The Hadassah Foundation has awarded the 2018 Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize to Michal Gera Margaliot, Executive Director of the Israel Women’s Network (IWN) in Tel Aviv. The Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize recognizes emerging professionals who have made innovative contributions to advance the status of women and girls in Israel and the United States. Awardees demonstrate a high degree of talent, commitment, and accomplishment in their work. The prize … [Read more...] about Israeli Feminist Leader Awarded Hadassah Foundation’s Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize
700 young Jews from France marked Taglit-Birthright Israel’s 18th birthday in a special day of urban activations in Tel Aviv and a Mega Event in French. This is the first time such an event was organized especially for French speakers. Participants enjoyed a full day of activaties including Zumba classes and volleyball at the beach, a Mayumana show at the Abraham hostel, self-navigated tours in the city and a colorful Mega Event. 1,800 … [Read more...] about Hundreds Celebrate First-ever Taglit Mega Event in French
Looking back, this latest chapter in his life will probably be remembered more for what he did not accomplish than what he did.
By Judy Maltz
(Haaretz.com) All the big periods in Natan Sharansky’s life have, coincidentally, lasted the same length of time. He spent nine years in Soviet jails as a Prisoner of Zion, another nine years in Israeli politics (both as a lawmaker and government minister) and this week concludes nine years as … [Read more...] about From Dissident to Establishment
As Sharansky Steps Down from Jewish Agency, a Look at His Legacy
Dear Wexner Foundation Alumni and Friends, We, the Israeli Fellowship alumni who experienced a meaningful connection with our Jewish North American brothers & sisters during the time we spent together have learned to appreciate the value of pluralism - both religious & human - that the American Jewish communities hold at their core. Today we cannot be silent. The vast majority of us believe that a connection between the Jewish Diaspora … [Read more...] about A Message from Israeli “Wexnerim” to Our North American Family
By Shavit Madhala and John Gal Well-informed philanthropy starts with ... you guessed it: getting informed. How many nonprofit organizations in Israel work on welfare issues and which populations do they serve? What percentage of organizations serve the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) population? The Arab Israeli population? What are the organizations’ primary sources of funding? And, what is the role of philanthropy in the field? We had the … [Read more...] about Philanthropy can Improve the Welfare of Israelis – here’s how