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UF Hillel listed among America’s top 50 innovative Jewish organizations

The University of Florida Hillel has been named one of North America’s top 50 innovative Jewish organizations in the 13th annual Slingshot Guide.

Selected from among hundreds of finalists reviewed by more than 100 individuals with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life, the Guide recognized the University of Florida Hillel for its “new approaches for Judaism’s future by helping students amplify their voices through tradition, inspiration, and activation.”

The only other Florida organization to make the 2018 Slingshot Guide is Fuente Latina, a source for Latino media covering Israel, based in South Florida.

UF Hillel was acknowledged for shifting its programming model, focusing its efforts on training future leaders to positively impact the world through a Jewish lens. Students are connected through Israel, travel experiences, spirituality, career advancement opportunities, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Programming includes Career Up Now, which features career advancement retreats in cities across the country for students to connect with top industry leaders, and the Selling Factory, which hires students to assist start-ups.

“Being recognized by Slingshot affirms the great work occurring by the UF Hillel team in engaging the disengaged and disenfranchised Jewish population and highlights the importance of reimagining old paradigms to inspire a new generation with Jewish meaning,” said UF Hillel’s CEO Rabbi Adam Grossman.

The Guide has become a go-to resource for volunteers, activists, and donors looking for new opportunities and projects that, through their innovative nature, will ensure the Jewish community remains relevant and thriving. The Guide is available as a free download at

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