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Gwyneth Paltrow to Receive "The Power of Our Dreams" Award on July 25th at Hadassah 2016 National Convention in Atlanta

Tuesday, May 17 2016

MEDIA INQUIRES CONTACT:
Renee Young, National Public Relations
ryoung@hadassah.org
(212) 303- 8140

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oscar®-winning actress honored for business and entrepreneurial vision

May 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning actress, NY Times best-selling author, singer, entrepreneur and businesswoman, will receive Hadassah's "The Power of Our Dreams" Award on Monday, July 25th at the Hadassah 2016 National Convention in Atlanta, GA, announced Ellen Hershkin, President, Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA). "The Power of Our Dreams" is the theme of Hadassah's 98th National Convention, July 25-28, at The Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA.

Ellen Hershkin states, "Gwyneth Paltrow embodies the spirit and passion of Hadassah's brand ‘The Power of Women Who Do.' In addition to her demanding career as an actress and author, the single mother of two is also a philanthropist and business woman whose message of empowerment resonates with Hadassah's core mission."

Gwyneth Paltrow states, "I am deeply honored to be recognized by such an esteemed and world-renowned organization as Hadassah. I am inspired by their advocacy on behalf of health and social issues that are important to women, and the research performed at Hadassah's two premier hospitals in Jerusalem that have benefitted thousands of people around the world."

Paltrow, whose 1998 turn in Shakespeare in Love garnered her Best Actress honors at the Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild Awards® and Academy Awards®, is also a decorated author and singer. In 2011, she won an Emmy® for "Guest Actress in a Comedy Series" for playing substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Glee, and her song, "Coming Home," from the soundtrack for Country Strong, was nominated for an Oscar® (the album went gold).

Other notable film credits include Proof (for which she received a Golden Globe® nomination), Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaum's, Anthony Mighella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, David Fincher's Seven, the Farrelly Brothers' Shallow Hal, Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations, Douglas McGrath's Emma, and Sliding Doors. Recently, Paltrow has appeared in Marvel's Iron Man franchise.

In addition, Paltrow has authored several New York Times best-selling cookbooks, My Father's Daughter (2011); It's All Good (2013)—the latter hit #1; and "It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook" has just been published. She also co-wrote Spain, A Culinary Road Trip with acclaimed chef Mario Batali after the airing of their joint PBS documentary, "Spain...on the Road Again," which was about Spanish food and culture.

In 2008, Paltrow launched goop, a brand devoted to making every choice count, where food, shopping, and mindfulness collide. In particular, goop has gained acclaim for its focus on health, wellness, and clean eating, as well as its city guides, an insider's perspective on the very best places to eat, shop, and stay in the world's most compelling destinations.

Registration Link: http://www.registration123.com/HADASSAH/16CONVENTION/

Schedule Link: http://www.hadassah.org/convention2016-reg-packet.pdf

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Hadassah is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With 330,000 members, associates and supporters across the country, Hadassah brings Jewish women together to effect change and advocate on criticalissues such as medical care and research, women's empowerment, and the security of Israel. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals, the world-renowned trauma center and the leading research facility in Jerusalem, Hadassah supports the delivery of exemplary patient care to over a million people every year. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace” through equality in medical treatment. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.

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