Carol Ann Schwartz

Hadassah Responds to the Anti-Defamation League’s Audit of Antisemitic Incidents in 2023

In response to the release of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) audit of antisemitic incidents in 2023, Hadassah National President Carol Ann Schwartz recently released the following statement:

“As the largest Jewish women’s organization in the country, Hadassah is deeply troubled by the documented steep spike in antisemitism in the last year. A 140% increase in reported antisemitic assault, harassment, and vandalism incidents in 2023 is beyond alarming. We are, as ever, committed to standing up to antisemitism everywhere, advocating for change, and empowering Jewish women to take pride in and celebrate their identities. This rising tide of Jew hatred affects people, especially women, every day in big and small ways, and, as we have seen, is dangerous. We call on leaders at all levels across the US and around the world to take these warnings seriously and work to counter the world’s oldest form of hatred.”

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, donors, and supporters, Hadassah brings women together to effect change on such critical issues as ensuring Israel’s security, combating antisemitism, and promoting women’s health care. Through its Jerusalem-based hospital system, the Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah helps support exemplary care for more than 1 million people every year as well as world-renowned medical research. Hadassah’s hospitals serve without regard to race, religion, or nationality and in 2005 earned a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for building bridges to peace through medicine. Hadassah also supports two youth villages that set at-risk youth in Israel on the path to a successful future. Visit or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Threads and X.