Israel Uncovered Program of the Year: Super Soul Sunday - The Ohio State University

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This award celebrates the best Israel Uncovered follow-up program or initiative. Programs and initiatives are powerful tools for engagement following Israel Uncovered, and one task that The David Project outreach teams, professionals and coordinators are tasked with is to create substantial follow- up opportunities for student alumni of Israel Uncovered.

This program showed originality and creativity as well as an impact on the relationship between two prominent communities, and a use of personal narratives from the Israel Uncovered trip. The winning program was both an Israel Uncovered and Black Jewish Summit follow up event. After attending the Black Jewish summit and getting inspired by the conversations that occurred during the dinner, interns at The Ohio State University wanted to make the relationship with the black community a priority on their campus. This was a relationship that has struggled in the past and it wasn’t until the Black-Jewish Summit that this relationship started evolving. The students who put together this event bridged the relationship with the black community and brought together for the first time an event that both groups could sit down and get to know each other. During this event, students from both communities sat “zebra” style and each community brought food that was special to them which was a way to spur discussions about each other’s cultures, communities, and the causes they care about. This program was a clear step forward in the relationship between the Jewish and Black communities on this campus which they hope to strengthen further this upcoming year.  

 Jack Sperro (left), Senior Campus Coordinator Maddi Jackson (middle), and Tommy Bowles (right) accepting the Israel Uncovered Program of the Year award at the 2018 Relationship Building Institute

Jack Sperro (left), Senior Campus Coordinator Maddi Jackson (middle), and Tommy Bowles (right) accepting the Israel Uncovered Program of the Year award at the 2018 Relationship Building Institute

Congratulations to Super Soul Sunday at The Ohio State University for winning Israel Uncovered Program of the Year. We can't wait to see the work you accomplish on campus this year!