The Hadassah Speakers Bureau offers top-tier speakers and experts who can inspire and engage audiences on everything from antisemitism or Alzhiemer’s disease to women’s health and Zionism. Whether you’re looking to inspire your current members or attract new ones, whether you are hosting a synagogue gathering, or community event, we’ve got a speaker for you.
Aileen Bormel is a National Board member. She previously served as Co-Chair of Hadassah Israel Travel (formerly Missions), Co-Chair of the Society of Major Donors for National Hadassah, and the Vice Chair of the January 2015 National Board Mission to Israel.
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.
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.
Rabbi Avis Dimond Miller is President of the Open Dor Foundation, whose purpose is to open the door to Jewish involvement through educational programs.
Barbara B. Spack is the Coordinator of Hadassah National’s Executive Division. She previously served as the Young Judaea Hadassah Chair and is on the Honorary Council of Hadassah.
Bonnie Lipton is a former National President of Hadassah, an Honorary Vice President, and a member of the Honorary Council of Hadassah.
Carol Ann Schwartz of Cincinnati, Ohio, is National Secretary and serves on the Executive Committee of Hadassah.
Carol Goodman Kaufman is the Co-Chair of Youth Aliyah.
Chloé Valdary is an American writer, political activist, and Zionist.
Dr. Connie Newman served as the President of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), an organization of women doctors and medical students.
Dana Waxler is the National Annual Giving Co-Chair.
Debbie Zimelman is an award-winning photographer living in Modiin, Israel, who specializes in documenting the lives of women in Israel.
Debbie Friedman is a member of the National Portfolio Council and Training Co-Chair for the Philanthropy Division.
Diane Issenberg is the Coordinator for the Philanthropy Division and is on Hadassah’s Honorary Council
Ellen Audet is a past President of the Gainesville, FL chapter, and a member of the Professional Nurses & Allied Health Council
Ellen Hershkin is the Chair of Hadassah Israel Travel and the immediate past (26th) National President of Hadassah.
Ellyn Lyons is the Chair of Hadassah National’s Speakers Bureau. She is a past National Treasurer of Hadassah and a member of the Honorary Council of Hadassah.
Fran Feldman is the Co-Coordinator of Hadassah National’s Marketing & Communications Division.
Gail Hammerman is a National Vice President. She has previously served as a National Secretary.
Gil Hoffman has been the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post for 20 years.
Gil Troy is an award-winning American presidential historian and a leading Zionist activist.
Gilat Yeye is the Head Nurse at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.
Dr. Janice Weinman Shorenstein is the Executive Director/CEO of Hadassah.
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,
Joshua W. Rednik is Chief Development Officer for Hadassah, and the director of the Philanthropy Division.
Judy Shereck is the Zionist Advocacy Chair.
Kacy Spivack is the Chair of Data & Impact Center.
Dr. Karen Ezrine is the Chair of Hadassah International.
Karen Paikin Barall is the Director of the Government Relations Office at Hadassah, acting as Hadassah's chief lobbyist in Washington DC.
Captain (res.) Libby Weiss is a strategic communicator and expert on media coverage of Israel.
Lisa Hostein is the Executive Editor of Hadassah Magazine.
Marcia Gabrilove Ladin is a National Vice President and a member of the Hadassah National Assembly.
Marcie Natan is the Co-Chair of Youth Aliyah and a Past National President of Hadassah.
Marlene Edith Post is a past National President of Hadassah and is the current Chair of Hadassah Magazine.
Maureen (Miki) Schulman is currently serving as the Chair of the National 360 Degrees of Healing Campaign.
Merna Shapiro is the Coordinator of Engagement Division and is a member of the Governance, Ethics and Strategic Planning Committees.
Michael D. Cohen currently serves as Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Michele Rubin currently serves as Chair of the National Membership Department.
Mindy Petock Bloom is a member of Hadassah’s National Board.
Nancy Falchuk was the 24th Hadassah National President, a former National Chair of Hadassah Magazine, and a founding member of Hadassah Medical Organization.
Nancy Golin Wiadro is the National Major Gifts Chair.
Nancy Rapoport of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania is the Co-Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council.
Naomi J. Brunnlehrman is the Director of Hadassah’s Education and Advocacy Division.
Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she directs the Jewish Studies Program.
Peg Elefant is currently a Hadassah National Board member.
Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu is Hadassah’s Director of the Engagement Division.
Rhoda Smolow is currently the 27th National President of Hadassah. She previously served as the Hadassah National Secretary.
Dr. Ruth Ann Freedman is the Philanthropy Division Vice Coordinator. She previously served as a National Vice President of Hadassah.
Ruth Gursky is on the National Assembly as a member of the Youth Aliyah Team.
Sandra (Sandy) Einberg is currently the Resource Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Geographic Area.
Dr. Saralyn Mark, an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women's health specialist, is a Senior Director, Leadership Development Faculty for The Advisory Board.
Starr Mirza is an advocate for women’s cardiovascular health and a heart disease survivor herself.
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.
Sue Polansky from Longmeadow, Massachussetts is the Zionist Affairs Team Leader (Education and Advocacy).
Susan Lafer is Co-Chair of the Hadassah Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council and the Past President of Hadassah Florida Central.
Tracey Drayer is President of the Nassau Region and the Chair of Grassroots Fundraising.
Viviane Kovacs is Coordinator of the Philanthropy Division and the immediate past vice coordinator of the division.