Nominations Open: Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize

The Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize recognizes innovative contributions to advance the status of women and girls in Israel and the United States. It honors the late Bernice S. Tannenbaum for her lifetime of service to the Jewish People; the State of Israel; and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

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Apply by: 
Mar 19, 2018
Skills
Community Organizing, Community Outreach/Engagement, Jewish Community/Peoplehood, Leadership Development, Global Jewish Community, Women's Empowerment, Israel, Community Building

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Posted January 11, 2018.

About The Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize

The Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize recognizes innovative contributions to advance the status of women and girls in Israel and the United States. It honors the late Bernice S. Tannenbaum for her lifetime of service to the Jewish People; the State of Israel; and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

The Hadassah Foundation seeks to reward emerging professionals who have demonstrated a high degree of talent, commitment, and accomplishment in their work to enhance the status of women and girls, and who anticipate continuing their careers in this field. The intent of the Prize is to make the field more effective by supporting the development of future leaders.

Current and past Hadassah Foundation grantees from Israel and the United States, as well as other organizations that serve Jewish girls and young women in the United States or who serve women in Israel, may nominate a staff person to receive this annual prize. There will be an award of up to $2,500, which the Prize recipient must use for professional development.  In addition, there will be an award of $500 that the nominating organization may be used for general operating support.

The Prize carries forward The Hadassah Foundation’s mission to make a difference in the lives of women and girls. The Foundation is an investor in social change for girls and women, and supports other social change organizations and individuals who share our goals.  Since 1999, the Foundation has made more than $8 million in grants to over 90 nonprofit organizations devoted to improving the lives the girls and women. For more information about the Hadassah Foundation, please go to www.hadassahfoundation.org.

Nomination & Selection

Criteria:

A candidate must be an active employee of an organization that serves Jewish girls and young women in the United States, or women in Israel, including current or past Hadassah Foundation grantees.  The candidate must be in a relatively early stage (less than approximately 15 years of experience) of a career devoted to enhancing the status of women and girls, and demonstrate a commitment to continuing in this field.

The Hadassah Foundation is particularly interested in identifying candidates whose work focuses in one of the following areas:

  • Helping American Jewish adolescent girls and young women build self-esteem, leadership ability, and make healthy life choices
  • Helping American Jewish adolescent girls and women achieve economic security
  • Helping low-income Israeli women achieve economic security

The Prize will be awarded based on the nominee’s contribution to the field to date, leadership potential, the merits of the candidate’s proposal for professional development, and the candidate’s potential to affect the field beyond the scope of the nominating organization.

Process

Organizations that meet the criteria above, including current and past Hadassah Foundation grantees, may nominate a staff person.  Applications, using the official Nomination Form, are due no later than Noon (NY EDT) on Monday, March 19, 2018.

The Board of Directors of The Hadassah Foundation, Inc. will select the winner.  The winner agrees to:

  • to attend (at the Foundation’s expense) an in-person meeting with the Foundation’s Directors at a time of their choosing on Monday, June 4, 2018 or Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York City, assuming the Prize winner lives/works within a three-hour train, bus or car ride from New York City; or
  • to participate in a video call with Foundation Directors at a time of their choosing on Monday, June 4, 2018 or Tuesday, June 5, 2018, assuming the candidate lives/works more than a three-hour train, bus or car ride from New York City; and
  • to participate in a potential video that would be produced by The Foundation that would be  publicly distributed.