Monday, November 14th, an impressive group of Hollywood actors, writers, directors and media leaders – members of The Creative Coalition – visited the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, the flagship of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. While at Hadassah-Ein Kerem, Prof. Dimitrios Karussis of Hadassah's Department of Neurology briefed The Creative Coalition delegation on the latest advances in stem cell therapy and described his groundbreaking treatment for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Members of the delegation also toured the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, where young cancer patients are being treated and had the opportunity to witness Hadassah's policy of equal treatment and opportunity for all among the patients and the equally multi-ethnic staff.
The Creative Coalition members, actors Esai Morales, Giancarlo
Esposito and Richard Schiff, in the lobby of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg
Mother and Child Center at the Hadassah University Medical Center in
The Creative Coalition is in Israel to meet with Israeli and Palestinian policy leaders, members of the arts, culture and business communities, and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The week-long trip began on Sunday, November 13th.
Members of The Creative Coalition, actors Esai Morales, Richard Schiff
and Patricia Arquette, in the lobby of Hadassah University Hospital-Ein
The Creative Coalition is the premiere nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns.
Actor Tim Daly, The President of The Creative Coalition, and Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition, are heading the delegation that includes: Emmy Award-winner Patricia Arquette ("Medium," Holes); Emmy Award-winner Alfre Woodard ("Memphis Beat," "Desperate Housewives," Miss Evers' Boys); Rachael Leigh Cook ("Perception," She's All That); Emmy Award-winner Joe Pantoliano ("The Sopranos," The Matrix); Tichina Arnold ("Happily Divorced," "Raising Hope," "Martin," "Everybody Hates Chris"); Griffin Dunne (After Hours, My Girl, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"); Giancarlo Esposito ("Once Upon a Time," "Breaking Bad"); Richard Kind (A Serious Man, "Spin City," "Mad About You"); Esai Morales (Fast Food Nation, "NYPD Blue"); CCH Pounder ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Avatar); Emmy Award-winner Richard Schiff ("The West Wing," Ray, A Solitary Man); KayCee Stroh (High School Musical, "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"); Steven Weber ("Brothers & Sisters," "Wings"); Andrea Bowen ("Desperate Housewives," "Boston Public"); Harry Hamlin ("Shameless"); and Rob Morrow ("Numb3rs," "Northern Exposure"). The delegation also includes producer Emmy Award-winner Howard Meltzer (Crazy Heart, Hysteria); amNY Publisher Paul Turcotte; Harry Hamlin (LA Law) and ICM Head of Independent Film Hal Sadoff.
The visit of The Creative Coalition was sponsored by AIEF, the charitable foundation affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and coordinated by the Influentials to Israel Program of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America.
Members of The Creative Coalition at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Member of The Creative Coalition, actress
Tichina Arnold, is part of a Hollywood
delegation visiting Israel. She is pictured in
the Department of Pediatric Hematology and
Oncology at the Hadassah University
Medical Center in Jerusalem
Member of The Creative Coalition, actress Kaycee Stroh, is part of a
Hollywood delegation visiting Israel. She is pictured in the Department
of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Hadassah University
Medical Center in Jerusalem