The Hadassah Foundation presented Rabba Sara Hurwitz, the Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, the first Orthodox institution to train women for religious leadership, with the Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize on June 11. The Prize honors an outstanding young leader who advances the status of women and girls in Israel or the United States.
Named in honor of Bernice S. Tannenbaum's lifetime of service to Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, the Tannenbaum Award connects the recipient to the accomplishments of Tannenbaum, who served as Hadassah National President from 1976-80. In the late 1990s, Tannenbaum chaired Hadassah's Strategic Planning Committee that proposed the creation of the Hadassah Foundation, and she now serves as the National Board's liaison to the Hadassah Foundation. The Prize was conceived and implemented through generous contributions from Joan and Leonard Leiman with additional funding provided by The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation.
Mazal tov, Rabba Hurwitz!
|The Hadassah Foundation Board, with Rabba Sara Hurwitz, center.|
|Rabba Hurwitz and Bernice Tannenbaum|