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, 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, 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: 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, 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: 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: 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, 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, 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, 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