Hadassah Statement On World Zionist Congress’ Adoption Of New Agreement Of Principles

Friday, October 23, 2020

Joshua SiIberberg

October 23, 2020 - NEW YORK, NY – Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. National  President Rhoda Smolow released the following statement today following  the World Zionist Organization’s decision by its members to adopt the  new Agreement of Principles for the World Zionist Congress.

“Hadassah  applauds the compromise that was reached today that will help to ensure  that the values of the entire Zionist community are accurately  represented. Inclusivity, proper representation and unity are principles  that Hadassah cherishes and advocates for, and we are proud to support  the revised Agreement of Principles for the World Zionist Congress.

“By  our actions this week, Hadassah helped to create an atmosphere in which  a fair and just Agreement of Principles could be created. Because of  Hadassah’s efforts, the Zionists movements in Israel and in the diaspora  are better represented now than they would have been otherwise. An  Agreement that emphasizes our commitment to diversity and pluralism is  one that we believe can represent all Jews, near and far, and establish  opportunities for the next generations of young Zionists to lead.  Hadassah is also excited that for the first time in 40 years, a woman  will serve as president of the World Zionist Organization.

“Hadassah  believes that members of the World Zionist Organization, collectively,  can establish a strong framework to strengthen the Zionist movement,  ensure a safe and secure Israel, and provide a platform for our children  to strengthen the community for generations to come.”


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.