From our Chief Executive Officer: Naomi Adler

In 2022, Hadassah significantly advanced medical innovation and expanded our capacity at our world-renowned hospitals in Israel. We helped at-risk youth — including more than 50 new Ukrainian refugees — at our Youth Aliyah villages. And we continued to mobilize and empower women in hundreds of chapters and our 300,000-strong network throughout the country, advancing support for Israel, for women’s health and against antisemitism.

Yet one week stands out: When the missiles began raining down on Ukraine, I stood shoulder to shoulder at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem with Prof. Yoram Weiss, director general of the Hadassah Medical Organization, as we loaded emergency medical supplies bound for Ukraine. Later that week, Hadassah’s National Board gave its unanimous support to enable our crisis response efforts, setting up the first medical clinic on the Polish Ukrainian border.

Another 2022 highlight was working to ensure Hadassah’s mission speaks to future generations as we build a leadership pipeline, launching our Evolve Leadership Fellows, a two-year program to cultivate and inspire emerging leaders. These young Hadassah members are already taking on key roles around the country.

2022 was my first full year as Hadassah CEO, working alongside Hadassah’s phenomenal national president, Rhoda Smolow, proudly raising the visibility of Hadassah nationally and globally. The impact you see in this annual report wouldn’t have been possible without Hadassah’s incredibly dedicated volunteers, generous donors and staff professionals.

With your continued support, I am confident Hadassah will continue to face the challenges of today while laying the groundwork for hope and healing tomorrow.

In gratitude,

Naomi Adler
Chief Executive Officer

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