The Hadassah Foundation has awarded the 2016 Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize to Lilach Tzur Ben-Moshe, the Founder and Executive Director of Turning the Tables, a Tel Aviv-based organization that provides economic alternatives to women exiting prostitution.
Lilach Tzur Ben-Moshe was awarded the prize for her ground-breaking work with women attempting to exit prostitution. The organization she founded in Tel Aviv in 2011, Turning the Tables, trains these vulnerable women for jobs in the fashion industry. Women learn how to sew, make patterns, design clothes, and market their goods. The program, which is supported by the Hadassah Foundation, has enabled dozens of women to begin a new life with dignity, including a legal way to make a living.
In honor of Tzur Ben-Moshe, the Hadassah Foundation has released a new video that highlights the Tannenbaum Prize winner, as well as the work of the fund.
About: 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 honors Bernice S. Tannenbaum, z’’l, for her lifetime of service to the Jewish People; the State of Israel; and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.