Michelle Rojas-Tal, Jewish Agency Israel Fellows program director, Waga Brok Jewish Agency Israel Fellow , Yehuda Setton Director, Jewish Agency’s Shlichim & Israel Fellows Unit.
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Jewish Agency Israel Fellow Waga Brok received a special tribute yesterday at the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference, honoring her with the Campus Ally of the Year Award. Brok is the Jewish Agency’s Israel Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was acknowledged for her efforts in strengthening the connection between American students and Israel.
This year, an unprecedented delegation of 150 Jewish Agency shlichim (emissaries) attended the AIPAC conference, headed by Yehuda Setton, The Jewish Agency’s Director of Shlichim & Israel Fellows. These shlichim serve throughout North America, working daily to strengthen ties between Israel and Jews. During this sensitive time for Jewish unity, shlichim represent a crucial bridge between American and Israeli Jews.
Two years ago, Waga was chosen by The Jewish Agency to serve as an Israel Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to her ongoing efforts to connect students with Israel, she’s currently working on a project about Ethiopian Jewry and plans to take students from her campus on a trip to Ethiopia to tell the story of her Aliyah as part of Operation Solomon.
More than 350 Jewish Agency shlichim work to connect Jewish communities across North America to Israel, including 80 Jewish Agency Israel Fellows who are currently posted at college campuses in cooperation with Hillel. Another 1,500 Summer Camp shlichim arrive in North America each summer to take part in instruction activities in hundreds of camps.
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