Mazal Tov To

Joanne Jaffe, assistant chief of the New York City Police Department, was honored in April by The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York. Jaffe is the highest-ranking woman in the NYPD, where she does strategic planning for police commissioner Raymond Kelly. Jaffe says that her grandmother was embarrassed that she wanted to be a cop.

Deborah Lipstadt, recognized for her outstanding work in fighting Holocaust deniers. The historian received an honorary doctorate by Bar Ilan University in November.

Rabbi Janet Marder, elected vice president of the Reform movement’s Central Conference of American Rabbis. Traditionally, those who hold this position then assume the CCAR presidency. Rabbi Marder is the first woman to hold such a senior position in the Reform Movement.

Rebecca Metzger, who received a Simon Rockower award from the American Jewish Press Association for her coverage of Jewish Singles in Lilith [To be Single, Jewish and Female in the Internet Age, Fall 2001].