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Hasbara Fellowships (Lunch & Learn)

Saturday, June 15, 2019 12 Sivan 5779

12:30 PM - 2:30 PMSocial Hall

Israel on Campus: Hasbara Fellowships Lunch and Learn With Member Miriam Sernik

Are you concerned about the portrayal of Israel on college campuses? Are you, your child, or friend attending college and interested in traveling to Israel? Then come to a Lunch & Learn on Saturday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m. for a discussion about the Hasbara Fellowships with Miriam Sernik, the Northeast Regional Advisor for Hasbara Fellowships.

Hasbara Fellowships is an Israel advocacy organization that trains college student leaders to effectively engage in Israel discourse on campus. Hasbara’s leadership program equips students with the tools necessary to successfully implement programs that reach specific target audiences, build strong relationships with a multitude of students, and engage in dialogue on campus. To date, Hasbara has trained nearly 2,000 students on over 220 campuses across the US and Canada.

Hasbara Fellowships brings students to Israel for an intensive 16-day program with the goal of educating, training, and motivating them to become pro-Israel activists on campus, as well as teaching the students about the most effective ways to communicate about Israel and partake in discussions on campus. Participants hear from an array of historians, journalists, military personnel, politicians, civilians, and academics from across the political spectrum. Students have the unique opportunity to go on strategic tours of the Israeli borders with Syria and Lebanon, and of the communities bordering Gaza, as well as spend time in the West Bank in both areas A and C.

A key component of the program is supporting students upon their return to campus, working with them to implement successful programming, share their experiences and stories that they heard, as well as effectively combat anti-Israel sentiment on campus. Participants receive support from Hasbara Fellowships staff to help facilitate pro-Israel programs back at their university.

Miriam Sernik is the Northeast Regional Advisor for Hasbara Fellowships. Miriam graduated from the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. While on campus, Miriam was a Hasbara Fellow, and served on the board of the Student Alliance for Israel, during which time she organized Israel programming on campus and built strong relationships with many student leaders across the campus community.

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