SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 – StandWithUs 2017-18 High School Interns and campus Emerson Fellows completed their August conferences and are excited to begin educating about Israel in their schools and to combat anti-Israel rhetoric.
Korey Cohan, Marblehead HS: “As a proud Jew, I believe it is my responsibility to defend and promote Israel to my greatest ability. I learned how to engage in respectful dialogue and articulate educated responses to untruthful accusations. I will start an Israel club and include students who are seeking an outlet to express their passion for Israel.”
Jacob Foster, (Newton) Gann Academy: “I lived in Israel during its 2012 war against Hamas in Gaza and realized how differently my American friends or news sources understood the conflict compared to what I was seeing. I will educate about lesser-known aspects, such as Israel’s early history and the humanitarian aid Israel provides to its neighbors who are at war with it.”
Stephanie Margolis, (Acton) U Mass Amherst: “I learned how to appropriately bring Israel to and engage students in an apathetic campus. I will create events to raise awareness including tabling expos, movie screenings and speakers.
Lindsay Brown, (Stoughton) Northeastern University: “After experiencing Israel, I want to educate on what it truly is, and not what is on the news. At the conference I learned what Israel has endured to get to where we are today. I plan to host events that share Israeli culture that will promote peaceful dialogue.”