Each year, Sinai Akiba Academy alumni assume leadership roles and bring Israel programs and events to their college campuses and communities. We are incredibly proud of our alumni who are committed to upholding their connection to Israel through advocacy, and whose time at the Academy has left a lasting impression. They help ensure that effective support for Israel thrives on campuses and in our local communities by positively influencing discourse, attitudes, and engagement regarding Israel.
Established in 2018, The Lisa and Benjamin Nissanoff Israel Advocacy Alumni Award was created to honor these outstanding alumni who have gone above and beyond in upholding their connections to the State of Israel through advocacy on the high school or college campus. This award was made possible thanks to a generous gift by Lisa and Benjamin Nissanoff.Qualifications
Nominees for the award must demonstrate strong leadership and courage on behalf of Israel-influencing conversations, attitudes, and engagement around pro-Israel issues, and promoting a sense of personal responsibility for the welfare of the State and its Jewish future. The values demonstrated by the Nissanoff Award recipient will directly reflect lessons that the recipient absorbed during his/her time at Sinai Akiba Academy and offer a powerful example of action for future generations of students who pass through our halls.
The award recipient will have his/her name included on the Nissanoff Award plaque in the School building. The award will be presented to the honored alumnus/na during the Graduation ceremony, proudly showcasing our students’ abiding sense of responsibility for Israel’s welfare and for the Jewish people that is instilled at Sinai Akiba Academy.