Sabrina Skolnick of Atlanta and Liberty Lebos of Savannah are among the winners of Hadassah’s Leaders of Tomorrow Award for Young Women. The Women’s Zionist Organization of America announced the winners May 10.
The winners will each receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel to participate in the Gesher (formerly Machon) annual summer leadership program of Young Judaea, which encourages young people to become involved in social and educational activities that sharpen their Jewish and Zionist identity.
The Leaders of Tomorrow scholarships are awarded following a merit-based competition. They are given to young women who, because of the leadership roles they have held as students, have demonstrated their potential to assume even greater leadership roles as adults, potentially at Hadassah.
During the summer program, the winners learn about the rich culture and history of Israel and the Jewish people and have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, meet Israeli VIPs and give back to the local communities.
Lynn Davidson, Hadassah national chair of Young Judaea, said of the Georgia winners, “We look forward to seeing Liberty Lebos and Sabrina Skolnick continue to grow as young leaders and ultimately become leaders of the next generation of Hadassah members.”
Skolnick, 16, completed her junior year at Midtown International School in Atlanta and attended Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, N.C. Sabrina’s grandparents are Holocaust survivors. Sabrina competed in the National History Day international competition for three years and volunteered with the Friendship Circle, an Atlanta organization providing Jewish programming for children with special needs, and the Atlanta chapter of Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution, a national outreach program with a mission to end human trafficking.
Lebos, 17, finished her junior year at Savannah Arts Academy. She attended Camp Judaea for seven years. Liberty is the fundraiser ambassador for the Rape Crisis Center in Savannah and has volunteered with the local special-needs organization UTime.