She was recently named one of the “Most Outstanding Jewish American Women of Our Time” by Hadassa. In 2014 Jewish Women’s International, named her one of the Ten “Women to Watch in recognition for her contribution to Jewish women throughout the world. You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess, Welcome to the Show! I’m Yael Trusch your host. And I have the one and only Lori Polatnik. You may by familiar with Lori as she is the Founding Director of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, commonly known as JWRP.
JWRP is an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from now 26 countries on a highly subsidized trip, to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage. She is an author and a sought-after speaker.
So, why exactly did Lori need to take this gigantic project on? How did she create such an organization? One which has grown rapidly and is impacting not just women, but by extent entire Jewish families. Listen to the steps that Lori took and what she ultimately decided to focus on, and why? Why is “comfort” not part of Lori’s lexicon? How did the Israeli government come on board and what has happened as a result? What are the challenges of doing this work and how does she handle them? Listen to the four things that Lori works on currently, daily. You’ll love those! What is next for Lori? Oh, what national award did she receive once upon a time? Well it has nothing to do with the accolades she’s getting now. Wait till you hear that one! Here’s the wise and energetic Lori Palatnik.
You can find more about The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project at www.jwrp.org.
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