Naomi Prawer Kadar, Ph.D., z”l, is the inspiration and driving force behind the Naomi Foundation. Naomi was a lifelong educator and a Yiddish scholar who inspired her students, colleagues, and all who knew her to reach their potential. With her unique energy and passion, Naomi transformed each classroom she entered into a second home for her students.
Naomi’s spirit and contributions continue to make a profound impact on the lives of thousands of students around the world through the initiatives of the Naomi Foundation.
Naomi transformed the lives of all those around her. She is missed every day by her family, friends, colleagues, and students, but her incredible energy, deep intelligence, and emanating kindness continue to inspire.
The first Annual Naomi Memorial Lecture at YIVO is given to honor Naomi and make scholarly topics in the field of Yiddish accessible to a wider audience.
The Tel Aviv University Yiddish Summer Program is renamed in Naomi's honor.
Dr. David Roskies teaches as the Naomi Prawer Kadar Visiting Professor of Yiddish at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.