Valuing Experiences; Experiencing Our Values - Hillel Institute 2013
The theme of Hillel Institute 2013, Valuing Experiences; Experiencing Our Values
, was selected by the Conference Leadership Team and reflects their desire to deeply imbue this year’s Institute with a substantive connection to our commitment to meaningful Jewish experiences and advancing our organizational and Jewish values. This theme will shape the ways in which Hillel Institute’s content is developed and how the experience is facilitated.
Introducing the Hillel Institute 2013 Campus Professional Leadership Team & Advisory Teams
Hillel Institute 2013 is planned under the leadership of six outstanding campus professionals, in partnership with the Hillel Institute Planning Team. In total, over 30 experienced campus professionals
are serving in numerous advisory, planning, and curricular development roles – and we are thrilled to soon confirm over 40 campus professionals who will be serving as facilitators for the Institute experience.
Content for Hillel Institute’s four skill-building areas will be developed in partnership between the campus professional advisory teams and outside-expert educators who have been contracted to develop materials and train campus professional facilitators.
"Who is Honorable? One Who Honors His Fellows." Ethics of Our Ancestors, Chapter 4:1
Experiencing Our Values by bringing together a recent Hillel Institute tradition with our centuries-old tradition of honoring and recognizing those who honor others – our Hillel Institute Beit Midrash will be dedicated to the honor of Rabbi Jim Diamond, z”l. Rabbi Diamond honored so many of us with his teaching, leadership, and values. We are grateful for the opportunity to honor him, to continue our field-wide commitment to Jewish learning in his name. At the conclusion of the Tuesday morning Plenary, we will be joined by members of the Diamond family and take the opportunity to honor Rabbi Diamond and his wonderful legacy. Immediately following the Plenary, we will proceed to a Lunch and Learn Beit Midrash, to further honor Rabbi Diamond through our acts and deeds.
Honoring Our Families, Our Field, and Our Colleagues
In an effort to honor and support Hillel families, we will again provide babysitting services for nursing mothers and families with dual-parent Hillel professional responsibilities connected to Hillel Institute. If you are anticipating the need for babysitting at Hillel Institute, please inform us no later than Wednesday, June 26th
to ensure we can accommodate your needs.
Additional families who may need to arrange for babysitting care on-site at Hillel Institute should also contact us email@example.com
no later than Wednesday, June 26th
to book directly with the nanny agency.
Honoring Our Field: Hillel Institute - Final Request for Session ProposalsWe are currently seeking proposals for these three (3) hour “deep dive” skills-sessions, which we’re calling ‘minors.’
We strongly encourage you to partner with colleagues to submit and create these sessions to make them available to Hillel professionals this summer. Please submit all proposals no later than May 24th
Honoring Our Colleagues: Deadline Extended for Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Awards & Vision & Values Awards - Final Deadline Friday, June 7th
Nominations are now being accepted for the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award
as well as forHillel’s Vision and Values Awards
. The Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award recognizes our colleagues whose remarkable passion and outstanding devotion to the Jewish campus community sets a standard for all of us to emulate. Hillel’s Vision and Values Awards will recognize Hillels that demonstrate excellence in areas of emphasis of Hillel’s movement-wide priorities. This year’s awards will be:
- The Joseph Meyerhoff Award for Meaningful Jewish Experience
- The Great Place to Work Award
- The Indispensable Member of the University Community Award
- The Development Award
We are very excited to announce that nominations will continue to be paper-free, using a web-based nomination form. All nomination materials are available on our website
and are due no later than Friday, June 7th, 2013.
For Student Experience Only
Any Hillel that is not receiving a national capacity grant but is interested in self-funding a cohort of (3) students and one supervisor to attend engagement training at Hillel’s Engagement Institute, please contact Sara Stesis.