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.
From major policy addresses to scintillating debates, to advocacy encounters with diplomats and elected officials, the AJC Global Forum is the premier global Jewish advocacy conference. The impressive three-day program includes addresses by world leaders and a mixture of large plenary sessions featuring headline speakers and smaller breakout sessions.
This year, over 60 Jewish student leaders representing almost every organisation in our network of members attended the Global Forum making it our largest ever delegation to the conference! They were joined by five WUJS team members: Yos Tarshish, WUJS Chairperson; Samantha Miretzky, Chair of the WUJS Board; Wendy Chernicki, WUJS Latin America Director; Hallel Abramowitz-Silverman, WUJS Communications Director and Misha Vilenchuk, WUJS US & Canada Fieldworker.
The WUJS team meet for a morning strategy meeting! Where else but the only Kosher Krispy Kreme in DC!
Highlights included amazing sessions and speakers, formal and informal networking opportunities, private meetings for our Bronfman-WUJS Global Fellows with special guest speakers and a trip to Capitol Hill to lobby American legislators!
A special pre-conference Shabbaton for those student leaders who arrived early into DC before GloFo was also organised in partnership with Network: The American Union of Jewish Students!
As always AJC Global Forum offered unparalleled opportunity for building connections throughout the Global Jewish community. It also provided an exceptional space for nuanced discussion and debate on some of the primary issues effecting the Jewish people in 2017!
We are so excited that next year GloFo 2018 will be on our home turf in Israel so we can really say... next year in Jerusalem!