World’s largest Jewish campus organization recognizes distinguished individuals, exceptional campus Hillels at 2021 virtual Global Assembly.
WASHINGTON – Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, this week recognized outstanding Hillel professionals and campus Hillels that are leading the way in creating innovative programming and strengthening campus communities during this challenging time.
“While tested by an ongoing stream of intense challenges, this remarkable group of professionals and communities have risen to the occasion, uplifting and inspiring students, and building thriving and supportive Jewish student communities,” said Hillel International President and CEO Adam Lehman. “These talented leaders and the campus communities where they work bring the joys and meaning of Jewish life to students every day and are more than deserving of this recognition.”
The awardees, chosen for how they symbolize Hillel’s culture of excellence, were honored before a virtual audience of more than 1,000 Hillel professionals from around the world as part of Hillel International’s Global Assembly, an annual event that brings leaders together for professional development and networking.
The awards and honorees included:
The Richard M. Joel Exemplars of Excellence, for professionals in various stages of their careers whose remarkable passion and outstanding devotion to the Jewish campus community, for enriching the lives of Hillel students and ensuring that the organization reflects a culture of excellence, sets a standard for all Hillel professionals to emulate. Honorees were:
Igor Alterman, CEO, University of Miami Hillel
Magda Dorosz, Executive Director, Hillel Warsaw
Judith Dworkin, Senior Campus Director, Hillel Ontario
Lauren Goldberg, Executive Director, Ithaca College Hillel
Robyn Hughey, Associate Director, Michigan State University Hillel
Hilary Jampel, Assistant Director, University of Delaware Hillel
Adena Kirstein, Executive Director, Hillel at The George Washington University
Rabbi Melissa B. Simon, Senior Jewish Educator, North Carolina Hillel
The Philip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Outstanding Campus Award, for campus Hillels that achieved excellence in engaging and reaching a breadth and depth of students. The honorees were:
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