Nophar Tzilil Yarden is the recipient of the 2023 Feldman Family Medical & Health Professions Student Scholarship administered through the Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF).
According to Dr. and Mrs. William Feldman, funders of the Feldman Family Medical & Health Professions Student Scholarship, "empowering and investing in the next generation of medical and health professionals within the Jewish community is a responsibility and a privilege. By establishing the Feldman Family Medical & Health Professions Student Scholarship through Tidewater Jewish Foundation, we aim to nurture talent, promote education, and foster a spirit of service that aligns with the values and traditions of our heritage. Through this scholarship, we aspire to contribute not only to advancing healthcare but also to the strength and vibrancy of our Jewish community, ensuring a legacy of care and compassion."
Raised in a home rich with Jewish traditions and values, Nophar cherishes her heritage and actively engages with the Jewish community within and beyond her home. With a family deeply connected to Israel, Nophar's personal and academic journeys have been enriched by her time living there from ages 5 to 12.
Nophar is currently in her 3rd year of medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University, in pursuit of practicing in women’s health. Her commitment to her studies is reinforced by the importance of balance and finding outlets beyond academia, which include her dedication to her community. She teaches Hebrew at a local synagogue twice weekly, fostering connections and contributing to a sense of togetherness; fully exemplifying the values of diligence, community strengthening, and a strong sense of her Jewish identity.