b'MEREDITH JACOBS Meredith Jacobs is the CEO of Jewish Women International (JWI), a 125-year-old nonprofit dedicated to ending violence against women and girls. Since assuming the role of CEO in 2020, Meredith has shepherded the development of numerous JWI initiatives, including the National Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence in the Jewish Community; the Collaborative of Jewish Domestic Violence Agencies; the Womens Financial Empowerment Institute; ReStart: Job Readiness for Survivors; the Jewish Communal Womens Leadership Project; Men As Allies: Leading Equitable Workplaces; the Jewish Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable; and the international expansion of Young Womens Leadership Network. Under her leadership, JWI is spearheading statewide advocacy efforts to achieve justice lending practices that would give survivors of financial abuse access to bank loans that would set them on the path to long-term economic security.Meredith is an award-winning journalist and former editor-in-chief of Washington Jewish Week. She is the author of The Modern Jewish Moms Guide to Shabbat (HarperCollins) and co-author, with her daughter Sofie, of the bestselling series of interactive journals, Just Between Us (Chronicle Books). Prior to joining JWI, she founded ModernJewishMom.com, the first Jewish parenting website (now part of Kveller), and was the host of the WYPR radio show, Connecting Family, and The Jewish Channel television holiday specials, Modern Jewish Mom. Named one of the 50 Most Influential Jews of 2020 by The Jerusalem Post, Meredith is a sought-after speaker, moderator, and writer. Her opinion pieces appear frequently in outlets such as JTA, eJewishPhilanthropy, and the Forward.One of my proudest accomplishments as CEO, was to expand our Young Womens Impact Network to Israel and to connect young women in the U.S. and in Israel in conversation, connection, and community. These are the seeds I now plant that I pray will bear fruit for future generations of women in the U.S. and Israel.A MOSAIC OF ISRAEL|75 UNSUNG HEROS'