15 2014

Hadassah Shabbat Tea

1:00PM - 4:00PM  

Home of Amy & Marty Fields 129 North Prospect Avenue

Contact Corliss Karasov

Choose How to Make Your Impact on the WorldWith Rachel Krinsky, Diane Seder, Jenny Pressman & Sheila Reed~ please note new location ~ It is a question that we all face every time we are asked to give – whether it is education, social justice, healthcare, the environment or Israel. How do you prioritize where & how to give time or money? In other words, how do you choose How to Make Your Impact on the World? You are invited to Shabbat Tea on March 15, where four women who are involved in different fields of giving will explore strategies for prioritizing giving as individuals and as a chapter. Rachel Krinsky, Diane Seder, Jenny Pressman and Sheila Reed are four of the many members of our community who have devoted much of their lives to giving. There is no charge for this program, but we are grateful for donations made before or after Shabbat. Sheila Reed is an international consultant in humanitarian and development assistance. Reed began her career in disaster relief and humanitarian aid in the humanitarian crises in Ethiopia during the1980s. She has since worked in more than 40 developing countries evaluating and advising such groups as the United Nations, Unicef, Oxfam, World Vision, and Save the Children on disaster and crisis management. Reed has in-depth experience and leads workshops around the world on emergency response, disaster risk reduction, gender and equity, peace building and development of legal institutional systems. Diane Seder is a long-time community volunteer, mostly within the Jewish community.  She is on the executive committee and board of the Jewish Federation of Madison, UW Hillel, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.  Diane believes Jewish values drive all of her community activities.  It comes from our tradition that we are all responsible to one another and we have the power to make improve the world. Rachel Krinsky is the CEO of the YWCA Madison, an organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Previously, Krinsky served as Executive Director of The Road Home Dane County, helping homeless families reach stable housing, and conducted counseling through Briarpatch and with people with HIV at the Utah AIDS Foundation in Salt Lake City. Jenny Pressman is a consultant to non-profit organizations and foundations. For the last fifteen years she has been the director of a private charitable foudation dedicated to enriching the lives of women, children, and families in Dane County. She serves on the board of Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools, the Goodman Community Center, and The Progressive, Inc., and is a volunteer with Jewish Social Services. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Jenny was raised to stand up for justice, freedom, equality, and peace all over the world, a passion she now shares with her children.