Meet Our Speakers

The Hadassah Speakers Bureau would be pleased to assist you in providing a speaker for any program or event you’re planning. Our speakers are able to talk about a wide variety of subjects, and we can assist in identifying ones most suitable for your needs.

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Topics: Israel Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Ellen Audet is a past President of the Gainesville, FL chapter, and a member of the Professional Nurses & Allied Health Council
State: Florida
Topics: Fundraising, Volunteerism
Mindy Petock Bloom is a member of Hadassah’s National Board.
State:
Topics: Israel Update, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Stephanie Z. Bonder is the Chair of EVOLVE Hadassah: The Young Women’s Network, where her goal is to inspire young women with her passion to connect to Israel through Hadassah.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update
Aileen Bormel is a National Board member and Co-Chair of National Israel Travel. She has served as the Co-Chair of the Society of Major Donors for National Hadassah, and the Vice Chair of the January 2015 National Board Mission to Israel.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Hadassah Update, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Naomi J. Brunnlehrman is the Director of Hadassah’s PRAZE (PRogramming, Advocacy, Zionism & Education) Division.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Israel Update, Advocacy
Michael D. Cohen currently serves as Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Tracey Drayer is President of the Nassau Region and the National Grassroots Fundraising Chair.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Advocacy
Sandra (Sandy) Einberg is currently the Resource Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Geographic Area.
State: West Coast
Topics: Hadassah Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Ann Berbert Eisenberg is Training Chair for the Philanthropy Division of Hadassah. She was President of Hadassah Southern Seaboard, of Hadassah Richmond, VA and of the Sabra Group.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research
Peg Elefant is currently a Hadassah National Board member.
State: West Coast
Topics: HMO Update, Women's Health & Wellness
Dr. Karen Ezrine is the Vice Chair of Hadassah Medical Organization.
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, HMO Update, Women's Health & Wellness
Nancy Falchuk was the 24th Hadassah National President, a former National Chair of Hadassah Magazine, and a founding member of Hadassah Medical Organization.
State: Northeast
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Empowerment
Fran Feldman is the Co-Coordinator of Hadassah National’s Marketing & Communications Division.
State: Northeast
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, HMO Update, Volunteerism
Dr. Ruth Ann Freedman is an elected member of the National Board and a National Vice President of Hadassah.
State: Midwest
Topics: Fundraising
Debbie Friedman is a member of the National Portfolio Council and Training Co-Chair for the Philanthropy Division.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Fundraising
Nancy Golin Wiadro is the National Major Gifts Chair.
State: Florida
Topics: Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea
Carol Goodman Kaufman is the Chair of Youth Aliyah.
State: Northeast
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, HMO Update, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea
Ruth Gursky is on the National Assembly as a member of the Youth Aliyah Team.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update
Gail Hammerman is a National Vice President and the immediate past National Secretary.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Ellen Hershkin, the 26th National President of Hadassah, began her term January 1, 2016. Prior to her election, she was the Coordinator of the PRAZE (PRogramming, Advocacy, Zionism & Education) Division.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Israel Update, Advocacy
Gil Hoffman has been the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post for 20 years.
State: Israel
Topics: Hadassah Update, Israel Update, Women's Empowerment
Lisa Hostein is the Executive Editor of Hadassah Magazine.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Fundraising, Women's Health & Wellness, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea
Diane Issenberg is the Coordinator for the Philanthropy Division and is on Hadassah’s Honorary Council
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea
Marcia Gabrilove Ladin is a member of the Hadassah National Assembly and the Vice Coordinator of the Executive Division.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness
Susan Lafer is Co-Chair of the Hadassah Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council and the Past President of Hadassah Florida Central.
State: Florida
Topics: Fundraising
Bonnie Lipton is a former National President of Hadassah, an Honorary Vice President, and a member of the Honorary Council of Hadassah.
State: Midwest
Topics: Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Dr. Saralyn Mark, an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women's health specialist, is a Senior Director, Leadership Development Faculty for The Advisory Board.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Israel Update, Women's Empowerment
Rabbi Avis Dimond Miller is President of the Open Dor Foundation, whose purpose is to open the door to Jewish involvement through educational programs.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Starr Mirza is an advocate for women’s cardiovascular health and a heart disease survivor herself.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Israel Update, Women's Empowerment
Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she directs the Jewish Studies Program.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Hadassah Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism
Marcie Natan is a Past National President of Hadassah.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Dr. Connie Newman served as the President of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), an organization of women doctors and medical students.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Israel Update, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Karen Paikin Barall is the Director of the Government Relations Office at Hadassah, acting as Hadassah's chief lobbyist in Washington DC.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Israel Update
Sue Polansky from Longmeadow, Massachussetts is the Zionist Affairs Team Leader (Education and Advocacy).
State: Northeast
Topics: Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Dr. Joel S. Policzer is Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of hospice and palliative medicine services,
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, Israel Update, HMO Update, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Marlene Edith Post is a past National President of Hadassah and is the current Chair of Hadassah Magazine.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Nancy Rapoport of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania is the Co-Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, HMO Update
Joshua W. Rednik is Chief Development Officer for Hadassah, and the director of the Philanthropy Division.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Israel Update, Advocacy
Alan Ronkin is the Director of the Washington, DC Regional Office of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), one of the oldest Jewish advocacy organizations in the US.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Volunteerism
Michele Rubin currently serves as Chair of the National Membership Department.
State: Midwest
Topics: Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Women's Health & Wellness
Maureen (Miki) Schulman is currently serving as the Chair of the National 360 Degrees of Healing Campaign.
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Carol Ann Schwartz of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a National Vice President and serves on the Executive Committee of Hadassah.
State: Midwest
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Merna Shapiro presently, she serves as a Hadassah National Vice President and is a member of the Governance, Ethics and Strategic Planning Committees.
State: Florida
Topics: Israel Update, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Judy Shereck is the Coordinator of the PRAZE Division (Programming, Advocacy, Zionism and Education).
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu is Hadassah’s Director of the Member & Unit Services Division.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Rhoda Smolow is the 27th National President of Hadassah, beginning her term January 1, 2020, after having served as the Hadassah National Secretary.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Empowerment
Kacy Spivack is the Coordinator of the Member & Unit Services Division.
State: Southeast
Topics: Israel Update, Advocacy
Gil Troy is an award-winning American presidential historian and a leading Zionist activist.
State: Israel
Topics: Israel Update, Women's Empowerment
Chloé Valdary is an American writer, political activist, and Zionist.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Advocacy
Dana Waxler is the National Annual Giving Co-Chair.
State: Southwest
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Dr. Janice Weinman Shorenstein is the Executive Director/CEO of Hadassah.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Israel Update, Advocacy
Captain (res.) Libby Weiss is a strategic communicator and expert on media coverage of Israel.
State: Israel
Topics: HMO Update, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Gilat Yeye is the Head Nurse at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.
State: Israel
Topics: Israel Update, Women's Empowerment
Debbie Zimelman is an award-winning photographer living in Modiin, Israel, who specializes in documenting the lives of women in Israel.
State: Israel