Bringing Israel Home

Bringing Israel Home 2012 attendees from universities across the U.S.A. caught up with old friends and made some new friends.

Bringing Israel Home 2012 attendees from universities across the U.S.A. caught up with old friends and made some new friends.

Sunday, August 11, 5 pm

Calling all rising college freshmen, currently enrolled college students, recent graduates and Birthright alumni. Your peers who are planning an upcoming event want to see you in August!

The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is hosting the student-planned, student-run event, formerly known as Sababa Sunday. The evening of socializing, information sharing and networking will be held on the Sandler Family Campus.

The program does many things, says CRC director Robin Mancoll—who entrusts the details to her highly motivated committee of Jewish students and recent graduates. Beyond getting together with old and new friends, Mancoll says it essentially shares the why and how of Israel advocacy: why speaking up for Israel is important, and how to effectively accomplish that goal.

Guest speakers this year are from the David Project, a national organization establishing a presence on college campuses with a goal of positively shaping opinion on Israel by educating, training, and empowering student leaders to be her advocates.

During a portion of Bringing Israel Home, David Project representatives Kelly Krinsky and Alex Mishkin will initiate an interactive discussion about the power of narrative, establishing relationships, expressing shared values, how best to articulate a personal connection to Israel and ways to become an effective advocate.

This year, parents are invited to part of the event. From 7 until 8 pm, they are welcome to attend a program with two state university Hillel executive directors: Rabbi Jake Rubin from the University of Virginia and Sue Kurtz from Virginia Tech.

The event is free and includes dinner. To forward information to a student, contact rmancoll@ujft.org, or call 757‑965‑6120.

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