Tuvia Book

Write On Graduates Making Their Mark On Campus


Four college students, alumni of The Jewish Week’s Write On For Israel educational project, were honored for their pro-Israel leadership on campus at Write On’s 2015 graduation ceremonies June 11 at Park Avenue Synagogue.

Photo By Michael Datikash

Teaching Young People To Get To Know Israel

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Tuvia Book, the new core educator for Write On For Israel, The Jewish Week program that educates students about modern Israel in advance of their college years, has lost count of how many teen and young adult tours to Israel he has led. He may well be the longest-serving Birthright Israel tour guide, dating back to the pilot program in December 1999. And as part of his work in Jewish education, both formal and informal, he has climbed Masada more than 200 times. It’s never routine, though, because “I get to see it each time through the eyes of those who are there for the first time,” he says.

Tuvia Book: The key to countering anti-Israel propaganda on campus “is to be proactive, not reactive.”

Day Schools Need New Israel Ed Approach

Study suggests students need fuller picture of Jewish state to forge connection.
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 An eye-opening and somewhat discomforting new study of day school students’ attitudes about Israel has me wondering whether we need to rethink and recalibrate our approach toward traditional Zionist advocacy.

Gary Rosenblatt
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