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.