Masa Israel Journey Blog

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.

 

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March 23, 2015

 

By Tami Wolf, Masa Israel Alumni Fellow

 

In early March, I had the privilege of attending AIPAC’s annual Policy Conference for the first time. I went as a Masa Israel Alumni Fellow and part of the Masa Israel Journey delegation. We were  a group of about 30 Masa Israel program alumni who attended the conference to reconnect with Israel, learn more about the current political situation, and encourage others to spend a significant period of time in Israel. I was familiar with AIPAC, due to my involvement with the organization as an undergrad, but Policy Conference was something else altogether.

 

Attendance at this year’s PC was estimated at 16,000 people. It was...

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