Hadassah Applauds Confirmation Of Ambassador Thomas R. Nides

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Josh Silberberg

NEW YORK, NY(November 4, 2021) – Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA) National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO Naomi Adler released the following joint statement today following Senate confirmation last evening of Thomas R. Nides to serve as the next US Ambassador to Israel.

“Hadassah applauds the US Senate for confirming Thomas R. Nides to serve as the next US Ambassador to Israel and extends its warmest congratulations to Ambassador Nides and his family. We look forward to welcoming him to Jerusalem, the eternal and undivided capital of Israel. As Zionists and stakeholders in the land of Israel for more than 100 years, Hadassah is steadfastly dedicated to supporting Israel, her people and the US-Israel relationship.

“This friendship and spirit of cooperation is evidenced throughout Israel but is particularly resonant at Hadassah’s two hospitals in Jerusalem. Hadassah is grateful for the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and their assistance in the hospitals fulfilling their mission. Hadassah’s hospitals in Jerusalem have been global leaders in combating COVID-19. We are incredibly proud of Hadassah’s contributions in Israel and around the world.

“We are confident Ambassador Nides will ensure that US support for Israel never wavers and that Israel will always have a friend in America. Hadassah will continue to work toward the creation of enhanced US-Israel medical partnership agreements, and we look forward to working collaboratively with the Ambassador Nides to continue fostering a robust, bilateral relationship with the only democracy in the Middle East.”


Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates and supporters, HWZOA brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support exemplary patient care for over a million people every year and HMO’s world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace.” Additionally, HWZOA supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.