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2023 Extraordinary Community Service Award (Faculty and Staff)

The Extraordinary Community Service (Faculty and Staff) Award rewards a faculty or staff member who exhibits the Volunteer spirit in the community.

Helene Sinnreich

Helene Sinnreich

Helene Sinnreich is associate professor of religious studies and director of the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies. She is currently a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest. Sinnreich recently published a book, The Atrocity of Hunger: Starvation in the Warsaw, Lodz and Krakow Ghettos during World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2023) and serves as co-editor-in-chief of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s academic journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Oxford University Press).

What does being a Volunteer mean to you? How has UT empowered you to make a difference in a way you might not have imagined elsewhere?

“Being a Volunteer means using your talents, expertise, and energy to serve and improve the campus and wider community. Working at the University of Tennessee provides me with colleagues, supervisors, and students also engaged in volunteerism who inspire me and support my efforts.”