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, Hadassah 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, Hadassah delivers exemplary patient care to over a million people every year and supports 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, Hadassah supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future.

Media Relations Contacts

Hadassah’s Media Relations team is here to help you. Please reach out to us at any time at publicrelations@hadassah.org, 212.451.6286.

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Additional Resources

Hadassah’s Media Relations team has a wealth of resources for you to explore, from video content we’ve produced to stories we’ve written about the work Hadassah is doing in Israel and in the US. We also invite you to listen to our podcasts, Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine, in which US-based journalist Benyamin Cohen takes listeners behind the scenes at Hadassah’s hospitals, and The Branch, in which Israel-based journalist Dina Kraft shares stories of Jews and Arabs in Israel creating a shared society, one relationship at a time. And don’t forget to check out the In the News web page to see the latest coverage Hadassah has received from media around the world. You can find all these resources by clicking on the links below. For more information, please reach out to us at any time at publicrelations@hadassah.org, 212-303-8140.

Hadassah and 31 Other Jewish Organizations Call on Congress to Accelerate Action on Infertility

Today, Rhoda Smolow, National President of Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, CEO Naomi Adler and the leaders of 31 other American Jewish organizations sent a letter to Congress outlining the disproportionate impact of infertility on the Jewish community and urging legislators to support H.Res. 345.

Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Women International, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies Issue Joint Response to Biden Administration Contraception Order

Today, the following joint statement in response to the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Strengthening Access to Affordable, High-Quality Contraception and Family Planning Services was released by Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow, Hadassah CEO Naomi Adler, National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz, Jewish Women International CEO Meredith Jacobs and Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies President & CEO Reuben Rotman:

Hadassah Statement in Response to United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry’s Report Targeting Israel

Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO Naomi Adler released the following statement in response to the United Nations' Commission of Inquiry targeting Israel’s presentation today of its third report.

Hadassah Medical Organization Opens Medical Facility in Beit Shemesh

The Hadassah Medical Organization, a major Israeli hospital system, has opened a medical facility in Beit Shemesh, Israel’s fastest-growing city, located 22 miles from Jerusalem. The new site, to be known as Hadassah Beit Shemesh, will bring Hadassah’s sophisticated medical services to the city, whose population is growing nine percent a year and already exceeds 150,000.

Almost 90% of Patients Improve With New Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma

Hadassah Names Elizabeth Cullen Government Relations Director