Young Judaea Celebrates
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On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Judaean families and friends came together to celebrate the immeasurable impact that Young Judaea camps, Israel programs and year-round activities continue to make in the lives of Jewish children, teens and young adults!
This year, we honored two exceptional individuals – Zionist leaders and exemplary role models for Young Judaeans today: Nancy Falchuk and Gil Troy.
We were delighted to honor lay leader Nancy Falchuk for her unwavering support of Young Judaea throughout the years. Nancy was a founding member of the Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors, and before assuming the role of President of Hadassah International, she was chair of the Medical and Scientific Relationships Committee. A trained nurse, Nancy co-founded the Hadassah National Center for Nurses Councils, the first and only professional organization for Jewish nurses. During her tenure as the 24th National President of Hadassah, Nancy played a pivotal role in ensuring that Young Judaea was well positioned for success as an independent organization. A member of the inaugural board of Young Judaea Global, Nancy has generously supported Young Judaea for more than 20 years. A true leader in the Jewish community and the community at large, and tireless advocate for Israel and her people, we were thrilled to present Nancy with the 2018 Young Judaea Ani V’ Atah Award.
In addition, we reocgnized the accomplishments of YJ alum and American presidential historian, commentator, and author Gil Troy. Widely recognized as a thought leader in the field of modern Zionism, Gil’s most recent work is The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow. As a follow-up to Arthur Hertzberg’s classic The Zionist Idea, Gil’s new work demonstrates that we now live in a world that offers many different ways to help Israel flourish as a democratic Jewish state. Gil has been widely published and quoted in American, Canadian, and Israeli media, and has received numerous awards for his publications, commentaries and academic work. A Judaean through and through, Gil grew up in Young Judaea and held leadership roles throughout the movement, including five years spent as Merakez at Camp Tel Yehudah. We were pleased to present Gil with the 2018 Camp Tel Yehudah Irm Tirtzu Award for the prolific impact he has had on modern Zionist thought, academia and more.
The evening also commemorated 70 years of the State of Israel, and celebrated the impact Judaeans have had on the State since its founding in 1948.
Thousands of children, teens, young adults, and families have had life-changing experiences thanks to the generosity of people like you.