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Hadassah and Jewish Women International Partner to Launch “Know Your Worth” Program

Washington, D.C. –Jewish Women International (JWI) and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), are joining forces to teach women age 50 and beyond about financial literacy. The new program, “Know Your Worth (Own Your Future): financial education for women in transition” is being developed by JWI, which has a lengthy track record in developing financial literacy materials for teens and young adult women. Hadassah will distribute the program to its extensive network of chapters throughout the country. This partnership is a groundbreaking collaboration between two major Jewish women’s organizations to combine programming and membership efforts.

“Financial education specifically addressing issues critical to women over the age of 50 is of great importance to our membership. JWI has done great work empowering women to understand and take charge of their financial lives, and we are excited to launch this program in partnership with them. The synergy of their expertise and our membership allows us to give an expanded audience of Jewish women knowledge that can potentially change their lives,” said Dr. Janice Weinman, Hadassah’s CEO and executive director. 

At the program’s core will be four modules designed to help women understand and plan for the many transitions they often face in their middle years and beyond, among them workplace shifts, the impact of life changes and ensuring long-term economic security. The program is expected to be piloted from January to June of 2015 in four Hadassah chapters with full launch following in July.

“Over the past decade JWI has been working to bring financial literacy to young women at the beginning of their adult lives,” said Lori Weinstein, JWI CEO. “Yet we get so many requests from women over 50 who are at their own unique financial juncture. Now we are thrilled to be able to turn our attention to this important generation as they plan for new personal and professional adventures. Empowerment is possible for women of all ages. It is exciting to think how now, because of this incredible partnership, we will be able to help women at all stages of life control their financial futures.”

About Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women's Zionist Jewish membership organization in the United States, and was founded in 1912. With over 330,000 members, associates, and supporters, Hadassah is now in its second century, growing our commitment to innovative and life-changing medical care and research, women's empowerment, education, advocacy, philanthropy and building Jewish identity – in Israel, America and around the world. For more information, visitwww.hadassah.org.



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