Ellen Hershkin is the 26th National President of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA) after having served in numerous key board and committee positions for over four decades. As part of a fourth generation Hadassah Life Member family, her service to Hadassah encompasses her passion for Zionism, advocacy, and medical research. Ellen has been a two-time recipient of the Woman of the Year Award from the Dix Hills Hadassah Chapter in 1977 and from the Hadassah Suffolk Region in 1984. She was also recognized by the Dix Hills Chapter with the National Leadership Award and the Love of a Lifetime Award. In May 2006, the Suffolk Council of Jewish Organizations bestowed its highest honor on her for leadership, commitment and dedication to Jewish life. In addition to her work for Hadassah, Ellen has served on the boards of the Jewish National Fund, the United Israel Appeal Board of Trustees, the Suffolk Council of Jewish Organizations and was a member of the American Jewish Congress Women’s Roundtable. She serves on the executive boards of her local civic association and of the Friends of Israel Sports Center for the Disabled in Ramat Gan, Israel, of which she is a founding member.