Members of the Suffolk County Region of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, met recently with Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin to advocate for Hadassah’s positions on women’s health equity, gun violence and support for the State of Israel. The meeting, in the Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, was part of Hadassah’s 2018 Day on The Hill advocacy outreach program.
Hadassah Suffolk Region President Stacy Berman and members Lee Pinchuk, Pamela Diamond and Phyllis Abramson had just attended Hadassah’s second annual Women’s Health Empowerment Summit at the Capitol Hilton during National Women’s Health Week. The annual summit is a program of the 28-member Coalition for Women’s Health Equity, which was convened by Hadassah in 2016.
The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversaries of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Israel, which is comprised of two Hadassah-owned hospitals in Jerusalem (Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus), and the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing.
Hadassah is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With 330,000 members, associates and supporters, Hadassah brings Jewish women together to effect change and advocate on critical issues such as medical care and research and women’s empowerment.