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 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 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 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 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Chair.
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 an Annual Giving Team Member.
Debbie Zimelman is an award-winning photographer living in Modiin, Israel, who specializes in documenting the lives of women in Israel.
Debbie Friedman is Philanthropy Data Initiative Co-Chair.
Diane Issenberg is the Philanthropy Division Cabinet & Councils Chair.
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 Educators Council Co-Chair. She has previously served as a National Vice President.
Gilat Yeye is the Head Nurse at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.
Judy Shereck is the Zionist Affairs Advocacy Chair.
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.
Lisa Hostein is the Executive Editor of Hadassah Magazine.
Marcia Gabrilove Ladin is a Marketing & Communications Co-Coordinator.
Marcie Natan is the Youth Aliyah Chair 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 Philanthropy Division Campus Campaign Chair.
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 the Data Analysis and Impact Center Chair.
Mindy Petock Bloom is a member of Hadassah’s National Board.
Miriam Aron is a Jewish National Fund Team Member and Young Judaea Scholarship Committee Member.
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 is a Donor Experience Team Member.
Chief Executive Officer of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA)
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 Vice President.
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.
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 from Longmeadow, Massachussetts is the "Zionism - Did You Know?" Chair.
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 the Grassroots Fundraising Chair.
Viviane Kovacs is Coordinator of the Philanthropy Division and the immediate past vice coordinator of the division.