Helyn B. Reich Scholarship
Recipients, Spring 2009
The Helyn B. Reich Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce its selection of two outstanding candidates, who will receive scholarships to study in Israel. These students distinguish themselves through their passionate support for the Zionist cause on their campuses and in their communities, exhibiting great promise as the future leaders of a pro-Israel America.
Meet the Recipients
Rose Askinazi will be participating in the Career Israel Experience program, where she will be a business intern for an Israeli company. Her decision to attend an Israel program comes after significant previous involvement with Israel-focused organizations, including Young Judaea, USY, and as a lifetime member of Hadassah. In college, she attended Hillel’s Leadership Mission to Israel, where she traveled to communities and institutions around Israel to learn about Jewish diversity. Next year, Rose will attend graduate school at SUNY Binghamton, where she intends to continue her involvement with the Jewish community and encourage students to attend long-term Israel programs.
“[Work] experience in Israel is particularly valued because Israel is on the cutting edge of new technologies, including green technology… I also expect to broaden my knowledge of the difference in business cultures between America and Israel [and] to further hone my leadership skills through the speakers and seminars provided by Career Israel.”
– Rose Askinazi
Kim Sarembock will attend the Israel Career Experience program. Her internship will be with an organization in Tel Aviv that counsels children that have left their homes, which will be rewarding and beneficial towards her future career as a social worker. In high school, Kim was elected to represent her youth group to the board directors of the Bureau of Jewish Education, including representing a week-long “mifgash” program with Israeli students. At the University of Arizona, Kim was elected to be part of JNF’s Caravan for Democracy program, spreading Israel advocacy on cmapus. Kim studied for a spring semester abroad at Tel Aviv University, which she calls “one of the most rewarding and amazing experiences of my life.”
“Zionism and Judaism has always, and will always play a role in my life. I plan on working closely with the Jewish community both locally (in my future home) and nationally. With a Masters degree in social work (starting fall ’09), I plan to improve and help the lives of every/any Jewish person and family in need.”
– Kim Sarembock