Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Seeking Nominees for the Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize!

Can you help the Hadassah Foundation identify an amazing emerging feminist leader?

The Hadassah Foundation will be awarding its annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize on June 8th, and we need your help soliciting applications for the Prize. As in previous years, the Prize will be awarded to an emerging leader serving Jewish girls and young women in the U.S., or to an emerging leader in the field of women's economic empowerment in Israel; we will accept nominations from current/former Foundation grantees as well as from organizations that have not received a grant from us to-date. Ideally, we are looking for someone with less than about 15 years of professional experience.

All (electronic-only) applications are due by Monday, February 2nd, 2015. More information can be found here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shatil Meets the Hadassah Foundation Board

We had a special visitor at the Hadassah Foundation's Board Meeting last week--Naomi Schacter (pictured, at center, back row), Shatil's associate director, came by to meet the Board and talk about the challenges faced by women in Israel. We covered a broad set of issues--from the difficulties faced by women who want to marry and divorce free of religious coercion, to the challenges faced by contract workers. Thanks, Naomi, for a fascinating talk!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Shopping for a Good Cause--Foundation Event at the New Rebecca Minkoff Store

Last night, friends of the Hadassah Foundation shopped with a purpose at a great event at the new Rebecca Minkoff store in Soho! We got to view Rebecca's latest designs, and a portion of all sales were donated to the Foundation. Many thanks to Rebecca Minkoff, pictured above, alongside her aunt, Foundation Board Member Debbie Minkoff, for opening her store to us, and for even signing some purses! More pictures from the event can be viewed here.