Overview

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.

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Aileen Bormel

Mid-Atlantic

Aileen Bormel is a Jewish Education Committee 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.

Ann Eisenberg

Mid-Atlantic

Ann Berbert Eisenberg is a Philanthropy Data Initiative Co-Chair. She was President of Hadassah Southern Seaboard, of Hadassah Richmond, VA and of the Sabra Group.

Barbara Spack

New York Tristate

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

Midwest

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

Midwest

Carol Ann Schwartz of Cincinnati, Ohio, is National Secretary and serves on the Executive Committee of Hadassah.

Carol Goodman Kaufman

Northeast

Carol Goodman Kaufman is the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Chair.

Connie Baum Newman

New York Tristate

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

South West

Dana Waxler is an Annual Giving Team Member.

Debbie Zimelman

Israel

Debbie Zimelman is an award-winning photographer living in Modiin, Israel, who specializes in documenting the lives of women in Israel.

Debra Friedman

Mid-Atlantic

Debbie Friedman is Philanthropy Data Initiative Co-Chair.

Diane Issenberg

Florida

Diane Issenberg is the Philanthropy Division Cabinet & Councils Chair.

Dianne Gottlieb

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Ellen Hershkin

New York Tristate

Ellen Hershkin is the Chair of Hadassah Israel Travel and the immediate past (26th) National President of Hadassah.  

Ellyn Lyons

New York Tristate

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

Northeast

Fran Feldman is the Co-Coordinator of Hadassah National’s Marketing & Communications Division.

Gail Hammerman

New York Tristate

Gail Hammerman is Educators Council Co-Chair. She has previously served as a National Vice President.

Gilat Yeye

Israel

Gilat Yeye is the Head Nurse at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.

Janet Deixler

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Jill Saperstein

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Judy Shereck

New York Tristate

Judy Shereck is the Zionist Affairs Advocacy Chair.

Kacy Spivack

South West
Northeast

Kacy Spivack presently serves as the Presidential Development Co-Chair in the Organization Division and sits on the National Board.

Karen Ezrine

Florida

Dr. Karen Ezrine is the Chair of Hadassah International.

Lisa Hostein

Mid-Atlantic

Lisa Hostein is the Executive Editor of Hadassah Magazine.

Marcia Gabrilove Ladin

New York Tristate

Marcia Gabrilove Ladin is a Marketing & Communications Co-Coordinator.

Marcie Natan

New York Tristate

Marcie Natan is the Youth Aliyah Chair and a Past National President of Hadassah.

Marlene Edith Post

New York Tristate

Marlene Edith Post is a past National President of Hadassah and is the current Chair of Hadassah Magazine.

Maureen (Miki) Schulman

Florida

Maureen (Miki) Schulman is currently serving as the Philanthropy Division Campus Campaign Chair.

Merna Shapiro

Florida

Merna Shapiro is the Coordinator of Engagement Division and is a member of the Governance, Ethics and Strategic Planning Committees.

Michael D. Cohen

New York Tristate

Michael D. Cohen currently serves as Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Michele Rubin

Midwest

Michele Rubin currently serves as the Data Analysis and Impact Center Chair.

Mindy Bloom

Mid-Atlantic

Mindy Petock Bloom is a member of Hadassah’s National Board.

Miriam Aron

New York Tristate

Miriam Aron is a Jewish National Fund Team Member and Young Judaea Scholarship Committee Member.

Nancy Falchuk

Northeast

Nancy Falchuk was the 24th Hadassah National President, a former National Chair of Hadassah Magazine, and a founding member of Hadassah Medical Organization. She currently serves as a Philanthropy Division Local Campus Campaign Team Member.

Nancy Golin Wiadro

Florida

Nancy Golin Wiadro is a Donor Experience Team Member.

Naomi Adler

New York Tristate
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Chief Executive Officer of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA)

Naomi J. Brunnlehrman

New York Tristate

Naomi J. Brunnlehrman is the Director of Hadassah’s Education and Advocacy Division.

Pamela S. Nadell

Mid-Atlantic

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

West Coast

Peg Elefant is currently a Hadassah National Vice President.

Rhoda Smolow

New York Tristate

Rhoda Smolow is currently the 27th National President of Hadassah. She previously served as the Hadassah National Secretary.

Ruth Ann Freedman

Midwest

Dr. Ruth Ann Freedman is the Philanthropy Division Vice Coordinator. She previously served as a National Vice President of Hadassah.

Stephanie Z. Bonder

New York Tristate

Stephanie Z. Bonder is the Chair of "Building Hadassah Community" in the Engagement Division. She is the immediate past chair of EVOLVE Hadassah: The Young Women’s Network, where she followed her vision to inspire young women with her passion to connect to Israel through Hadassah.

Sue Polansky

Northeast

Sue Polansky from Longmeadow, Massachussetts is the "Zionism - Did You Know?" Chair.

Susan Lafer

Florida

Susan Lafer is Co-Chair of the Hadassah Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council and the Past President of Hadassah Florida Central.

Tracey Drayer

New York Tristate

Tracey Drayer is the Grassroots Fundraising Chair.

Valerie Lowenstein

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Viviane Kovacs

New York Tristate

Viviane Kovacs is Coordinator of the Philanthropy Division and the immediate past vice coordinator of the division.

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