News From The Naomi Foundation

Dr. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro (pictured above), was named a 2020 Kadar Family Award Winner for her nanoparticle vaccine research studying cancers and COVID-19. For the past six years the Naomi Foundation has presented the Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research to Tel Aviv University to scientists and scholars who have reached the highest levels of excellence […]

Until 2020, there has been limited impetus to change the nonprofit practice of raising all or most of the budget every year. Lindsey Bodner, Executive Director of the Naomi Foundation, suggests a culture-shift among funders to promote financial resilience in nonprofits. Read the article here. More is More: The Case for Nonprofit Reserves

On Tuesday, November 10, over 130 participants joined the Institute for Jewish and Israel Studies at Columbia University for the Annual Naomi Prawer Kadar Memorial Lecture with Professor Miriam Udel.  Professor Udel spoke about the the creation of Yiddish children’s literature. Using literature to address children directly at a time of political upheaval and possibility […]

The Naomi Foundation is proud to support the work of The Shefa School, a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 with language-based learning disabilities. Students benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. The Shefa Teacher Residency is a groundbreaking two-year […]

The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program, directed by Professor Hana Wirth-Nesher, is conducted annually at Tel Aviv University. It brings together Yiddish enthusiasts from around the world for intensive instruction at five levels by internationally renowned professors. The Naomi Foundation spoke with Raphael Halff and Miriam Schwartz – both master’s students in Yiddish […]

Investigate rationality and the reasoning process in competitive situations and its implications for fundamental economic and managerial questions with Dr. Ayala Arad of the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University. Dr. Ayala Arad is a 2019 Kadar Family Award recipient. The Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research at Tel Aviv University honors researchers and […]

Computers are already able to help people be more creative – what is the next step?  In this video, Prof. Danny Cohen-Or of the Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University explores this question and discusses some of his lab’s groundbreaking research. Professor Cohen-Or is a 2019 recipient of the Kadar Family Award […]

Learn about the surprising findings about the forced conversion of Jews in pre-modern Italy. Although Renaissance Italy saw the emergence of Enlightenment trends like humanism,  many Jews were compelled to convert to Christianity.  Prof. Tamar Herzig of the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies is a 2019 Kadar Family Award recipient. The Kadar Family Award […]

In this presentation, discover how acquired traits can be passed on between generations in an unexpected way – and what this means for our understanding of genetic inheritance and evolution.  Prof. Oded Rechavi of the School of Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Biophysics is a 2019 Kadar Family Award recipient. The Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research […]

Professor Jonathan Sarna delivered remarks about his research about Cora Wilburn, the largely unknown author, and as Sarna put it, the first female Jewish-American novelist. He spoke at the Columbia School of Journalism’s Pulitzer Hall to a packed audience which included students, scholars, Yiddish enthusiasts, and others eager to hear Professor Sarna speak about an […]