(October 21, 2016 – New York, NY) – Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., (HWZOA) announces an historic alliance with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and its subsidiary, the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC). The partnership launches Sunday, December 4th with “National Israel Solidarity Day” to mobilize the Hispanic Christian Evangelical Movement in support of Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO) humanitarian efforts in caring for the people and country of Israel. The Hispanic Christian Evangelical Movement is North America’s fastest-growing ethnic and faith community.
On Sunday, December 4th, the NHCLC and the HILC will invite their pastors, churches and congregations nationwide to participate in a day of special offering in support of Hadassah’s Emergency Preparedness Center at its Jerusalem-based hospital.
Ellen Hershkin, Hadassah’s National President, states, “This partnership aligns Hadassah with the world’s largest and most well-respected Hispanic Christian Evangelical Community. Their support and engagement will play a vital role in HMO’s ability to continue to provide world-class medical care to the people of Israel and beyond. Together, we will continue to save lives and build ‘bridges to peace.’”
Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, President of the NHCLC, states, “Hadassah reflects the light in a time of darkness, despair, destruction and violence. If there would be more organizations like Hadassah, the world would certainly be a better place.”
Pastor Mario Bramnick, President of the HILC states, “The sanctity and security of Israel is of primary importance to the Hispanic Christian Evangelical Community. We are honored to support Hadassah’s’ mission in caring for the country and its people. This partnership enables us to fulfill our founding mission to engage, empower and equip the Latino born-again evangelical community in full support of Israel and the Jewish community around the world.”
Founded by HWZOA, the Hadassah Medical Organization’s two Jerusalem hospitals – Mount Scopus and Ein Kerem have been pioneers in developing world-class medical services in Israel and the Middle East. The impressive list of trailblazing, lifesaving achievements including Israel’s first nursing, medical and dental schools and Israel’s first cancer care center, burn unit and neo-natal care center has earned HMO an international reputation for excellence. HMO serves as a model for other hospitals in Israel and around the world and remains the leading trauma unit in Israel and the only Level 1-A trauma unit in Jerusalem. For more information, visit: www.hadassah-med.com
The Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition is a subsidiary of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/CONEL) and is the largest International Latino Christian organization in America and in the world. The Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition exists to engage, empower and equip the Latino born-again evangelical community in full support of Israel and the Jewish community around the world. For more information, please visit: www.hispanicisraelcoalition.com
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), founded in 1912, 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, women’s empowerment, and the health, care and concern of the people of Israel. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization’s two hospitals, the world-renowned trauma center and the leading research facility in Jerusalem, Hadassah supports the delivery of exemplary patient care to over a million people every year. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace” through equality in medical treatment. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org