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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow to Receive Award at 2016 Hadassah Nat’l Convention on July 25

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow to Receive Award at 2016 Hadassah Nat’l Convention on July 25

Oscar®-winning actress honored for business and entrepreneurial vision

Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning actress, NY Times best-selling author, singer, entrepreneur and businesswoman, will receive Hadassah’s “The Power of Our Dreams” Award on Monday, July 25 at the 2016 National Convention in Atlanta, GA, announced Ellen Hershkin, President, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA). “The Power of Our Dreams” is the theme of Hadassah’s 98th annual National Convention, July 25-28, at The Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA. Paltrow’s award will be bestowed at a Gala Plenary Session on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 PM.

Ellen Hershkin states, “Gwyneth Paltrow embodies the spirit and passion of Hadassah’s slogan ‘The Power of Women Who Do.’ In addition to her demanding career as an actress and author, the single mother of two is also a philanthropist and business woman whose aspirational message motivates our membership.”

Gwyneth Paltrow states, “I am deeply honored be recognized by such an esteemed and world- renowned organization as Hadassah. I am inspired daily by the research performed at Hadassah’s two hospitals in Jerusalem that have helped countless people worldwide along with their advocacy on behalf of women’s social and medical issues.”

Paltrow, whose 1998 turn in Shakespeare in Love garnered her Best Actress honors at the Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild Awards® and Academy Awards®, is also a decorated author and singer. In 2011, she won an Emmy® for “Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for playing substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Glee, and her song, "Coming Home," from the soundtrack for Country Strong, was nominated for an Oscar® (the album went gold).

Other notable film credits include Proof (for which she received a Golden Globe® nomination), Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaum’s, Anthony Mighella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, David Fincher's Seven, the Farrelly Brothers’ Shallow Hal, Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations, Douglas McGrath's Emma, and Sliding Doors. Recently, Paltrow has appeared in Marvel's Iron Man franchise.

In addition, Paltrow has authored several New York Times best-selling cookbooks, My Father's Daughter (2011); It's All Good (2013)—the latter hit #1; and “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook” has just been published. She also co-wrote Spain, A Culinary Road Trip with acclaimed chef Mario Batali after the airing of their PBS documentary, "Spain...on the Road Again," which was about Spanish food and culture.

In 2008, Paltrow launched goop, a brand devoted to making every choice count, where food, shopping, and mindfulness collide: In particular, goop has gained acclaim for its focus on health, wellness, and clean eating, as well as its city guides, an insider’s perspective on the very best places to eat, shop, and stay in the world’s most compelling destinations.

The theme of Hadassah's 2016 National Convention: “The Power of Our Dreams” incorporates the philosophy of Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold, “Dare to dream…and when you dream...dream big." Hadassah’s four-day, bi-annual global conference will engage, inspire and educate Hadassah members from across the US and around the world about the empowerment of Hadassah, The Power of Women Who Do™. Ms Paltrow joins a distinguished roster of inspirational speakers, best-selling authors, world-renowned medical experts, charismatic political leaders and passionate social activists. Hadassah's 2016 National Convention will showcase the vibrant, thriving, 330,000 member organization as a leader in the national conversations on health, medicine, Zionism and advocacy for women's issues.

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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, women's empowerment, and the security 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

Ariella Haviv


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