Write On For Israel NEW YORK
Esteemed speakers addressing students in the Write On program include:
Mark Regev, spokeman for the Prime Minister of Israel
Transforming Jewish Teens Into Pro-Israel Leaders
Since its inception over 13 years ago, Write On For Israel has educated and empowered more than 500 top high school students from the greater New York area to become informed about world issues affecting Israel and campus leaders when in college. Write On For Israel is a special 2 year program, beginning for a student in the 11th grade. Applications are sought from high school sophomores.
Founded by Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of The Jewish Week, Write On uses the lens of journalism to transform Jewish teens into confident spokespeople and opinion leaders in preparation for the challenges they will face at college and beyond.
On college campuses, students are faced with the activities of anti-Israel groups who put on public events—including but not limited to Israel Apartheid Week, where Israel is unfairly compared to racially segregated South Africa—to delegitimize Israel’s very existence. Inside the classroom, professors often criticize Israel’s conduct and policies or teach Middle East history from a position that is intellectually unbalanced.
Our goal is to give students the training and self-confidence to confront these detractors and to build support for Israel on campus through:
According to our research and follow-up, WOFI graduates demonstrate a markedly increased level of knowledge about Israel, sophisticated writing, research, and debate skills with regard to Israel and above all, a greater sense of commitment towards the Jewish state. To our knowledge, no other program offers this kind of discussion, skill building and group bonding activities that effectively inspires and transforms the next generation of young Jewish leaders.
To apply for the Class 2017, you must be in 11th grade by the Fall of 2017. Please click here.
Application deadline is Friday, May 22
Students accepted to Write On For Israel will be asked to pay $2,500 towards the cost of the two-year program, including the senior trip to Israel.
There is a fixed payment plan available that sets forth a schedule of dates and amounts due. For information about this, email Lynn Oxenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships are available.
For additional information, please email Linda Scherzer.