Write On For Israel

Write On Graduates Making Their Mark On Campus

06/23/2015

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

How 'Write On For Israel' Breaks Stereotypes

05/28/2015

One of the goals of The Jewish Week’s Write On For Israel program for high school juniors and seniors is to break some of the stereotypes they’ve heard or read about regarding Israel and the Mideast conflict. It’s important for students to have an accurate picture of Israel before they head off to college, where they are likely to be challenged about Israel and its policies.

Write On Students Experience Israel

02/24/2015
Editor And Publisher

Yonah Yesowitz, a senior at Union County Magnet High School in Springfield, N.J., said the just-completed nine-day Write On For Israel trip to the Jewish state left him “eager to get involved within the Jewish community and to advocate for my homeland on college campuses.”

Photo by Linda Scherzer

Teaching Young People To Get To Know Israel

10/14/2014
Editor And Publisher

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.”

Israel's PR War

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens talks about the threats to Israel, and its world image, at a JW forum.

Israel Isn’t A Popularity Contest

06/17/2014
Editor And Publisher

Bret Stephens, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wondered aloud last Thursday evening, “When will Israel be more a state than a cause?”

Columnist Bret Stephens was interviewed by Write On alum Joshua Fattal on the Mideast situation. Michael Daitkiash/JW

Write On For Israel, June 4, a special event

Presents:
 

Yeshiva University President

RICHARD JOEL

In Conversation With High School Students

Permission To Support Israel Without Measure

It’s more than alright to champion Jerusalem’s cause for the simple reason that we’re Jewish.

11/20/2012
Editor And Publisher

Sitting in my home this weekend and reading about the trauma the people of Israel have endured under rocket attack in recent days, I never felt closer to Israel — or further away.

I was reminded of the story of the hen and the turkey reading the Thanksgiving Day menu the farmer had posted, calling for the next day’s dinner to feature “scrambled eggs and the traditional holiday meal.”

“From you he wants a contribution,” the turkey said ruefully to the hen. “From me he wants total commitment.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Write On for Israel, MetroWest application 2012

For "Write On for Israel," MetroWest, NJ, CLASS OF 2014

 

Qualified high school juniors are invited to apply for the fellowship. 
Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM.

Ambassadors For Israel

07/24/2012

Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, told about 150 supporters of Write On For Israel, the Jewish Week-sponsored advocacy program for high school students, this week that the program is “essential” to making Jerusalem’s case on college campuses throughout the country.

Photo by Michael Datikash
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