Hadassah 99th National Convention: Speakers

Notable Speakers (Confirmed)

Melissa Ben-Ishay, Founder and President, Baked by Melissa
Julia Ben Shalom, Executive Director, Vibe Israel USA
Elan S. Carr, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
Elana Frank, Executive Director and Founder of the Jewish Fertility Foundation
Adam Kaplan, Co-founder of multiple technology companies
Irwin Cotler, Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights
Felice Friedson, President & CEO, The Media Line
Joan Hornig, Founder, Joan Hornig Jewelry
Deborah Meyer, Founder & CEO, Moving Traditions
Dr. Connie Newman, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
Dr. Michael Peer, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, former Eshkol Fellow at HMO
Esther Serok, Representative, World Zionist Organization
Rabbi Henry Sheinkopf, President, Sheinkopf Communications
Emily Shire, Journalist
Chloé Valdary, writer, activist and Zionist
Sarah Weiss Ma'udi, Legal Advisor, Permanent Mission of Israel to the UNN
Bari Weiss, Op-Ed staff editor and writer, The New York Times


Invited Speakers

Major General Michael Edelstein, Israel Defense & Armed Forces Attache, Embassy of Israel, Washington DC
Stephen Flatow, lawyer, father of terror victim, and anti-terrorism advocate
Kathy Hochul, New York Lt. Governor
Marcy Syms, President, Sy Syms Foundation
Tanya Zuckerbrot, creator of the F-Factor Diet


Hadassah Medical Organization Speakers

This is your chance to hear heartwarming and remarkable stories from our HMO medical experts and patients, in person, including:

Chairman of the Division of Ophthalmology Dr. Itay Chowers
Young patient Avraham Goldstone
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Madi El Haj
Dept. of Medicine Director Dr. Yaron Ilan
Terror survivor and HMO grateful patient Dvir Musai
HMO Director General Prof. Zeev Rotstein
Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit Dr. Sigal Sviri-Saroussi
HMO midwife Gila Zarbiv (originally from Pittsburgh)

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