The Student Board is made up of the Executive Team and the Committee Teams. The Board will serve as a leadership community that supports one another and the greater Hillel community. Each Executive Team member will be working closely with a committee of students to co-create experiences for their peers. This team will work in partnership with the entire UVM Hillel staff.
What type of student are we looking for to be on the Committee Teams?
We are looking for students who can work well in teams, who are interested in being a part of a leadership community and who are passionate about Jewish life at UVM. Joining a committee is for everyone, whether or not this is your first leadership position or your tenth. All that matters is you have the passion and desire to co-create Jewish experiences with and for your peers.
Responsibilities of every Committee Team Member
We believe that becoming a part of a committee is an amazing way to grow leadership skills, support UVM, and the students within it. We hope that joining a committee will be an important step in your leadership development. In order for these committees to be the best they can be, it is important that we have clear expectations for what it means to be on a committee. Before signing up to a committee please read over the below expectations. They are as follows:
* As a Jewish organization, we care deeply about the safety of our community. That is why our committees will be available to all community members whether you are at home or in school.*
During committee meetings, members should be active participants
Each chair member will communicate with their team to set up a time to meet.
These meetings will occur weekly
Members are expected to join the two whole committee meeting events where all of the board will be introduced and have time to connect.
Members should be prepared to attend at least four events of the events put on in a semester by their committee.
Members should be prepared to volunteer to help their fellow board members during programs and activities put on by their committee.
Members should set examples for participants by actively taking part in programs put on by their committee.
Members are expected to miss no more than 5 committee meetings.
When a member knows they are going to miss a meeting, they should contact their chair at least 2 days in advance
If there is an emergency or if a member is sick they should inform their chair as soon as possible
Please don’t come to a committee meeting if you are not feeling well. Your health is most important
Once more than 5 meetings are missed, the chair will reach out to check in about why so many meetings have been missed
These expectations will help the whole board to run more smoothly. There is always room for conversation and adapting expectations to meet individuals' needs. As a whole, however, we hope these expectations will ensure that members are reliable, supportive, and productive towards the goals of the Hillel Student Board.
Committee Team Descriptions
Tikkun Olam Committee
There isn’t one way to do and create social change. The Tikkun Olam Committee will raise money and participate in hands-on service opportunities to make a difference within UVM and the Burlington community. This could include holding a Gift of Life swabbing drive, collecting non-perishable foods for a local food pantry, or partnering with DREAM to raise money for one of their local schools. We are looking for people who are open-minded, excited to learn new things, organized, and have a passion to make a difference in their community!
Signature Events Committee (High Holidays, Sukkot, Hanukkah)
Are you passionate about event planning? Do you have family holiday traditions that you want to bring to campus? Do you want to be a part of creating a home away from home for students? Sign up to be a part of the Signature Events Committee.
We will work together to put on large scale events such as but not limited to High Holidays, Sukkot and Hanukkah.
Do you have an interest in an activity (art, sports, cooking, baking, etc.)? Do you want to work to make that activity a weekly class? Do you want to meet other people with the same passion as you? Do you want to see/find out how that activity connects to Judaism? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this committee is for you!
The Shabbat Committee this semester will work together to make Shabbat experiences as fun and meaningful as possible! We will be responsible for 1 Shabbat a month and have the opportunity to plan themes, services, dinners, Havdalah, Saturday Shabbat experiences, and anything else you would like related to Shabbat.
Bring your ideas, passions, and desire to create a space for students to come together and build community and relationships with one another!
The Israel Committee is a space for students to explore their connection with Israel through dialogue, experiences, and education. We will seek to understand the complexities of the relationship between Israel and Jewish identity and create programming for the UVM community through bridged connections between Hillel and other organizations throughout campus.
If you have questions or concerns feel free to reach out:
Hannah Moss, she/her