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Posted November 13, 2018.
JPRO Network recognizes exemplary talent in the field through prestigious awards. The nomination and application period is currently open for:
- The Mandelkorn Distinguished Service Award - presented annually to an individual who has made significant and enduring contributions in the field of Jewish community organization practice. Eligible applicants have completed at least ten years of employment in the Jewish non-profit sector and are considered leaders in the field. Their impact extends beyond professional roles to include national, international, and/or field-wide influence.
- The JPRO Network Young Professional Award - provides recognition of extraordinary young talents, nominated by their colleagues, who are dedicated to professional careers in the Jewish community. Award winners may choose to participate in the Rodkin Seminar, a professional development seminar to Israel. Eligible applicants are 35 years of age or younger, have completed three to ten years of employment in the Jewish non-profit sector and at least two years of employment in their current organization. They have made a significant impact through their work, exercise leadership effectively, and demonstrate the potential to grow their leadership.
- The Bernard Rodkin Israel Fellowship - provides an opportunity to increase a professional’s knowledge and understanding of Israeli society and its social welfare system and to enhance community organization skills and career development. Fellows participate in a week-long professional development seminar to Israel. Eligible applicants have completed at least three years of employment in the Jewish non-profit sector and two years of employment in their current organization. Their work involves the North American Jewish community's relationship to Israel, the Jewish Agency (JAFI), or the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
For all awards, both the nominator and nominee must be JPRO members (click here for a list of JPRO-affiliated organizations) and all application and nomination materials are due Friday, February 8, 2019.
Click to read about the 2017 and 2016 Young Professional Award winners.
Click to read about the 2017 Mandelkorn Award recipient.