June 13, 2023 — Tel Aviv
The AJC Sharon Greene Award for Campus Advocacy was presented by Lisa Pruzan, AJC Executive Council, and Charlie Pruzan, AJC Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) Alumnus to Lily Cohen and Ethan Less from Northwestern University Hillel, as well as Charlotte Aaron, Milton Zerman, and Hannah Krutsiansky from the Jewish Students Association at Berkeley Law. The award was established by the family of the late Sharon Greene to recognize the efforts of college students who fight antisemitism, stand up to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and promote a positive image of Israel.
Lily Cohen, the Northwestern student who was vocal about her Jewish pride in speaking out against anti-Israel students, worked with Ethan Less, a Northwestern Hillel leader, help foster a more constructive dialogue on issues affecting Jewish students.
Charlotte Aaron, Milton Zerman, and Hannah Krutiansky are leaders of the Jewish Law Students Association at the UC Berkeley School of Law. They led the Jewish student response to a coalition of more than a dozen student groups who passed a bylaw that banned the participation of pro-Zionist speakers at events they run.
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