We are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the second annual Metta Saade Family Award for Campus Heroes. This award honours one non-Jewish student activist who has demonstrated extraordinary bravery and commitment to the Jewish people in standing up to antisemitism and the BDS movement. The selected award recipient will be flown to Israel for WUJS Congress where they will be presented with the award and share their stories and expertise. A committee of WUJS leaders together with the Metta Saade Family will select the winner.
This week we're excited to be welcoming our Summer Onward Israel Intern, Kelsey Hershenhouse, who will be working with us for the next two months at our Jerusalem office!
Coming from the "Windy City" of Chicago, Kelsey, a recent graduate from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, earned her double Bachelors of Science in Business in Integrated Marketing and Management. She has innovative experience working with international corporations, non-profits, startup businesses, and government affairs playing a key role in helping developing communities in her city as well as on a global scale. Kelsey is joining WUJS for the summer though the beginning of August working on planning for upcoming initiatives, events, and programs. This is Kelsey’s second time in Israel and she's looking forward to the experience of living in Jerusalem.
Outside of work, Kelsey keeps a blog, The Wandering House, where she writes about her travel experience, life lessons, and thoughtful questions that may be circling in the rest of our heads. She also shares her original poetry and photos of her adventures. Along with the blog, she also plays cello, now going on 14 years, enjoys swimming, and traveling whenever she gets the chance.
For more than a decade, Jewish student leaders from all over the world have gathered in Washington DC to attend the American Jewish Committee's annual Global Forum (GloFo) and ACCESS Track. The Conference, which takes place every year in the first week of June, brings together more than 2500 participants from more than 70 countries. At the Global Forum, you have the power to act—the power to make a difference for the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
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