Love for Israel is woven into the fabric of Hadassah. Today, Hadassah’s programs promote a deeper understanding and connection to Israel, while our advocacy efforts support Israel’s security, a future of peace in the Middle East and stronger US-Israel relations. We laid the groundwork for Israel’s health care system, and we have always taken on the challenge — and the joy — of connecting generations of young Jews to Israel. Hadassah also advocates for the rights of Jewish people around the world and fosters partnerships between Israel, Hadassah and the American Jewish community.
Michelle Rojas-Tal is Hadassah's Zionist Scholar-in-Residence. She is a global speaker and trailblazer who helps young Jews navigate complex conversations about Zionism, Jewish identity and Israel engagement. The Tel Aviv Institute recently named Rojas-Tal to "The Jewish 100" list for 2021-2022, a list of the 100 most influential activists, educators and leaders who "raise awareness, educate, and offer resources that help to fight hate." In 2013, she was featured in The Jerusalem Post's list of the 50 most influential Jews in the world and named one of only six "Women to Watch" in the Jewish world.
Hundreds of people tuned in to Hadassah’s Inspire Zionism: Tech, Trailblazers and Tattoos symposium for the much-needed opportunity to unite as a community and to proudly display their Zionism. Our speakers — Zionist innovators, artists and influencers — had tough yet inspiring conversations about identity, public perception of Israel, antisemitism and disinformation on social media, and empowerment.
The programming provided viewers with a chance to learn new perspectives, challenge their preconceived notions and engage with Zionism in all its complexities.
Deepen your understanding and commitment to Israel with Hadassah's compelling video series, where thought leaders discuss Zionism and share their unique perspectives. We invite you to watch these short videos at your convenience, or in a group facilitated by Hadassah leaders. The video speakers — scholars, activists and community leaders — will have you thinking about Israel and Zionism in new ways.
Also, listen back to our acclaimed podcast The Branch to hear heartwarming and surprising stories of Jews and Arabs who are laying the groundwork for peace one relationship at a time.
Make your voice heard in support of Israel and other issues of importance to you and the Jewish community. Help us expand critical US-Israel medical partnerships which will ensure that the best minds in both countries are collaborating on pressing global issues like the pandemic. Join us as we advocate for Israel’s security, or against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and all efforts aimed to tarnish and delegitimize the State of Israel.
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