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2012

December 12, 2012 The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an Informational Breakfast in Bethesda, MD for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation. The breakfast featured a presentation by Barbara Swirski, Executive Director of Adva Center, and past TOWF grantee.

December 10, 2012 Wine, Women & Words, Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD, 7:00pm Hundreds of women joined us for an inspiring evening with Lee Woodruff and Erica Brown, and featured grantees Empowered Women International and AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps.

October 19, 2012 The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an Informational Breakfast at the home of one our trustees in Chevy Chase for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation.

October 16, 2012 The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted a ‘Lunch & Learn’ for trustees -featuring a representative from TOWF grantee, Itach-Maaki – Women Lawyers for Justice.

September 23, 2012 The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted a ‘Fall Retreat’ for the trustees to kick-off the new year.

September 12, 2012 TOWF members and prospective members ushered in the Jewish New Year with both body and soul in a ceremony of renewal and rejuvenation at the Adas Israel Community Mikvah (2012 TOWF grantee). Together with Naomi Malka, Mikvah Director, each participant:

  • Wrestled with texts about the power of water in Judaism,
  • Gained both a traditional and a creative understanding for the practice of mikvah,
  • Acquired the know-how to perform it by herself, and
  • Tasted a slice of its meaning in a post-modern Jewish life.

July 20, 2012  Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an Informational Breakfast for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation.

March 9, 2012 Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation is hosted an Informational Breakfast for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation.

February 26, 2012 Community Event with AWARE: “Power Off Dating Abuse: a frank conversation for teens and parents.” TOWF and AWARE (prevention initiative of Jewish Coalition of Domestic Abuse) hosted an event for teens and parents on the signs, red flags and prevention techniques of teen dating violence. The event included a presentation by author Patrick Jones and a panel discussion with top experts from the field.

January 18, 2012 Andrea Kalin, founder of  Spark Media and recipient of TOWF’s fifth anniversary grant, presented to a group of trustees and prospective trustees at ‘Wine and Cheese’ on Wednesday, January 18th. Kalin discussed the progress and premiered a clip of her new documentary, Dancing with N.E.D, about a group of cancer surgeons on a rock and roll mission to save women’s lives.

2011 

December 7, 2011
Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an Informational Event at a breakfast in Potomac for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation.

November 30, 2011
Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation trustees had an exclusive luncheon with Naomi Chazan, President of the New Israel Fund.

November 18, 2011
Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation hosted an Informational Event at a breakfast in Bethesda on Friday, November 18th for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation.

October 28, 2011
Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation  hosted an Informational Event on Friday, October 28th for women interested in learning more about joining the Foundation. The breakfast was held in Washington, DC at 8:30am.

September 21, 2011
Usher in the Jewish New Year with both body and soul. This September, come and join your fellow Trustees in a ceremony of renewal and rejuvenation at the Adas Israel Community Mikvah as we prepare for Rosh Hashanah 5772.  Together with Naomi Malka, Mikvah Coordinator, 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,
  • Acquire the know-how to perform it by herself, and
  • Taste a slice of its meaning in a post-modern Jewish life.

Individuals are offered a private immersion in the mikvah as an option during this program.

The Adas Israel Community Mikvah is a sacred space where Jews can mark life transitions with a powerful physical ritual.  It also happens to be the only liberal Mikvah from Richmond to Baltimore using curriculum that is part of a  ‘New Mikvah Movement’ to break down barriers of access and understanding for women, and men, exploring the mikvah ( seehttp://www.mayyimhayyim.org ) and its place and role within our community.

September 25, 2011
The Fall Trustee Retreat was held on Sunday, September 25th in Chevy Chase, MD. Breakfast at 8:30 am, the program was from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
This event is for TOWF Trustees only.

January 25, 2011
“The Myths and Facts about Human Trafficking”
Human trafficking, the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor: a modern-day form of slavery that disproportionally affects women and children.

Martina Vandenberg, advocate for victims of human trafficking, keynoted this joint event with Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. A representative from CASA de Maryland gave an update on the Domestic Workers’ Diplomatic Immunity Campaign, a program supported by the Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation, reaching and educating women illegally employed and trafficked by diplomats in Washington, DC.

Access the list of resources compiled and referenced by Ms. Vandenberg:Human Trafficking Articles and Resources 

2010

December 10, 2010
Women interested in learning more about joining TOWF met with trustees of the Foundation for an informal coffee at the home of Foundation Chair, Kerry Iris, in Chevy Chase on Friday, December 10th.

November 29, 2010
Wine, Women, and Film: Social Change Through Cinema
An Evening with Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder, Tribeca Enterprises & Tribeca Film Festival in celebration of the 5TH anniversary of the Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington

You can learn more about the evening, the films, and the women involved in our 5th anniversary celebration here.

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