The Hadassah Foundation is sad to mark the passing of Elizabeth Swados earlier this month. Ms. Swados, who was a gifted writer, musician, composer, and theater director, was the recipient of one of the Foundation's first grants in 1999. She, in collaboration with the JCC in Manhattan, received support for Jewish Girlz, an original musical that addressed the problems and joys of being a young Jewish female in the United States. Liz wrote the musical with a group of young teen girls who performed it at the JCC. We will miss her powerful voice!