Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Hadassah Foundation at the JOFA Conference

The Hadassah Foundation's grantees were well-represented at the 9th International Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) Conference this past weekend. The more than 1200 in attendance were able to go to sessions that featured Rabba Sara Hurwitz (a former Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize winner), and speakers from current grantees Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the Jewish Women's Archive, and former grantee Moving Traditions.  JOFA itself is also a former Foundation grantee. 

Many of the sessions focused on the growing number and influence of women who have been ordained and serving as clergy in the Orthodox world--a number of whom were ordained by the seminary that Rabba Hurwitz founded and still leads, Yeshivat Maharat.

(Pictured above: Avigayil Halpern, who participated in JWA's Rising Voices Fellowship program, which is supported by the Foundation, and JWA's Executive Director, Dr. Judith Rosenbaum.  Dr. Rosenbaum moderated a panel about Jewish feminism across the denominations, and Avigayil was one of the speakers.) 


Friday, January 13, 2017

The Hadassah Foundation Now Accepting Proposals for U.S. Grants

The Hadassah Foundation is seeking proposals for projects, curricula, and training programs that will enhance the leadership capacity of Jewish girls and young women ages 12-30 in the United States. All applications, to be submitted by email only, are due by February 10, 2017.  The grant term will be July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018.  The Foundation will provide a limited number of one-year grants of up to $40,000, and one three-year grant of up to $25,000 a year for three years.
Complete guidelines, as well as the cover sheet and project budget sheet that all applicants are required to use, can be downloaded at www.hadassahfoundation.org.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Marking our "Chai" Year!

This year, 2017, marks the 18th anniversary of the Hadassah Foundation's grant making!  We have some special plans in store to mark our "chai" (the number 18 in Hebrew) year, but in the meantime, we wanted to share our logo for the celebration with you. We will be using it on all our materials to mark the special occasion.