The Power of Purpose

Sunday, January 9, 2022 • 11 am - 5:30 pm ET

We help women break barriers, raise their voices and make an impact. Now, let us help you activate your purpose! Join us for The Power of Purpose, Hadassah's one-day virtual conference focused on empowering women, and learn how to engage your voice, body, soul and mind to effect change.

This just in: Best-selling author Jenna Bush Hager, co-host of NBC’s TODAY Show, will be our keynote speaker at Hadassah's first virtual conference, The Power of Purpose!

Be inspired by our diverse lineup of powerful women leaders! Amy Spitalnick, executive director of Integrity First for America, Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (MASK), and Erin Zaikis, founder of RISE by Sundara, are among the many speakers who will lead panels on advocacy, women’s health, Israel and women’s empowerment. During each panel, these women will open up about their personal challenges, their motivation and success, and how each of us can take action and make a difference.
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Learn About Our Inspiring Panels

Voice: Advocacy

There’s no limit to the ways we can make an impact using our voices. Learn how these women are using storytelling, journalism, activism, law, advocacy and social media to drive meaningful change from getting out the vote to building safe communities and more. How can you use your voice? Find out how to become a powerful advocate.

Body: Women’s Health

These leaders in women’s health are raising the visibility of women’s health and women’s health equity issues, running a hospital, founding the first all-women ambulance service meeting the specific needs of Orthodox women, deploying hygiene ambassadors across the globe and teaching us all about the benefits of good nutrition. Don't miss this fascinating conversation with these health care pioneers.

Soul: Israel

For many American Jews, a love for Israel is our bond. Israel is home to innovation, diversity and humanitarian initiatives. Join three women who will share stories of building support for the country they love through education, entertainment, technology, investments and more. Find new ways to act on your passion for Israel.

Mind: Women’s Empowerment

Empowering others is an extremely powerful way to create a ripple effect. We will hear from women leaders who are giving others a voice — from supporting women’s equality to holding those accountable who threaten the very principles of democracy, to giving women the support of sisterhood they need to succeed. What will you do with your power?

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In addition to the opportunity to attend all four live panels with our distinguished speakers, you can also participate in one interactive workshop. Featuring inspiring stories from our passionate speakers, a live Q&A session and more, the workshop offers you the chance to take a deep dive into one topic of your choosing: advocacy (use your voice), women's health (protect your body), Israel (awaken your soul) and women's empowerment (expand your mind).

Don't miss this extraordinary event that will help you reach your personal goals, connect with like-minded women and find your purpose.


Invited Guest Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Jenna Bush Hager,
Best-Selling Author; Co-Host, NBC's TODAY show

We all remember Jenna as one of the First Daughters, but since then she's earned a national spotlight in her own right, as an author, a TODAY Show presenter and as a charitable ambassador.
Earlier this year she donated $100,000 to No Kid Hungry, and in 2020 she was a UNICEF Ambassador for the UNICEF Won’t Stop campaign, a COVID-19 initiative.
Now, she joins an amazing lineup of women changemakers for The Power of Purpose.

Advocacy Panel

Mandana Dayani*
COO, Archewell; Creator, I am a voter.®

Brooke Goldstein*
Founder & Executive Director
The Lawfare Project

Tamar Manasseh
Founder, Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (MASK)

Women's Health Panel

Joy Bauer, MS, RDN
Nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for NBC’s TODAY show

Judge Rachel Freier*
Founder, first all-female volunteer ambulance service, NY

Erin Zaikis
Founder, RISE by Sundara

Israel Panel

Dr. Rachel Fish
Academic in Israeli history, Zionist thought and Middle Eastern Studies

Lee Moser
Founder at AnD Ventures, Tel Aviv

Noa Tishby*
Founder, Act for Israel; Israeli producer, author

Women's Empowerment Panel

Tiffany Dufu
Founder, peer coaching platform The Cru

Amy Spitalnick
Founder, Integrity First for America

Marcy Syms
Chair of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality,
President of the Sy Syms Foundation


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*Invited Speaker

The Power of Purpose Committee

Janice Weinman, Chair
Michelle Conwisar, Co-chair
Deborah Wiskind, Co-chair
Sheryl Hoffman, Assoc. Division Director and Director of Marketing & Special Projects
Stacey Horowitz, Director, Meeting Services

Questions? Please contact Stacey Horowitz at