Elisa Madorsky of Livingston, was the recipient of the Henrietta Weiser Emerging Leader Award, presented by NCJW/Essex to a promising member who has demonstrated leadership potential. The award was presented at the NCJW/Essex Annual Installation and Awards Evening, which took place recently at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston.
Madorsky has worked tirelessly in her commitment to NCJW/Essex and demonstrated talent at taking on leadership roles. She first became involved at the Back 2 School Store in 2014 and has since increased her involvement with this event as well as others. She spearheaded a Lunch and Learn on gun violence prevention with Sandy Hook Promise, and later joined the Anti-Human Trafficking Committee, working to bring art supplies to victims of trafficking housed at Covenant House in Newark. Additionally, she chaired Mitzvah-in-a-Minute (MIM), offering quick community service projects that make a difference, and in 2018 assumed the role as Vice President of Advocacy, a position she will continue in the year to come.
“Elisa has a unique blend of infectious enthusiasm mixed with a very special gift of persuasion,” said her friend and NCJW/Essex member Lisa Santola who introduced her. “She uses her superpowers to encourage members, new and old, that they are ready for new challenges and to get more involved.”
“Someone recently said to me: Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life,” reflected Madorsky upon receiving her award. “I have found that group of people at NCJW, and it has changed my life!”