Values Lead the Way for Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors

Scheck Hillel Community School's five core values, Kavod (Respect), Emet (Truth), Shalom (Peace), Ruach (Spirit) and Chessed (Kindness) took center stage November 15 when the 2018 Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors described how these values have shaped, and will continue to guide, their journeys.

In ceremonies for the Program's 10th generation of Ambassadors, Gabriela Bentolila '19, Gabrielle Kurzer '20, Michael Rafalskyy '21, Joshua Schmutter '20 and Albert Wolak '19 spoke about the foundations of achievement, highlighting the roles that family, school and close friends have played in their growth. Through video and anecdotes, the Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors expressed their sense of responsibility toward our community as Jewish leaders and involved citizens.

“Congratulations to all of our Ambassadors and to your families” said Vanessa Donaher, Head of School. “Today these students join generations of Ambassadors making an impact around the world, whether attending graduate school in Hawaii, volunteering with rural communities in Africa, serving in the Israeli Defense Forces or pursuing their dreams as young entrepreneurs. One thing is certain: wherever they are, they represent Scheck Hillel and  this prestigious Gilinski Hillel Ambassador Program. As Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors, they are leaders for life.”

Nearly 90 Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors have graduated to Ivy League and top tier schools such as the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, University of Miami, University of Florida, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, University of Michigan, among others. As alumni, college students and young professionals, they carry the lifelong title of Gilinski Hillel Ambassador. The 2019-2020 application will open in spring 2019. For information, please contact Scheck Hillel’s Admission office at 305.931.2831x173 or write to admission@eHillel.org.  

The program created by Jaime and Raquel Gilinski recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional commitment to education and Scheck Hillel, encouraging lifelong learning and leadership that continuity requires. Ambassadors showcase the Scheck Hillel mission through accomplishment and talent - in the classroom, on the field, on stage or through community service.