The Israel Education and Engagement Award
This award will recognize Hillel(s) that demonstrate excellence in successfully implementing creative and innovative strategies in Israel Education and Engagement.
Award nominees should explain how both specific initiatives and their integration into a greater Israel strategy on your specific campus represents successful application of Hillel’s focus on Israel Education and Engagement as outlined in the Strategic Implementation Plan. The nomination should address one or more of the following:
• A robust pre and post follow-through for both short-term and long-term Israel experiences (e.g., Taglit-Birthright, Onward, and other Masa programs).
• An increase in the number of students who attend an Israel-related program.
• An increase in the number of Israel-related programs that happen on your campus.
• Effective utilization of the skills of a campus Israel Fellow and other well-trained staff to create deeper Israel education and engagement.
• Engaged stakeholders from various backgrounds including: students, university leadership, academics, and external partners.
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. What role does your Hillel play in enriching student life not just for Jewish students but for all students at the campus(es) your Hillel works with?
2. Please describe the goals and subject matter of the initiative you are describing.
3. Tell us more about the students your Hillel engaged with this initiative. What was their involvement with Israel before you engaged them? How did this initiative affect the students’ commitment to and connection with Israel?
4. How did your Hillel track and follow through with students participating in this initiative? 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 Joseph Meyerhoff Award for Jewish Educational Vision
The Innovation in Fundraising 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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