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We Have a New Look

The Hadassah Foundation launches its newly designed website After months of hard work, we are delighted to officially launch a site that is user friendly and uniquely designed. The aim of the site is to clearly articulate what The Hadassah Foundation accomplishes...

Your Contribution Helps Women Obtain CEO Positions

The idea for the pilot of the Jewish Communal Women's Leadership Project stemmed in part from needs that were heard at JWI's Jewish Women's Leadership Conference, pictured above. (Photo courtesy of JWI)  To date, 70 percent of Jewish communal organizational...

Making Israel a Jewish Democracy

 CWJ Attorney Adiya Shvartz (right) and Katya Kupchik (left) from Generation 1.5, an organization that represents young, Russian speaking Israelis. This picture was taken in August 2020, after CWJ and Generation 1.5 jointly submitted a petition to grant...

Bringing Women to Israel’s Decision-Making Tables

In March 2020, The Israel National Security Council (NSC) appointed 23 experts to the Coronavirus Committee charged with developing the national exit strategy from lockdown, of which not one appointed expert was a woman. Two grantee partners, Itach...

Responding to Continued Domestic Violence in Israel Video

 On Monday, November 9th a webinar was held on "Responding to Continued Domestic Violence with the Jewish Women's Collective Response Fund." Watch this video recording of the webinar to learn about the Jewish Women's Collective Response Fund and the impactful...

The Hadassah Foundation’s Response to COVID-19

Women, especially those on the periphery, have been hard hit by the consequences of the pandemic. Women are disproportionately losing their jobs, gender based violence is on the rise, and marginalized populations are facing growing economic and health disparities....

#EachforEqual this Purim and International Women’s day

Written by Rebecca Barabas If you follow the Hadassah Foundation on Facebook, you've probably seen our posts about the upcoming International Women's Day. This year's theme, #EachforEqual, is especially important to the Hadassah Foundation and our grantees. As the...

Amplifying Young Women’s voices: jGirls

321 Jewish girls from nine countries and 34 US states have their voices heard and matter.Women only account for 30 percent of the leadership of Jewish communal organizations and produce less than one-third of the news media. To help change these statistics, space...

Influencing National Policy: Itach Maaki

A Haredi political party in Israel removes restrictions to women running for office. Itach Maaki members celebrate the landmark decision.The Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) political party Agudat Yisrael, had a clause in their party’s charter that prevented women from...

Judaism and Gender: A Discussion with Abby Stein

Post by Rebecca BarabasOn December 10, 2019, Hadassah Foundation Board Members and guests were privileged to speak with Abby Stein, author of the recently published memoir Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman. Abby spoke with the...

D’var Torah on The Book of Ruth

By Sue Beller, Boar ChairThe below post is the D'var Torah given by Board Chair Sue Beller at the recent Board of Directors Meeting on June 3-4,2019. One of the special things about the Hadassah Foundation is that we work within a Jewish framework deriving...