Hadassah Statement Supporting DC March for Israel on November 14

Monday, November 13, 2023

Media Contact:
Sarah Rothfleisch

NEW YORK, NY – Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO Naomi Adler issued the following statement announcing Hadassah’s participation in the March for Israel in Washington DC on November 14:

“Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and hundreds of our members and supporters, are proud to join the March for Israel in Washington, DC, on November 14. We are heartened to stand with hundreds of thousands of Americans as well as leaders across the US and around the world to show our unwavering support for Israel, call for Hamas to release all hostages immediately and condemn the alarming rise in antisemitism.

“Hadassah has worked to enhance the health and lives of people in Israel and the US for over 100 years. As a Level 1 trauma center with an expertise in complex, traumatic injuries, Hadassah hospitals in Israel continue to treat soldiers and civilians who have been critically injured in the horrific attacks by Hamas terrorists and during the war. Our two youth villages in Israel are taking in at-risk children and those displaced and orphaned by the war, providing safety, housing, food and counseling.

"Now, more than ever, we call for our leaders to stand with our ally, Israel, in this fight against terrorism, provide critical security and humanitarian aid, demand that every hostage taken by Hamas be released and vigorously combat the steep spike in antisemitic hatred, which threatens the safety of Jews everywhere.”


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.