Published on June 9th, 2011 | by StaceyDresner0
Diane Troderman receives honor from JESNA
LONGMEADOW – Diane Troderman was honored by JESNA, Jewish Education Service of North America, at the organization’s 30th anniversary gala on Monday, June 6 in New York City. Troderman was honored for her “far-reaching influence in the Jewish philanthropic and educational world.” Also honored June 6 by JESNA were Joe Kanfer, past chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Jewish Communities and past chairman of JESNA, and Mark Lainer, past chairman of JESNA.
Troderman, 69, is chair of the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), former chairman of JESNA, a board member of PELIE (Partnership for Effective Learning and Innovative Education), a board member of the Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary; and active with Hebrew At the Center. She sits on the boards of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Hazon, and was a founding chairman of the Hadassah Brandeis Institute.
From 1993 to 1998, Troderman founded and ran her husband’s foundation, Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). She is now a member of the HGF Board of Trustees and their signature programs are The PJ Library and the Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy, working to transform Jewish overnight camping. Troderman and Grinspoon travel extensively, hiking around the world. They have also received several awards and honorary degrees. Between the two of them, they have six children and 11 grandchildren.