Feb. 9: Round House Theatre Event (7pm)
Feb. 22/23: E&R Panel re. the new political environment (tbd)
April 26: Bonnie Lewin Educational Symposium (7pm)
April 24 – 26: Force for Change Conference (JWFN)
May 15: All Trustee Meeting (7pm)
June 21: Summer Social Potluck (6:30 – 9:00pm)
Next Leadership Board Meetings (at 2pm): Feb. 27, April 4, June 13
Grant Committee Meetings (at 7pm): Feb. 13 [Robin’s house], April 5, May 8
Dec. 13 DESSERT & DISCUSSION with Grantees: Elissa Schwartz, Executive Director, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) & Marissa Young, Outreach & Training Coordinator, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation 10th Anniversary
TOWF’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: Wine, Women & Wisdom, 6.2.16
Featuring Hadassah Lieberman and Dr. Erica Brown and held at Congregation Beth El (Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda), the event highlighted a conversation between renowned speaker, author, and advocate, Hadassah Lieberman and award-winning author and Jewish educator Dr. Erica Brown.
May 20, 7:30 pm Bonnie Lewin Tikkun Olam Symposium with Guest Speakers: Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, Adas Israel and Lisa Eisen, Vice President, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
“We are building the scaffolding our daughters will stand on to see much further.” – Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt
It was a meaningful evening as we listened to Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and Lisa Eisen share experiences, wisdom and hopes for the future. We honored the memory of Bonnie Lewin, by coming together as a community to listen and learn. As we gathered after the program to reflect and remember Bonnie, the conversations were meaningful and thought provoking. This was a testament to the important issues explored during the evening between Rabbi Lauren and Lisa. As the Vice President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Lisa emphasized the importance of women’s role in philanthropy: “Women give more collaboratively, more generously.” She also expressed the importance of living authentically and being true to yourself and your values. Rabbi Lauren encouraged the group to live life with intention: “Kavana is everything. It’s mindfulness… feeling gratitude is a discipline. The world is alive with potential to make every moment a mindful moment.” Conversation and inspired dialogue is crucial as we work to make strides for social change for women and girls.
Photos from the evening:
Cycle, Care and Change
SoulCycle Ride benefitting Tikkun Olam
November 19th, 7:30 pm
2301 M Street NW, Washington DC 20037
Purchase tickets: www.tikkunolamsc.eventbrite.com
Please join Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation for Cycle, Care and Change at the newly opened SoulCycle DC.
As we approach our 10th year of grant making at Tikkun Olam, we are thrilled to begin raising the funds that will propel us into our future. The sustainability of our grants and initiatives benefitting social change for women and girls depends on the continued support of our community.
“Because God could not be everywhere, he made mothers.” —Jewish proverb
Because even mothers can’t be everywhere, we made helping hands, like the Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation, working to create social change for women and girls in the Washington area and in Israel. Join us for a pre-Mother’s Day evening of nosh and conversation to learn about Tikkun Olam and the work we are doing.
Please mark your calendar for a pre-Mother’s Day gathering on May 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., to nosh and socialize at Mayor Jeffrey Slavin’s house, 5706 Warwick Place, Chevy Chase, Town of Somerset. The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington, a donor-driven philanthropy dedicated to fostering real social change for women and girls, invites you to learn more about our work. Guest of Honor First Lady of Montgomery County Catherine Leggett will join us, and one of Tikkun Olam’s grantees will share her experiences and show how the work we do has impacted her life. Trustees of the Foundation will be there to answer your questions. More details to follow.
Thursday, December 5. The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted a “lunch and learn” with Susan Weiss, founder of current TOWF grantee Center for Women’s Justice in Israel.
Thursday, November 21. The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an informational breakfast in Bethesda, MD for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation. The event featured a presentation by Marga Fripp, founder of current TOWF grantee Empowered Women International.
Monday, November 11, 7:00 pm. The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an informational cocktail hour in Washington, DC for young women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation. The event featured a presentation by current TOWF grantee AVODAH.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:00 pm. TOWF trustees Wendy Feldman Block and Robin Weinberg hosted the premier of “No Evidence of Disease,” a film by Spark Media made possible by a 2010 honorary grant from TOWF.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 All of the trustees came together at the annual Fall Retreat to kick off the new year.
October 16, 2013 The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an informational lunch in Tysons Corner, VA for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation. The lunch featured a presentation by Jessica Salsbury, Managing Immigration Attorney in the Greater Washington, DC Office of current TOWF grantee Tahirih Justice Center.
September 24, 2013 Training for Grantee Liaisons and Lunch in the Sukkah. A Grantee Liaison is a Trustee who has taken on the responsibility as an additional point of contact between TOWF and the recipients of our grants. At the Lunch in the Sukkah, the Liaisons will learn how to complete their responsibilities effectively. The Grantee Liaison responsibilities include: maintaining contact with prospective and current grantee organizations to access their needs as well as to keep them updated on TOWF’s grant cycle and maintain contact with the Program Assistant and Grants Chair of TOWF.
August 27, 2013 Annual Rosh Hashanah Renewal Educational Program. TOWF members and prospective members will usher in the Jewish New Year with both body and soul in a ceremony of renewal and rejuvenation at the Adas Israel Community Mikvah (2013 TOWF grantee). Together with Naomi Malka, Mikvah Director, each participant: will wrestle with texts about the power of water in Judaism, gain both a traditional and a creative understanding for the practice of mikvah, acquired the know-how to perform it by herself, and taste a slice of its meaning in a post-modern Jewish life.
April 22, 2013 TOWF trustees joined AVODAH, current TOWF grantee, as they hosted an Issue Salon on Women & Poverty at N Street Village in Washington DC.
March 3, 2013 The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an informational breakfast in Silver Spring, MD for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation. The breakfast featured a presentation by Rabbi Jeremy Stern, of Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, current TOWF grantee, and Erica Brown, Jewish thought-leader in our community.
January 15, 2013 The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an informational breakfast in Washington, DC for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation. The breakfast featured a presentation by Ashwini Jaisingh, from CASA de Maryland’s Domestic Workers’ Diplomatic Immunity Campaign, and current TOWF grantee.