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, 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, 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: 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, 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, 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: 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, 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: 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, 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