Hadassah Statement on the US Commitment to Combating Antisemitism

Friday, December 10, 2021

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 a Hadassah-sponsored community briefing with each of the former US Special Envoys to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

"Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), was honored to be a lead sponsor of this important community briefing. The US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism plays a unique and pivotal role in ensuring America's global leadership in building a safer and more tolerant world. Our members are proud to have played a decisive role in the very creation of this office, elevating the stature of the Special Envoy, and securing additional resources for its work.

"Today's briefing — the first ever with all four officeholders — reminds us that the job is far from finished. America needs leadership in this post. We cannot afford for it to remain vacant."


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.