Israel Advocacy

Israel Education at YULA includes a full-year Modern Israel Senior Seminar; the largest and most active club in school (YIAC); frequent creative cross-disciplinary programs and celebrations; and many opportunities for political advocacy and activism.

Through Our Israel Education Program:

  • Students acquire historical knowledge about the story of modern Israel
  • Students feel personally and emotionally connected to Israel
  • Students advocate and take action for Israel


Past programs have included:

  • Yom Hazikaron Memorial
  • Yom Haatzmaut Celebration
  • Yom Yerushalayim Celebration
  • Rabin Memorial
  • Balfour Breakfast
  • UN Partition Plan Gallery
  • Cannes YULA Israel Film Festival & Street Fair
  • Ivrit Week
  • Senior Israel Activism Days
  • Rav Kook Cafe

Activism & Advocacy

  • Senior College Readiness Seminar (in Collaboration with AIPAC, JNF, Stand With Us, Hasbara, ATID Fellowships, Jerusalem U)
  • AIPAC Policy Conference
  • Schusterman High School Summit
  • Saban Leadership Conference
  • JNF Annual Breakfast
  • AIPAC Regional Dinner
  • Student teaching at elementary schools
  • Parlor meetings for members of Congress
  • YIAC Club

Israel Speaker Series

Past speakers have included:

  • Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau (Former Chief Rabbi)
  • Ambassador David Friedman
  • Miriam Peretz (Israel Prize Winner)
  • Sivan Rahav Meir (Israeli Media personality)
  • Colonel Richard Kemp (British military)
  • Daniella Coen (YULA grad & Lone Soldier)
  • Yishai Fleischer (Hebron Spokesman)
  • Yahya Mahmid (pro-Israel Muslim)