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March 27, 2015

By Terissa Schor, Masa Israel Alumni Fellow

 

I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend my first AIPAC Policy Conference this year, with Masa Israel Journey. It surprised me in so many positive and unexpected ways. While I used to think (forgive me) that AIPAC was only for older, wealthy, right-wing Israelis and Jewish Americans, I now know that AIPAC Policy Conference attracts a diverse group of supporters from every walk of life.


The first visitors that surprised me were the HUGE delegations of high school and college students. I had heard that students attended, but I hadn't heard that nearly 3,000 of the 16,000 delegates in attendance would be students. As members of the Masa Israel alumni delegation, we represented Masa Israel at the high school and college career fairs and enjoyed chatting with students about the wide variety of Israel...

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March 25, 2015

By Debbie Stone, Masa Israel Alumni Fellow

 

Having heard about the AIPAC Policy Conference for years, I was honored to attend this year’s conference as a Masa Israel Alumni Fellow. During my year as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Netanya in 2013-2014, I became highly involved in the Masa Israel community, which helped me to develop a more profound connection to Israel.

 

Since I returned from Israel last summer, Masa Israel has given me endless opportunities to stay in involved. Being a Masa Israel Alumni Fellow allows me to connect with the Jewish community as well as other Masa Israel alumni, both locally and nationally. At AIPAC, there was no shortage of support from Masa Israel and reunions with old friends from across the country, not to mention the exhilarating experience of the attending conference for the first time.

 

It...

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