477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Jewish Funds for Justice invites you to celebrate and honor

Dr. Deborah A. Frank
Nancy K. Kaufman

And recognizing the leadership of women in rebuilding the Gulf Region

$200 per person
Cocktails and buffet dinner
Business attire
Dietary laws observed

The Women of Valor Award celebrates the achievements of outstanding Jewish women who lead through their activism, accomplishments, philanthropy and commitment to social justice.

This year we dedicate part of the evening to honoring the leadership of women in rebuilding after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Now, nearly two years after the hurricanes, the region remains devastated. Without the continued dedication, neighborhoods would remain shuttered and lives shattered. Individual acts of courage and leadership have begun to mend the area.

Dr. Deborah A. Frank was born in Washington, DC and graduated from Radcliffe College Summa Cum Laude in 1970 and from Harvard Medical School in 1976. In 1981, she founded the Failure to Thrive Program at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center); this program, now called the Grow Clinic for Children, is a national model for treating FTT. Dr. Frank has served on committees and advisory boards including the Mayor's Hunger Commission, the Massachusetts Child Hunger Initiative, and the Physicians Task Force on Childhood Hunger in Massachusetts. She has testified before Congress regarding food assistance programs and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Dr. Frank has received the Children's Champion Award from the US Committee of UNICEF, the U.S. Mayor's End Hunger Award, the Massachusetts Nutrition Board of Excellence, the Boston Visiting Nurse Association Home Health Care Partnership Award, the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center We Take Your Health to Heart Award, Rosie's Place Share Your Heart Award, Big Sister's Achievement Award, the Woman Leader Award, and the Exceptional Women Award, and the City of Boston's Standing Ovation Award.

She is married to Rabbi Neil Kominsky and has two stepchildren, Rabbi David Kominsky and Dr. Daniel Kominsky, and a son, Jonathan Kominsky.

Nancy K. Kaufman has been the Executive Director of Boston's JCRC since 1990. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Commissioner of Department of Public Welfare and Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Kaufman holds degrees from Brandeis (BA), Boston College (MSW), Harvard's Kennedy School (MPA) and, in 2001, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Public Service from Northeastern University.
She has been the recipient of awards including Distinguished Alumni Award from Brandeis University, Greatest Contribution to Social Policy and Social Change Award from National Association of Social Workers, Women's American ORT Woman of the Year Award.

Ms. Kaufman was an Israel Bonds honoree and was inducted into the Boston YWCA's Academy of Women Achievers in 2003. She was also included as one of the Jewish Forward's top fifty leaders in Fall 2000 and in Fall 2006, and has served on the boards of the Urban League of Massachusetts, Cohen Hillel Academy, Jewish Organizing Initiative, United Way Faith and Action Committee, among others.

Official Website: http://jewishjustice.org/jfsj.php?page=6.1

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