OCTOBER 19, 2017 – Hadassah Northeast hosted award-winning journalist Barbara Sofer at a series of four public events titled “Israel’s Wonder Women: The Inside Story” in Massachusetts last month. Sofer, an award-winning journalist, author and inspirational speaker, serves as the Israel Director of Public Relations for Hadassah where she reports the stories of Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO) achievement at its two world-class hospitals. Sofer provides first-hand stories, insights and information on the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel.
Sofer’s byline has appeared in the New York Times, Woman’s Day, Reader’s Digest, Parents Magazine and the Boston Globe, in addition to many other publications. She writes a popular weekly column for the Jerusalem Post that deals with the challenges and miracles of everyday life in Israel, to where she moved from the United States 40 years ago. At Hadassah, Sofer has witnessed and documented the HMO’s daily effort to create a “bridges to peace” treatment philosophy, through equality of medical treatment and service to all without regard to race, religion or nationality. HMO “bridges to peace” treatment philosophy received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2005.
“We were honored to have Barbara Sofer visit this area to share her inspirational stories of life and miracles at Hadassah Hospital,” said Hadassah Northeast New England President Rhonda Saunders. “Barbara Sofer’s tireless efforts to advance HMO’s ‘bridges to peace’ treatment philosophy at our two research hospitals in Jerusalem have captured the world’s imagination. Hadassah Northeast was thrilled to share Barbara’s vision of a world of Israelis and Palestinians living together in peace without war.”
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA) 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.