Hadassah's 99th National Convention: #MissionPossible

From Global Impact to Personal Inspiration, Our #MissionPossible Recap Captures It All

When nearly 1,000 women and men from around the country gathered in NYC for Hadassah’s 99th National Convention, they made one thing clear: Our members and supporters make Hadassah’s #MissionPossible.

In these Convention videos and photos, you'll find thought leaders, US and Israeli officials, Hadassah innovators, live music, a reproductive rights rally, and moving photos of our members learning, inspiring, leading, dancing and more.

Explore some of the most powerful moments from four days packed from early morning to late-night. Watch. Be Inspired. Share.

New Hadassah President & VPs

Rhoda Smolow will be our Hadassah’s next President, starting January 1, 2020. Hadassah also elected three new national vice presidents, Rachel Schonberger, Janet Deixler and Marcia Gabrilove Ladin.
Read about Rhoda Smolow’s election ›

Connection Is Power

Discover the power of connection with Hadassah! Watch our amazing new video and help #HadassahCONNECT!
Watch and share our new video now ›

New Policy Statements on Timely Issues

Read our new policy statements — approved by Hadassah National Delegates — on de-politicizing anti-Semitism, reaffirming support for reproductive rights, and expanding access to infertility diagnosis and treatment.
Find Out Hadassah's Position on Key Issues ›
Take Action on Hadassah's Policy Priorities ›

Thank You!

We're grateful to everyone who helped make the conference a huge success — with special thanks to the more than 125 generous donors who together made new commitments to Hadassah totaling $2.2 million.

Video Library

Monday, July 15

Tuesday, July 16

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Tuesday, Jul 16 2019

Consumer Bias to the Media

Moderator: Marissa Shorenstein, AT&T NE Region President
Panelists include political commentators, and Politico's city hall bureau chief

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Tuesday, Jul 16 2019

Missions are Possible

Carol Rosenthal and Aileen Bormel, Missions Co-Chairs

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Tuesday, Jul 16 2019

Mission Possible—Around the World with Hadassah

Rachel Schonberger, National HMO Chair; Karen Ezrine, National HMO Vice Chair; Prof. Zeev Rotstein, HMO Director General

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Tuesday, Jul 16 2019

360 Degrees of Healing, Teaching, Research

Miki Schulman, National Campaign Chair; Viviane Kovacs, National Philanthropy Vice Coordinator

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Tuesday, Jul 16 2019

Entertainment - Six13


Wednesday, July 17

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Wednesday, Jul 17 2019

Meet Women Who Lead in Israel and the Middle East

Felice Friedson, Founder/CEO Media Line

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Wednesday, Jul 17 2019

US & Israel: Making the Mission Possible

Lieutenant Colonel Ori Eyal, Israel Air Force Deputy Attaché to the United States

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Wednesday, Jul 17 2019

Israel’s Security, Augmented Reality (AR) and The Drones

Adam Kaplan, Founder & CEO, Edgybees

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Wednesday, Jul 17 2019

Building Our Zionist Future: One Story at a Time!

Barbara Spack, Young Judaea Chair Carol Goodman Kaufman, Youth Aliyah ChairPlus Four Young Judaeans

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Wednesday, Jul 17 2019

A Father’s Mission – A Father’s Story

Stephen M. Flatow, lawyer, father of terror victim, and anti-terrorism advocate

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Wednesday, Jul 17 2019

2019 Henrietta Szold Award

Irwin Cotler, Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

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Wednesday, Jul 17 2019

Entertainment - Capa’im


Thursday, July 18

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Thursday, Jul 18 2019

Entrepreneurial Women: Powerful Transformers – Personal Missions

Facilitator: Liz Abzug, Founder/Executive Director of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute


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