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.