Cynthia Berenson has been on the Palm Springs Jewish Federation Board Women’s Division for many years as Education Chair and chaired the Lion of Judah event in 1999. As a non-Jewish woman, she is interested in giving to the Jewish community which has been so welcoming to her. At Brandeis University, Cynthia and her family created the Allen/Berenson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Women’s Studies, established the Director’s Office in the Women’s Studies Research Center, and recently donated a Chair in Fine Arts. In addition to serving on the WSRC Board, she also serves on the boards of Brandeis University’s Women and Gender Studies Program and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Cynthia has a particular interest in issues of domestic violence.