Nancy FalchukHonoree

Nancy Falchuk was the 24th National President of Hadassah and currently serves as National Chair of the Hadassah Gift Committee and the 100th Anniversary Speakers Tour for the Hadassah Henrietta Szold School of Nursing in Jerusalem.

Nancy was a founding member of the Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors. Before becoming President of Hadassah International, Nancy was Chair of Medical and Scientific Relationships for Hadassah International. She traveled through Europe, South America and Israel raising substantial funds for HMO, as well as promoting HMO’s work and creating medical cooperative relationships for Hadassah with other major academic centers.

In 1990, Nancy, a nurse, co-founded the Hadassah National Center for Nurses Councils, the first and still only national professional organization for Jewish nurses. She currently serves as Chair of the Hadassah National Center for Nurses Councils Advisory Board. With the support of more than 5,000 members of the Hadassah Nurses Councils, Nancy spearheaded the effort to successfully create and fund Israel’s first academic clinical masters program in nursing at the Hadassah-Henrietta Szold School of Nursing in Jerusalem.

In 2002, during the worst of the Intifada and calls for boycotts of Israel, with the leadership of Professor Benjamin Sachs of Harvard Medical School, Nancy promoted and facilitated the first Hadassah Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston Medical Solidarity Conference to Israel. More than 60 of America’s most prominent physicians came to show their support for their Israeli colleagues and to make the statement that medicine must not be used as a political weapon of war.

In her community of Newton, MA, Nancy is a member of Temple Emanuel. She is a former Vice President of the New England Zionist Federation, and former Treasurer and Vice President of the New England Jewish Community Relations Council, and also served as Chair of the Middle East Committee for five years. She was elected to the Executive Board of the New England Anti-Defamation League in 1991 and the Women’s Division of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in 1996.

Nancy was married to Dr. Kenneth H. Falchuk, from Venezuela, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and founder of the international company Bestdoctors.

They have three children and are proud grandparents of five.