by Jake Teplitzky
Summer Intern at the National ADL in NYC In the summer of 2017, while I was a student at Miami University, I had the opportunity to participate in an internship program in Israel, as part of Onward Israel Program. I lived in Tel-Aviv and worked in the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzeliya. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
My role in the IDC, a university focusing on social responsibility and community service, was to update social media posts and the day to day operations of ACT IL (combating BDS). There I met the most amazing people, learned about the culture and worked to combat BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and modern day anti-Semitism. It was beyond rewarding to be a part of the program.
Jake Teplitzky is a junior at the University of Miami and will be a summer intern at the National ADL in NYC.
Onward Israel offers young Jewish adults internships, academic study and fellowships, to provide a global, cross-cultural, immersive experience in Israel. The program offers a venue to provide experiences to meet the interests and concerns of young adults entering the labor force in a globalized world. generations. Onward Israel is made possible through the generous support of many Jewish institutions and philanthropists including the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. Onward Israel is one of many Israeli Experience programs applicable for grants through the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven.