LAPID Mega Event, put on with program provider Israel Experience, brings thousands of high school students together to celebrate their 10-day trip in Israel. .
(photo credit: KFIR BOLOTIN)
‘Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt, speech at the People’s Forum in Troy, New York (March 3, 1912) Perhaps attempting to realize the message disseminated in the quote above by US president Franklin D. Roosevelt, a coalition of competitors in the world of Jewish high-school programming in Israel has put its differences aside in order to come together and share ideas, develop programming, and lobby government officials and private philanthropists, to provide Jewish teens from abroad with meaningful pre-university Israel experiences.
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