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Hadassah Honors Young Women’s Council Of Harrisburg

2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award Runner-Up
By Kathy Hershfield

(Hollywood, FL – July 25, 2010) – Eleven women from the Harrisburg Chapter, Northern Seaboard Region, were runners-up for the 2010 Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award for founding the Young Women’s Council of Harrisburg. The award was announced at Hadassah’s National Convention in Hollywood, FL. Hadassah presents this honor each year to young leaders whose community project most successfully promotes Hadassah.

The Young Women’s Council of Harrisburg was created in the summer of 2009 to target and engage young members and non-members in the Harrisburg area. Throughout the past year, 69 young women participated in a series of social, educational, and fundraising events hosted by the Council. Through these events the chapter gained 11 new members, three new life members, and five new leaders for their chapter’s board. The Council has already started planning for several events scheduled to occur between August 2010 and May 2011.

Robin Rosenthal is the chair of the Young Women’s Council. Other members of the planning committee include Helene Caplan, Shari Dym, Jill Kusic, Andrea Lieber, Helene Loux, Luisa Narins, Bonnie Piesner, Tammy Reid, Rosette Roth and Mindy Solomon.

The Judith Epstein Young Leadership Award was named for past national president Judith Epstein, who was an ardent advocate for young women. The award was created in 1991 to recognize the achievements of emerging Hadassah leaders who bring visibility to the organization.

Founded in 1912, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America is the largest women’s, largest Zionist, and largest Jewish membership organization in the United States. In Israel, it supports medical care and research, education, and youth institutions, and reforestation and parks projects. In the US, Hadassah promotes health education, social action and advocacy, volunteerism, Jewish education and research, Young Judaea and connections with Israel. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org

Date: 7/25/2010 12:00:00 AM

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