Moshe Silagi has donated $1,000,000 to create the Andrea Silagi Fund for Education, Awareness and Action. It honors his late wife, a former foundation board member; a longtime member of its parent organization, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America; and a passionate advocate for young women and education.

The fund will offer grants to educational programs, particularly ones that serve women and girls who have lived through war, abuse or other traumatic experiences; who live at or below the poverty line; or who are members of Israel’s minority or underserved populations or live on the country’s geographic periphery.

Andrea Silagi, who passed away in 2018, was a teacher who worked in both Jewish and secular settings. The Milken Family Foundation honored her with its Jewish Educator Award, which recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to Jewish and secular education.

A life member of Hadassah, Silagi held more than 26 local, regional and national leadership positions over the course of 30 years as a member of the organization. Her husband, who is president of the California-based Silagi Development & Management, is a member of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates, a group of 35,000 men who are partners of Hadassah.

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