The Vancouver Hillel Foundation has finally received the credit for which executive director Eyal Lichtmann and the organization have worked so hard. On June 7, the board of directors of Hillel: The Foundation from Jewish Campus Life in Washington, D.C., granted the Vancouver chapter accreditation, which recognizes their adherence to international performance standards.
"By achieving accreditation, Vancouver Hillel has reached a state of excellence in our programming and services to students, and the level of our operating systems and administrative support," Lichtmann said. "It also means that we have organized a well-defined operating lay leadership board for oversight and review of the organization."
Active at more than 500 universities and colleges around the world, there are currently only 65 Hillel chapters accredited in North America. More significantly, the Vancouver chapter has the distinction of being the first Canadian Hillel to be offered accreditation. (Editor's note: Montreal Hillel was accredited under an earlier version of the standards.)
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