Hadassah Congratulates Ambassador Lipstadt on Her Senate Confirmation

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Josh Silberberg

NEW YORK, NY – Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), National President Rhoda Smolow released the following statement today following the US Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt to serve as the US State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism with the rank of Ambassador.

“Hadassah congratulates Ambassador Lipstadt on her confirmation by the Senate to serve the American people in our national effort to combat globally rising antisemitism. As an explicitly Zionist organization and stakeholder in the land of Israel, Hadassah knows firsthand the role that antisemitism plays in the safety and security of Israel and the Jewish people. The task before us is immense, but Ambassador Lipstadt is the right person to help us build a more peaceful and tolerant world.

“Hadassah has a long track record of supporting the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. Our members were instrumental in establishing the office in 2004, and they vocally advocated in the last Congress to elevate the Special Envoy to the rank of Ambassador and to expand the budget for the office.

“Combating antisemitism is not a partisan issue but a human rights and national security imperative. We appreciate the bipartisan commitment of the US Senate to confirm Ambassador Lipstadt and we thank President Biden and Secretary Blinken for their commitment to prioritizing this important issue. Hadassah looks forward to working with Ambassador Lipstadt and supporting her work however possible.”


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 two hospitals of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support both exemplary care for more than one million people every year and 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 through medicine. 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.