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The Hillels of Illinois
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Chicago, IL 60606
phone: (312) 444-2868
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email: hillel@juf.org

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The Hillels of Illinois
30 S. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60606
phone: (312) 444-2868
email: lsip@juf.org

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Connecting at the General Assembly

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by Coby Engelhart

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This is a photo of the Lainer fellows with Mark Lainer (bottom row, 4th from the left), the sponsor of the program.

On November 4th I had the opportunity to attend the JFNA General Assembly in Denver Colorado. While there, I was able to take advantage of many networking opportunities with influential people in the field of Jewish education, a field I plan to enter upon graduating this December. I had a chance to attend a forum with Natan Sharansky on the state of MASA programming and the Jewish Agency’s campus shaliach program. I attended a number of presentations whose focus was the field of innovation in Jewish education, and I had the opportunity to lead a session and facilitate a discussion with one such innovator. I was able to be a part of the Lainer-Masa shabbaton, hosted by the Jewish Educational Services of North America (JESNA) with my Lainer Fellowship cohort. Most significantly I made contact with an organization that creates volunteer opportunities for groups in Israel. The hope is that the Illini in Israel program will be able to work with them throughout this coming Spring semester.

While in Denver I had the unexpected opportunity to recruit for the University of Illinois, when I met a high school student who was in the midst of applying to Universities (U of I was his number one choice) and to gap-year programs. Both happen to be fields that I am very knowledgeable about and I sat with him and his mother for about 45 minutes, discussing with them their options. I saw them again a week ago when they came out to Champaign to visit the campus and the Hillel.