alt="alex willick"A native of Westport, Connecticut, Alex Willick holds a B.A. in Music and Philosophy from Colgate University and an M.A. in Jewish Experiential Education with concentrations in Israel education and Jewish communal leadership.

Over the past several years, Alex has lived in Israel as a participant of a Masa Israel volunteer fellowship, as well as a participant of the Kesher Hadash program under the advisement of Dr. Alex Sinclair.

Alex now lives in Oakland, California where he serves as Northwest Regional Field Director of J Street, a progressive Middle East policy organization seeking an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

What was the most meaningful aspect of your Masa Israel experience?

I really appreciated that Masa Israel gave me the opportunity to design my own experience in a lot of ways. Most importantly, I had the freedom to identify the volunteer work that would be most meaningful to me.

What inspired you to become a Masa Israel Alumni Fellow?

I want to expand my network of Jewish communal professionals and leaders in an effort to fully understand how the United States Jewish community is raising its next generation of Israel supporters.

Each Masa Israel Alumni Fellow is required to create an impact project to bring back to their community, either to increase local alumni involvement or help recruit new participants for Masa Israel programs. What ideas do you have for your impact project?

I am interested in convening representatives from various Jewish organizations to discuss methods and strategies for engagement with Israel and to determine best practices for the local Bay Area community.

Learn more about the Masa Israel Alumni Fellows program here.

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