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(photo credit: Courtesy: Hillel)
The International campus Jewish outreach group “Hillel” is holding a gala event
in Tel Aviv on Monday night, where the organization said it will give out awards
for “contribution to Israeli society through Jewish renewal” and outline
Hillel’s goals for the coming years in Israel.
Hillel-Israel says the
event, titled “Hilleluyah” and scheduled to be held at Hangar 11 at the port at
7 p.m., will highlight the organization’s launch of a number of projects in
Israel, which it says are focused on the issue of Jewish- Israeli identity for
young people in Israel and the Diaspora.
Hillel: The Foundation for
Jewish Campus Life, known for its activities at more than 550 branches at
universities and colleges across the world, said the awards given out at the
event, which will include a performance by Israeli singer Idan Reichel, are
meant to recognize those who “work in public service or in the business world,
and have contributed to the Israeli society in the field of Jewish
Hillel-Israel said the event will host around 80 Jewish student
leaders and Hillel employees from the US. The organization is well-known in the
US for its Jewish-outreach efforts located at post-secondary institutions across
The group announced the first two award winners as Hillel
Milo, co-director of the AquAgro Capital Risk Fund, and Tel Aviv University MA
student Lynne Brill.
Milo, whose capital risk fund specializes in
clean-tech, founded an organization in 2003 called Zehut Le’Chaim in memory of
his nephew, Maj. Nadav Milo, who died while serving in Lebanon.
Brill, a 27-year-old security studies MA student at TAU, was unanimously chosen
by Hillel-Israel’s Students and Youngsters Location Committee to coordinate the
“Circle of Giving” project, which is today operating in three Hillel branches in
According to Hillel-Israel, the project “conducts significant
activities, combining the study of Jewish sources and community
The organization said the award “represents Hillel-
Israel’s intention to encourage the molding of a vibrant and relevant Jewish
identity for many students and youngsters and nurture a young leadership that
upholds values of social involvement and mutual responsibility.”