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Hillel International Honors Syracuse Hillel at Global Assembly in Atlanta
Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, presented awards this week to recognize individuals and campus Hillel organizations that are creating innovative experiences and meaningful connections to help students develop stronger ties to their Jewish identities. Syracuse Hillel was one of the 16 honorees recognized.
“Syracuse Hillel serves as a model of how Hillels around the world succeed in engaging and educating students, no matter their size or location,” says Hillel International Interim President and CEO Adam Lehman. “We’re incredibly proud of our talented professionals for the work they do every day to inspire and support Jewish students and their entire campus communities.”
The awards, which also recognize those who reflect Hillel’s culture of excellence, were presented at Hillel International’s annual Global Assembly in Atlanta, attended by more than 1,100 Hillel professionals from around the world as an opportunity for professional development, networking and continuing education.
“We are incredibly proud to be recipients of the Phillip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Outstanding Campus Award,” says Syracuse Hillel Executive Director, Jillian Juni. “It is amazing to be recognized for the work we are doing with our students and partnerships at Syracuse University. Our current staff is thankful to everyone who has paved the way for us.”
Drive to Excellence Awards recognize campus Hillels that exemplify the mission of Hillel International in its continuous efforts to identify and implement best practices to engage every Jewish student.
Syracuse Hillel was honored for their organizational growth and excellence in many areas including student engagement, governance, fundraising and partnerships.
Barbara Kurman, chair of Syracuse Hillel’s Board of Governors, notes, “The entire staff of Syracuse Hillel, along with support from our Hillel International colleagues, Syracuse University and our Board of Governors have worked tirelessly in support of our students. We are so proud to have been awarded in this most amazing and nationally prestigious way.”
About Hillel International
Founded in 1923, Hillel has been enriching the lives of Jewish students for more than 90 years. Today, Hillel International is a global organization that welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.