Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hadassah National Board Visits the Van Leer Institute

The national board of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, just finished up a trip to Israel, and while there, visited one of the Foundation's grantees, Van Leer Institute. Naomi Chazan (left, above, with Liz Alpert, a board member of both the Foundation and HWZOA), the co-director of the Institute's Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere, told the group about the Center's gender index, which attempts to monitor the status of Israeli women on a year-to-year basis by looking at a number of indicators.  The Foundation has supported this effort for three years. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Girls Lead on Long Island

This week, the Hadassah Foundation visited one of its American grantees, the Girls Lead program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (Long Island.)  This program, run out of the JCC of the Five Towns, develops the teens' personal leadership skills though the filter of philanthropy and volunteerism.  They will learn about, and select, a local organization for a grant, and then provide hands-on service to the organization.  Kelly Alpert Vest (left), staffs the program; Talia Goldman (pictured on right) was the special lecturer on Sunday.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tannenbaum Prize Deadline--Now February 9th

Our website was down. (Oy!) And the office was closed for snow.

So we have decided to extend the deadline for applications for the Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize to Monday, February 9th.

The Prize honors the achievements of an up-and-coming feminist leader--someone who is making a positive impact on the lives of Jewish girls and young women in the United States, or for Israeli women. It also provides the winner with something all-too-rare in the Jewish community: funds to pursue a professional development activity.

All (electronic-only) applications (now) are due by Monday, February 9th, 2015. More information can be found here.