The Hadassah Speakers Bureau offers top-tier speakers and experts who can inspire and engage audiences on everything from antisemitism or Alzhiemer’s disease to women’s health and Zionism. Whether you’re looking to inspire your current members or attract new ones, whether you are hosting a synagogue gathering, or community event, we’ve got a speaker for you.
Aileen Bormel of Baltimore sits on the Youth Aliyah Team and the Stewardship Committee within the Youth Aliyah Team, serves on the National Board of Hadassah and on the Jewish Education Team. She also volunteers at the Hadassah resale store in Baltimore.
Barbara B. Spack is the Coordinator of Hadassah National’s Executive Division. She previously served as the Young Judaea Hadassah Chair and is on the Honorary Council of Hadassah.
Bonnie Lipton is a former National President of Hadassah, an Honorary Vice President, and a member of the Honorary Council of Hadassah.
Carol Ann Schwartz of Cincinnati, Ohio is the chair of the Hadassah Speakers Bureau.
Carol Goodman Kaufman of Worcester, Mass. is the Youth Aliyah B'nai Mitzvah Project chair and serves on the Kol Hokovod Team in the Department of Donor Experience and Major Gifts Philanthropy.
Carol Rosenthal of Sioux Falls, S.D. is currently serving as the presidential development co-chair, an elected National Board member and a member of the National Honorary Council.
Cathy Olswing of Tucson, Ariz. is the national leadership support chair of Hadassah and chair of the Chapters Presidents NEST where she leads the monthly sessions of Chapter President meetings.
Cheryl Sperber is the Zionist Education Chair
Dr. Dale Marcus of Englewood Colo. is the co-chair for planned giving and estates, a member of the National Assembly, and a consultant for Building Hadassah Communities.
Dana Waxler is a Co-chair, Annual Giving
Debbie Kessler is the national vice coordinator of the Education & Advocacy Division.
Diane Issenberg is the Philanthropy Division Cabinet & Councils Chair.
Diane Taub is a National Board member, co-chair of the Leadership Training & Development Department and a member of the National Honorary Council.
Dianne Gottlieb is chair of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO)
Ellen Hershkin is the Chair of Hadassah Israel Travel and the immediate past (26th) National President of Hadassah.
Fran Feldman is the Co-Coordinator of Hadassah National’s Marketing & Communications Division.
Frieda Rosenberg of Merrick, N.Y. is currently the coordinator of the Education & Advocacy Division.
Gail Black of West Caldwell, N.J. is the membership vice chair in the Engagement Division.
Gail Hammerman is Educators Council Co-Chair. She has previously served as a National Vice President.
Gilat Yeye is a former Head Nurse at Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Jerusalem.
Greta Rothschild, of Deerfield, Ill., is currently the national chair of Young Judaea.
Haren Haber of New City, N.Y. is currently on the HWZOA National Board and a member of the Donor Experience Team in the Philanthropy Division.
Jill Sapperstein of Baltimore is a national vice president and the immediate past chair of operations in the National Executive Division.
Judy Shereck is the Zionist Affairs Advocacy Chair.
Kacy Spivack presently serves as the Presidential Development Co-Chair in the Organization Division and sits on the National Board.
Karen Bloom, currently of Oakland, Calif., is co-chair of the brand-new Hadassah Educators Council. She is currently the vice president of membership for Hadassah Central Pacific Coast.
Dr. Karen Ezrine is the Chair of Hadassah International.
Lisa Hostein is the Executive Editor of Hadassah Magazine.
Marcia Gabrilove Ladin of Rochester, N.Y. is the national secretary of Hadassah and a member of the Hadassah Executive Committee and National Board.
Marcie Natan is the Youth Aliyah Chair and a Past National President of Hadassah.
Marlene Edith Post is a past National President of Hadassah and is the current Chair of Hadassah Magazine.
Maureen (Miki) Schulman is Chair, Philanthropy Division Round Building.
Merna Shapiro is the Coordinator of Engagement Division and is a member of the Governance, Ethics and Strategic Planning Committees.
Michele Rubin currently serves as the Data Analysis and Impact Center Chair.
Michelle Conwisar of Bell Canyon, Calif. is currently a National Evolve: The Next Generation liaison, helping to expand Hadassah’s outreach to a younger demographic in local communities. Michelle is also the vice chair of the upcoming national capital campaign, which will be launching in the near future.
Michelle Goldberg of Seattle is the vice coordinator of the Engagement Division.
Michelle Hubertus is the Hadasah national treasurer.
Nancy Falchuk is currently a Philanthropy Division local campus campaign chair.
Chief Executive Officer of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA)
Naomi J. Brunnlehrman is the Director of Hadassah’s Education and Advocacy Division.
Natalie K. Silverman of Springfield, Ill. is the annual planner team leader in the Organization Division and a Youth Aliyah team member in the Education & Advocacy Division.
Dr. Ofelia Averack of McAllen, Texas is the chair of national grassroots Israel donor recognition.
Patricia Levinson, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is chair of Hadassah International communications.
Peg Elefant is currently a Hadassah National Vice President.
Rhoda Smolow is currently the 27th National President of Hadassah. She previously served as the Hadassah National Secretary.
Rita Shapiro of Kansas City, MO is the national Hadassah co-chair of antisemitism in the Education & Advocacy Division.
Rochelle Edelman of Colorado Springs, Colo. is the resource chair for Hadassah West and she is on Hadassah’s Honorary Council.
Roz Kantor of Boynton Beach, Fla. is the national chair of the Society of Major Donors Luminaries.
Dr. Ruth Ann Freedman of Highland Park, Ill. is chair of institutional giving in the Philanthropy Division and an elected member of the National Board. Ruth Ann and her husband, Dan Wander, are the Midwest co-chairs for the Full Circle Campaign.
Sandra (Sandy) Einberg of Los Angeles is currently the resource chair team leader and resource chair for the Midwest and Florida GAs.
Stephanie Z. Bonder currently sits on the Antisemitism Team, Zionist Education Team and Youth Aliyah Committee in the Education & Advocacy Division. She is also a member of the National Board of HWZOA.
Sue Polansky from Longmeadow, Mass. is the "Zionism - Did You Know?" ghost writer and a member of the Youth Aliyah Team.
Susan Musicant Shikora of Sharon, Mass. is national co-chair of annual giving and member impact & giving liaison to Hadassah Northeast.
Tracey Drayer of North Woodmere, N.Y. serves as vice coordinator of the Philanthropy Division and is a member of the National Board.
Valerie Lowenstein, from Chestnut Hill, Mass., is currently a national vice president, and she serves on the Executive Committee. Valerie is also a member of the Ethics Committee, the National Governance and Constitution Committee and the National Nurses and Allied Health Professional Council. She is currently serving as the co-chair of the Heart of Hadassah 2023 symposium in Chicago.
Viviane Kovacs is Coordinator of the Philanthropy Division and the immediate past vice coordinator of the division.