DENVER, Colo., August 22, 2017 ‐ Hillel of Colorado today announced that Nofar Salman has joined Hillel’s team as its first Israel Fellow. As a shlicha, or Israeli emissary, Salman’s role is to bring Israel to students and the staff of Hillel of Colorado on its three main college campuses – The University of Colorado-Boulder, The University of Denver and Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. She does this through education, personal relationships and by helping students understand Israel in the nuanced way necessary for 21st century college students to become Israel advocates and community leaders.
“I am grateful to JEWISHcolorado’s shlicha, Osnat Fox, and its board chair, Diana Anderson, for helping us identify Nofar as the right match for our Colorado and Hillel communities,” said Daniel W. Bennett, executive director of Hillel of Colorado. “Nofar has a lot to teach all of us – students, staff and the greater community – about Israel and we can’t wait to learn from her.”
Most recently, Salman completed her army service and her BA in Public Policy and Management from Beit Berel College in Israel. Her position at Hillel of Colorado is made possible in part by grants from Hillel International and the Jewish Agency for Israel.
As a role model, Salman draws on her experience as a Stand With Us Fellow; a youth coordinator in the Kiryat Ono Municipality; and a representative of the Student Union to the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament.
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Daniel W. Bennett
Hillel of Colorado