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2013 U.S. Grantees

Encouraging self-confidence, leadership skills, and healthy lifestyle choices among Jewish adolescent girls and young women and providing awareness and training for the influential adults in their lives.

Jewish Tradition, Healthy Relationships, Self-Esteem, and Wellness

Shalom Bayit (2005-2013)

The youth-led dating violence prevention curriculum Love Shouldn't Hurt: Campus and Beyond focuses on college students. Partnering with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Shalom Bayit will bring this program to campuses across the country. The Hadassah Foundation provided grants for the conception, development, publication, and piloting of age-appropriate versions of the curriculum tailored for middle, high school, and college-aged students (2005-2007).

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) (2012-2013)

The JOFA Campus Fellowship prepares young women to be leaders and assume leadership roles in the Orthodox community, both on campus and beyond college, and fosters discussion in the Orthodox community about gender sensitivity and progressive ideals for women within traditional Jewish law.

Keshet (2008-2013)

The Jewish LGBT Anti-Bullying Initiative provides LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) inclusion and anti-bullying training for youth workers in the Jewish community, and helps youth-serving organizations in the Jewish community write and implement anti-harassment/bullying policies. In the past, theHadassah Foundation supported Keshet's Hineini Education Project, a national initiative that addresses LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues from a Jewish perspective.

Moving Traditions (2001-2003, 2005-2008, 2012-2013)

In prior years, the Hadassah Foundation provided grants for the conception, development, and implementation of Rosh Hodesh: It's A Girl Thing! (originally under the auspices of Kolot), an experiential and trans-denominational program for pre-teen and teenage girls that strengthens self-esteem and Jewish identity. The current grant will continue supporting Moving Traditions as its updates its curriculum, Sourcebook for Leaders, first developed over ten years ago.

Below view the girls and group leader from the Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn, NY discussing their experiences in this innovative program.

Business Training & Entrepreneurship

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps (2012-2013)

The Jewish Women's Professional and Leadership Development Initiative brings a gender lens to the educational programming that AVODAH provides its corps members, who engage in a year of service. It will also create a mentoring program focused on leadership and career development among female service corps members and alumnae.


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