Meaningful Contributions

Barbara Penzner ’78 Wins Human Rights Hero Award from Rabbis for Human Rights-North America

Posted December 19, 2011
photo of Barbara Penzner

Rabbi Barbara Penzner ’78,of Temple Hillel B’nai Torah in West Roxbury, Mass., was honored with Rabbis for Human Rights-North America‘s 2011 Human Rights Hero Award this Dec. 19. Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the organization’s executive director, hails Penzner as a “dedicated, fearless advocate for human rights with a particular passion for fighting for the rights of […]

Shayna Israel ’08 wins Leeway Grant

Posted December 5, 2008

Poet, rapper, and teacher Shayna Israel ’08 has won a $2,500 grant from the Leeway Foundation to support “Saturday Cipher,” a seven-month series of classes in poetry, rap, and performance for Philadelphia-area youth of color. The series will culminate in a music video as well as anthologies in book and audio form.

Victoria Middleton ’71 becomes executive director of ACLU South Carolina

Posted November 3, 2008

Victoria Middleton ’71 has been appointed executive director of the ACLU’s South Carolina office. Middleton most recently served as the director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Asia and Western Hemisphere Affairs, where she led a team of regional experts who implemented democracy strategies aimed at protecting the freedom of the press, supporting […]