rate of $20.00 per day. You must inform the hotel that you are with the Hadassah National Convention in order to get our rate.

***Overflow Hotel Option for Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
$179 per single/double room per night plus applicable taxes. The deadline at this rate is Friday, June 24, 2016 (or when the block becomes full, whichever comes first) Book your room here.



Early Bird Registration$575 per person
Any members or Associates who register for convention by May 31 (12:00 am ET) can register at the discounted rate.

Duo Early Bird Registration2 for $1,000
Hadassah encourages multi-generational families to attend the 98th National Convention and have created a special price for two members in an immediate family to attend at a special price. In order to participate in the Duo Early Bird Registration Rate, two members in an immediate family must be Sisters / Spouses / Mother and Daughter / Grandparent and Grandchild. The duo must register together and both must be Hadassah members and/or Associates. Registration must be received by May 31 (12:00 am ET).

Gifted Members$500 per person
Any members who were gifted Hadassah membership during 2015 may attend the Hadassah National Convention at this reduced rate as long as they register by May 31 (12:00 am ET). Gifted membership will be confirmed by the Member & Unit Services Division of Hadassah.

Regular Registration$625 per person
Any members or Associates who register for Convention on or after June 1 will register at the regular registration rate.

The Convention registration fee includes attendance to all plenaries, breakout and training sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; the Gala Opening Reception on Monday evening; breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday; lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday; and the banquet on Wednesday.

Day Package$150 per person
These participants may attend the plenaries and breakout sessions for one day. No meals are included.

A hard copy of the registration materials is available upon request by contacting shorowitz@hadassah.org.


To the Voting Members of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (“HWZOA”):

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an annual meeting of the voting members of HWZOA will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel located at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE in Atlanta, GA. The meeting will be held on July 26, 2016 at 8:30 A.M. for the purposes of (I) reviewing the annual financial report of HWZOA, (II) electing up to 17 members of the National Board and 3 National Vice-Presidents, and (III) conducting any other relevant business.

Only HWZOA’s voting members, i.e., the registered delegates of HWZOA, are entitled to attend and vote at this annual meeting.

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