The Mayerson Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding student with a demonstrated passion to work for social justice and who has an enduring commitment to the Jewish community. The Fellow creates, supports, and implements a wide range of social justice programs through Tufts Hillel. In past years, Fellows have focused their attention on activism on behalf of at-risk women and girls impacted by gender-based violence, worked with at-risk children through the use of athletics and engaged American Jewish students to become involved supporting social justice projects in Israel. Fellows are mentored by Tufts Hillel’s senior program professional and work closely with student leaders. Fellows have the opportunity to improve their own leadership and group facilitation skills as well as their facility in working with a broad array of campus organizations and academic disciplines.
Keren Hendel, A17 (2016-2017) is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics and a second major in Community Health. She has been on Dean's List every semester and was awarded the Gemma Cifarelli Memorial Scholarship last year.
She was a Hillel Community Building Fellow last year and will continue to be on the Track and Field team, on the board of Tufts American Israel Alliance, and an Academic and Community Engagement (ACE) Fellow this year at Tufts.
Carl Haber, A16 (2015-2016) received his Bachelor of Arts & Sciences with a major in General Psychology and a minor in Music/Education. He was on the Dean’s list his entire four years at Tufts and was inducted into the PsiChi International Honor Society in the fall of 2014.
In addition to his involvement with Hillel, he was a member of the Tufts University Beelzebub’s, an all-male a Capella group, in which he performed and served as their music and marketing director. Carl has also served as a leader in the Tufts Wilderness Pre-orientation Program for the last two years.
*The Manuel D. Mayerson Social Justice Fellowship is generously supported Arlene and Emma Mayerson and the Mayerson Family Foundations.