Hillel professionals celebrate their achievements at the 2007 Professional Staff Conference.
Hillel's Professional Staff Conference (PSC) in Washington, D.C. came to a close on Thursday, December 20. For the first time ever, the annual event was held in the nation's capital and drew one of the largest crowds on record. More than 700 Hillel professionals and partner agencies participated in the 4-day conference.
Hillels on six campuses were honored with the 2007 Hillel's Vision and Values Awards which support the key components of Hillel's Strategic Plan:
Indispensable Campus Partner (2 winners)
Stony Brook Hillel
Hillel of Silicon Valley
Development Award (2 winners)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Hillel
Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh
Meaningful Jewish Experience
Great Place to Work
Hillel at Stanford
Read the lessons learned from our 2007 nominees (PDF File 125Kb)
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Also honored during Hillel's PSC were six recipients of the Richard M. Joel Exemplars of Excellence Awards. Named for the extraordinary man who led Hillel as president from 1989-2003, the Exemplar Awards are presented to those Hillel professionals who demonstrate a solid commitment to Jewish campus life with proven success of their dedication to Hillel's mission.
The 2007 Richard M. Joel Exemplars of Excellence were awarded to:
Executive Director, Hillel at Stanford
Rabbi David Levy
Rabbi and Advisor, Colgate University Hillel
Associate Director of Jewish Student Life, UCLA Hillel
Rabbi Esther Reed
Assistant Director, Rutgers University Hillel
Executive Director, Northwestern University Hillel
Rabbi Mike Uram
Assistant Director and Campus Rabbi, University of Pennsylvania Hillel
Jewish Student Life Coordinator, University of Virginia Hillel
More Hillel professionals were also honored during PSC for achieving employment milestones.