Joseph Meyerhoff Award - Jewish Educational Vision
This award will recognize Hillel(s) that demonstrate excellence in successfully implementing creative and innovative strategies in Jewish Education.
Award nominees should explain how their Hillel’s educational strategy or program represents successful applications of Hillel’s focus on Jewish Education (as outlined in Hillel International’s Strategic Implementation Plan). The nomination should address how the strategy or methodology enables the Hillel to reach more students more deeply, in particular how it enables students to:
• Appreciate the centrality of Judaism in their lives
• Continue to grow in their knowledge of and connection to Jewish life
• Feel they have a strong Jewish social network
• Be empowered to make life decisions using Jewish values
Potential contexts in which your Hillel can demonstrate successful education include, but are not limited to:
• Israel and Jewish Peoplehood
• Jewish Learning
• Taglit-Birthright Israel follow-through
• Pluralism, diversity, interfaith
• Student-led Initiatives
/Social Justice initiatives (e.g., alternative breaks)
We have crafted these questions to ensure that each nomination includes a concise yet well-rounded description of the meaningful Jewish experiences initiative implemented at your campus(es). Use supporting documentation to elaborate upon your answers, and please keep your total narrative within a 750-word limit.
Please consider the following:
• These awards are intended for the entire Hillel and not just the work of a single person. The endorsements help communicate to the committee that the entire Hillel supports this nomination.
• Hillels may nominate themselves for more than one award category. However, a single Hillel will not receive more than one award.
If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, we encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nominations are due by Monday, November 7, 2016.
Name of Hillel to Be Considered:
Name of Professional Submitting the Nomination(s):
Each nomination must be endorsed by a second professional who supports the eligibility for the award. If you work at a Hillel where you are a solo professional, you may use a colleague at another Hillel or your primary SIC point of contact as a second endorsement.
Name of Second Professional (field or SIC) Endorsing the Nomination(s)
Name of Board Member of Faculty Advisor Endorsing the Nomination(s)?
1. Please describe the goals and subject matter of the strategy or program you are describing. What makes this strategy or program visionary?
2. How did you measure the success of this strategy or program? Use both qualitative and quantitative measures.
3. Tell us more about the students your Hillel engaged with this strategy or program. What was their involvement with Jewish life before you engaged them? What was their level of Jewish education? How was your staff able to build relationships with these students? What role did student leaders or more involved students play?
4. How did this strategy or program affect the students’ interest in Jewish life?
5. How did your Hillel track and follow through with students participating in this strategy or program? Please share both formal and informal methods.
In support of your Hillel’s nomination, you can
but are not required to
do one or more of the following:
• Provide one or two testimonials within a 250-word limit from students and/or other stakeholders involved in this initiative.
• Include links to Web pages that supported this initiative.
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Please let us know if you are applying for any other awards (check all those that apply).
The Richard M. Joel Professional Exemplar of Excellence Award
The Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Innovation Award
The Innovation in Fundraising Award
The Israel Education and Engagement Award
The Award for Strengthening the Global Hillel Movement
The Phillip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Outstanding Campus Award
The Great Place to Work Award
The People's Choice Award: The Campus Partnership Award
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