Emerging Leader Awards

About JCF Emerging

Leader Awards

These awards offer development opportunities for high school students

and Jewish community professionals and lay leaders.

Award for Emerging H.S. Leaders

The following award requires a nomination from a rabbi, agency director, or other leader:

Benjamin Asbell Youth Upsilon Lambda Phi Fraternity Award


About The Benjamin Asbell Youth Award seeks to recognize a Jewish boy or girl of high school age who resides in Burlington, Camden, or Gloucester county and is a member of a congregation or other Jewish institutional youth group and who demonstrates exemplary leadership, serves as a role model, and impacts the community in a way that strengthens the Jewish identification of his or her peers. The objective of granting the award is to encourage youth to assume a responsible role in Jewish communal life and to make a life long commitment to the continuity of the Jewish people. Requirements

  • Open to all 9th through 12th graders who are members of a recognized Jewish congregational or institutional youth group. A nomination must be submitted by a youth group advisor, director, or rabbi, on behalf of the nominee.
  • The award will be upon the following criteria:
Leadership: Demonstrates initiative, creativity, drive, consistency, integrity, service, role model Jewish Identity: Jewish knowledge and learning, Jewish practice Impact: Contributes toward others’ Jewish identification and involvement
  • Awardees may apply the award towards youth group activities, conferences, summer camp, or a trip to Israel. The award is not based on financial need, but rather leadership in the Jewish community.
  • A panel including the President of the JCF, a representative from ULPS and the Chairpeople of the JCF Scholarship Committee will review nomination essays for the Ben Asbell Youth Award and select the award winner.





To Submit a Nomination for the Asbell Award:

1. Download and complete the JCF Asbell Award Nomination Cover Letter.

2. When ready, complete the online form below and upload your completed cover letter and any accompanying documents.

3. (Optional) If you choose not to upload your accompanying documents with your form submission, email them to infojcf@jfedsnj.org or mail them to: JCF, Inc., 1301 Springdale Rd., Suite 200, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, Attn: Asbell Nomination.

 

The deadline to submit a nomination for the Asbell Award has passed. Information for the 2022 cycle will be announced in December 2021. 

Funding for Professional Devleopment

The following award requires a nomination from a rabbi, agency director, or other leader:

Benjamin Asbell Youth Upsilon Lambda Phi Fraternity Award


About The Benjamin Asbell Youth Award seeks to recognize a Jewish boy or girl of high school age who resides in Burlington, Camden, or Gloucester county and is a member of a congregation or other Jewish institutional youth group and who demonstrates exemplary leadership, serves as a role model, and impacts the community in a way that strengthens the Jewish identification of his or her peers. The objective of granting the award is to encourage youth to assume a responsible role in Jewish communal life and to make a life long commitment to the continuity of the Jewish people. Requirements

  • Open to all 9th through 12th graders who are members of a recognized Jewish congregational or institutional youth group. A nomination must be submitted by a youth group advisor, director, or rabbi, on behalf of the nominee.
  • The award will be upon the following criteria:
Leadership: Demonstrates initiative, creativity, drive, consistency, integrity, service, role model Jewish Identity: Jewish knowledge and learning, Jewish practice Impact: Contributes toward others’ Jewish identification and involvement
  • Awardees may apply the award towards youth group activities, conferences, summer camp, or a trip to Israel. The award is not based on financial need, but rather leadership in the Jewish community.
  • A panel including the President of the JCF, a representative from ULPS and the Chairpeople of the JCF Scholarship Committee will review nomination essays for the Ben Asbell Youth Award and select the award winner.





NOTE: More information will be announced by early 2021 about applying for funding from the Pinsky and/or Schreibstein Awards.